Iconic Ford Mustang chase scene re-enacted on FOX

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This picture truly is worth a thousand words.  What Ford Mustang fan does NOT know what movie this still comes from?  If you don’t know, please just take a seat “over there” while the true blue Mustang fans bask in the awesome-sauce tribute hitting the airwaves within the 2-hour ‘Alcatraz” season finale, tonight on FOX.  The writers and producers of the show are doing their very best to keep it real by featuring a Ford Mustang and a Dodge Charger–only this time around, it’s a 2013 Mustang GT colored in Deep Impact Blue instead.  And yes, before you ask, the filming was completed on the hill-nested streets of San Francisco.

Want more on the story?  Keep reading to see the gritty details as well as a sneak peek in the Press Release which follows…

Press Release

Legendary San Francisco Chase Sequence Re-imagined on ‘Alcatraz’ Two-Hour Season Finale Tonight on FOX

* Iconic 1968 Ford Mustang film chase is re-created for season finale of “Alcatraz” on FOX

* One of the most recognizable cars in the world is back in one of the most recognizable cities. Fans can get a sneak peek before the show airs tonight at http://bit.ly/GUCnwy

DEARBORN, Mich., March 26, 2012 – Scenes of police officers chasing down bad guys in fast cars have been a staple of film and television for decades. Some of the most iconic examples of the breed have involved the Ford Mustang including a 1968 pursuit through the hilly streets of San Francisco.

For the two-hour season finale of the hit FOX TV series Alcatraz(airing tonight at 8 p.m. ET/PT), executive producers J.J. Abrams, Bryan Burk, Jennifer Johnson, Daniel Pyne and Jack Bender have reimagined that legendary sequence. In the series, San Francisco detective Rebecca Madsen (series star Sarah Jones) tracks down inmates who mysteriously disappeared from the maximum security prison when it closed nearly half a century ago and are now reappearing in contemporary San Francisco.

Like the original car chase, the new chase features a Ford Mustang and a Dodge Charger. But this time, with her own mint ’68 ‘Stang unavailable, detective Madsen “borrows” a brand-new Deep Impact Blue 2013 Mustang GT to track down another of those reappearing convicts. The chase was filmed on many of the same streets and corners traveled by the 1968 characters.

“It’s such an iconic chase and such an iconic moment in San Francisco history and cinematic history. It actually worked out in a magical way because this chase scene became central to the final pursuit in the final episode,” said executive producer Pyne. “It was so exciting to work with Ford and the city of San Francisco to re-create the modern-day interpretation of such a legendary moment.”

Fans who want a new Mustang of their own can play the “Legends of Alcatraz” alternate reality game online at http://www.legendsofalcatraz.com for a chance to win one. Visitors can use their mental skills to solve the puzzles for more chances to win. The Legends sweepstakes is open until 9 p.m. PDT on March 31, 2012.

Tune in to the two-hour “Alcatraz” season finale on FOX at 8 p.m. ET/PT tonight to check out the new Mustang in action. Produced by Bonanza Productions in association with Bad Robot Productions and Warner Bros. Television, the series stars Sarah Jones, Jorge Garcia, Jonny Coyne, Parminder Nagra, Jason Butler Harner, Robert Forster and Sam Neill.

“We were so excited to be involved with the new series ‘Alcatraz.’ From the start of the creative discussions with FOX, Warner Bros. Television and the ‘Alcatraz’ producers, it was a natural fit to integrate the Ford Mustang into the high-energy series,” said Crystal Worthem, Ford Brand Content and Alliances manager. “The modern evolution of the new 2013 Mustang paired with the creative storyline of the evolution of the ‘Alcatraz’ story delivered an authentic and exciting experience for viewers.”

The new 2013 Mustang delivers on style and substance, with a new exterior design, updated technology and new driver tools.

New front and rear design features include a more prominent grille and splitter, standard high-intensity discharge (HID) headlamps, signature lighting, painted body-side rockers, dramatic LED taillamps, mirrors with pony projection light and a new wheel lineup. Performance updates include more power in the GT, now delivering 420 horsepower, the addition of SelectShift(tm) to automatic transmissions, new GT Track Package, Hill Start Assist on manual cars, optional leather-trimmed or cloth Recaro seats and functional hood heat extractors on GT.

In addition, a new available 4.2-inch LCD screen features Track Apps, which enables the driver to monitor performance measures such as g-forces, shows acceleration times in quarter-mile and 0-60 increments, and displays braking times, complete with automatic and countdown starts. New Shaker audio systems provide a complete acoustic experience that simulates being at a live performance.

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