Craig Lieberman, der ehemalige Besitzer der Supra aus dem ersten FnF-Teil und "technischer Berater" beim Dreh ist User bei sf.com und hat früher immer mal wieder Anekdoten aus dem Filmdreh erzählt, hier einige, die ich eben zusammengesucht habe.
Wie es angefangen hat: Another interesting story...to be brief:
Older dude hits me up at Shoreline Showoff when I was showing my Supra. At the time, my Supra (yellow) was one of the wildest show cars around, and a very rare one, since it was a Supra. It was about 1999.
So this dude turns out to be David Marder, Transportation Captain for this new movie called Redline. He winds up surfing some mags, including Super Street. Sees and ad for NIRA, figures NIRA might know how to reach some import kids.
Calls up NIRA, to his surprise, he finds out its' me running NIRA.
Comes to my office, hands me $100, asks me to read his script.
I go out of town that weekend, take script with me, read on airplane and laugh my ass off..it was that off the mark.
I come back, we have lunch, I point out some things I'd like to see change, he offers me a job as an advisor.
From there, I was asked to help with tech dialog (a whole nother story), and to find all of the cars.
Each Friday, I'd bring a pack of Integras, or Civics, or RX7's up to the studio for a show and tell. They'd usually pick a car right on the spot.
Believe it or not, when I was recruiting cars, many people I called ignored my offer!
Idiots! The average owner of a car who rented a car to Universal made $10-$40,000!!! Even "extras" made over $1000 per week!
So, after they found me, they reviewed my car at Universal at a show and tell, signed me, signed my car, then had me help them with finding cars, parts and people for the next few months.
After the movie wrapped, I did interviews for hundreds of TV stations and newspapers around the world. They limo'd me everywhere and took me in...Universal was GREAT to work with.
Long story short, right place, right car, right attitude, right time. It was really that simple.
Was hat es mit "NOS" auf sich? Why did they call it “naawwwsss?”
This is the funniest story of my experience as technical advisor to both Fast & Furious films.
One of the transpo guys, John Feinblatt (terrific guy) saw the “NOS” label on the bottles as we were preparing to shoot the original movie. When labeling the steering wheel buttons (so that the stunt guys wouldn’t press the wrong button when on camera), he simply carried over the “NOS” from the giant decal on the bottles. From there, the stunt guys referred to that button as the “naawwwwsss” button, and this term stuck with the cast and crew….and found its’ way into the script.
This is an error I fixed in 2F2F (you’ll notice all the nitrous buttons in that movie were labeled “N20.”) John and I worked together on 2F2F at which time I explained to him that he had started a hated craze in the tuner scene….and made real tuners cringe whenever they here some dumbass say “I need naaawwwsss.” We had a good laugh about it and everytime I hear someone say it incorrectly, I throw something at them.
To this day, kids 21 and under still call it NOS.
As a side bar, sales of Nitrous systems went up 1500% after the release of the movie. This at a time when Holley had bought the company from Mike Thermos and seemed intent on systematically destroying the company's reputation.
Part of the reason why I selected Nitrous Express for our partner in 2F2F.
Zusammengefasst: Es war ein Versehen, dass statt "N20", also der chemischen Formel für Lachgas, der Name des Herstellers "NOS" auf den Knöpfen stand. Von da an entwickelte sich eine Eigendynamik.
Und das Beste: No.
My car was yellow with a Stillen front bumper, side skirts and RMM carbon rear wing.
I volunteered to change the color to orange. From there, they changed the body kit, the wing and came up with the graphics...which were a joke! As in: we purposely made them SO wild, SO insane, we thought no car on set would even be close to them, hence the star's cars would stand out.
To our surprise, people all over the world copied the graphics. And we laughed and laughed and laughed.
Even the hypocrites at Import Tuner, who lambasted the movie, produced a whole line of toy cars almost exactly replicating the car's and their graphics.
Ergo: Die Grafiken auf der Supra (dieser Typ mit dem Schwert) sollten eigentlich nur ein nicht ernstzunehmender Witz sein...doch nach dem Film wurden diese Dinger als "Styling" in der Tuning-Szene tatsächlich ernstgenommen.
Soviel zum Thema "Traumfabrik Hollywood"...einige Leute denken sich etwas aus, drehen einen Film und die ganze Welt nimmts danach ernst