1.
Roman
Holidays

(US - 1953), by William Wyller. This movie
is very
popular. The Vespa makes the poster but in the movie you only see it
closely
for some minutes.

2.
Quadrophenia

(1979 - UK), by Franc Roddam. Plenty of
Vespas and
Lambrettas, full of accessories and chrome!

3.
Voyage
à Rome

(1992 - France) (nothing to do with Roman Holidays), by Michel
Lengliney, with Gérard
Jugnot. This film take

place in Roma, but we can only see one Vespa, a blue PX.

4.
Journal In
time


(1994 - Italy), by Nanni
Moretti
, one of the three parts is about a circuit in Roma on a
blue
GTR !

5.
Family Life

(1971 - UK), by Ken Loach, one of the actor rides a black & white
Lambretta
125.

6.
Il

Postino

(1995 - Franco-Italian), by Michael Radford. At night, there an old
Vespa,
Italian model, from the 50's. Note film takes place in 1953.

7.
Roseanna's
grave

(1997 - USA),by Paul Weiland.

During the film, Jean Reno is riding a light blue PX with a flyscreen.

8.
Octopussy

(1983 - UK), by John Glen. Many Vespa and Vespa car aka
"tuk-tuk", a race between 2 Vespa cars in
which
James Bond is sitting.

9.
Ronde

de Nuit

(1983 - France), by Jean-Claude Missiaen.
In a
block of flats' yard, there's an old grey Vespa parked. And at the
end, you
can see two people riding a white Vespa in the background.

10.
Entre

Ciel et Terre

(1994 - US), by Oliver Stone. In the streets of Vietnam, you can see
many
Vespa, a yellow GT (trapezoidal headlight) and many more.

11.
Empire
Records
"
(1995 - USA), by Allan Moyle. The character Debra (Robin
Tunney
) is on a Vespa briefly, early in the film.

12.
Vanille

Fraise

(1989 - France), by Gérard
Oury
. At the end, you can see a white Vespa 50. Maybe there's
more,
because it takes place in Italy.

13.
Les
deux papas et
la
maman

(1996 - France), by Smaïn et J-M
Longval. An actress is riding a white
Vespa 50
Automatica.

14.
Priez

pour nous

(1994 - France), by Jean-Pierre Vergne. It
takes
place in the 60's. Last 45 minutes, you see a grey Vespa sitting next
to a
wall.

15.
La Belle
Américaine

(1961 - France), by Robert Dhéry. In the
first 30
minutes, you can see a Vespa ACMA (Vespa's French license) parked next
to a
bus-stop, near a factory.

16.
L.627

(1992 - France), by Bertrand tavernier. A
black PX
with rear rack and a top case is riding in the "commissariat" (25 min.
of the
beginning).

17.
La
Haine

(1995 - France), by Mathieu Kassovitz. You
can see
a blue PX with a flyscreen, and a 50 special.

18.
Coup de
Jeune

(1992 - France), by Xavier Gélin. I'm not
sure
there's Vespa but they thanks "Vespa Diffusion" at the end of the
film !

19.
Night on
Earth

(1991 - USA), by Jim Jarmusch, one of the
movie's
parts takes place in Roma with Roberto Benigni

sitting in a taxi, at this moment, a couple makes love on a Vespa.

20.
Romper
Stomper

(1992 - Australia), by Geoffrey Wright. Some Koreans are trying to
escape
Skinheads (Boneheads) on a Vespa (PX?).

21.
American
Graffiti

(1973 - USA), by George Lucas. One of the actor

arrive on a Vespa.

22.
Absolute
Beginners

(1986 - UK), by

Julien

Temple with Lambrettas series II, a Vespa GS, and a golden Vespa.

23.
Les
Tricheurs

(1958 - France), by Marcel Carné, Jacques
Charrier takes Pascale

Petit away on a bicolor Vespa 125.

24.
Le
Pion

(1978 - France), by Christian Gion. In
front of a
school, in the background, you can see the back of a Vespa, but keep
your eyes
open.

