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Aviation Movies: Whats Worse?  
User currently offlineMacc From Austria, joined Nov 2004, 1031 posts, RR: 3
Posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 3356 times:

just seen parts of airspeed:

13 yr. old girls lands 727.

remember one movie, with a bit too many catastrophies: fire in cargo hold, loose evil dog in cargo hold, only mobile phone in cargo hold. and if i am not much mistaken, some toxic stuff too.

now, what are your favourites for the goddam worst aviation movies?

and the cactus goes to:


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User currently offlineGhostRider From Pakistan, joined May 2007, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 3290 times:

Charlton Heston being tethered into a hole in the cockpit of a 747 while its going 185???

From Airport 75


User currently offlineJeffry747 From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 963 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 3283 times:

Quoting GhostRider (Reply 1):
Charlton Heston being tethered into a hole in the cockpit of a 747 while its going 185???

Not to mention the aircraft landing just fine with everything functioning properly, yet still not able to stop on the runway at SLC. And before that they HAD to fly through the mountains with a severe fuel leak? Where was the "nearest suitable airport"? I love how, in the interest of drama, the flight has one problem after another, after another. It gets to the point where the realism gets thrown out the window. Despite these movies, I get them anyway, simply cuz I am an airplane nut.

But this one really got me: Air Force One. Good movie, except for some minor details. How is it that characters were able to stand up in the lower holds with plenty of head room? Everytime I have been in those same holds I had to bend my head down quite a bit, and I am only 5' 10". One of the great things about airplane movies is that us airplane nuts can nitpick every little detail while others are clueless.

Airport 1977 and 79 were also extremely cheesy yet fun to watch.



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User currently offlineEaglekeeper101 From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 272 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 3275 times:

Don't forget "Interceptor."

I found this "movie" amusing. Where else will you see a C-5 with approximately as much interior space as Lambeau Field? Or experience watching the bad guys covertly entering the C-5 through an air-refuelling boom (or was it the good guys? - hard to keep track, you know). How about those "folding wings" on the F-117, and how they can be opened whilst in freefall after the jet gets dumped out the back of the C-5...while inflight!

Movies like this make the "Airport" movies seem quite believable, as well as entertaining  Wink

Hell, this movie makes Santa Claus seem believable.



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User currently offlineAsstChiefMark From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 3272 times:

Con Air.

What a fake piece of shit. It's as realistic as a Donald Duck cartoon. It was so bad that I've never watched a Nicholas Cage movie since. Any actor that would willingly agree to participate in deceiving the public as bad as that doesn't deserve to be called a "serious actor."

Mark


User currently offlineAirRyan From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 2532 posts, RR: 5
Reply 5, posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 3272 times:

Iron Eagle - nuff said!  laughing 

User currently offlineEfohdee From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 214 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 3264 times:

The whole LAX series. And that one movie of a 747 or something over LA and they wanted to shoot it down? Fug the media. No wonder why people are scared of flying.

User currently offlineEspion007 From Denmark, joined Dec 2003, 1691 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 3261 times:

Hypersonic. it was such bullshit and the 3d models of the aircraft looked like it was done by a 13 year old in gmax.

Ive got to see airspeed again. I saw it when i was younger and thought it wasnt bull.



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User currently offlineAGM114L From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 3257 times:

Quoting AsstChiefMark (Reply 4):
Con Air.

What a fake piece of shit. It's as realistic as a Donald Duck cartoon. It was so bad that I've never watched a Nicholas Cage movie since. Any actor that would willingly agree to participate in deceiving the public as bad as that doesn't deserve to be called a "serious actor."

'Firebirds' may change your opinion. By the way "I am the GREATEST."


