at the Movies
Now and Forever
1983 Cheryl Ladd
A loving, and seemingly perfect marriage is destroyed
when the husband is wrongfully accused of rape. After he is sent
to prison his wife begins taking drugs and drinking excessively.
War of theRoses
1984 starring Michael Douglas, Kathleen Turner
and Danny Devito
A story of a divorce that goes poorly....as in from hell.
Douglas, (the hubby) well beloved Morgan is flattened with by Turner (the
Addendum by Gerry Willburn
There were three Morgans used for the scenes in "War
of the Roses." The "Pre-Restoration" car was (and is) owned by Jim
Whelan. The writer of that film was Michael Leeson who previously
owned the SNOBMOG 3375.
An interesting aside to that story...it would have made
a better TV mini-series than a movie. They shortened it quite a bit
to fit the movie length and lost the major thread of the plot (as well
as most of the Morgan scenes). In the film, you never really know why the
marriage went sour or why she hated the Morgan. In the story, it was when
he decided to restore the Morgan and started spending more time in the
garage with it than he did in the bedroom with her that things started
to go wrong.
Barbara and our son, Derek prepared the three cars used
in the film. Whelan's car was the "before" car, the "restored"
car was purchased by the studio and sold after the picture was over and
the car that was "crushed" was a rolling hulk rented from Bob Couch.
It was modified by the prop department and was actually mounted on a dolly
(the same one that was used to lift the front of the 4-seater in "Silent
Movie") so that it could be lowered even more during the crush scene. After
the film, it was restored by Bob and now lives somewhere in the East.
1982-1987 TV Series.
In the wake of the successful movie of the same name,
a TV series was spawned baded on the stories of the students and
faculty of the famous New York City High School for the Performing Arts.
In one episode, the aging music professor, is taught to drive in a Morgan.
TV series 1986-1994 Ian McShane, Dudley Sutton,
Chris Jury and Phyllis Logan
Lovejoy is a loveable rogue and an antiques dealer with
an amazing talent for spotting hidden treasures. When not looking for the
odd collectible, Lovejoy spends most of his time using his con-artist skills
to help out the less fortunate. His partners in crime are wealthy Lady
Jane, his dim assistant Eric, and the genially intoxicated Tinker.
Dempsey & Makepeace
1985-1986 British Television Series. Starring Michael
Brandon and Glynis Barber in the title roles
James Dempsey was a tough New York cop who got himself
into a lot of trouble by killing his partner during a corruption investigation.
With things too hot for him in New York, Dempsey was seconded to London's
elite SI10, where he was assigned to work with Detective Sergeant Harriet
Makepeace, under the supervision of Chief Superintendent Spikings. Dempsey
found British police methods slow and infuriating, and his new colleagues
considered him a violent maverick, entirely too attached to his .357 Magnum.
The immediate antagonism between Dempsey and Makepeace was countered by
a strong physical attraction, and while they fought continuously, they
made a good, effective team. A Morgan Plus makes an appearance in the fourth
Have His Carcase
1987 Starring Harriet Walter, Edward Petherbridge, Richard
From the 1932 novel of the same name. Harriet Vane, author
of crime and mystery novels, goes off on a hiking holiday. She finds a
fresh corpse on a lonely beach, and although she is able to collect photos
and evidence, the body is washed away before it can be recovered. The plot
concerns the efforts of the local police, assisted by Harriet and Lord
Peter Wimsey, to identify the dead man, recover his body, determine whether
his death was suicide or murder, and if the latter, to unmask the killer.
A 1933 Morgan Supersports Threewheeler makes an appearance.
Matlock: The Billionaire
1987 Andy Griffith The action takes place in London and
one of the main characters drives an Ivory Morgan roadster. He is
on trial for murder. As Matlock has just taken his case, he MUST be "good
guy" after all. Thanks to Doug Davee for this one
of the White Worm
1988 starring Amanda Donohoe
In this sexy vampire romp, Lord James D'Ampton and friend
Angus Flint visit D'Ampton's ancestral home. A alluring new neighbor, Lady
Sylvia Marsh, has moved into the chateau next door, and seems to be at
the heart of a major outbreak of vampirism in the area. Her Ladyship drives
a E-Type and her hubby drives a Plus 8.