25.
Chacal

(1973 - Franco-English), by Fred Zinnemann.
We can
see a Vespa passing in a street.

26.
La Première
fois

(1976 - France) by Claude Berri. The film
takes
place in 1952, but there's a 60's Vespa (a French model "type N”).

27.
Austin
Powers

(1997 - USA), a Vespa can be seen at the beginning.

28.
J'ai

horreur de l'amour

(1998 - France), by Laurence Ferreira Barbosa.
A woman doctor use her Vespa PX in Paris to
take
care of her clients.

29.
American Pie

(1999 - USA) by Paul Weitz. Almost forgot
the
quirky American comedy where the character "Finch" rides a
army green colored Vespa, looks to be about a 60's 125cc.

30.
Fripouillard

et Compagnie

(France), with Louis de Funès.

31.
En
Cas de Malheur

(1958 - France), by Claude Autant-Lara,
with Jean
Gabin and Brigitte Bardot.

32.
Les 400
Coups

(1958 - France), by François Truffaut. We
can two
times a french Lambretta LD with a
flyscreen.

33.
La Dolce
Vita


(1960 - Italy), by Federico Fellini, with
Marcello
Mastroianni.

34.
Lizzie
McGuire,
The Movie

(2003 – USA), by Jim Fall. Lizzie McGuire (Hilary Duff) has graduated
from
middle school and takes a trip to Rome.

35.
An American
in
Paris

(1951 - USA). The Gene Kelly classic. Directed by
Vincente
Minnelli.

36.
The World of
Suzie
Wong

(1960 - USA), starring William Holden and Nancy Kwan.

37.
L'Avventura

(1960 - Italy), Michelangelo Antonioni's
moody art
house film.

38.
The
Conversation

(1974 - USA) Francis Ford Coppola's paranoid thriller.

39.
Bounce

(2000 - USA), Love and a preposterous tale starring Gwyneth
Paltrow and Ben Affleck.

40.
The Wedding
Planner

(2001 - USA), in which true love conquers all in the quintessential
American
Vespa city, San Francisco.

41.
Respiro

(2003 – Italy) by Emanuele
Crialese
. Italian actress Valeria Golino.

42.
Under The
Tuscan
Sun

(2003 - USA), Academy Award nominee DIANE LANE stars as Frances
Mayes,
has just taken an unexpected detour...on a Vespa perhaps!

43.
Chasing


Liberty
(
2004
– USA) by Andy Cadiff. The President's
daughter
(Mandy Moore) escapes
from her entourage of Secret Service agents on a Vespa Grand
Tourismo while traveling in Europe.

44.
Rebel
Without a Cause
(1955 -
USA) by Nicolas Ray. Sal Mineo drove a light green Salsbury in “Rebel
Without
a Cause.”

45. The Day After Tomorrow (2004 - USA) by Roland Emmerich. In the movie trailer, a

red Vespa PX200 goes out of control and into a store front.

46. The Terminator (1984 - USA) by James Cameron. Sarah Conners rides a Honda scooter in the
early minutes of
the movie.

Narrow" size="2"">47. Runaway Jury (2003 - USA) by Gary Fleder. John Grisham novel come to life
with John Cusack and Rachel Weisz. Rachel rides an ET back to her New
Orleans
flat where she has the fight of her life.

Narrow" size="2"">48. Along Came Polly (2004 - USA) by John Hamburg. A jilted Reuben (Ben stiller) gets a
ride from
Claude on a Vespa.

Narrow" size="2"">49. Alfie (2004 - USA) by Charles Shyer. A remake of the 1966 Alfie. Jude Law (Alfie) gets
around NY
on a Vespa scooter.

Narrow" size="2"">50. Run Lola Run (1998 - Germany) by Tom Tykwer. Lola's scooter gets stolen and a whole
series of
events ensue.

