*WARNING: Spoilers ahead for Gunpowder Milkshake*
Gunpowder Milkshake arrived on our screens in July and is one of the most unique action films in years.
Directed by Navot Papushado, the film shakes up the genre with its female-led cast, inventive fight scenes and one of the most original car chases film fans have seen in years.
As a result, Sam’s car in Gunpowder Milkshake has become one of the stars of the film in its own right.
Release date and plot
Gunpowder Milkshake arrived on screens in the US, Canada and the Nordics via Netflix on July 14th and follows in cinemas around the world from July 15th.
Cinema release dates vary depending on the country in question with fans in the UK and Ireland having to wait until September 17th.
Starring Karen Gillan, Lena Heady, Angela Bassett and Chloe Coleman, the film follows Sam, a girl who was abandoned by her assassin mother and grew up to become a cold-blooded hitwoman herself.
After a high-stakes mission spins out of control and puts innocent 8-year-old Emily in danger, Sam chooses to turn against The Firm and tracks down her mother and hitwoman sidekicks to raise hell against the manipulative organisation that has dominated their lives.
What is the car in Gunpowder Milkshake?
- Sam’s car is a Porsche 944.
The 944 was made by Porsche between 1982 and 1991 and is an 80s icon as a result.
More than 163,000 cars were produced and the range featured a variety of models that differed in power and aspiration, ranging from 143 bhp to 247 bhp for the top-of-the-range turbocharged version.
According to HotCars.com, a Porsche 944 would cost between $9,000 and $24,000 in March 2021 depending on the model and its condition while some 944 Turbos can sell for around $30,000.
As Sam’s signature ride, the car is a star of the film in its own right, most notably in a thoroughly original car chase that sees Emily having to steer while Sam controls the pedals and deals with the pursuing bad guys.
Fans react to Sam’s car
Following the release of Gunpowder Milkshake, social media has been abuzz with fans praising the choice of car and its use in the thrilling chase scene.
One fan on Twitter wrote: “Watching Gunpowder Milkshake and this red 944 might be the best hero car I’ve seen in a long time.”
While another added: “Well, that’s a fresh take on the car chase scene. LOL BONKERS! BONKERS! I love it! #GunpowderMilkshake“
Writer and director of Art of Self-Defense and Faults, Riley Stearns, said: “There’s a car “chase” scene in Gunpowder Milkshake that’s one of the cooler action scenes I’ve seen in a while. Can’t get over the duo of Karen Gillan and Chloe Coleman.”
And finally, this fan commented: “Just watched gunpowder milkshake and it was awesome my favorite part is the car chase in the garage with the girl driving, a first and awesome chase, sure to be copied in a lot of action moves.”
Gunpowder Milkshake is available to stream now on Netflix in the US, Canada and the Nordics after releasing on July 14th, 2021.