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60 Years of the Mercedes-Benz SL in Movies- 02.25.12

mercedesSL0.jpg Oscars are this weekend, and to celebrate, Mercedes-Benz have us playing in Hollywood to celebrate the 60 years of the SL… which has been featured in more movies and tv shows over the years than i could imagine! (Don’t worry, there’s a massive “selection” listed on the next page!) To catch us up on the history in person, we headed to Warner Brothers’ studio to see the SL@Hollywood exhibition taking us through the decades, which was popped up in one of their warehouses… complete with hollywood stars on the ground highlighting films the SL has been featured in. Take a peek at the fun exhibition and stunning cars on the next page…


We started with the very first Mercedes-Benz SL… and the newest 2013 model!






… Then it is on to the 50’s till we make our way back to the present!













Here’s the selection of appearances of the Mercedes-Benz SL in American Movies and 
TV Series:

300 SL Gullwing (produced 1954 - 1957)
The Screaming Skull, 1958 
starring John Hudson, Peggy Webber and Russ Conway
A Stranger in My Arms, 1959 
starring June Allyson, Jeff Chandler and Sandra Dee
Roadracers, 1959 
starring Joel Lawrence, Marian Collier and Skip Ward
On the Beach, 1959 
starring Gregory Peck, Ava Gardner and Fred Astaire
Love Is a Ball, 1963 (plus 300 SL Roadster) 
starring Glenn Ford and Telly Savalas
Gone in 60 Seconds, 1974 
starring H.B. Halicki, Marion Busia and Jerry Daugirda
The Betsy, 1978 
starring Laurence Olivier, Robert Duvall and Katharine Ross
The Junkman,1982 (plus SL Pagoda and R 107) 
starring H.B. Halicki, Christopher Stone and Susan Shaw
The Flamingo Kid, 1984
starring Matt Dillon and Molly McCarthy
Cannonball Run II, 1984 
starring Burt Reynolds, Dom DeLuise and Dean Martin
Mr. Destiny, 1990 
starring James Belushi, Linda Hamilton and Michael Caine
The Rookie, 1990 (plus R 107 and R 129) 
starring Clint Eastwood, Charlie Sheen and Raul Julia
Batman Forever, 1995
starring Val Kilmer, Tommy Lee Jones and Jim Carrey
The Glimmer Man, 1996 
starring Steven Seagal, Keenen Ivory Wayans and Bob Gunton
Money Talks, 1997 (plus R 129) 
starring Charlie Sheen, Chris Tucker and Heather Looklear
Batman & Robin, 1997 
starring Arnold Schwarzenegger and George Clooney
The Game, 1997 
starring Michael Douglas, Deborah Kara Unger and Sean Penn
Charlie’s Angels, 2000 (plus 300 SL Roadster)
starring Cameron Diaz, Drew Barrymore and Lucy Liu
The Life and Death of Peter Sellers, 2004
starring Geoffrey Rush, Charlize Theron and Emily Watson
Father of Invention, 2010
starring Kevin Spacey, Camilla Belle and Heather Graham
The Green Hornet, 2011
starring Seth Rogen, Jay Chou and Christoph Waltz
The Simpsons, TV Series since 1989