Narrow" size="2"">51. The Simpsons (2001 - USA) Homer becomes a professional boxer. Moe trains Homer by riding a scooter
next to
him. Does this even qualify?

Narrow" size="2"">52. Hair High (USA – 2004), by
Bill
Plympton. Main Character drives an old allstate, even if it is
animated.

Narrow" size="2"">53. Bride and Predjudice (UK – 2004), by Gurinder
Chadha.
Filled with Bajajs and LMLs.

54. Dodgeball:
A True Underdog Story (USA - 2004), by Rawson Marshall Thurber. At the
end of
one scene Ben Stiller's assistant comes riding up on an ET2, and they
ride
away.

55. Hitch
(USA – 2005), by Andy Tennant. There's a Vespa GT200 out in front of
an Asian
restaurant where Eva Mendez and her friend are eating bowls of rice.

56. Saved!
(USA – 2004), by Brian Dannelly. After asking a girl to ride on it
with him,
she makes fun of his scooter, to which he replys "it's not a scooter,
it's a
vespa"

57. I Spy
(USA – 2002), by Betty Thomas. Eddie Murphy says at one point "I aint
gonna
ride on the back of no scooter like a bitch"

58. Repo Man
(USA – 1984), by Alex Cox.

59. Consuming Passions
(UK – 1988), by Giles Foster.There's a modded out Vespa parked at the
entrance
to the chocolate factory, toward the beginning of the movie, when the
guy
turns up for his first day.

60.
Breaking Away

(USA – 1979), by Peter Yates. There it was a beautiful vintage Vespa
being
ridden by his love interest.

61. Saving

Silverman

(USA – 2001), by Dennis Dugan. Jason Biggs is driving a nice looking
Vespa
Rally on it

62. The
Talented
Mr. Ripley

(USA – 1999), by Anthony Minghella. Tons of vintage scooters in it.

63. About
a Boy

(UK – 2002), by Chris and Paul Weitz. A white PX 200 I believe. It's
standing
in the corner in his Flat. The shot only lasts for a couple of
seconds.

64. The
Italian
Job

(UK – 1969), by Peter Collinson. Plenty of vespas in the backgrounds
during
the race through the streets of Milan.

65. Professor

Nachtfalter

(West Germany – 1951), by Rolf Meyer. The first movie to feature the
Vespa.

66. The
Happy
Road
(France – 1957), by Gene Kelly.

67. II
Bidone

(The Swindle) (Italy – 1955), by Federico Fellini.

68. Cani
e Gatti

(Dogs and Cats) (Italy – 1952), by Leonardo De Mitri

69.
Europa di Notte

(Europe by Night) (Italy – 1959), by Alessandro Blasetti.

70.
Rome Adventure

(Lovers Must Learn) (USA – 1962), by Delmer Daves.

71.
Palombella Rossa

(Italy 1989), by Nanni Moretti.

72.
Of Love and Shadows

(Argentina – 1994), by Betty Kaplan.

73. Encino
Man

(USA – 1992), by Les Mayfield.

74. Austin

Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me

(USA – 1999), by Jay Roach.

75. Baseketball
(USA – 1998), by David Zucker.

76.
Caro Diario

(Italy – 1994), by Nanni Moretti.

77.
Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement

(USA – 2004), by Garry Marshall.

78. God is Great - and I'm Not (France - 2004), by Pascale Baily. With Audrey
Tautou
(prior to Amelie). A few Vespas in the backgrounds of France.

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....Plus: The Deer Hunter, Hamburger Hill, Full Metal Jacket, and I think Rumor of War.
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Nice !
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Just sat down to watch the 1964 cult classic, SPIDER BABY.   In the opening sequence, a late fifties model Cushman Truckster is featured!
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Just watched a Thai Kung-Fu movie  called Chocolate..where the main characters are riding around on what appears to be a vintage Lambretta.  Watch the Trailer Here
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Yeah, so it seams. Thanks Rotator, thanks Glen.
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Fooligan ....Re: Repo Man.....I think that is The Untouchables in that scene.....

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