MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 36,605 this week

Yank Tanks (2002)

8.0
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 8.0/10 from 67 users  
Reviews: 3 user

Yanks Tanks is a first look at the phenomenon of classic American cars in Cuba. Like an exotic, endangered species, these colorful cars roam around this island paradise trapped in a 1950's ... See full summary »

Director:

Watch Trailer
0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

$0.00 with Prime Instant Video

Related News

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 5 titles
created 24 Aug 2011
 
a list of 2771 titles
created 14 Dec 2011
 
a list of 1994 titles
created 11 Nov 2012
 
a list of 594 titles
created 19 Dec 2012
 

Related Items

Search for "Yank Tanks" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Yank Tanks (2002)

Yank Tanks (2002) on IMDb 8/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Yank Tanks.
1 win. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Edit

Storyline

Yanks Tanks is a first look at the phenomenon of classic American cars in Cuba. Like an exotic, endangered species, these colorful cars roam around this island paradise trapped in a 1950's time warp. As beacons of individuality in a sea of government conformity they represent freedom for those who own them. Owners who will do almost anything to keep them running. Seeing these old cars in recent films and photographs one wonders how they have maintained them after decades with no spare parts and an embargo by the United States. After repeated trips to Cuba, the Schendel brothers succeed in taking a close look into the underground world of Cuban cars, finding along the way a gallery of eccentric characters - the curators of the largest, living, automobile museum in the world. Written by <yanktanks@mac.com>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

car | cuba | embargo | 1950s | poverty | See All (15) »

Taglines:

Cuba Is The Largest, Living, Automobile Museum In The World. You're About To Meet The Curators

Genres:

Documentary

Edit

Details

Country:

|

Language:

Release Date:

2 March 2002 (USA)  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Soundtracks

Goza Mi Mambo Cubano
Written and Performed by Cachao (as Israel "Cachao" Lopez Rodriguez)
Published by F.I.P.P. Intl. (BMI) and A.A.G. Music Publishing (BMI)
Courtesy of Cineson/EMI Latin
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Great Movie for Gearheads
7 March 2008 | by (Oklahoma City) – See all my reviews

I first read about this movie in "Hot Rod" magazine. I found it particularly interesting how this dedicated group of mechanics and automobile enthusiasts were able to keep their prized older American cars on the road. Without access to the typical parts sources in the U.S., Cubans have managed to reform sheet metal into any desired shape, mold and bend and cut glass to fit windshields, back or door windows, recycle glass in home kilns, fabricate chrome trim pieces by hand, adapt Soviet and other communist bloc parts and assemblies to fit any automobile desired, and generally keep their cars roadable. (Yes, IMDb, "roadable" is a real word, spelled correctly.)

The movie runs just under 70 minutes in length and features several interviews with mechanics and car owners. Pay particular attention to Ito, who makes new brake shoes.

The cars range from jury-rigged clunkers, to extremely well-maintained collectors' items. Watch through the end credits as well.


1 of 1 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss Yank Tanks (2002) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page