190 SL Roadster (produced 1955 - 1963)
High Society, 1956 
starring Grace Kelly, Frank Sinatra and Bing Crosby
Hot Cars, 1956
starring John Bromfield and Carol Shannon
The Girl Can’t Help It, 1956 
starring Tom Ewell, Jayne Mansfield and Edmond O’Brien
Stakeout on Dope Street, 1958
starring Yale Wexler, Jonathan Haze and Steven Marlo
The Shaggy Dog, 1959
starring Fred MacMurray, Jean Hagen and Tommy Kirk
Girls Town, 1959 
starring Mamie Van Doren, Mel Tormé and Ray Anthony
Never Steal Anything Small, 1959
starring James Cagney, Shirley Jones and Roger Smith
Portrait in Black, 1960 (plus 300 SL Roadster)
starring Lana Turner, Anthony Quinn and Richard Basehart
G.I. Blues, 1960 
starring Elvis Presley, Juliet Prowse and Robert Ivers
Goodbye Again, 1961
starring Ingrid Bergman, Yves Montand and Anthony Perkins
The Choppers, 1961
starring Arch Hall Jr., Robert Paget and Burr Middleton
By Love Possessed, 1961 
starring Lana Turner, Jason Robards and Efrem Zimbalist Jr.
The Thrill of It All, 1963 
starring Doris Day, James Garner and Arlene Francis
The Family Jewels, 1965 
starring Jerry Lewis, Sebastian Cabot and Neil Hamilton
Agent for H.A.R.M., 1966
starring Peter Mark Richman, Wendell Corey and Carl Esmond
House of Cards, 1968 
starring George Peppard, Inger Stevens and Orson Welles
Bullitt, 1968 
starring Steve McQueen, Jacqueline Bisset and Robert Vaughn
Body Fever, 1969
starring Carolyn Brandt, Bernard Fein and Gary Kent
Play Misty for Me, 1971 
starring Clint Eastwood, Jessica Walter and Donna Mills
Executive Action, 1973 
starring Burt Lancaster, Robert Ryan and Will Geer
The Laughing Policeman, 1973 
starring Walter Matthau, Bruce Dern and Louis Gossett Jr.
In God We Tru$t, 1980 
starring Marty Feldman, Peter Boyle and Louise Lasser
The Five Heartbeats, 1991
starring Robert Townsend, Michael Wright and Leon
French Kiss, 1995
starring Meg Ryan, Kevin Kline and Timothy Hutton
Casino, 1995
starring Robert De Niro, Sharon Stone and Joe Pesci
The Ice Storm, 1997 
starring Kevin Kline, Joan Allen and Sigourney Weaver
Kojak, TV Series 1973 - 1978
Starsky and Hutch, TV Series 1975 - 1979
The A-Team, TV Series 1983 - 1987

300 SL Roadster (produced 1957 - 1963)
Pillow Talk, 1959
starring Doris Day and Rock Hudson
It started with a Kiss, 1959 
starring Glenn Ford, Debbie Reynolds and Eva Gabor
Portrait in Black, 1960 (plus 190 SL)
starring Lana Turner, Anthony Quinn and Richard Basehart
High Time, 1960 
starring Bing Crosby, Fabian and Tuesday Weld
Cinderfella, 1960 
starring Jerry Lewis, Judith Anderson and Ed Wynn
The Lost World, 1960 
starring Michael Rennie, Jill St. John and David Hedison
Flower Drum Song, 1961 
starring Nancy Kwan, James Shigeta and Benson Fong
A Majority of One, 1961 
starring Rosalind Russell and Alec Guiness
Parrish, 1961 
starring Troy Donahue, Claudette Colbert and Karl Malden
Love Is a Ball, 1963 (plus 300 SL Gullwing) 
starring Glenn Ford and Telly Savalas
Viva Las Vegas, 1964
starring Elvis Presley and Ann-Margret
What a Way to Go, 1964 
starring Shirley MacLaine, Paul Newman and Robert Michum
Munster, Go Home!, 1966 
starring Fred Gwynne, Yvonne de Carlo and Al Lewis
The Gumball Rally, 1976 
starring Michael Sarrazin, Tim McIntire and Susan Flannery
Quiz Show, 1994 
starring John Turturro, Ralph Fiennes and Rob Morrow
Charlie’s Angels, 2000 (plus 300 SL Gullwing)
starring Cameron Diaz, Drew Barrymore and Lucy Liu
Knight Rider, TV Series 1982 - 1986