User currently offlineAirWillie6475 From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 2448 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 3245 times:

One of the worst ones is Executive Decision starring kurt russel where terrorists takeover a plane and plan to crash it in Wash D.C. First of all I loved how unrealistic the atmosphere in the cabin was. I mean there were terrorists patrolling the cabin with guns and the passengers were reading newspapers and sleeping like nothing was happening. Also all the B.S happens at the end when after killing all the terrorists Kurt tries to land the plane at Dulles. Convieneitfly enough after breaking through the clouds the runway magically appears straight ahead AND in the perfect glide slope too. Kurt manages to stall the airplane and yet he still is in good glide slope. After not being able too land because he overshoots the runway. He tries to land at a local airfield which he remembered when living in D.C and that field too MAGICALLY appears in front of plane also. The movie producers have no idea about what they are doing.

User currently offlineAlphafloor From Chile, joined Jun 2004, 1277 posts, RR: 40
Reply 10, posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 3237 times:

Quoting Efohdee (Reply 6):
The whole LAX series

Yeah these series really sucks ! What big pile of sh*t ! Deception.

Alphafloor



Whatever
User currently offlineEurofleetLHR From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2005, 101 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 3228 times:

Has to be "Airport '80 - the Concorde"

After being put through all aerodynamic feats, the beast lands in a snowdrift, the pressure of a few inches of the white stuff caused the ceiling of the fuselage to collapse - hilarious !


User currently offline777DadandJr From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 1516 posts, RR: 12
Reply 12, posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 3213 times:

Quoting Macc (Thread starter):
just seen parts of airspeed:

13 yr. old girls lands 727.

Macc, you are right on this one. I had the displeasure of sitting through 2 hours of this celluloid bile, til I almost couldn't stand it.  vomit 
This movie mad Airport 77 look like a 1st person documentary!
But hey, wasn't it produced by Lifetime?
Not only does this terrified 13 year old Barbi land the plane, but if you recall, it had a big freakin hole in the side of the fusalage.
And, oh, BTW, when was the last time you saw a KC135 Stratotanker with a rear opening cargo door?  crazy 
Also, in one of the more "believable" scenes, didn't they try a mid-air transfer, by having some guy tether over and grab onto the landing gear? I remember thinking, "that's the way I'd do it."  sarcastic 

This film was such a load of horsesh*t. The only redeeming thing about it, is that now I can rave about it on A.net!  rotfl 

Russ



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User currently offlineEspion007 From Denmark, joined Dec 2003, 1691 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 3206 times:

Quoting AirWillie6475 (Reply 9):
He tries to land at a local airfield which he remembered when living in D.C and that field too MAGICALLY appears in front of plane also. The movie producers have no idea about what they are doing.

yeah its so easy to land a 747 at say Montgomery co. or the college park field or that one in fredrick county Big grin



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User currently offlineBCAL From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2004, 3384 posts, RR: 16
Reply 14, posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 3199 times:

Quoting EurofleetLHR (Reply 11):
"Airport '80 - the Concorde"

I agree. I seem to recall a scene in this awful film when co-pilot George Kennedy opened the cockpit window, whilst the plane was at cruise altitude and pressurrised, and put his arm outside to fire a flare or something at the intruder. If he had managed to open the window (impossible) and put his arm outside, it would probably have been pulled from its socket!

Another appalling aviation movie was Die Hard 2 - Die Harder. Come to think of it any film by its director, Renny Harlin, is appallingly bad.



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User currently offlineFLYiCRJ From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 55 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 3187 times:

Quoting AirWillie6475 (Reply 9):
One of the worst ones is Executive Decision starring kurt russel where terrorists takeover a plane and plan to crash it in Wash D.C. First of all I loved how unrealistic the atmosphere in the cabin was. I mean there were terrorists patrolling the cabin with guns and the passengers were reading newspapers and sleeping like nothing was happening. Also all the B.S happens at the end when after killing all the terrorists Kurt tries to land the plane at Dulles

I agree...Executive Decision is one of the worst Aviation Movies ever!!!


User currently offline777DadandJr From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 1516 posts, RR: 12
Reply 16, posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 3184 times:

Quoting FLYiCRJ (Reply 15):
I agree...Executive Decision is one of the worst Aviation Movies ever!!!

