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Talk:Citroën DS

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The Citroën DS is seen in many films and television shows, notably:

  • The Day of the Jackal from 1973 features the reenactment of one of the famous moments in French history, the failed 1962 assassination attempt on Charles De Gaulle in his DS, by OAS terrorists upset about de Gaulle's Algeria policies. In the actual incident, the shots had blown two of the tires, but the car could still escape at high speed; this is a normal characteristic of DS model driving behavior.
  • The DS plays a major role in the 1983 film Scarface, where the character played by Al Pacino refuses to ignite a car bomb attached to a DS traversing New York City en route to the United Nations (although the refusal is for humane reasons - Scarface did not want to kill the target's children riding with the target).

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  • Cold Fever (1995) is about a young Japanese man from Tokyo who travels to Iceland and ends up taking a road trip across the island in a DS.

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  • The Goddess of 1967 (2000), directed by Clara Law, is about a young Japanese man from Tokyo who travels to Australia to buy a 1967 DS and ends up taking a road trip across the Outback in the car.

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  • Fantômas – A 1964 film about a fictional French master criminal.

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  • Le Samourai – Alain Delon's hitman character carried a large ring of keys that enabled him to steal any DS he encountered.

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  • Novocaine (2001) – Steve Martin's character, Dr Frank Sangster DDS, drives a Euro-spec DS in what appears to be the current day suburbs of Chicago.

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  • Sam Shepard and Julie Delpy take a langourous, beautifully photographed drive from Paris to Rome in a 1960 DS, in Volker Schlöndorff's 1991 film The Voyager (Homo Faber).

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  • Pee-Wee's Big Adventure (1985) involves a Francophile and ends in a drive-in movie with a DS convertible.

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  • Wonder Boys – in the 1995 book by Michael Chabon, Sara Gaskell (the pregnant, adulterous college chancellor) drives a rare cherry-red convertible DS; in Curtis Hanson and Steve Kloves’s 2000 film adaptation the character played by Frances McDormand drives a more prosaic white 4 door sedan; the car develops directional headlights in the last scene with Michael Douglas.

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  • The policemen in the 1977 American TV series "CHiPs" notice a DS driving on three wheels on the highway.

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  • Peter Graves drives a silver 1966 DS21H Pallas in an off-road car chase in "Morocco" - American TV series Mission:Impossible

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  • I ♥ Huckabees – Dustin Hoffman's character drives one.

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  • Munich – In the 2006 Steven Spielberg film, the DS owned by the informant Louis is prominently featured.

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  • In Back to the Future II, the DS is used as a taxi from the distant future. It is also seen crashed on the side of the street Marty wanders down in 1985A.
  • In the early seasons of Buffy the Vampire Slayer television series, Buffy's mentor Giles owns a Citroën DS. Buffy, unimpressed, says "One of these days, you're going to have to get a grown-up car". In one episode, it is crashed (presumably totalled) as they are trying to escape from evil beings.

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  • In the Dutch movie Zoeken naar Eileen, a DS is crashed in a tunnel.

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  • Invisible Waves – in Pen-Ek Ratanaruang's 2006 film, a black DS is featured prominently in the scenes shot in Phuket, Thailand.

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  • In Life Aquatic, as Team Zissou lands on the island to storm the Hotel Citroën, a dishevelled 1956 DS can be seen in the distance on the beach.

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  • Christopher Lee's villain is chauffeur-driven in a black DS in 1978's Return from Witch Mountain.

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  • The DS can also be seen in Crooklyn, Simone, Sliding Doors, The Green Berets, Ali, Team America: World Police, Bandits, Real Genius, Catch Me if You Can, The Odessa File, CQ, French Kiss, The Mad Adventures of Rabbi Jacob, The Protectors, Mr Jolly Lives Next Door, Jack the Bear, National Lampoon's European Vacation, Back to the Future Part II, Lord of War and The Da Vinci Code.
  • Duncan MacLeod from the television series Highlander: The Series drives a DS whenever he is in France.
  • In Mel Brooks' original 1968 cinema version of The Producers, a black DS delivers socialites to the premiére of Springtime for Hitler.
  • A DS or ID is used to transport Vietnamese Army officials to a field camp in a flashback scene in Spy Game.
  • The former prime minister of Rhodesia (Zimbabwe) Ian Smith can be seen in some old photographs leaning on the wing of an Estate version of the car shortly after the 1964 election.
  • A drawing of a Citroën DS converted to a hover car can be seen in the opening credits of the TV series Eureka, about a town in the Northern United States populated by various scientific Boffins.
  • A rare DS convertible is driven by the character Irene Cassini in Gattaca.
  • In several episodes of the TV series Crossing Jordan, fictitious character Dr. Garret Macy is seen at the wheel of his DS.
  • One episode of the TV animé Gate Keepers has the Commander character driving a DS pursued by a cyborg in a racing-modified C10 Nissan Skyline.
  • A DS Safari plays a central role in the 2006 film Driving Lessons.
  • A DS serves as personal transport for Ugandan dictator Idi Amin in the 2006 film The Last King of Scotland. In a key scene, the DS hits a cow, and Amin thus meets the doctor from Scotland.
  • The Griswald family drives a DS from France to Germany in National Lampoon's European Vacation (1985),ultimately crushing it in an alley running from a German mob.