SL Pagoda (produced 1963 - 1971)
Die! Die! My Darling, 1965
starring Stephanie Powers, Peter Vaughan and Donald Sutherland
I’ll Take Sweden, 1965
starring Bob Hope, Dina Merrill and Frankie Avalon
Arabesque, 1966
starring Gregory Peck, Sophia Loren and Alan Badel
The Singing Nun, 1966
starring Debbie Reynolds, Ricardo Montalban and Greer Garson
Barefoot in the Park, 1967
starring Robert Redford, Jane Fonda and Charles Boyer
Two for the Road, 1967
starring Audrey Hepburn, Albert Finney and Eleanor Bron
Caprice, 1967
starring Doris Day, Richard Harris and Ray Walston
Nobody Runs Forever, 1968
starring Rod Taylor, Christopher Plummer and Lilli Palmer
The Shoes of the Fisherman, 1968
starring Anthony Quinn, Laurence Olivier and Oskar Werner
The Wrecking Crew, 1969
starring Dean Martin, Elke Sommer and Sharon Tate
The Million Dollar Duck, 1971 
starring Dean Jones, Sandy Duncan and Joe Flynn
Shampoo, 1975
starring Warren Beatty, Julie Christie and Goldie Hawn
Breaking Away, 1979
starring Dennis Christopher, Dennis Quaid and Daniel Stern
10, 1979 (plus R 107)
starring Dudley Moore, Bo Derek and Julie Andrews
Body Double, 1984 (plus R 107)
starring Craig Wasson, Melanie Griffith and Gregg Henry
Top Gun, 1986 
starring Tom Cruise, Kelly McGillis and Val Kilmer
Intersection, 1994
starring Richard Gere, Sharon Stone and Lolita Davidovich
Killing Me Softly, 2002
starring Heather Graham, Joseph Fiennes and Natascha McElhone
Life or Something Like it, 2002
starring Angelina Jolie, Edward Burns and Tony Shalhoub
The Sum of All Fears, 2002
starring Ben Affleck, Morgan Freeman and James Cromwell
Second Nature, 2003 (TV movie)
starring Alec Baldwin, Powers Boothe and Louise Lombard
The Door in the Floor, 2004
starring Kim Basinger, Jeff Bridges and Jon Foster
Starsky & Hutch, 2004
starring Ben Stiller, Owen Wilson and Snoop Dogg
Cannon, TV Series 1971 - 1976
Kojak, TV Series 1973 - 1978

SL Roadster - Series R 107 (produced 1971 - 1989)
Charley Varrick, 1973 
starring Walter Matthau, Joe Don Baker and Felicia Farr
California Suite, 1978
starring Jane Fonda, Alan Alda and Maggie Smith
American Gigolo, 1980 
starring Richard Gere, Lauren Hutton and Hector Elizondo
Caddyshack, 1980 
starring Chevy Chase, Rodney Dangerfield and Bill Murray
S.O.B., 1981
starring Julie Andrews, William Holden and Marisa Berenson
Max Dugan Returns, 1983 
starring Jason Robards, Marsha Mason and Donald Sutherland
Never Say Never Again (James Bond 007), 1983 
starring Sean Connery, Kim Basinger and Klaus Maria Brandauer
Beverly Hills Cop, 1984 
starring Eddie Murphy, Judge Reinhold and John Ashton
Tightrope, 1984 
starring Clint Eastwood, Geneviève Bujold and Alison Eastwood
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2, 1986
starring Dennis Hopper, Caroline Williams and Jim Siedow
Barfly, 1987 
starring Mickey Rourke, Faye Dunaway and Alice Krige
Beverly Hills Cop II, 1987
starring Eddie Murphy, Jürgen Prochnow and Brigitte Nielsen
Some Kind of Wonderful, 1987
starring Eric Stoltz, Mary Stuart Masterson and Lea Thompson
A Fish called Wanda, 1988
starring John Cleese, Jamie Lee Curtis and Kevin Kline
Beaches, 1988 
starring Bette Midler, Barbara Hershey and John Heard
K-9, 1989 
starring James Belushi, Mel Harris and Kevin Tigh
Police Academy 6: City Under Siege, 1989 
starring Bubba Smith, David Graf and Michael Winslow
Lionheart, 1990
starring Jean-Claude Van Damme, Harrison Page and Deborah Rennard
The Rookie, 1990 (plus 300 SL Gullwing and R 129) 
starring Clint Eastwood, Charlie Sheen and Raul Julia
L.A. Story, 1991
starring Steve Martin, Victoria Tennant and Sarah Jessica Parker
Delirious, 1991
starring John Candy, Mariel Hemingway and Emma Samms
Straight Talk, 1992
starring Dolly Parton, James Woods and Griffin Dunne
Passenger 57, 1992 (plus R 129) 
starring Wesley Snipes, Bruce Payne and Tom Sizemore
The Bodyguard, 1992
starring Kevin Costner, Whitney Houston and Gary Kemp
Casino, 1995 (plus 190 SL)
starring Sharon Stone, Robert De Niro and Joe Pesci
Hollow Man, 2000 
starring Kevin Bacon, Elisabeth Shue and Josh Brolin
Gone in Sixty Seconds, 2000 (plus R 129) 
starring Nicolas Cage, Angelina Jolie and Giovanni Ribisi
Jackass: The Movie, 2002
starring Johnny Knoxville, Bam Margera and Chris Pontius
In her Shoes, 2005 
starring Toni Collette, Cameron Diaz and Shirley MacLaine
No Strings Attached, 2011
starring Natalie Portman, Ashton Kutcher and Kevin Kline
Starsky & Hutch, TV Series 1975 - 1979 (plus 190 SL and SL Pagoda)
Dallas, TV Series 1978 - 1991 (plus R 129)
Hart to Hart, TV Series 1979 - 1984
The A-Team, TV Series 1983 - 1987 (plus 190 SL and SL Pagoda)
Miami Vice, TV Series 1984 - 1989
CSI: Miami, TV Series 2002 - 2011 (plus R 230)
Everybody Hates Chris, TV Series 2005 - 2009 (plus R 230)

