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there could have beed a thousand m14s in there and it still doesnt change the fact that they destroyed a 1970 ss chevelle. theyre going to hell for that.
Yep - and they will be joined by the ones who wrecked the Beavers making the movie 6 Days and 7 Nights...or 7 Days and 6 Nights.... whichever it was...
 

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I just watched it again Sun night. Had to pause to check out the Tach. I kinda knew about the color of the numbers but thought there was also a difference in the Red Line between big block and small block. 5500 vs 6K Or was that LS5 vs LS6? Been too long since I used to know this stuff :-( Not that any of that would differentiate a clone from the real deal. Even the clones go for a fortune on eBay.

To distract myself from the Chevelle carnage I had to wonder if Cruise does all his own stunts, did he really fire that group?
 

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You guys make me laugh.....Just because of that movie my wife asked me what rifle is that and she saw me all giddy when I told her and it turns out she saw that look on my face and had the lovely idea to surprise me with with my first Socom last month. So it just goes to show that even good things can come from total failures.....
That's a nice story, good on her. My wife on the other hand was trying to trick me. She also asked what kind of rifle it was. When I saw Cruise was in the movie I decided to do something else. I knew the only thing to be gained in my situation was aggravation. My wife has never shot my M1A and has proven she does not deserve it.Unless of course she buys me a Socom.....
 

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I kinda knew about the color of the numbers but thought there was also a difference in the Red Line between big block and small block. 5500 vs 6K Or was that LS5 vs LS6? Been too long since I used to know this stuff :-( Not that any of that would differentiate a clone from the real deal. Even the clones go for a fortune on eBay.
I could not find any info about the color off the gauges that made a SS a real SS? I did find that there were 5 big block options for the Heavy Chevy SS.
L-34 early production 396/350hp.
LS-3 402 that still retained the 396 Badges.
L-78 396/375hp.
LS-5 454/360hp.
LS-6 454/450hp.

Now this is just a guess on my part as I'm a Mopar Man, but I think its a safe bet that the BIG DOG L-78 and LS-6 got the 6k redline.

FWIW if I couldn't own a Plymouth, my next choice would be Buick!
 

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ROE #5, stay on-topic discussion which is missing here...

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Touching back on those 9 wrecked SS'.

I saw TC in an interview and he said that they had 10 SS' for filming.

He "miraculously" did not wreck the 10th one, so the producers gave him the car!

Oh course he said this with his typical @#%! - eating grin.
 

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No way anything could make that sick muppet Cruise look like the 6'6" bone crusher Reacher.
He ruined all future Reacher books - should just push off and find the flying saucers hiding behind the comet!
 

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The books have their problems too, and keep in mind that casting someone like this in that sort of a role is a business decision based on box office draw, not reality.

In other words, enjoy the story and ignore the stupidity.
 

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Funny coincidence...I had a hankering to watch it again last night.

Not a big fan of Tom Cruise but I do enjoy the sniping sequences...
 

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Any body read Lee Child's "Jack Reacher" series

My Mother brought over a Lee Child Jack Reacher novel "One Shot" for me, see really likes the series.
I think he some times gets carried away with details but it seems like a pretty good book so far but the best thing is that some body left a "Post-it-Note" inside [she bought it at a thrift store] that says
"Tom Cruise is NOT Jack Reacher!"
I thought that was great and I have not even seen the movie. I guess I will have to find the first book in the series, I hate starting in the middle.
He does like the M1A Super Match, He has mentioned several time in the first half of the book.

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They are pretty good mindless reading. Unbelievable but entertaining (not as unbelievable as Dirk Pitt!!). All are self contained so you don't need to start at the beginning but it doesn't hurt. I am on a lot of flights back and forth to Japan and easy to read one in way less than one flight time.
 

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I read 4-5 of the books and then moved on. Decent reads if you go at them as entertainment.

The movie is a serious guilty pleasure for me. Marvelous gun porn and some decent fight/chase/action/shooting sequences. I didn't buy Tom C as Jack Reacher but he didn't do as badly as I'd feared. Robert Duvall was the crowning (human) touch of the movie IMO. He is gold in anything he's in.

A 1970 SS is one of my top 5 dream cars. A friend (next-door neighbor) in college had a '70 L78 (396) with a Muncie Rock Crusher 4-speed. It was beautiful and it was a snarling BEAST. Ahhh, the memories.
 

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Ok so I finally watched it. I liked it a lot. Never read any of the books or heard of them till movie came out. At least it was better than the expendables!
 

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The author is a native of England. He tried real hard with the story line in the book but his non-American backround showed up in more than a few places throughout the book. The actual sniping was less than 35 yards in the book as opposed to 300 in the movie using an M1A Super Match. Jack Reacher also was 6'5" in the story.
Yep. The author (Lee Child is his pen name) has no knowledge of firearms, the US military, or real violence. But the books are still entertaining. GI1
 
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