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Famous Pickups From Film and Television

Pickup trucks appear in hundreds of films and television shows every year. More often, they act as set pieces— unnoticeable bits of background. However, sometimes, either because of a unique vision or due to sheer luck, a truck will break the mold and join the ranks of the famous pickups from film and television.

Famous Pickups From Film and Television

Twilight
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson, Sarah Clarke (Actors)
  • Catherine Hardwicke (Director) - Melissa Rosenberg (Writer) - Wyck Godfrey (Producer)
  • English, Portuguese, Spanish, Dutch (Playback Languages)
  • English, Portuguese, Spanish, Dutch (Subtitles)

1963 Chevy C-10 in Twilight

Though opinions about the book and film series differ, most agree that the orange-red, rusted 1963 Chevy C-10 featured in the movie Twilight matches just right with its moody setting. Because of her world-weariness and strength, Bella is the perfect character to drive this pickup.

Transformers
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Shia LaBeouf, Tyrese Gibson, Josh Duhamel (Actors)
  • Michael Bay (Director) - Roberto Orci (Writer) - Michael Bay (Producer)
  • English (Playback Language)
  • English (Subtitle)

2007 GMC C4500 Topkick in Transformers

When you look at the 2007 GMC C4500, you can see why the Transformers filmmakers thought a giant robot person could feasibly unfold out of it. This massive beast maintains many of the benefits of driving a diesel truck, plus so much more.

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It sports 40-inch tires, stainless steel step tubes, and chrome big-rig-style vertical exhaust stacks. The Topkick’s impressive body matches perfectly with its Transformers’ counterpart, the tough weapons expert Ironhide.

Walker, Season 1
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)

1994 Dodge Ram 1500 in Walker, Texas Ranger

Starting in the second season, Cordell Walker, portrayed by Chuck Norris, traded in his GMC for the Ram. The now-iconic vehicle featured four-wheel-drive and an extended cab.

The dark silver and push bar, lights, and roll bar accentuated the vehicle’s dramatic presence. Norris drove the pickup for the rest of the series.

Twister (1996)
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Helen Hunt, Bill Paxton, Cary Elwes (Actors)
  • Jan de Bont (Director) - Michael Crichton (Writer) - Michael Crichton (Producer)
  • English (Playback Language)
  • English (Subtitle)

1995 Dodge Ram 2500 in Twister

Though the 90s era special effects of this film do not necessarily live up to today’s entertainment expectations, the vehicles featured in Twister certainly do. The 1995 Dodge Ram 2500 was already a hit before it made its big-screen debut. But as the vehicle that drives Helen Hunt and Bill Paxton through perilous weather, it earned its place among the famous pickups from film and television.

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