SL Roadster - Series R 129 (produced 1989 - 2001)
The Rookie, 1990 (plus 300 SL Gullwing and R 107) 
starring Clint Eastwood, Charlie Sheen and Raul Julia
The Doctor, 1991 
starring William Hurt, Christine Lahti and Elizabeth Perkins
Jungle Fever, 1991
starring Wesley Snipes, Samuel L. Jackson and Anthony Quinn
Iron Maze, 1991
starring Jeff Fahey, Bridget Fonda and Hiroaki Murakami
Problem Child 2, 1991
starring John Ritter, Michael Oliver and Jack Warden
Dutch, 1991
starring Ed O’Neill, Ethan Embry and JoBeth Williams
Beastmaster 2: Through the Portal of Time, 1991
starring Marc Singer, James Avery and Michael Berryman
Father of the Bride, 1991
starring Steve Martin, Diane Keaton and Martin Short
The Lawnmower Man, 1992 
starring Pierce Brosnan, Jeff Fahey and Jenny Wright
The Player, 1992
starring Tim Robbins, Greta Scacchi and Whoopi Goldberg
Passenger 57, 1992 (plus R 107) 
starring Wesley Snipes, Bruce Payne and Tom Sizemore
Death Becomes Her, 1992
starring Meryl Streep, Bruce Willis and Goldie Hawn
Another Stakeout, 1993 
starring Richard Dreyfuss, Emilio Estevez and Rosie O’Donnell
For Love or Money, 1993 
starring Michael J. Fox, Gabrielle Anwar and Anthony Higgins
Falling Down, 1993 
starring Michael Douglas, Robert Duvall and Barbara Hershey
Hot Shots! Part Deux, 1993
starring Charlie Sheen, Lloyd Bridges and Valeria Golino
Addams Family Values, 1993
starring Anjelica Huston, Raul Julia and Christopher Lloyd
Mother’s Boys, 1994 
starring Jamie Lee Curtis, Peter Gallagher and Joanne Whalley
Major League II, 1994
starring Charlie Sheen, Tom Berenger and Corbin Bernsen
The Immortals, 1995
starring Eric Roberts, Joe Pantoliano and Tia Carrere
Fled, 1996
starring Laurence Fishburne, Stephen Baldwin and Will Patton
Liar Liar, 1997 
starring Jim Carrey, Maura Tierney and Justin Cooper
Metro, 1997
starring Eddie Murphy, Michael Rapaport and Kim Miyori
The Gingerbread Man, 1998
starring Kenneth Branagh, Embeth Davidtz and Robert Downey Jr.
Kissing a Fool, 1998
starring David Schwimmer, Jason Lee and Mili Avital
Bowfinger, 1999
starring Steve Martin, Eddie Murphy and Heather Graham
Mumford, 1999
starring Loren Dean, Hope Davis and Jason Lee
Magnolia, 1999
starring Tom Cruise, Jason Robards and Julianne Moore
Dude, Where’s My Car?, 2000
starring Ashton Kutcher, Seann William Scott and Jennifer Garner
Scream 3, 2000
starring David Arquette, Neve Campbell and Courteney Cox
The Animal, 2001 
starring Rob Schneider, Colleen Haskell and John C. McGinley
Heartbreakers, 2001 
starring Sigourney Weavers, Gene Hackman and Jennifer Love Hewitt
The Princess Diaries, 2001 
starring Julie Andrews, Anne Hathaway and Hector Elizondo
Landspeed, 2002
starring Billy Zane, Ray Wise and Pamela Gidley
Intolerable Cruelty, 2003
starring George Clooney, Catherine Zeta-Jones and Billy Bob Thornton
Hitch, 2005
starring Will Smith, Eva Mendes and Kevin James
What Just Happened?, 2008 (plus R 230) 
starring Robert De Niro, John Turturro and Stanley Tucci
Beverly Hills 90210, TV Series 1990 - 2000
Melrose Place, TV Series 1992 - 1999

