Sept. 10-- By now, we're accustomed to seeing cars and trucks prominently featured in movies.
Whether it was the Fords that were shot up in Bonnie and Clyde, Herbie, the Volkswagen Beetle in The Love Bug, the Mustang that Steve McQueen drove around the streets of San Francisco in Bullitt, or the Mini Coopers that soared in The Italian Job, cars in movies make an impression.
And automakers love to put their hot vehicles in hot movies. So it wasn't surprising when Advertising Age reported that a Porsche 911 Turbo Cabriolet has a good role in the movie Cellular, which opens next week, or that Porsche has a marketing tie-in to the movie with its Cayenne SUV.
But how's this for casting: The Toyota Sienna minivan will have a prominent role in the movie The Pacifier, starring Vin Diesel.
Oh, now I get it. A Toyota minivan with a Diesel.