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I know - we've started several threads, identifying movies and tv shows in which R107's appear. I was researching this topic tonight and found what is supposed to be the definitive source. Here is his list:

SL Roadster - Series R 107 (produced 1971 - 1989)
Charley Varrick, 1973 
starring Walter Matthau, Joe Don Baker and Felicia Farr
California Suite, 1978
starring Jane Fonda, Alan Alda and Maggie Smith
American Gigolo, 1980 
starring Richard Gere, Lauren Hutton and Hector Elizondo
Caddyshack, 1980 
starring Chevy Chase, Rodney Dangerfield and Bill Murray
S.O.B., 1981
starring Julie Andrews, William Holden and Marisa Berenson
Max Dugan Returns, 1983 
starring Jason Robards, Marsha Mason and Donald Sutherland
Never Say Never Again (James Bond 007), 1983 
starring Sean Connery, Kim Basinger and Klaus Maria Brandauer
Beverly Hills Cop, 1984 
starring Eddie Murphy, Judge Reinhold and John Ashton
Tightrope, 1984 
starring Clint Eastwood, Geneviève Bujold and Alison Eastwood
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2, 1986
starring Dennis Hopper, Caroline Williams and Jim Siedow
Barfly, 1987 
starring Mickey Rourke, Faye Dunaway and Alice Krige
Beverly Hills Cop II, 1987
starring Eddie Murphy, Jürgen Prochnow and Brigitte Nielsen
Some Kind of Wonderful, 1987
starring Eric Stoltz, Mary Stuart Masterson and Lea Thompson
A Fish called Wanda, 1988
starring John Cleese, Jamie Lee Curtis and Kevin Kline
Beaches, 1988 
starring Bette Midler, Barbara Hershey and John Heard
K-9, 1989 
starring James Belushi, Mel Harris and Kevin Tigh
Police Academy 6: City Under Siege, 1989 
starring Bubba Smith, David Graf and Michael Winslow
Lionheart, 1990
starring Jean-Claude Van Damme, Harrison Page and Deborah Rennard
The Rookie, 1990 (plus 300 SL Gullwing and R 129) 
starring Clint Eastwood, Charlie Sheen and Raul Julia
L.A. Story, 1991
starring Steve Martin, Victoria Tennant and Sarah Jessica Parker
Delirious, 1991
starring John Candy, Mariel Hemingway and Emma Samms
Straight Talk, 1992
starring Dolly Parton, James Woods and Griffin Dunne
Passenger 57, 1992 (plus R 129) 
starring Wesley Snipes, Bruce Payne and Tom Sizemore
The Bodyguard, 1992
starring Kevin Costner, Whitney Houston and Gary Kemp
Casino, 1995 (plus 190 SL)
starring Sharon Stone, Robert De Niro and Joe Pesci
Hollow Man, 2000 
starring Kevin Bacon, Elisabeth Shue and Josh Brolin
Gone in Sixty Seconds, 2000 (plus R 129) 
starring Nicolas Cage, Angelina Jolie and Giovanni Ribisi
Jackass: The Movie, 2002
starring Johnny Knoxville, Bam Margera and Chris Pontius
In her Shoes, 2005 
starring Toni Collette, Cameron Diaz and Shirley MacLaine
No Strings Attached, 2011
starring Natalie Portman, Ashton Kutcher and Kevin Kline
Starsky & Hutch, TV Series 1975 - 1979 (plus 190 SL and SL Pagoda)
Dallas, TV Series 1978 - 1991 (plus R 129)
Hart to Hart, TV Series 1979 - 1984
The A-Team, TV Series 1983 - 1987 (plus 190 SL and SL Pagoda)
Miami Vice, TV Series 1984 - 1989
CSI: Miami, TV Series 2002 - 2011 (plus R 230)
Everybody Hates Chris, TV Series 2005 - 2009 (plus R 230)
 

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nice try, but its seems to be missing at least 3 that I know of, one where a 107 featured very prominently, I'd say the existing thread is more comprehensive.

Doesn't mean the effort isn't appreciated, of course!
 

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aye there was a newer movie that I forgot the name of- but its a "in the 80's" movie and one guy is a euro car dealer salesmen and they "joy drive" a 560sl, "They never let me drive the 560!" and it has some nice shots of the front etc etc

or it may be on the list....because I cant remeber the name lol
 

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"Kill The Irishman" 2011. Starring our own Smack. Well his white 450SL had a bit part in it.
 

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This site has a rather large 107 section:

IMCDb.org - Internet Movie Cars Database
 

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In both The Rockford Files and Magnum PI there are fairly prominently featured 107s. This thread has been tried repeatedly in the 126 forum too... The imcdb is probably the best place, but still can't have everything of course.
 

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Watching "Dexter" last night. One of the antagonists was watching/following the lead character in a 107. Dark blue, but hardtop on. Definitely a SL not SLC.

The episode title is "Chemistry".

My son is sort of hooked on it, and I'm sort of following it. SWMBO is the one that got us into it, but she got away from it a while ago and lost interest. I mainly watch to point out the obvious plot twists, thereby pissing off the kid. My job is to get him so disgusted, pissed, grossed out, or frustrated that he will do anything to get away from us. Up to and including getting a job.:D

I'll admit, I'm an evil sadistic bastard. It's a dirty job, and I get to do it.

Scott
 

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Start at 24:00 and watch until 26:00, if you can.

Yes, that's Jonathan Frakes, aka Commander Riker from Star Trek, TNG.

 

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Gangnam Housewives video

Check time 1:45 , there is a red gen2 W107 on this Gangnam Housewives video.

 

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In the TV special “Johnny Carson: The King of Late Night” showing now (depending on where you live) on PBS, there is a scene that shows Johnny getting into a R107 (380SL) and driving to work – I’m assuming in “beautiful downtown Burbank”!
Great show if you were a fan of the old Tonight Show as I am. Lots of memories of watching it as a teenager and young man.
REALLY nice to see him driving a R107!!
In scenes near the end of his Tonight Show tenure he’s shown driving to the “office” in a Corvette!!
Must have been getting senile near the end! LOL!!
 

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In Frost/Nixon at the end of the movie David Frost (played by Michael Sheen) and his girlfriend are seen briefly in a 107.
 

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REALLY nice to see him driving a R107!!
In scenes near the end of his Tonight Show tenure he’s shown driving to the “office” in a Corvette!!
Must have been getting senile near the end! LOL!!
Whoa there Thorpilot.... you can love lobster AND steak too!
 
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