1990 to present British T.V. Series starring Patricia
Hyacinth Bucket (pronounced "bouquet") continually looks
for opportunities to climb the social ladder, though she's wedged on a
rung just below her sister Violet (whose house has a swimming pool, sauna,
and room for a pony) and just above her working class sisters Daisy and
Rose. Hyacinth's passion for flawless entertaining unnerves her neighbor
Elizabeth, who is often invited to the Bucket home for coffee. Elizabeth's
divorced brother Emmet, who also lives next door to the Buckets, tries
to avoid Hyacinth because she breaks into song in his presence in the hope
he'll cast her in one of his "little theater" musical productions.
1991 Dan Aykroyd, Jamie Lee Curtis, Macaulay Culkin,
When your Dad's an undertaker, your Mom's in heaven,
and your Grandma's got a screw loose...it's good to have a friend who understands
you. Even if he is a boy.
1991 starring John Goodman and Peter O'Toole
When an accident obliterates the British royal family
and most of its branches, a desperate geneological search discovers the
next king: Ralph, a sleazy American lounge singer. Can Ralph measure up
to the job, even with the help of loyal aristocrat Willingham?
Den Ofrivillige Golfaren
1991 Starring Lasse Åberg, Jon Skolmen,
n this Swedish comedy and satire, a gentle and shy man
is fired from his job by an obnoxious yuppie. When that same yuppie challenges
him to learn golf in a week's time, the beleaguered man seeks the help
of a friend, who takes him to Scotland to learn the game in its spiritual
homeland. Along the way, he not only picks up the basics but falls in love
with the daughter of a Scottish golf pro. Meanwhile, his path crosses that
of some of the snobbiest and most class-conscious individuals ever to have
teed up for a round of golf. A Morgan Plus 8 makes an appearance on the
way to the Golf course.
in the Daylight
1992 starring Jaclyn Smith and Christopher Reeve.
A married Wisconsin teacher fears a Los Angeles lawyer
who has mistaken her for his long-lost wife. In one of the shots is the
father of de leading lady, Jaclyn Smith, cleaning a white Morgan with read
upolstery. Offered by Bart Schenk, Holland
1992 Michael Palin packs his bags in this TV series sequel
to his round the world in 80 days adventure. This time his journey takes
him from the North Pole to the South Pole, in as direct a route as possible,
taking him through the eastern part of Africa.
He makes this intrepid trip in a Morgan 4/4. Gerry
1993 starring Patrick Dempsey. A mini-series of the early
Kennedy years. With family in England, the movie has Dempsey in a Morgan
(1993) starring Rick Moranis, John Cleese, Eric Idle
and Barbara Hershey.
A member of the English upper class dies, leaving his
estate and his business to an American, whom he thinks is his son who was
lost as a baby and then found again. An Englishman who thinks he is an
Indian comes to believe that he is actually the heir. He comes to hate
the American who is his boss, his friend, and the man who has stolen the
woman after whom he lusts. A yellow Plus 8 is "destroyed" by a bomb. Bjorn
1994 starring Michael Keaton
Speechwriters for opposing political candidates fall
in love with each other on the campaign trail in this formulaic romantic
1994 starring Jack Nicolson and Michelle Pfeiffer
A man driving alone at night on a New England Highway,
finds a wolf laying down in the middle of the road. When he stops to find
out what's happening, the wolf bites him and run away. A few days after
this man begins to feel some strange changes on his body, until he converts
into a weirwolf.
1994 starring Justine Bateman and (a surprise to
me!) the car now owned by meself, the GoMoG Webmaster. After
a brutal attack leaves Lisa Temple without her memory, her husband
declares that she is another woman. She begins to find out just what that
means when she begins to try to recover that lost memory.
Rosamunde Pilcher - Das Ende eines Sommers
(End of Summer)
1994 Starring Iris Junik and Diego Wallraff. Directed
by Hans-Jurgen Tugel.
A movie made in Germany/Austria, with a story in Scotland.
The lawyer of one of the players drives a BRG Morgan +8 with red interior.
The plot revolves around the heritage of a grandmother in a Scottish family.
My Girl 2
1994 Starring Dan Aykroyd, Jamie Lee Curtis, Anna Chlumsky
and Austin O'Brien
The plot involves the main character, Vada Sultenfuss,
going to Los Angeles for the spring break to learn more about her deceased
biological mother. Vada has spring break coming up, and an assignment:
to do an essay on someone she admires and has never met. She decides she
wants to do an assignment on her mother, but quickly realizes she knows
very little about her. She manages to get her father (Aykroyd) to agree
to let her go to LA to stay with her uncle and do some research on her
mother. Once in LA, she finds herself under the protection of Nick (O'Brien),
the son of Phil's girlfriend, who at first is very annoyed at losing his
own spring break to escort a "hick girl" around town. However, he soon
becomes more involved in the difficult search. A Morgan Plus 4 DHC makes
Dream for an Insomniac
1997 Starring Ione Skye, Jennifer Aniston and McKenzie
Astin. Girl leads a
lonely life until she meets the boy of her dreams. The
boy, however, has a
live-in girlfriend. There is a scene where a condom is
demonstration is on the hood of a silver/blue (two tone)
to the Perverted
1997 Starring Guinevere Turner. A minister on a moral
crusade employs a young
computer whizzkid to infiltrate the London S?M scene.
