Jim Falls' Couple has Antique Car in Movie

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The new law giving tax breaks to movie companies that film in Wisconsin seems to be bringing more to the state and gives locals a chance to get in on the fun.

A Jim Falls’ couple whose 1931 car was chosen to be in the Johnny Depp movie "Public Enemies" got a surprise when they got to star on screen.

John says, "We submitted the photo and a lot of cars, you know, submitted and our 1931 Model A Ford was selected.

Just one picture, started the ball rolling -- and the movie cameras, too, on the Spiegels.

"Even at that time when we were parked on the street and I didn't realize they'd be doing the shooting right near where we were and then as time progressed, I put it together ‘wow, I’m in the movie’ -- that's pretty exciting," John said.

Then John got to drive his car -- following the bank robber, John Dillinger.

John said, "They said this is your lucky day your going to be part of the scene."

Moments after the scene wrapped...

"This guy comes up to me and asked if I was the guy in the last scene and I said yes and he said I was supposed to be in that scene, so it was just by luck that I got to be in it."

During down-time they explored the set.

Pauline said, "I took in all that was going around in the town and walked around and it was interesting to see how they took what was already historical town and made it even more historical with the store front and the streets."

And were seeing stars…

"He did talk to the woman standing next to me and he said "God Bless" and she started crying, she couldn't believe it."

"We walked into a restaurant and saw actor, he was in the movie “Blade,’” Pauline said, “we got to meet him and get our picture with him, so that was an adventure there.”

For the Spiegels, the trip was an adventure they say they'll never forget.

"And even if our car doesn't make the final cut, its nice to say we were there and were part of it and got to experience it."

John says there is a chance the car could be called on again before filming ends in June.

The movie is expected out the summer of '09.



 
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