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#1 2007-12-30 6:25pm

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BMX spotted in the movies

I was stuck at home watching some older movies on TV and spotted a couple of bikes.

1st, in the Karate Kid, Daniel transoprted a Mongoose cruiser from Newark, NJ to California on the roof of his mothers Malibu wagon. Some decent close up shots of it when they arrived in California. I spotted blue Araya's w/coaster brakes. It was an early bike, the one with the tall head tube.

2nd, Overboard with Goldie Hawn, a nice Motomag Mongoose on the front porch of the house near the end of the movie.

I'm sure there are more, so lets hear what you've seen!


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#2 2007-12-30 6:35pm

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Re: BMX spotted in the movies

ffemt58 wrote:

I was stuck at home watching some older movies on TV and spotted a couple of bikes.

1st, in the Karate Kid, Daniel transoprted a Mongoose cruiser from Newark, NJ to California on the roof of his mothers Malibu wagon. Some decent close up shots of it when they arrived in California. I spotted blue Araya's w/coaster brakes. It was an early bike, the one with the tall head tube.

2nd, Overboard with Goldie Hawn, a nice Motomag Mongoose on the front porch of the house near the end of the movie.

I'm sure there are more, so lets hear what you've seen!

I was just watching Overboard and saw it!!!


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#3 2007-12-30 6:37pm

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In Karate Kid didn't he get mad when he got beat up and tossed his bike in the dumpster then Mr. Maigi (sp) fixed it?

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#4 2007-12-30 6:38pm

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Good eye,I haven't seen any.I'm just to busy on here and playing with bikes,bikes. oh bikes.My girl tells me I spend more time online and playing with the @%$#^^& bikes then the family.I just want to finish all my build and take a brake.
I should just kick back and watch movies with them more often.Just to see how many bikes I spot  smile Think she will notice roll


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#5 2007-12-30 6:39pm

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Re: BMX spotted in the movies

Geoff, I think you're right! I flipped the channel before that part, but now that you mention it, I think you're right.

I forgot the most obvious move of them all, besides RAD, ET! Duh.


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#6 2007-12-30 6:47pm

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Re: BMX spotted in the movies

Seems like Mongoose was used in most of the movies . . . ?


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#7 2007-12-30 6:48pm

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how about Goonies.  some were riding bmx bikes.  can't remember what they were right now though.


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#8 2007-12-30 7:01pm

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goonies didnt have anything noteworthy... my son loves that movie and i have paused it many times and nothing more than dept store type stuff


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#9 2007-12-30 7:05pm

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Re: BMX spotted in the movies

I don't remember what bike it was, but I remember an issue of BMX Action when I was in 7th or 8th grade, they worte about BMX in a movie called The Never Ending Story. The mag made a big deal about it back then, I never saw the movie but I remember that article. Had to be '85 or '86.


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#10 2007-12-30 7:08pm

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Re: BMX spotted in the movies

ffemt58 wrote:

I was stuck at home watching some older movies on TV and spotted a couple of bikes.

1st, in the Karate Kid, Daniel transoprted a Mongoose cruiser from Newark, NJ to California on the roof of his mothers Malibu wagon. Some decent close up shots of it when they arrived in California. I spotted blue Araya's w/coaster brakes. It was an early bike, the one with the tall head tube.

2nd, Overboard with Goldie Hawn, a nice Motomag Mongoose on the front porch of the house near the end of the movie.

I'm sure there are more, so lets hear what you've seen!

That bike was a Mongoose Two-Four 24" cruiser from about 1981 or 1982. Very cool!


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#11 2007-12-30 7:09pm

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#12 2007-12-30 7:39pm

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ha you all got me thinking im off to the video store to check wat i can find my woman always on my case bout being in the shed an on here to,lets go gets some movies an have family time. ha ha ill be looken for bmx's


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#13 2007-12-30 10:04pm

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Pee Wee's Big Adventure had some chest protectors n' trick moves.

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#14 2007-12-30 10:48pm

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Re: BMX spotted in the movies

RyanPartridge wrote:

Pee Wee's Big Adventure had some chest protectors n' trick moves.

like the wheelie/spinning the bars...?  that is some serious wheelieing...(spell check biotches...)


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#15 2007-12-30 10:57pm

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Re: BMX spotted in the movies

BMX Bandits from Oz is another obvious one (Nicoles best movie !) Not sure what type they were riding though - it's been a while !

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#16 2007-12-30 11:07pm

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Re: BMX spotted in the movies

check out the start of the movie Without a Paddle for a Kuwi, Auburn, and a couple others.smile

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#17 2007-12-30 11:29pm

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Re: BMX spotted in the movies

lots of  bmx makes in the movie hurricane streets

kid almost got his face took off by a gt in pet cemetary 2

just two off the top of my head
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#18 2007-12-31 3:47am

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Re: BMX spotted in the movies

didn't "lost boys" have a couple bikes in it? i can't remember what they were.

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#19 2007-12-31 5:37am

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Re: BMX spotted in the movies

1979's "Over the Edge" had tons of old Schwinn-type and BMX spottings. And, a great movie to boot. Found a few pictures on a fansite...

http://i202.photobucket.com/albums/aa61/littlemanflyer/newgranada.jpg

http://i202.photobucket.com/albums/aa61/littlemanflyer/overtheedge3.jpg

http://i202.photobucket.com/albums/aa61/littlemanflyer/overtheedge2.jpg

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#20 2007-12-31 6:54am

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Re: BMX spotted in the movies

I'll have to check out Karate Kid and Overboard again to check this out.......I faintly remember the cruiser in KK. Check out the beginning of Stick It (girl movie, my daughter's) cool opening scenes.


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#21 2007-12-31 6:57am

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Re: BMX spotted in the movies

there are many nicelodeon movies and kids movies with bmx in the background or bmx bikes layin around....


also check out the nicelodeon tv show "drake and josh" and wathc the episod e where they get a dune buggy (or any where they end up in the garage) and you will see a bike with tuffs....and pretty colors... i think it was a performer but i dont remember ts been awhile since i saw it.....


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#22 2007-12-31 6:59am

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Re: BMX spotted in the movies

also, matt hoffman makes many appearances on nickelodeon shows, mostly "ned's declassified" sorry for all the nick references, but thats what channel the tv is always on for my son.....lol


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#23 2007-12-31 7:48am

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Re: BMX spotted in the movies

There's some close shots of a nasty black and neon bike that the kid is on when he gets sucked into the satellite in the John Ritter classic Stay Tuned.

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#24 2007-12-31 7:55am

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Re: BMX spotted in the movies

anyone know what the yellow MAG'd bike is in Poltergeist?

Mongoose? or Schwinn Scrambler or something?


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#25 2007-12-31 8:58am

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