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[unsolved] fire truck falls into water

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[unsolved] fire truck falls into water

Postby livelove » Thu Apr 12, 2018 7:43 pm

That's the only thing I remember: A fire truck falls into water.

Since that's not a very common scene, please don't hesitate to post any movie you know that includes such a scene.
many thanks

PS: From what I remember the place where the truck fell into the water looked something like this:
https://i.imgur.com/ZSYHgEz.jpg (but that's NOT a still from the movie)
How do you call this place actually? A pier?

If memory serves me correctly, I think the movie goes something like this:
Someone drives a truck (possibly a fire truck) and is chased by police/FBI/SWAT teams. I think the driver drives the truck off the pier and into the water and manages to swim away/dive/escape. A few moments later the pursuers arrive at the pier, a few of their vehicles gather there on the pier and I think (but am not sure) a helicopter also lands there.

The upshot is: Please post if you know a movie ...
1) ... in which a fire truck falls into water (any kind of water: a pier, a river, an ocean, really anything wet),
or
2) ... in which a truck (any kind, not necessarily a fire truck) is driven off a pier,
or
3) ... which resembles to my description or otherwise rings a bell with you.

thank you.
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Re: fire truck falls into water

Postby ribcage » Mon Apr 16, 2018 12:56 pm

The escape part reminds me of License to Kill, but that was neither a fire truck nor a pier. A View To a Kill had the fire truck, but being my second least favorite 007, I can't recall the outcome of that chase.

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Re: fire truck falls into water

Postby ribcage » Mon Apr 16, 2018 1:04 pm

Looking at the image again makes me vaguely think of a Lethal Weapon movie. They certainly used trucks and water alot, though again my memory is lousy.

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Re: fire truck falls into water

Postby undinum » Mon Apr 16, 2018 4:27 pm

Probably not it, but What's Up, Doc? came to mind. Crazy chase with no fire trucks but with a bunch of cars flying off a pier into water at the end

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Re: fire truck falls into water

Postby livelove » Mon Apr 16, 2018 10:58 pm

@everyone: thanks for all your help! much appreciated!

ribcage wrote:The escape part reminds me of License to Kill, but that was neither a fire truck nor a pier. A View To a Kill had the fire truck, but being my second least favorite 007, I can't recall the outcome of that chase.

To be honest, the outcome of the chase is the part I remember the least. I'm quite sure the escape was successful, but how exactly it took place, I don't recall exactly. The most important point to me is the (fire?) truck being driven into the water, probably off a pier. I'm also quite sure it wasn't a James Bond movie. The fire truck in "A view to a kill" was driven into the water? If yes, I will have a look nevertheless.

ribcage wrote:Looking at the image again

the image is a still from the 2001 movie "Heist" suggested by BadCosmonaut in the other thread: heist: liquefied gold bars pumped into fire truck. It is not the movie I'm looking for, though. I don't know whether the liquefied-gold-pumped-into-firetruck movie is the same movie as the truck-falls-into-water movie, or if these are separate movies.

ribcage wrote: makes me vaguely think of a Lethal Weapon movie. They certainly used trucks and water alot, though again my memory is lousy.

Lethal Weapon is a good suggestion. It would match the time period and I agree that technically the scene wouldn't feel out-of-place in there. I will have a look if possible. If there are Lethal Weapon fans around here, who could confirm or deny, I would of course be appreciative.

undinum wrote:Probably not it, but What's Up, Doc? came to mind. Crazy chase with no fire trucks but with a bunch of cars flying off a pier into water at the end

Many thanks, but cars don't count ;) it really would have to be something big, like a truck, a fire truck or something similar. I watched your clip though, very entertaining :) There are cars flying off a pier into the water and even police units gathering at the pier ... wow, very close I have to admit!

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Re: [unsolved] fire truck falls into water

Postby ribcage » Mon Apr 16, 2018 11:19 pm

I'll say that I'm confident in a lack of fire trucks in Lethal Weapon, just that trucks, water, and locale are similar to your description.

The only other actual fire truck I found was from Con Air, though there is nothing else remotely like what you suggested in that movie.

A View To A Kill ends with the fire truck getting across a drawbridge just as its going up and an elongated sequence of police cars that failed to keep pace getting destroyed.

Also, thanks to this I watched a pretty cool chase from Fire Down Below which I assume was the only good part of the movie.

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Re: [unsolved] fire truck falls into water

Postby livelove » Tue Apr 17, 2018 1:14 am

ribcage wrote:I'll say that I'm confident in a lack of fire trucks in Lethal Weapon, just that trucks, water, and locale are similar to your description.

truck falling into water will do :) I will have a look.

ribcage wrote:The only other actual fire truck I found was from Con Air, though there is nothing else remotely like what you suggested in that movie.

fire truck falls into water ?

ribcage wrote:A View To A Kill ends with the fire truck getting across a drawbridge just as its going up and an elongated sequence of police cars that failed to keep pace getting destroyed.

ok, so it doesn't actually come into contact with water ?

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Re: [unsolved] fire truck falls into water

Postby ribcage » Tue Apr 17, 2018 1:29 am

Con Air and A View To A Kill unfortunately both lack the water element. I would think that fire truck chase scenes are rare enough that after trying a couple search strings on YouTube something would have come up. I'm hesitant to believe only two movies ever have had a fire truck chase, but I do think I'll simmer on the other elements of your memory, separate from that fire truck, to see if anything surfaces.

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Re: [unsolved] fire truck falls into water

Postby livelove » Tue Apr 17, 2018 1:44 am

ribcage wrote:Con Air and A View To A Kill unfortunately both lack the water element.

ok, then it doesn't match. The requirement is:
• either a fire truck falling into water
• or some truck being driven off a pier into water
(Could of course be both.) I don't think, however, that I'm wrong on both counts.

ribcage wrote:I would think that fire truck chase scenes are rare enough that after trying a couple search strings on YouTube something would have come up. I'm hesitant to believe only two movies ever have had a fire truck chase

yes, I think that's kind of rare. The only other movie I know is Terminator 3.

Unfortunately from my experience finding movie scenes via search strings on google or youtube fails surprisingly often, even for quite famous movie scenes. I was never able to retrieve movies that way. For me only p2p worked, like here, or sometimes the IMDB keywords. Last year I worked through IMDB's entire "fire truck" keyword list but had no success that way.

ribcage wrote:but I do think I'll simmer on the other elements of your memory, separate from that fire truck, to see if anything surfaces.

thanks so much

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Re: [unsolved] fire truck falls into water

Postby zak88lx » Tue Apr 17, 2018 6:35 pm

There is a scene in the TV show Hawaii Five-O where an armored vehicle is driven off a pier into the water.
And it was being chased by Police.

Not a movie, but maybe the scene you were thinking of?
http://hawaiifiveo.wikia.com/wiki/Heihei_(episode)

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