The whiz has to gather
evidence of physical "assaults" in order for the Minister
to prosecute but our boy
unwittingly gets drawn in and falls for the grand Mistress.
Blue Morgan Plus 8
appears about halfway through the film.
1997 Starring John Nettles, Daniel Casey, Nick Farrell.
Police detectivesare called to investigate the murder of a beautiful South
American model. She is found with a necktie wrapped around her throat and
a suspect's watch at the crime scene. Thanks to Bart Schenk
of the Morgan Club of Holland for for finding this one.
1998 starring Janine Turner and Hal Holbrook
In a made-for televison, poor quality variation of the
and the Beast plot an artist finds that she is unexpectedly
drawn to a deformed and reclusive author whose portrait she must paint.
The artist/Beast drives a MogNW Morgan 1969 Morgan +8 owned by Al Allison
of North Vancouver. David McCrossan
1999 starring Alex Baldwin
A made for HBO effort where two master thieves go at
odds with one another as one sets the other up for a crime. The first (Alec
Baldwin), a suave pro who does his job and then hides in his own privacy,
listening to old jazz records and caring for his ailing dog, Wally. The
other (Michael Jai White) is a local gangster with a taste for the finer
life, who decides to eliminate the competition. This ignites a war between
the two men and their aides. An angry mob boss (David Byrd) and a female
police officer (Rebecca De Mornay) try to sort the mess before things get
too out of hand. Many thanks for this one to Dale Martin who now owns the
Plus 8 driven in the movie.
2000 starring Gary Bakewell.
Gary Bakewell is really trading in on his resemblance
to Paul McCartney being as this is the second time that he has played the
man. He also does a credible job at it. The title of this movie is a little
deceiving as it doesn't really tell the story of Linda, but more about
her marriage to Paul. The love story between them is, as always, inspiring
and Elizabeth Mitchell does a good job as Linda. The movie shows
Paul McCartney driving a green Morgan in the 1960's. The car is actually
a 1955 Morgan Plus 4 owned by Fred Ernst of West Vancouver. Larry
2000 starring Keifer Sutherland, Rebecca de Mornay
A detective falls for the man she's supposed to be investigating
- until he frames her for murder. Sutherland drives Mike Hattem's snappy
white Morgan Plus 8 in the film.
2000 starring Charlie Sheen and directed by Emilio Estevez
This is a movie biography of the Mitchell Brothers who
opened up a successful San Francisco strip club.
Sheen drives a red 8 interim cowled Plus 4. Many thanks
to Chris Wnek for this contribution.
a Girl Like You
2000 Sienna Guillory joins Rupert Graves and Hugh Bonneville
to take her first leading role in Andrew Daviesí adaptation of Kingsley
Amisí 20th century classic playing on BBC television. A BRG 4/4 Morgan
plays a supporting role.
Addendum by David Spraggett
Your details regarding the Morgan in this BBC film are
incorrect. The car is a BRG +4 4 seater (Chassis No. 3436, reg SLB
930) from 1956. I know because I own it!
Bassett: England Manager
2001 Ricky Tomlinson. A series of mishaps forces
the powers that be to choose a minor league soccer manager to lead the
nation's team to the World Cup. The acting debut for the Aero 8.
2003 US Television Series Mark Harmon, Michael
Weatherly, Pauley Perrette, David McCallum
Leading the NCIS (Naval Criminal Investigative Service)
team that operates outside of the military chain of command is Special
Agent Jethro Gibbs, a highly skilled investigator and interrogator who
is smart, tough and willing to bend the rules to get the job done. Working
under Gibbs is Special Agent Anthony DiNozzo, a former homicide detective
who joined NCIS just a few years ago but who has instincts that come only
from working on the streets. Joining them are Agent Caitlin Todd, a tough
former Secret Service agent who's gone head-to-head with Gibbs in the past,
and forensics specialist Abby Sciuto, a gifted scientist whose dark wit
matches her goth-style hair and clothes. Assisting the team is medical
examiner Dr. Donald "Ducky" Mallard, who knows it all because he's seen
it all (and drives Bruce Marshall's 1964 4/4 series V comp!).
