Henpol747 From Mexico, joined Jun 2001, 588 posts, RR: 1 Posted (10 years 11 months 2 weeks 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 5306 times:
In the movie "cast away" with Tom Hanks, there is an accident of a Fedex A300F. Did this accident really happened, since the movie is based on actual facts. I haven´t been able to find anything about that particular event.
Henpol747 From Mexico, joined Jun 2001, 588 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (10 years 11 months 2 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 5137 times:
Wouldn´t Fedex be upset to see their name in a movie that portrays an accident if it weren´t true? Generally, accidents that haven´t happened in the real world are portrayed in movies with fake airlines. Some articles spoke about that particular movie as "based in actual facts", although I don´t know to what extent.
Nosedive From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (10 years 11 months 2 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 5098 times:
If I remember right, the scene where Hanks is in the ocean, immediately after the crash, there an engine on the tail...... So he boards an A300F, flies in an MD-11, and could of had a DC-10 engine crash behind him!
EMBQA From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 9364 posts, RR: 10
Reply 8, posted (10 years 11 months 2 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 5069 times:
So he boards an A300F, flies in an MD-11, and could of had a DC-10 engine crash behind him!
This is in the ranks of "when in Northweast going to get rid of their DC-9's" for most asked and beat to death questions.
The crash aircraft is clearly an MD-11...we only 'assume' he boards an A300 as it is the plane closest to the employee ramp gate. The shot NEVER shows him walking toward the plane, only the Security Gate.
[Edited 2004-10-29 02:57:04]
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Airtran737 From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 3735 posts, RR: 11
Reply 13, posted (10 years 11 months 2 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 4764 times:
The show him walikng onto the ramp with A300's all around, but they never show him boarding the airplane. When they have the flight deck shots it is most definately the MD-11, it is an all glass cockpit.
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Sfo212 From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 220 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (10 years 11 months 2 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 4756 times:
I'm curious as to how the deal went for the movie. Did Fedex get paid, did Fedex pay to have their name all over the place, or did Fedex get all the advertising for free since the producers wanted to crash one of their planes.
If they wanted to make the plane that Tom Hanks was one a passenger aircraft, they would have used a fictional airline name, like TransNational or something like that. No passenger airline wants bad press about their planes crashing.
Adriaticus From Mexico, joined May 2004, 1142 posts, RR: 17
Reply 17, posted (10 years 11 months 2 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 4478 times:
The interior shots were actually made on board an MD11. The exterior shots were made at FedEx's facilities in LAX, MOW and MEM, and in Monu-riki and other locations of the Mamanuca-i-ra group of Fiji. FedEx had nothing to do with the producers, much less put money into it (it's against the corporate policies). DreamWorks thought FX was the only character that could set up the high-demanding standards necessary to add drama to the movie, in which Hanks' character could develop under ideal circumstances: his 'absolutely, positively, whatever it takes' attitude is indeed a FedEx trademark... FedEx's involvement was to put a Marketing team to follow up closely, and that's it.
Actually, FX was hesitant to participate in the movie,as there is more than one negative image shown: the obvious crash (at the end of the movie, Helen Hunt tells Hanks the crash was thought to have been provoked by a 'mislabeled hazardous material problem' (or words to that effect), not a storm); a dirty courier van in Moscow, a smoking courier using an old uniform and showing a four-day beard, a child running with the package for the last leg of the delivery (all the foregoing a problem being fixed by Hanks)...
However, all of the above was measured against the chances of displaying FX's corporate image all over, and the obvious impact of being the first company to become a character in a movie, in its own right. What's more, I believe that all that display of attention Hanks gets from FedEx upon his return is very real, and very likely to happen if a similar circumstance should take place. It's part of FedEx's 'people first' philosophy.
This thread is living proof that the impact was great, as the issue is being discussed here four years after the movie release. It means it remains in the people's minds.
Pilotaydin From Turkey, joined Sep 2004, 2539 posts, RR: 50
Reply 23, posted (10 years 11 months 1 week 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 3933 times:
they show people watching tv in the movie and there is a brief section on all flights being cancelled and how 1-2 flights didnt make it, there is a 2-3 second time frame in the tv in the movie flashes to the non-burning wreckage of the 707's orange tail!
The only time there is too much fuel onboard, is when you're on fire!
TWAalltheway From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 144 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (10 years 11 months 1 week 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 3745 times:
The movie was based on actual facts, but not on facts of an actual accident. The producer/writer...whatever, he and a team spent a period of time actually living on an island, starting off with nothing and trying to come up with ways to use the islands resources. The team made detailed notes of how they progressed, and then wrote Hank's actions based on theirs.
: u shd have seen An225-Mriya crash slowly (like a zeppelin) in Die Another Day. mother of all movie plane disasters..............
: I thought it was an An-124 in die another day? I do remember it pulling apart slowly in the movie haha
: The Avianca 707 crashed in NY in January 1990, and it was near Tennis Star John McEnroe's house.