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Perhaps you've noticed our front page, adorned with the pirate-worthy XC90 V8 that will be given away to a lucky winner - a tie-in with Volvo's co-marketing involvement with Disney's <b>Pirates of the Caribbean - Dead Man's Chest</b> motion picture. <p>This marketing might be a bit esoteric, as no pirates will be driving Volvos, though a Black Pearl-named Volvo Ocean Race sailboat seemed a perfect fit. Other placement by other brands like Aston Martin in the James Bond franchise or Audi in the movie Ronin seem more natural choices. Volvo is quite active, you'll notice Teri Hatcher driving an XC70 in "Desperate Housewives" or Jan the boss from NY driving an S60 in "The Office", but we're guessing readers of these and other forums have some of their own suggestions. Naysayers and armchair quarterbacks on the boards say Pirates was a poor marketing move by Volvo. We disagree, but let's throw it back at you and see what character or franchise you think ought to be rolling in a Volvo.<p>We've added a few choices, and left more options open to you. Let's see what comes out on top.
 

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How about Jack on 24 taking a S60R through the paces in a high speed chase scene?..or Audrey and Jack riding off into the sunset in a C70?<br>
 

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How bout a remake of the James Garner movie Gran Prix?<p>You could have Volvo in the role of the upstart japanese automaker trying to score a win in F1. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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S60R driven by math genius in "Numbers"<p>now that you mention it, people always did find it weird that i had the VIN #s of my vehicles memorized, along with various other useless #s.<p><br>...rainman <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: Swedespeed Poll: What Movie or TV Franchise Product Placement Fits Volvo ([email protected])

A strange piece of product placement - shame really, volvo used to be quite good at it,<br><A HREF="http://www.channel4.com/4car/feature/topten/star-cars-from-tv/star-cars-from-tv-2.html" TARGET="_blank"> Like this good example</A><br>
 

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Re: Swedespeed Poll: What Movie or TV Franchise Product Placement Fits Volvo ([email protected])

I did not see this thread till it was too late. But last weekend I saw a advanced release of the NEW GARFIELD II movie. "A TAIL OF TWO KITTIES". Jim Davis was great to see and shake hands with. But I digress. Anyway It all came back to me that in the first GARFIELD movie John his owner drove a VOLVO! and it was a S60 or an S80. Now in this one VOLVO again i think gave product placement and it is a V50!. No one has mentioned yet the S60/80 in that movie. And untill the movie is offically OUT you did not hear that the V50 is in the next one! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0"> lol
 

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Re: Swedespeed Poll: What Movie or TV Franchise Product Placement Fits Volvo (Nato740)

Jamie Lee Curtis drives a silver S40 in the new Disney movie "Freaky Friday" with Lindsay Logan.
 

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I cant believe no one added Dr. Wilson from "House MD" with his s80<p>Great show, great car <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: Swedespeed Poll: What Movie or TV Franchise Product Placement Fits Volvo ([email protected])

Angelina Jolie drove an S80 in "Gone in Sixty Seconds". Remember that? <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/smile.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Thats right! now I remember that too. It was the chase/recon car. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: Swedespeed Poll: What Movie or TV Franchise Product Placement Fits Volvo ([email protected])

Cheaper By The Dozen, they had an XC70?
 

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Copeland said:
I cant believe no one added Dr. Wilson from "House MD" with his s80QUOTE]<p>I don't understand how I could have ever missed seeing his car! I always seem to notice a Volvo.<br>
 

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Nobody reported Dr. Sam Carter (Stargate SG1) always having a Volvo parked in front of her home?

Major (then Colonel) Dr. Sam Carter (Amanda Tapping), of "Stargate SG1", drives a Volvo -- it's always parked in front of her home (when they show her house).<br>
 
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