We recently took a second (ok, 14th) look at the movie Ronin, and examined the specific cars used and action sequences seen in the film. Of course, what better way to illustrate our story than with animated .gifs and, well, things just took off from there.
You can read our story on the film here, but for now, enjoy these gifs…with the approximate time they’re seen.
1:27:00 — (Top) After some more plot turns and twists, De Niro’s Sam and Reno’s Vincent end up tracking down Deirdre, Gregor, and Seamus (Jonathan Price) , and chasing them through the streets and highways of the French capital. While Deirdre (Natascha McElhone) has the mighty M5, De Niro gets the worst end of the stick—pardon the pun—in a Peugeot 406. De Niro’s character must be an amazing driver, because the Peugeot 406, even in top spec, doesn’t seem competitive with the M5. Still, nice heel and toe work from De Niro, as the camera cuts to his feet working the pedals every now and then.
23:30 — After loading up with some supplies for the job, the crew is ambushed by folks with bad intentions in a 7 Series. De Niro and his crew take them down, but in the distance, we hear sirens. The Gendarmes must be on their way, but their pitiful Peugeots are no match for the raw power of a NOS-boosted S8. Larry powerslides the S8 around Paris with ease, but Sean Bean gets a bit car-sick…
45:30 — De Niro fires out the sunroof of the Benz. We’re pretty sure that’s not what a sunroof is for, but the shot is effective. The chase is on!