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Cars crashed, smashed and trashed in 'Fast & Furious 6'
Cars crashed, smashed and trashed in 'Fast & Furious 6'

It didn't have to be like this. In the age of green screens and VFX houses, filmmakers responsible for the sixth installment of the "Fast & Furious" franchise didn't have to actually destroy hundreds of cars. They didn't have to run over a custom 1969 Ford Mustang with a tank. The 2008 BMW M5, one of several demolished, didn't need to be thrown through a building. And the 1970 Ford Escort Mark 1 — beloved in the United Kingdom — didn't need to be tossed 70 feet in the air over a freeway divider with a live stunt driver behind the wheel. Twice. "He likes to use as little CG as possible," said Dennis McCarthy of "Fast...