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filmscanners: OT: Pinto gastanks

Rob Geraghty wrote:

> "Lynn Allen" <lalle@email.com> wrote:
>> In defense of the Japanese, I'd like to add the story about Corona and
>> Pinto: both cars had a bad tendency to explode and burn in a rear-end
>> collission.
> Was it "Cannonball Run" that featured a car just giving a Pinto the
> slightest
> touch and it exploded? 8^D
> Rob

Not that my memory is anything to brag about, but I think it was "Top 
Secret" by the Abrams brothers? who did the Airplane movies.  Then 
again, maybe more than one movie made a similar commentary, the Pinto 
was an icon of Ford's irresponsibly to safety.



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