Bright Young Things
2003 A comedy-drama film directed by Stephen Fry,. making
his directorial debut. Starring Emily Mortimer, Stephen Campbell
Moore James McAvoy, Michael Sheen, David Tennant, Fenella
Woolgar, Dan Aykroyd, Jim Broadbent, Simon Callow, Jim Carter, Stockard
Channing, Richard E. Grant, Julia McKenzie and Sir John Mills (in
his final film role).
It is an adaptation of Evelyn Waugh's satirical 1930 novel
Vile Bodies.The central plot is a romance story, but the film provides
social commentary on younger people in the 1930s, as well as society in
general. The lead character, Adam, is played by Stephen Campbell Moore
in his screen debut. A 1932 Morgan Super Sports Three Wheeler makes an
2004 Gerard Lanvin as San-Antonio, G?rard Depardieu as
The first movie to feature an Aero 8.
Comedy. While a terrorist epidemic strikes world leaders,
the commissaire San-Antonio and his partner, the lieutenant B?rurier, have
to escort the French ambassador in a British hotel. But after B?rurier
gets sidetracked into one more little sex affair.., San-Antonio witnesses
the ambassador's abduction, organized by a gorgeous Italian girl. Back
to Paris, San-Antonio is fired by his police chief, Achille Hachille. A
real godsent for B?rurier, who gets promoted in his stead. But soon, the
situation degenerates, when the president of the Republic mysteriously
disappears. Immediate reaction from Police Minister : San-Antonio is the
only one who can save the day. He has 48 hours and a secret squad to find
the president. At the Elys?e, San-Antonio finds B?rurier, the official
investigator. But now, it's every man for himself : who will be the first
to find the President? There are multiple trails: terrorists, unscrupulous
banks, international dealers, dishonest politicians, pretty woman with
very convincing arguments...
Fisher King" An Episode in the Midsomer Murders TV Series
January 2004 Starring John Nettles and John Hopkins.
Thirty years ago, Roger Heldman, notorious in the locality as a womaniser,
died one night at the site of an archeological dig on the ancient mound
of Midsomer Barrow, on his land. Now his only legitimate child, Gareth
Heldman, is killed by a violent blow from a Celtic spear that was taken
from the mound's central chamber. Local antiquities author David Hartley-Reade,
who is widely known to be an illegitimate son of Heldman's, asks his widow
for permission to hold a midsummer ceremony on the mound, invoking the
possibility of an inheritance claim on the land to persuade her. As the
reasons for wanting to hold the ceremony start to be realised, he is shot
in the back with an arrow in front of the large crowd gathered there. Barnaby
and Scott's investigation stirs up a maze of twisted relationships, professional
jealousies and lies festering within the picturesque village community,
as they discover other illegitimate children of Heldman's.
In the beginning of the mystery, you can see a red Morgan
Plus 8. numberplate FJ03PVF.
2004 UK Television Series.
Also known as Chris Barrie's Massive Engines. A Morgan
of '70s vintage.
2004 A direct-to-video action/adventure drama film starring
Steven Seagal, directed by Po-Chih Leong and written by Trevor Miller and
James Townsend. Steven Segal plays William Lancing, a former covert agent
turned survivalist, tracking a human trafficking ring and trying to rescue
his pen pal, Irena, a thirteen year old orphan from Poland who he has taught
to use secret codes. When the letters suddenly stop coming, Lansing heads
to Poland to figure out why. He discovers that the orphanage that she was
staying in is a cover for a human trafficking network. With the codes,
she keeps him updated on where she is taken until the rescue!
2005 Swedish Television Series. Crime drama. Kurt
Wallander is a fictional Swedish police inspector created by author Henning
Mankell. The protagonist of many of Mankell's novels, he lives and works
in the town of Ystad, outside the city of Malmö in the southern province
of Skåne, Sweden. Wallander was born in approximately 1948, and has
been divorced since his wife, Mona, left him. He has one daughter, Linda,
who eventually joins the police force as well. He has few close friends
and had a tempestuous relationship with his elderly father prior to his
death. In the episode Bröderna, ("the Brothers) a Connaught Green
Morgan 4/4 can be spotted.