SL Roadster - Series R 230 (produced 2001 - 2011)
Die Another Day (James Bond 007), 2002 
starring Pierce Brosnan, Halle Berry and Rosamund Pike
Something’s Gotta Give, 2003
starring Jack Nicholson, Diane Keaton and Keanu Reeves
Bruce Almighty, 2003
starring Jim Carrey, Jennifer Aniston and Morgan Freeman
S.W.A.T., 2003 
starring Samuel L. Jackson, Colin Farrell and Michelle Rodriguez
Two for the Money, 2005 
starring Matthew McConaughey, Al Pacino and Rene Russo
Goal!, 2005 
starring Kuno Becker, Alessandro Nivola and Anna Friel
7 Seconds, 2005 
starring Wesley Snipes, Tamzin Outhwaite and Deobia Oparei
Rush Hour 3, 2007
starring Jackie Chan, Max von Sydow and Chris Tucker
Knocked Up, 2007 
starring Seth Rogen, Katherine Heigl and Paul Rudd
Redline, 2007
starring Nathan Phillips, Eddie Griffin and Nadia Bjorlin
The Bucket List, 2007
starring Jack Nicholson, Morgan Freeman and Sean Hayes
Jumper, 2008
starring Hayden Christensen, Samuel L. Jackson and Jamie Bell
What Just Happened?, 2008 (plus R 129) 
starring Robert De Niro, John Turturro and Stanley Tucci
The Burning Plain, 2008 
starring Charlize Theron, John Corbett and José María Yazpik
The Uninvited, 2009 
starring Emily Browning, Arielle Kebbel and Elizabeth Banks
Solitary Man, 2009
starring Michael Douglas, Susan Sarandon and Jesse Eisenberg
2012, 2009
starring John Cusack, Thandie Newton and Chiwetel Ejiofor
Get him to the Greek, 2010 
starring Jonah Hill, Russell Brand and Elisabeth Moss
Bad Teacher, 2011
starring Cameron Diaz, Jason Segel and Justin Timberlake
Flypaper, 2011 
starring Patrick Dempsey, Ashley Judd and Tim Blake Nelson
The Reunion, 2011
starring John Cena, Ethan Embry and Amy Smart
Setup, 2011 
starring Bruce Willis and Ryan Phillippe
CSI: Miami, TV Series 2002 - 2011 (plus R 107)
Everybody Hates Chris, TV Series 2005 - 2009 (plus R 107)
Melrose Place, TV Series 2009 - 2010

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4 Notes

I have a 1967 230 Sl and was told by the seller it was in the movie 10. Do you know how to verify the VIN to match?

----- Jeff Howard 01.08.13 08:33

Hi thank you for sercing for films with Mercedes SL !

I know some more films with the R129 !


-Crasy Crismas with Chavy Chase and Toni De Angelo

- The Simpsons

-James Bond die an outher day

----- mark 05.02.13 10:21

Is this installation still up or available to the public?

----- Ezekiel 01.03.12 19:47

Regarding 60 years of Mercedes SL in movies… So youve got the R107 in The A-Team but don’t mention it in Knight Rider?!

----- Matt Crawford 27.02.12 13:38

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