In The Blues Brothers, we see Carrie Fisher's character seeking revenge on Jake Blues, driving a pink mid '70s Pontiac Grand Prix. It seems to have some damage to the front, especially the tip of the bonnet.

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How did it get damaged? Was that part of a dropped plotline? Is there another explanation?

  • Old cars have damage. It might just be the car they elected to use was already damaged.
    – Paulie_D
    Aug 3, 2018 at 15:32
  • @Paulie_D The Blues Brothers was filmed in 1978–1980. That model Pontiac Grand Prix was in production from 1970–1977, if I'm correct. So it wasn't necessarily that old — 10 years at the most.
    – SQB
    Aug 3, 2018 at 16:28
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    @SQB - in American English what you call a bonnet is called a hood, which could be useful to know if you ever need damage repaired in the USA.. Aug 3, 2018 at 17:08

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There's no in-universe explanation. It was just the sort of car you'd expect a jilted ex-fiance of a bluesman who has a working knowledge of rocket launchers and AR-15's to drive. You wouldn't think she'd have a BMW 5-series, would you? Of course it's been in an accident (or two...), visibly needs some bodywork and is big enough to comfortably store a flamethrower.

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    Do you have any sources to support that?
    – SQB
    Aug 3, 2018 at 16:29
  • Watch her use the AR-15, she definitely doesn't have a working knowledge of it. bizarrely she seems fine with explosives, a flamethrower and the rocket launcher but not the AR, she doesn't even know how to aim it. Aug 6, 2018 at 14:30

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