Brother Can’t Drive

Normally, when you see an Enzo Ferrari crash in a movie, it’s a fake. They wouldn’t really crash a real Enzo. However, they do use the real thing during parts of the filming and sometimes the star that’s driving has no idea just how powerful the Enzo is.

Enter Eddie Griffin, the star of several hit movies like Deuce Bigalow, Norbit and House Party 3. He was practicing driving the million dollar Enzo for a charity event to promote his new flick Redline, when he understeered the Ferrari into a Jersey barrier. Afterwards, Griffin joking admits, “Brother can’t drive.”

I wonder how much the repair bill is going to be?

Here’s the official trailer for the Redline movie. It opens April 13.


84 thoughts on “Brother Can’t Drive”

  1. Ed Lau says:

    Why the hell would you give a car to T.J. from Deuce Bigalow? Who thought THAT would be a good idea?

    1. It was the personal car of the movie’s producer too!

      1. Dave says:

        Seriously? that sucks!

        For the producer..heh πŸ™‚

        1. Yeah, I saw the interview this morning, he said that the most important think is that Eddy was OK, but you could tell he was bummed!

          1. Marc says:

            Yeah, that’s what he said in front of the camera…

          2. ilker says:

            Heheh πŸ˜†

    2. ilker says:

      Bad idea! 😈

  2. Jack says:

    I honestly cried a little when I saw that.

    1. Marc says:

      My jaw just dropped. I saw it on the news before I saw it here. I’m still in shock. I can’t imagine the gut-wrenching feeling the owner must have had watching that happen.

      1. DanyO says:

        that’s a million download down the drain. that must hurt indeed.

    2. ilker says:

      Sad scene indeed.. πŸ˜₯

  3. James Gill says:

    A bit of a type in the first sentence, change ‘cash ‘ to ‘crash’ πŸ˜‰

    1. James says:

      It’s an Enzo. It is going to take a lot of cash. :mrgreen:

      1. Especially since they only made 299 of them!

        1. Nate W. says:

          Correction, 399, which is not much less as so many have been crashed. πŸ™

          1. Was the original production run 299? I know there where two runs…

      2. ilker says:

        A typical JC typo 😈

  4. Wow.. I wouldn’t want to chance that! What a battling to a beauty!

  5. I read it can not be repaired. The damage has totaled the vehicle. I guess he drives as well as he acts.

    1. ilker says:

      It’s true. That type of damage to the car ends its life basically. πŸ™

      1. Marc says:

        Yeah, they’re large chunks of carbon fiber… Break off the front like that and you basically need a new car. Engine’s still good though. He might be able to salvage a few thousand for that πŸ˜›

  6. And as Eddie Griffin would say:
    “I ain’t gay!” πŸ‘Ώ

  7. Man that is as bad as the Veyron Crash. A novice shouldn’t be driving a V12 without some training in the world understeer and oversteer. I seen a video where Jay Leno almost crashed A Porsche Carrera GT, but was a able to compensate fast.

    1. I’m sure Eddy had some training…

    2. ilker says:

      Veyron crash was worse but I agree.. people should not drive supercars without training. Actually, there should be a special license for them!

  8. I wouldnt want a wrecked supercar outside of Ferrari I dont think you could get the car calibrated back to factory specs. I am sure Ferrari would charge you double the MSRP to get back to factory condition.

  9. Dave says:

    Wow, I hope he is insured for that πŸ™‚

    1. Can you imagine what that policy costs!?

      1. ilker says:

        A lot! 😎

    2. Marc says:

      I’m not sure you can be… At least not for collision. I think it’s one of those things that’s so outrageously priced that you basically accept that if you wreck it, you wreck it. No one can really replace it even if they wanted to.

  10. Joshua says:

    Publicity stunt?

    1. ilker says:

      Don’t you think its a bit costly for that?

      And I mean not just the monetary aspect. πŸ™

    2. I doubt it – the car cost US$643,330!

      1. Nate W. says:

        From Ferrari it was, but now they go for well over a million. You had to be on a multi-year waiting list for an Enzo and own an F40 and F50 to even have a chance of buying one directly from Ferrari.

        1. ilker says:

          Every time another Enzo is crashed, the price rises bcuz they become more rare.

    3. Marc says:

      Absolutely not. Far too precious a car for that. As mentioned the waiting list was long and you had to submit a resume to Ferrari as they chose the people who would be allowed to purchase them. Theoretically so that things like this wouldn’t happen with novice drivers…

  11. SEO Mash says:

    One has to wonder if this was a setup or not. Who honestly heard of this movie before yesterday? Yeah, exactly. That is $1.5 million pretty well spent if you ask me.

