The crazy story behind the Dodge Charger in The Man From Toronto

While it didn’t crush box office sales, the Kevin Hart-led comedy still had one of the coolest movie cars ever


When Kevin Hart stars in a comedy, we know it’s going to be special. When Hart bought his Grand National a few months ago, we were all introduced to his taste in vehicles and his like-minded gear-oriented approach. Hart starred in hundreds of comedies, from Central intelligence service until Jumanjibut none of them have characterized his car taste as strongly as any of his latest Netflix movies, The guy from Toronto.


With a 1969 Cleverness Charger 440 R/T as his co-star Woody Harrelson’s favorite car, the Charger plays a vital role in the film. The film follows Hart who gets caught up in Harrelson’s hitman gig and uses his car as his vessel of choice. The vehicle in question is called Deborah, personifying the vehicle as more than just a car, but as Harrelson’s metaphor of a love affair.


The charger fits Harrelson’s personality like a glove

1969 Dodge Charger R/T 440 The Man from Toronto
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Woody Harrelson fits the portrayal of a cowboy, a true American western. Nothing fits that same personality more than American Muscle. Born and raised in Detroit, every inch of an American V8 was developed on the frontier, beyond the Appalachians. The Charger was a tried and tested model of American charm, an example of Woody’s mystical aura that surrounds him throughout the film.

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With a roaring V8, darkened look and unobtrusive profile, it raises questions about who Harrelson is and what the car really means to him. His handler throughout the film refers to the car and the various other assassins who are part of the same service. Harrelson treats Debora as a love interest and humanizes the vehicle as a bad-ass sidekick who accompanies the assassin on his murderous adventures.

The 1969 Dodge Charger is an icon of a Muscle Car

1969 Dodge Charger R/T 440 The Man From Toronto 3
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The 1969 Dodge Charger is a muscle icon that checks every box of a powerful monster. The Charger has received a number of minor cosmetic upgrades, including a center divider and longitudinal headlights that help accentuate the width of the vehicle. In addition, the car has one of the most sought after engines in the automotive world, with the 1969 model having the aptly named 440 cubic inch engine. Combined with a heavy-duty suspension and its 370 galloping American ponies make it an icon in the world of sports cars and car enthusiasts.

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The car rose to fame in the TV series ‘The Dukes of Hazzard’ along with the movie of the same name which premiered in 2005. engine parts make it a collector’s item for almost every car enthusiast. The car simply has a venerable character that will never go out of style. The timeless nature of muscle cars, and the Charger in general, can be attributed to its squared-off design, with the Charger having a slightly less fastback-like design reminiscent of days gone by.

What the 1969 Dodge Charger is Worth Today

1969 Dodge Charger R/T 440 The Man From Toronto
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The Charger 440 R/T is worth a pretty penny, which means Harrelson probably spent quite a bit of money acquiring this beauty. Most chargers in good condition can run anywhere from $45,000 to $120,000. While the huge price range and disparity vary greatly by state and location, it’s safe to assume this is a collector’s item. While it’s not a powerhouse in terms of… good power, it doesn’t matter.

The car doesn’t mean much in terms of number, but rather the character it represents. Everything about the Charger is a parallel to the movie’s theme of the black livery representing the darkness that holds Harrelson to the car that plays a vital role in saving Hart and Harrelson’s lives multiple times. The personality of a vehicle like this is immense, and a film that highlights the triumphs of American power and the vehicles behind such a great era in automotive history only adds to the case against imminent electrification.

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