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smcleod posted 01-05-2002 10:12 AM ET (US)   Profile for smcleod   Send Email to smcleod  
Watched a new release DVD last night, "What's the Worst that Could Happen", with Martin Lawrence and Danny Devito. There is a scene in chapter 30-1:25 has a 25' Challenger running in it. What beautiful classic lines! Too bad the recreational line changed.

I watched the scene 2-3 times, as my wife ridiculed me for being fixated on Whalers. Is that a such bad thing? I tried to reason w/her..."Honey, at least it's Whalers and not drugs, other women, ...."

jimh posted 01-09-2002 12:43 AM ET (US)     Profile for jimh  Send Email to jimh     
This could be a good topic/subject to track: movies that have Whalers in them.

Of course STRIKING DISTANCE has to take first prize; the Whaler is practically on screen as much as the male star.

KeysNole posted 01-09-2002 01:25 AM ET (US)     Profile for KeysNole  Send Email to KeysNole     
It was actually the classic episodes of Flipper that got me started on my fascination with Whalers. They had that old tiller Mercury--really moved pretty quick. I was always amazed at how they could climb in and out of such a small boat and not have it flip over (most of my experience was with jon boats).

Interestingly enough, in the later episodes, they took a paint brush and crudely marked out the Whaler symbol. Anyone know if there was a quarrel with the company?

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