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User currently offlineAMM744 From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2003, 211 posts, RR: 1
Posted (10 years 8 months 3 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 3577 times:

Anyone remember this line ?,

It's from Airport 75, my favorite Air Disaster movie ever.

What are your favorites ?

Yes, I know the acting's very corny and there are loads of inaccuracies etc but my Dad took me to see this when I was 11 in 1975. I thought the flying scenes were pretty amazing at the time and the 741 never looked better.

From that moment on I was hooked by the gorgeous 747 and I've been in awe of it ever since. Very sad to find out then that the original AA 747-100 that they used in the movie (N42695) was lost for real in an accident in California in 1989.

Some other interesting facts about Airport 75

Charlton Heston actually flew the 747-100 for about an hour during filming, he trained at the AA 747 Simulator facility in Fort Worth in 1974.

The helicopter rescue concept was used in Air Force One.

There was a really crap film called Sonic Impact which stole many scenes from Airport 75.

Lastly but not least of all, I know that Karen Black appeared cross-eyed but to a hormonal 11 year old she was gorgeous as Nancy Pryor. Can't wait to get the DVD.

I just used to love watching this movie, it had a great ending where everything turns out fine.

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User currently offlineFlagshipAZ From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 3419 posts, RR: 14
Reply 1, posted (10 years 8 months 3 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 3481 times:

American never had a 747 with tailnumber N42695. In fact, the 747-123 used in Airport '75 is/was N9675...and ended up with UPS as a freighter where she still is today. "Ladies & gentlemen, thank you for flying Columbia."  Wink/being sarcastic Regards.


"Beer is living proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy." --Ben Franklin
User currently offlineAMM744 From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2003, 211 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (10 years 8 months 3 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 3350 times:

Many thanks FlagshipAZ, you are of course correct which is great news.

My source www.airodyssey.net/articles/movie-arpt75.html obviously got it totally wrong, wonder how they could make such a mistake ?

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What a beauty.



User currently offlineLfutia From Netherlands, joined Dec 2002, 3345 posts, RR: 31
Reply 3, posted (10 years 8 months 3 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 3276 times:
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i remember this. This movie scared the crap out of me when i was like 8 or something... hehe.... 8 years later... it all comes back...

Leo/ORD



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User currently offlineFlagshipAZ From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 3419 posts, RR: 14
Reply 4, posted (10 years 8 months 3 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 3178 times:

I agree with you AMM744...that bird is a real beauty, in either livery. Maybe because she's the one aircraft everyone remember so well from ANY aviation-related movie. I sincerely hope that one day this aircraft will be saved for historical sakes...even if her legacy is because of Airport '75. Regards.


"Beer is living proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy." --Ben Franklin
User currently offline727LOVER From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 6501 posts, RR: 20
Reply 5, posted (10 years 8 months 3 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 3151 times:

Off topic...

but what was the reg of the AA 747-123 that went to NASA flying the shuttle?



Listen Betty, don't start up with your 'White Zone' s*** again.
User currently offlineFlagshipAZ From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 3419 posts, RR: 14
Reply 6, posted (10 years 8 months 3 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 3111 times:

American's 8th 747-123 N9668 became the NASA Shuttle Carrier...now known as N905NA. Also FYI, AA's N9667 was the Stevens Corp 747 in Airport '77. Regards.


"Beer is living proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy." --Ben Franklin
User currently offlineSkydrol From Canada, joined Oct 2003, 976 posts, RR: 10
Reply 7, posted (10 years 8 months 3 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 3069 times:

"What was that, my ears popped?"
"That's air pressure Benji..."

♪♫ ¯¯¯¯▬▬ AIRPORT '77 ▬▬¯¯¯¯ ♪♫


LD4



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User currently offlinePouyazad From Iran, joined Sep 2003, 119 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (10 years 8 months 3 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 3029 times:

I've seen Airport 75 many times! Every time a enjoy it. I think it is time for Hollywood to make an other strong movie about air disasters.


User currently offlineOrdpark From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 574 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (10 years 8 months 3 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 3024 times:
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The original "Airport" with what I believe was a World Airways B707 and that Cheesy model they used for the flying scenes...

Best Line? "Grab him, He's got a bomb" spoken by annoying coach psgr in black suit to the guy coming out of the blueroom just after Dean Martin had convinced Van Heflin to surrender the briefcase....Man, they should have let that S.O.B. die after the cabin de-pressurized!!!


User currently offlineWilliam From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 1306 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (10 years 8 months 3 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 2937 times:

Yeah,I like the original Airport movie. Escpecially the scene when they land and the aircraft(a real aircraft,stunt went awry) started to slide as it neared the end of the runway..........real aircraft......stunt pilot came in too hot......made for some great footage.........Funny,going through ORD's T2 reminds me of the original Airport movie.......even the chairs are the same....

User currently offlineAsstChiefMark From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (10 years 8 months 3 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 2909 times:

I thought the original Airport movie was shot at MSP.

Mark


User currently offlineAlphascan From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 937 posts, RR: 13
Reply 12, posted (10 years 8 months 3 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 2867 times:

"Hope the plane don't crash"

-Billy...from The Family Circle cartoon as he reached the top of the portable stairs with horrified family members and other passengers in line behind him. Been my family's "bon voyage" ever since. Much like "break a leg".



"To he who only has a hammer in his toolbelt, every problem looks like a nail."
User currently offlineIflewrepublic From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 537 posts, RR: 3
Reply 13, posted (10 years 8 months 3 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 2807 times:

The original "Airport" was indeed filmed in Minneapolis-St. Paul's International AIrport...NOT Chicago. In the very beginning you can see the field with the main terminal building as well as a Northwest Orient 727 taking off (or else it's at the end). Also, the interior areas were shot on location. In the main terminal building you can see the bomber's wife walk over the world map on the floor of the ticketing hall. It's all pretty amazing to see what MSP looked like way back when. Also, the extras in the movie were off duty airline employees.

Iflewrepublic.



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User currently offlineEXMEMWIDGET From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 212 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (10 years 8 months 3 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 2768 times:

I always wondered whose aircraft were used in the original "Airport". Does anyone know the history of the plane(s) in question and what became of them after their movie career was over?

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