4 Dodge Chargers that Made the Big Screen

Do you remember when you were a kid and saw a super sweet muscle car on a movie, you'd dream about one day owning one? You for sure were going to be just as cool as the movie star who was lucky enough to drive such a beautiful classic. You even fantasized to the T all the modifications you'd do once you bought it. Well... maybe not. But we remember! That got us thinking. What Dodge Chargers made it big in the movies? Here are 4 that we think definitely stole the show!

1968 Dodge Charger - Blade
In this movie, Wesley Snipes fights vampires from behind the wheel of a black-on-black 1968 Dodge Charger. The Mopar sits tall on a set of big tires and Centerline aluminum wheels. It also wears a fiberglass lift-off hood and large 440 Six Pack hood scoop from an A12 1969 Road Runner. There are a couple of extra lights mounted behind its grille, along with a set of old-school traction bars. Basically, it looks like a street machine from 1981.

1969 Dodge Charger - The Dukes of Hazzard
The General Lee is a 1969 Dodge Charger driven in the television series The Dukes of Hazzard by the Duke boys, Bo and Luke. It is known for its signature horn that played "Dixie", the big confederate flag painted on the roof, its police chases, stunts—especially its long jumps—and for having its doors welded shut, leaving the Dukes to climb in and out through the windows. According to cast members, there were about 325 General Lee's used in the filming of the show. Engines in the TV show General Lees varied; they used 318, 383, and 440-cubic-inch engines.

1970 Dodge Charger - The Fast and the Furious
Love them or hate them, the movies in "The Fast and the Furious" franchise deliver on what they promise: gratuitous action and lots of cars. One specific car that caught our eye in the first film, the 1970 Dodge Charger, makes its debut as Dominic Toretto (Vin Diesel) races against Brian O'Connor (Paul Walker). The Charger is wrecked taking it out of of the franchise for a while, but makes a return in films 4 and 5.

1971 Dodge Charger - Vampire in Brooklyn
The rare 1971 Charger R/T with 440 Six Pack engine appears in the mid-1990s Eddie Murphy film, Vampire in Brooklyn. Blue with a black vinyl roof, the Charger appears completely stock, down to its rally wheels, Air Grabber hood, and optional hidden headlights—although it does wear aftermarket mud flaps and modern GoodYear radial tires. Only 178 Charger R/Ts were built in 1971 with the triple-carbureted big block (385 horsepower).

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