I would agree with you, however, to it's credit, at least most of the in flight exterior shots of the Oceanic 747 looked real. (or at the very least, better quality than many other films)

Russ



My glass is neither 1/2 empty nor 1/2 full, rather, the glass itself is twice as big as it should be.
User currently offlineTrekster From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 3173 times:

Quoting BCAL (Reply 14):
Another appalling aviation movie was Die Hard 2 - Die Harder. Come to think of it any film by its director, Renny Harlin, is appallingly bad

I hate wathcing that film, the crash scene of that Air Windsor flt annoys me like nothing else

Its on fumes, impacts the ground hard, and explodes into such a fireball, you would think it had just taken off with a full load.

The most that would happen is wheels buckle or something.

And shoul the pilots not have been in a sorta nose up, not like they were in the film

ANNOYING


User currently offlineLeigh Pilgrim From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2000, 392 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 3168 times:

Guys,

They are just 'FILMS'..........not real, personally I love them, make me laugh, especially die Hard 2, brilliant ending,

dont take things too serously, makes me wonder what its like to watch an Aviation movie with some of you there!......'ooh that would'nt happen, oh no, too low flaps'...........


User currently offlineSkywatch From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 923 posts, RR: 5
Reply 19, posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 3157 times:

I was watching the beginning of one movie(I don't know which one) and it showed the cockpit of a 744. What amazed me was that the guy was messing with the autopilot, and he hit more than one switch to engage everything! Usually, there is just this one big button that says "Autopilot". As far as the most realistic aviation movies go, I would suggest checking out..........

www.justplanes.com! Big grin Big grin Big grin

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User currently offlineSkymonster From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 20, posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 3151 times:

"Pushing Tin" is pretty dreadful!

User currently offlinePanAm747 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 4242 posts, RR: 9
Reply 21, posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 3118 times:

It's actually "Airport '79 - The Concorde" - but I agree, it was the worst of the bunch.

Airport '75 - the star of that movie (as far as I'm concerned) was N9675 on loan from American Airlines. This plane is still flying with UPS as N675UP today!


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This was the first of many of the cheesiest bad airplane movies ever made...Airport '77 (crashing and sinking in the ocean with the survivors trapped inside) was laughable, and '79 was painful. "SST-Death Flight" was SO bad (a Love Boat D-list celebrity tragedy in the skies) that it had to have been the inspiration for our beloved "Airplane!"

By far and away, however, the most egregious offender has to have been "Die Hard 2". From the "Pacific Bell" visible on the pay phones at Dulles airport to Bruce Willis calling Bonnie Bedilia on the airplane in flight to the crash landing and nuclear-level explosion of a plane out of fuel to every airplane unable to divert to ANY airport in North America, the movie was inaccurate to the point that the ENTIRE audience I saw the movie with was laughing and heckling.  vomit 



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User currently offlineNightHawk117 From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 175 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 3100 times:

Quoting AirWillie6475 (Reply 9):
One of the worst ones is Executive Decision starring kurt russel where terrorists takeover a plane and plan to crash it in Wash D.C. First of all I loved how unrealistic the atmosphere in the cabin was. I mean there were terrorists patrolling the cabin with guns and the passengers were reading newspapers and sleeping like nothing was happening. Also all the B.S happens at the end when after killing all the terrorists Kurt tries to land the plane at Dulles. Convieneitfly enough after breaking through the clouds the runway magically appears straight ahead AND in the perfect glide slope too. Kurt manages to stall the airplane and yet he still is in good glide slope. After not being able too land because he overshoots the runway. He tries to land at a local airfield which he remembered when living in D.C and that field too MAGICALLY appears in front of plane also. The movie producers have no idea about what they are doing.

That movie gets my vote, also.

Why?...the 'modified' F-117 vomit 



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User currently offlineMacc From Austria, joined Nov 2004, 1031 posts, RR: 3
Reply 23, posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks ago) and read 3082 times:

anyone of you remembers the one i mentioned above?

for any reason the hero has to go down to the cargo hold (i believe to fetch a mobile). there is a dog and a car down there. the car gets loose, breaks the cage of the dog, the dog gets loose, and while they have a fight, the fuel of the car spills and gets ignitted. and this all is just a 10 miutes episode of the whole f...g bullshit.

about die hard 2:
i love the logic behind out of fuel situation and a huge fire ball. but the best is that nothing happens afterwards. one should guess after a crash the hell gets loose on an airport. just a view firefighters.

however, i love the die hard series and bruce willis is still the best sufferer on earth.



