Thread Number: 36595  /  Tag: 50s/60s/70s Vacuum Cleaners
Unknown Vintage Prop Vacuum In "Deadline Auto Theft"
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Post# 391912   5/13/2018 at 03:06 by huskyvacs (Northern Indiana)        

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I was watching a car chase movie Saturday night by the name of "Deadline Auto Theft", and I caught this canister vac being used in the background at a car wash. Thought it would be interesting to show here, and maybe someone might know what it is? It was funny, the guy was supposed to be a pill junkie and was totally wasted on the job and let a car get stolen right in front of him. The movie came out in 1983.

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Post# 391915 , Reply# 1   5/13/2018 at 07:10 by kenkart (Mocksville, NC)        

Tank.Made by Birtman.

Post# 391916 , Reply# 2   5/13/2018 at 07:33 by compactc9guy (Bathurst New Brunswick Canada )        
Think its a

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Kenmore canister commander?? if i recall right

Post# 391920 , Reply# 3   5/13/2018 at 10:54 by papasvacs (Lauderdale Lakes, FL)        
That's right!

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It is a Kenmore Commander.

I have that exact model.  Love it.  Great vacuum!

Post# 391954 , Reply# 4   5/14/2018 at 14:08 by s31463221 (Frenchburg, KY)        
Deadline Auto Theft

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I haven't watched that movie in AGES! That was a classic H.B. Halicki film! Same guy that created Gone in 60 Seconds and The Junkman! I do recall that scene with the guy stoned off his gourd and the old vacuum! Thanks for bringing this up!

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