September 2005. Series Crime Drama. Director James
Whitmore Jr. Starring Michael Weatherly (Special Agent Tony DiNozzo),
Sean Murray (Special Agent Tim McGee) Mark Harmon (Special Agent Leroy
Jethro Gibbs), David McCallum (Dr. Ducky Mallard), Pauley Perrette
(Forensics Specialist Abby
Sciuto). Ari is at it again! He kidnaps Ducky to get Gibbs off the trail
of his accomplice, who tries to help Ari get away. Gibbs decides to use
the new Mossad Agent Ziva David to his advantage. She is Ari's control
agent in the Mossad. Ari sends a decoy sniper to get Gibbs off of his trail.
Gibbs catches on and sets up a trap for the terrorist. Fortunately for
Gibbs, Ari shows up and admits to killing Kate just to cause Gibbs pain.
He says Gibbs reminds him of his own father who didn't care about him except
to make an agent out of him. He trains the gun on Gibbs, ready to shoot
and suddenly a shot echoes from the top of Gibbs' basement stairs. Ziva
is there, and has shot Ari. Ducky drives his own 1954 Morgan 4/4. He restored
the car himself.
By the Pricking of My Thumbs 2006 Movie made for Television. Geraldine
McEwan as Miss Jane Marple with a 1952 Morgan 4/4 Flat Rad. When
Tommy and Tuppence visit an elderly aunt in her nursing home, Tuppence
is concerned by the odd behavior of some staff and residents. So when Tuppence
hears about Aunt Ada's sudden death and the disappearance of her friend
Mrs Lancaster, she realizes her concerns were right. Tuppence meets Miss
Marple and together they follow a path of clues that lead them to the Norfolk
village of Farrell St Edmund, where they find a community guarding an array
of secrets. Only by getting to the bottom of these secrets do they begin
to unravel the truth about the mystery of Aunt Ada's death and Mrs Lancaster's
2007 Starring Emma Roberts, Josh Flitter,
Max Thieriot, Rachael Leigh Cook and Tate Donovan.
The famous girl detective goes to Los Angeles California
with her father, there on business. While she's there she happens upon
a mystery that involves a murdered movie actress, and her mystery unknown
daughter. Nancy finds out who her daughter is and she happily inherits
all of her mother's wealth. At the end of the movie, returned back home,
Ned and Nancy kiss their first actual kiss.! A beautiful red Californian
Morgan makes a star appearance in the film.
2007 Starring Sarah Michelle Gellar, Alec Baldwin
Brett, from the suburbs, is an associate editor at a
small New York publishing hous. She meets a literary lion, Archie Knox,
who's 50. Brett is soon dating Archie, then moves in with him. He's charming,
attentive, and gives advice. He also has a history - ex-wives, a distant
daughter, a couple of diseases, and a photo album of former girlfriends.
However, he also has a blue Morgan Plus 8!
2008 Starring Marius Gottlieb and Marloes van der Wel.
Directed by Dave Schram
Dutch film made for a teen audiences. One of the scenes
takes place in the Morgan garage of Klaas Booji, a friend to all Moggers
including this Webmaster! Many thanks to Bart Schenk for this contribution
to the Movie collection.
||Who is Clark Rockefeller?
2010 Starring Eric McCormack. A con man presents
himself as Clark Rockefeller, a member of the famous Rockefeller Family.
The movie is not especially good. However, there was a lovingly photographed
view of a BRG/Cannaught Green late model trad Morgan, from the side view.
As the car is being driven by Clark Rockefeller (played badly by Eric Macormack)
the camera pans a side view from the front bumper, passing rearward over
the grill, cowel, bonnet and then side door and cockpit. It is LHD,
w/o side curtains, and the car appears to be in brilliant condition.
It appears about 80% through the movie. (Contributed by Audrey Morris and
Art Greenberg). The picture below is of Tom Van Zuiden, the former editor of Toronto's
MSCCC's Blurb, the Club's newsletter.
Edoardo Leo and Marco Bonini
18 anni dopo (18 Years Later)
2010 Starring Edoardo Leo and Marco Bonini. To dispose
of their fatherís ashes, two estranged brothers are forced to travel across
Italy together in a Morgan 4-seater. The brothers havenít spoken since
their mother died years ago. Sophisticated Mirko has been working in London
as a successful merchant banker while Genziano has been helping with the
family business. When their father dies, the two brothers discover his
last wish is to have his ashes laid to rest in a small cemetery in Calabria.
The only catch is that the two brothers must make the journey together
in the familyís vintage car. found by Steve Stierman
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