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Possible Movie Blooper - <i>About Schmidt</i>  
User currently offlinePROSA From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 5579 posts, RR: 5
Posted (11 years 2 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 2965 times:

A scene in the recent movie About Schmidt shows two characters at the airport in Omaha, about to fly back home to Denver. They're at a Midwest Express gate with the YX logo visible everywhere. I suspect we have a product-placement situation in the movie. While YX serves both OMA and DEN, they don't appear to have any direct service between them. As best I can tell, it would be necessary to backtrack through MKE. Is that correct?



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User currently offlineFlyboy36y From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 3039 posts, RR: 7
Reply 1, posted (11 years 2 weeks 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 2886 times:

And the NITPICKERS AWARD FOR HAVING NOTHING BETTER TO DO THAT COMPARE REAL ROUTES TO MOVIE ROUTES GOES TO:

PROSA!!!!


User currently offlineBlatantEcho From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 1896 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (11 years 2 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 2867 times:

settle down man, this is an AVIATION board

George



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User currently offlineDadoftyler From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 325 posts, RR: 11
Reply 3, posted (11 years 2 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 2840 times:

However...that really was the Omaha airport. At least they didn't film at LAX and pretend...

User currently offlineGoldenshield From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 5846 posts, RR: 15
Reply 4, posted (11 years 2 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 2815 times:

Or Ontario, which seems to be grabbing a lot of movie space lately.


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User currently offlineIFlyMidwExprss From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 160 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (11 years 2 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 2811 times:


PROSA--
You're right about the need to go through MKE on YX from OMA-DEN. Currently, the only N/S routes out of OMA on Midwest are to MKE, DCA, and the seasonal MCO service. YX used to have much bigger ops at OMA (N/S to LAX, etc.) but cut most of them. As far as the product placement-- Midwest needs all the help it can get these days, so let's hope it helps!  Smile


User currently offlineTWFirst From Vatican City, joined Apr 2000, 6346 posts, RR: 52
Reply 6, posted (11 years 2 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 2801 times:

Actually, they could have flown on Midwest codeshare partner AirMidwest dba USAirways Express from OMA to MCI, and then taken a United flight to Denver.


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User currently offlineBackfire From Germany, joined Oct 2006, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (11 years 2 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 2769 times:

I seem to remember that movies are supposed to be about telling a story. Not about presenting a factual documentary.  Insane

User currently offlineBlatantEcho From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 1896 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (11 years 2 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 2663 times:

Backfire-

And Michael Moore agrees with you  Big grin

George



They're not handing trophies out today
User currently offlineSpacepope From Vatican City, joined Dec 1999, 2866 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (11 years 2 weeks 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 2600 times:

Yopu wanna talk about inaccuracies? As a recent graduate of the University of Kansas, i am shocked that they didn't actually show KU when tyhey said they were there. I was even filmed as an extra (walking in front of my museum) but the scene was cut. Stupid Hollywood.

T.J.



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User currently offlineKramri From United States of America, joined Mar 2003, 74 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (11 years 2 weeks 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 2557 times:

This brings one more movie to mind. Die Hard 2 (Which I could watch all day long) is set in NYC. At one point, McClain is on a pay phone that has Pacific Bell written on it plain as day. Later, he is outside the concourse, in front of a map with a compass rose on Denver (much of the movie was filmed at old Stapleton in Denver by the way). I just thought that Hollywood would be more careful! Great movie though... better than the other 2... must have been all the planes!

User currently offlineMarkus From United States of America, joined May 1999, 275 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (11 years 2 weeks 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 2547 times:

Kramri,
I hate to nitpick about your post but you're wrong about Die Hard 2. The movie takes place at Washington Dulles airport. Its mentioned many times during the film...good movie...full of little inaccuracies.
Cheers,
Markus

Work smart
Not hard


User currently offlineMSY-MSP From United States of America, joined Jun 2002, 151 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (11 years 2 weeks 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 2548 times:

Actually Die Hard 2 is based at Dulles (IAD). Although the inside is Stapelton. The outside is IAD The reason is that the IAD staff didn't want to allow the airport interior to be used, because of the subject matter. Go figure. I still enjoyed the movie.

MSY-MSP


User currently offlineKramri From United States of America, joined Mar 2003, 74 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (11 years 2 weeks 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 2531 times:

MSY-MSP,
I knew WHY they used the inside of Stapleton, I just thought it was ironic that they had a scene in front of a map in which Denver is highlighted... but if you're willing to let a Pac-Bell phone slide, then the map is not important either by the time you hit the editing room!

Markus,
Thanks for the correction, I actually knew that, I got to thinking about the airport cop, and how he's now in NYPD Blue, and wrote NYC inadvertently. I appreciate you editing my post and hope the error wasn't too distracting for you!


User currently offlineSinlock From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 1599 posts, RR: 2
Reply 14, posted (11 years 2 weeks 4 days ago) and read 2431 times:

I always got a kick out of the Triple-Wammy that you get in "Airplane"
The outside shot is a 707
The sound is from a DC-6
The Cockpit is from a DC-8



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User currently offlineElwood64151 From United States of America, joined Feb 2002, 2477 posts, RR: 6
Reply 15, posted (11 years 2 weeks 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 2401 times:

I've always wanted to make a movie that had the following (purposeful) blooper:

Passengers arrive at gate in DEN for their flight to LIT where at TWA 747 is waiting (obviously, I've been thinkiing about this for some time!)

The board an aircraft, with 8-across coach seating, sit down, and pull out a Fokker F.28 safety card.

In flight, we see an AA DC-7 flying over NYC. If this cannot be found, substitue the classic TWA L-1049 shot of same.

Show various scenes in flight, in which hijinx and hilarity ensue.

Show HP CRJ-200 in flight over El Paso.

Show more in-flight scenes with things such as passengers exiting the aircraft-in flight, and FAs catching fire as they "cook" the in-flight "meal."

The plane lands as a mid-1980s livery United DC-10 in ORD.

The FA announces, "We've just arrived in Little Rock. Please stay seated until the plane has come to a complete stop. Thank you for flying Alaska Airlines."

As the passengers disembark the gate, they file off of a Continental 737-500 at ATL parked at the YX gate.

 Smile

By the by, the PacBell on the phone should have been caught by someone, and could have been edited out in the cutting room. They were doing that kind of thing in the 1930s and making it look good.

Cheers!



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