Oldsmobiles on TV and in Movies

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1890's
00's
10's
20's
30's
1937 Movie Dick Tracy featured a 1936 Oldsmobile Eight based ambulance.
40's
1941 Movie Shadow of the Thin Man showed (background vehicle only) a 1939 Olds Touring Sedan.
1949 1949 movie The Big Wheel shows 1900 and 1903 Olds Runabouts.
50's
60's
1962 Show Beverly Hillbillies 1962-1971 featured a 1921 Olds Touring.
70's
1976 A 1903 Oldsmobile Curved Dash was the only car featured in the movie The Shootist, John Wayne's last movie taking place in 1901.
1978 Movie Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band; A stretch Toronado Limo is used.
80's
1980 During the famous chase scene in The Blues Brothers, the Blues Brothers skid through the windows of an Oldsmobile showroom filled with 1980 models. As they pull away, Elwood remarks, "New Oldsmobiles are in early this year."
1980 In movie Any Which Way You Can, Clint Eastwood arrives in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, for the big fight, his opponent and friend William Smith is driving a brand-new, red 1980 98 Regency sedan which is featured prominently in the end of the film.
1982 Major character in movie Halloween III Season of the Witch is seen driving a early 80s Cutlass Coupe.
1983 In movie Sudden Impact, an 1982 Olds Firenza is featured.
1987 In movie Lethal Weapon Murtaugh drives a 1986 Oldsmobile Delta 88. A 1985 Oldsmobile 98 Regency is seen as the villain's vehicle.
1987 Movie Beverly Hills Cop 2 featured a red 1968 Cutlass Convertible.
1987 Movie Hammerhead showed a car chase between 2 Oldsmobiles.
1987 1986 Oldsmobile Calais is featured in the movie Assassination.
1988 A 1965 Oldsmobile F-85 is featured throughout The Wonder Years, TV Series, 1988-1993
1988 Main character works on a 1911 Oldsmobile Autocrat Speedster in movie Dakota.
1989 In movie Lethal Weapon 2, Murtaugh is driving his wife's brand new Custom Cruiser station wagon, which is slowly and methodically destroyed throughout the movie.
1989 The movie Turner and Hooch stars Tom Hanks as a police officer who is in charge of a dog that destroys the interior of Hank's character's 1989 Oldsmobile 88 Royale Brougham.
1989 In movie Great Balls of Fire Jerry Lee Lewis (Dennis Quaid) and his cousin J.W. Brown go out and buy brand new 1957 Oldsmobile 98s when the money starts rolling in. Jerry Lee gives his Olds to his cousin, the preacher Jimmy Swaggart (Alec Baldwin).
90's
1990 Movie King of New York; a 1978-80 Ninety Eight Regency is used as a undercover vehicle by crooked NYPD narcotics where they pursue Frank White (Christopher Walken) in a mid-1980s Cadillac Fleetwood limousine. The Ninety Eight was totalled.
1990 In The Hunt for Red October, Alec Baldwin can be seen getting out of a dark-colored 98 Regency just before he enters the White House briefing.
1990 Some pretty cool scenes with a red 1970 Cutlass Convertible can be seen in the movie Navy Seals.
1993 In movie The Dark Half, the villain is seen driving a 66 Toronado.
1993 In movie Demolition Man, set mostly in the year 2032, a bright red 1970 Olds 442 is discovered by police officers John Spartan (played by Sylvester Stallone), Lenina Huxley (played by Sandra Bullock) and Alfredo Garcia (played by Benjamin Bratt) in the slums beneath San Angeles. Using an old elevator, the car bursts up through the floor of a modern-day Oldsmobile dealer, and Stallone's character drives it out of the showroom onto the street, beginning an extensive car chase scene. Many other GM cars and concept vehicles were used in the film including the GM Ultralite, which was featured prominently. Ironically, since Oldsmobile folded in 2004, the Oldsmobile dealer set in the year 2032 is now an anachronism. The dealer was also still using the early-90s version of the Oldsmobile logo, which was replaced only 3 years after the release of the film.
1994 In movie The Next Karate Kid, a 1972 Olds 442 W-30 is featured. Three cars were used, one was destroyed, one is un-accounted for, and the other has since been restored.
1995 John Travolta's character in movie Get Shorty is incredulous at being given an Oldsmobile Silhouette minivan for a rental instead of his requested Cadillac, to which the rental clerk responds, "You got the Cadillac of minivans," a line oft-repeated outside of the movie.
1996 The movie Fargo featured late 1980s Oldsmobile cars including the Cutlass Ciera and Ninety-Eight Touring Sedan.
1996 A Cutlass Convertible was seen in the movie Kingpin.
1997 The movie No Strings Attached featured a red 1972 Delta 88.
1998 The X Files; Oldsmobile Intrigues were heavily used by the characters as part of a promotional tie-in between GM and the movie's producers. Earlier on in the series, Oldsmobile Cutlass Cieras were featured.
1998 That 70's Show, debuting in 1998, had many scenes taking place in and around 'the Vista Cruiser', a 1969 Olds Vista Cruiser.
1998 The movie Black Cat Run featured a few car chases with a 1970 Oldsmobile 442.
1998 The movie Caught Up featured an 1981 Cutlass Coupe in car chase.
1988 In the movie Black Cat Run, a 1970 Oldsmobile 442 is featured in about 3 car chases.
2000+
2000 Reindeer Games; a Cutlass Ciera sedan is used as a getaway vehicle.
2002 Madventures, a documentary, featured a 1972 Delta 88 convertible.
2003 In Scary Movie 3, a 1976 Oldsmobile 98 was used in a car chase.
2003 The Matrix Reloaded; many Oldsmobiles are used as cameo vehicles, especially during the famous highway chase scene. Even though the characters never drive an Oldsmobile in the film, there was interaction between Oldsmobiles in the scene. There is one part when Agent Johnson jumps on top of the front of an Aurora, completely destroying the front end and causing the car to do a front flip and land on its roof. Another scene involves the Twins gunning down an Intrigue and shoving it into the divider wall, causing it to do a barrel roll and land on its roof.
2005 The movie The Fog had a 1971 Olds Cutlass that got destroyed.
2005 The movie Four Brothers featured a burgandy 1985 Cutlass 442.
2006 In the animated movie 'Cars', a 1999 Aurora called Bob Cutlass. The name Bob Cutlass is a pun on Bob Costas, his voice actor.
2006 1971 Oldsmobile Cutlass can be seen in many scenes of It's a Boy Girl Thing, movie.
2006 A 1984 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme 4 door gets tortured in Tenacious D in The Pick of Destiny, movie.
2007 5 1970 Oldsmobile 442's were used in The Hitcher, movie, but only one was a real 442.
2007 A 1983 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme Sedan can be seen in Wind Chill, movie.
2007 In the movie No Country For Old Men, character Anton Chigurgh drives and wrecks an 80's 4 door Oldsmobile Cutlass.
2010 A 1975 Oldsmobile Delta 88 is featured prominently in The Bounty Hunter, movie.