Page last updated
5 June 97. Added more X-Files info, added Jurassic Park: The Lost
World section. Fixed typo in The Gods Must be Crazy section.
Unimogs in Movies and on Television
Jurassic Park: The Lost World
Bill Caid says that the movie has a set of new mogs, including a
double-cab being carried by a helicopter. Ben Burden adds:,
Sadly, all of the dirty work is done by M-Class machines. In one
scene, an M was attempting to pull up a large communication center/RV,
sliding all over the place. Of course, if they had a Unimog, half of
their troubles would be over, and there would be no movie.
I suspect the sequel to this episode will be Jurassic Mog: The Lost
Tunguska, parts 1 and 2 (aired in US on 25 Nov 96 and 1 Dec 96).
According to Sevan Ashikian, there are three mogs, a 1970 404, a 1969
406 (driven by Mulder in pt. 2), and a 1959 404 used as a
double for the 406 for the rollover.
Part 1: Christopher Gordon reports that "there was a 45
second shot of a 404.0 (in `Russia') dropping Agent Mulder off."
According to Pearce Owen, there's a photo of the X-Files truck in the Mercedes-Benz Unimog
Journal (Issue 1/1996, p. 21).
Congo 404 pritsche,
right-hand drive. Different engine sound dubbed in. Truck used to
transport second team from airport to jungle. Vehicle now owned by
Stu Smith of California.
Himmel Über Berlin (Wings of
Desire) Small Unimog (406?), blue, used by circus. In medium
shot when circus leaves town.
Midnight Express 21 seconds,
blue police 404S driving through "Istanbul". Scene probably filmed in
Malta. Vehicle now owned by Christian
Falzon. Follow the truck link for pictures.
The Gods Must be Crazy
9 seconds, 3/4 of the way through movie, long shot view of a 404S
pritsche box dropping off boxes of "food" in a grass field.
The Gods Must be Crazy II
12 seconds, first 1/4 of movie, full frame shots of: 404S Unimogs in
a convoy, pritsche boxes and one with a large generator set-up on bed.
Iron Eagle III
14 seconds, last 1/4 of movie, full frame shots of a 404S pritsche
box Unimog being loaded with "loot" by "villians" before air attack.
72 seconds, (last 10 minutes of movie), long shots and extreme close-up
shots of a white U1300 (guess is ex-military, by roof hatch) doors
removed, being driven across burnt out rain forest in South America.
Killers of the Wild
Unable to find this in the Internet Movie Database.
1978? wildlife adventure film, shot in Argentina.