Harold and Maude

Harold and Maude (1971)

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On her 80th birthday, Maude takes tablets to kill herself, but doesn't tell Harold until it's too late. He rushes her to the hospital but she dies. Grief-stricken, he races off in his Jaguar-Hearse. We see it sailing off a cliff and crashing on the rocks in the surf. Finally the camera pans up to reveal Harold standing at the edge, playing "If You Want to Be Free, Be Free" on his banjo.

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Maude: Grab the shovel, Harold.

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Trivia: The character of Maude was based on Maggie Kuhn, founder of the Grey Panthers.

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Question: Does anyone know if the Jaguar hearse car still exists or who the manufacturer was?

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Chosen answer: The hearse seen was custom built for the film, and was destroyed as seen in the film. other Jaguar hearses have been built, but they all have been custom built.


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