The Mechanic

If anyone has seen this movie, you will notice gorgeous views of a Clearaudio turntable, with an SME V, and a ZYX cartridge. Unfortunately, the system is blown up at the end of the movie.....opps.....Forget that if you are going to see the flick.
I just watched this movie and I could swear that the table was a Sumiko Project RM-10 with an Ortofon Red or Bronze cartridge?

I guess I will need to watch it again...
There are still pics I found on the AudioKarma site that shows that this is a Sumiko Project RM-9.2 table with an Ortofon Red cart. Also, I found quite a few discussions on this matter.
He told him to never touch it.
Here's a clip:
OK but what is the McIntosh pre-amp he is using? It is dated compared to the rest of his system. Also at the end I thought is was interesting that the pre-amp was not included in the "explosion scene". Theory: he was killed because he wasn't properly cleaning the LP, didn't spin start a belt drive platter, clean the stylus, and clearly didn't appreciate that gorgeous Jag!
The McIntosh piece, (according to what I found on AudioKarma) is a C22 reissue and yes it was pulled before being blown up.
He must have sold it on Agon before the explosion and was waiting for his new upgrade to be delivered by UPS.....

Seem to be a popular thing to include vinyl in movies these days. What's the most expensive high-end system you've seen in the movies? I just saw a complete Burmeister system in a Hong Kong flick. No turntable though.

Why such a low budget cart for such a high end table?
ZYX Low budget?
I guess the system used MM phono stage.
As Mofimadness clarified in his post above, the cart was not an ZYX, but an Ortofon Red (or possibly Bronze).

One thing I noticed was that he allowed for absolutely no warm-up time for the tubed amplifier, which no good audiophile would ever be caught doing...Otherwise I thoroughly enjoyed this part of the script.

Another movie that comes to mind is "Indecent Proposal" in which Robert Redford's character had some high-end turntable at his house, but it's been years since I saw the film and do not remember what it was.

An episode of "Sex and the City" had the main character dating a jazz club owner who tried to explain jazz to her while playing some sweet jazz tunes on his 'table, but it was definitely not super fancy; looked like a Music Hall, or perhaps Well-Tempered, but it wasn't shown long enough to really tell.

In "Dinner for Schmucks" with Paul Rudd and Steve Carell Paul Rudd's character has Meridian speakers and gear in his apartment.

I also recall seeing a trailer for a film with Robert De Niro a few years back where you could see Avantgarde horns and Classe electronics, but I do not recall the title.
LOL he was keepin' it on 24/7!
There must be a pair of the big Meridian floorstanders in some studio's props department because they show up with some regularity in depictions of penthouses and other upscale flats.

And I too marveled that a $199 cartridge (Ortofon 2M Red) would provide the front end for that hodge-podge of nice gear. BTW, what were those speakers--KEFs?
The tonearm should have been a Mission Mechanic.
More than once when I've seen the thread title in the list, for a split second I've thought that the thread is about the Mission tonearm. Not seen one in the flesh but apparently a fairly serious attempt when it came out.
I always think of the 1972 Charles Bronson version of "The Mechanic."

Any similarity in plot or just two movies with a shared name?
Albert,the plot follows the Bronson movie loosely. But if you liked the original, this worth the time to watch.
Thank you Theo.