    1. I heard of it about a month ago, and this was the producer’s personal car – a car that’s not made anymore! I doubt it was staged…

      1. Dave says:

        I doubt it was staged too, but they definitely are getting a lot of free publicity out of it.

    2. Marc says:

      Not if you ask the owner… Besides, even if we’ve all now heard of it, are any of us going to watch it? Not me…

    3. ilker says:

      What was the cost of producing the movie?

  12. Guk says:

    and they gotta invite you to buy one…

  13. Dave says:

    For one I’m surprised the car didn’t cut in half (jk – you’ll only get that if you’ve seen the other Enzo crashes)…and two, for the amount of PR they are getting for this, it may be worth the $1.5million wasted on the car!

    We’ll see how ticket sales on the movie are.

  14. Ricco says:

    “Hit movies”? I must disagree on that πŸ™‚

    1. ilker says:

      I never saw them

  15. Jack says:

    Deuce Bigalow- Worldwide gross $92 mil (US $65 mil)- Budget only $17 mil- plus a DVD Hit

    Norbit- World Wide $137 mil ($95 mil US)- $60 mil budget

    Probably qualify as “hits”

    1. Dave says:

      Just goes to show you, a movie doesn’t have to be good to be a financial success πŸ™‚

      1. Do those budgets include thinks like advertising or just the cost of the production?

        1. John says:

          The marketing and distribution costs are usually not included in the production costs. Then again, creative accounting is used to ensure that people who are suing to recover the film’s net profits get nothing. 😈

    2. ilker says:

      I should be in the filming industry! πŸ˜‰

  16. Matt608 says:

    Sorry to be off topic… but you should buy they domain’

    JC.com

    It would be classic!

    Matt

    1. Dave says:

      Like there are any two letter domains available for renewal lol

    2. ilker says:

      There is no way..

  17. A.J. says:

    Silly Eddie, Ferrari’s are not meant for that now!

  18. Das Brain says:

    That is going to be one hefty repair bill. Maybe he has never driven a performance car before.
    Hope he can afford it. That really sucks wouldn’t want to be in his shoes. 😐

    Das Brain

    1. ilker says:

      I don’t think a “repair” will be possible.

  19. Paula Mooney says:

    Thank God he didn’t kill himself!

    Woo!

    Where’s the rack and pinion steering on that Enzo mug?

    Brotha can’t drive…

    NOBODY can talk about women drivers again…in life…forever…and ever…

  20. Xof says:

    Oh man!! The sound of the carbon fiber crashing on the concrete block… heart breaking!!!! πŸ™

    1. ilker says:

      It was horrible πŸ˜₯

  21. Jon Lee says:

    It didn’t seem like he was going that fast, but the car exploded like a firecracker!

    1. You have to remember that the car is made out of Carbon Fiber – it’s very brittle – it’s not steel!

      1. Marc says:

        Yep, carbon fibre is designed to shatter like that to dissipate energy better in the event that you do something ridiculous like drive it into a concrete barrier…

  22. Marc says:

    Here’s an interesting question though. Who set up the pylons 10 feet away from concrete barriers???

    If you watch F1, there’s more an more runoff room built into tracks for safety reasons. The result is far fewer cars shattering into walls like this.

    Not that I’m defending Eddie’s driving or anything, but they sure didn’t give him much space for any error.

    1. Dave says:

      and him being a novice driver with no experience in a car that had this much power…can’t really fault him completely.

  23. Harry L says:

    Considering the overblown budgets of Hollywood movies these days, I’m sure the cost of the car will just be “folded in” somewhere. I bet the producer gets a new one pretty quickly!

  24. derrich says:

    Wow. I threw up in my mouth a little…just like I did when that Lambo blew up in The Transporter 2.

  25. derrich says:

    Speaking of bad wrecks…and throwing up in one’s mouth:

    http://www.thesun.co.uk/article/0,,2-2007100574,00.html

  26. Saw that last night on The Hour (http://www.cbc.ca/thehour/) and laughed my ass off.

    1. ilker says:

      This is not funny dude! We’re talking about an Enzo here.. πŸ‘Ώ

  27. Guk says:

    Dudes the video is a fake!! Check the guy standing at beginning of the video. He doesn’t move at all when the car crashes…

    1. ilker says:

      Watch again.. it’s not fake!

    2. ilker says:

      He’s a photographer..

  28. Jeff Kee says:

    The video is real. The guy was on his cell phone. This video was also featured on either Jay Leno or Craig Ferguson..

    I love how the guy doesn’t even flinch.. Cause he’s on his phone.

  29. 😎 Brotha cant drive…

  30. So Eddie can’t drive in a pseudo-controlled environment. Has anybody seen him drive on the freeway? 😯

  31. Mr. Red says:

    the insurance company has to be pissed.

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