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User currently offlineGhostRider From Pakistan, joined May 2007, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (8 years 11 months 2 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 3068 times:

Quoting Leigh Pilgrim (Reply 18):
They are just 'FILMS'..........not real, personally I love them, make me laugh

LOL, very true, they are simply for our entertainment and imagination.....since when are any movies that close to reality? Take a look at anything Oliver Stone has gotten his hands on.... rotfl 


25 Post contains images SDLSimme : I can't remember the name of the movie but it was about a group of terrorists taking control of a plane (isn't it always?) and a rescue team who try t
26 Flyfisher1976 : I had to turn it off...absolutely terrible.
27 Scamp : That one (I forget the name) with Ray Liotta as a psycho killer stalking the flight attendant on a transcon 747. I remember laughing my ass off when t
28 HZ747300 : Not really an aviation movie, but I found it funny in Eurotrip when they are trying to get to Berlin, but have to go to London, the interior of the pl
29 San747 : Yea, I noticed that, and also, when the plane takes off, its stock footage of an L-1011/DC-10, but at cruise, it's magically turned into a 767-300! B
30 AFHokie : wasn't that movie turbulence?
31 Post contains images 777DadandJr : Yes, it was, starring Lauren Holly and Ray Liotta. What a joke this one was. Not only did the landing gear crash through the resturant, but also a pa
32 Levg79 : I'd have to agree Airport 79 is definitely over dramatized. But hey, if it wasn't for that film along with Airport 75, we probably wouldn't get Airpl
33 N200WN : Anyone remember this one? "Horror at 37,000 Feet" from the early 70's.
34 Post contains links and images PipoA380 : View Large View MediumPhoto © Tobias lutterodt That helps! They used a real 747 Yes Executive Decision is not realistic. But hey, it's a movie,
35 Andz : Passenger 57 is on TV right now, nice L-1011 but that's about as far as it goes! Having said that I am watching it for the umpteenth time! Wesley Snip
36 Post contains links Newark777 : By the way, there's a movie that is going to be out soon about a mother and her son in a plane (which by the way seems to be the A380), thriller kinda
37 Post contains images Kilavoud : I like the way the swines are jumping down the 747-400 in Mission Impossible 2. I would like to try it once Is it possible on 777-200 ? Cheers. Kilavo
38 Mygind66 : I agree 100% Hilarious!! Enrique
39 Samair : Re executive Decision there is actually another film with an ocaenic a/c in but I've forgot the name could anybody shed any light on this?
40 Doona : There's actually a whole series of "Turbulence" films. Turbulence 1, the one with Ray Liotta, I kinda liked it, but the others suck a really big... w
41 777DadandJr : The other movie featuring the "Oceanic 747" I believe was called "Nowhere to Land." It was a Lifetime produced movie starring Christine Elise(from 90
42 ACdreamliner : In terms of 'pushing tin', i do like the opening scene with the Air Canada plane flying past the twin towers. Reminds you of better times...
43 PipoA380 : The series "Lost" also uses the company "Oceanic". In fact that name is registered to be an "airline to crash". It is used in several movies. Films a
44 Post contains links and images PipoA380 : You might want to check www.oceanic-air.com for that
45 PanAm747 : I remember "The Horror At 37,000 Feet". Absolutely comical. As I recall, William Shatner received top billing. Also starred France Nguyen (who was the
46 Scamp : FWIW, mother and daughter...and it's called 'Flightplan.'
47 Andz : In "Drop Zone" as the plane takes off from MIA there is an SAA 744 taxiing next to the runway, that was about the best part of the movie!
48 HorizonGirl : Hey I watched that, just to see how stupid they would let it get before it got cancelled! How can two people be on cell phones and end their conversa
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