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Wrecking Ball Hits Car In Ney York Video | Not Real – Movie Shoot For ‘The Other Guys’

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Wrecking Ball Hits Car In Ney York Video | Not Real – Movie Shoot For ‘The Other Guys’

Oh noes, run for your lives, there’s a dirty great wrecking ball out of control in New York!

There’s actually not, no matter what some video descriptions will have you believe. Instead, this clip shows a scene being shot for The Other Guys, a new comedy cop movie starring Mark Wahlberg and Will Ferrell.

When I first saw this video I was gobsmacked. It looked as though a passing car had indeed been smashed in the side by a wayward wrecking ball. However, watching a better quality version of the clip shows the truth.

The car sets off from a standing start, you can see the lever used to flip the car, and you can see the rope attached to the wrecking ball to control its descent. Mystery solved.

The only intriguing thing left about this video is the bus which swings in front of the camera right after the hit. It has a poster advertising Astro Boy on the side, leading some to suggest this is a viral advertising effort.

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  1. JM in San Diego CA

    May 29, 2010 at 7:03 pm

    When I saw the clip, I was struck by the way the pedestrians/bystanders calmly walked in the direction of the wrecked car. They were strolling, as if they’d just picked up a sandwich at the deli. This is very much unlike how people would normally behave. At least half of them would be thinking of tryng to rescue victims and they would have raced over to the car..

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