DeltaGuy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 3, posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 days ago) and read 2941 times:
I had never seen the original, so I had nothing to base it on. Honestly, it wasnt a *bad* movie, but it wasn't super great either...best of both worlds I suppose. Pretty neat to see a dollar-nineteen flying, but some of the crash scene was pretty fake, as well as everyone freaking out right and left. Overall, wasn't bad but wasn't worth running out for tonight lol.
AeroWeanie From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 1605 posts, RR: 52 Reply 4, posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 2908 times:
I'm bummed because we were involved in designing a real "flyout" airplane that they were going to use in the movie. During construction, the darned thing came out overweight, so they canned it and used CGI instead.
Zippyjet From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 5117 posts, RR: 13 Reply 5, posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 2897 times:
What, no syrupy sound track by Celine Deon or Clay Akin? How about Angelina Jolie half naked? Hope those special effects don't let me down. I wanna see a 727 cockpit, DC-3 exterior shots, an Lockheed Elecktra plummeting. And external flying shots of a 737-300? And, there better be oodles and oodles of product placement or else, Hell No Zippyjet won't go!"
Ilsapproach From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 410 posts, RR: 0 Reply 7, posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 2812 times:
The original all the way! Watched it on cable the weekend before the new one opened, can't remember who was showing it. It played all day I believe, with commercials constantly throughout for the new version.
DL021 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 11443 posts, RR: 78 Reply 10, posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 2712 times:
Aeroweenie....what happened to the H&P C-119 they bought, refurbished and flew to Africa (saw the photos) and I assume beyond to use in filming?
I am great fan of the original, and believe the Hollywood needs to quit remaking old classics and concentrate on making new classics. I mean who really things they can improve on Attenborough, Stewart, Kruger and the rest of that bunch?
tnsaf The aicraft used for the movie was a C-82 Packet. The airplane used in the escape was supposedly an O-47, but it looked more like a Douglas Destroyer with vismods. IMDB has been known to be incorrect on some of their trivia and I suspect this to be the case here. I would like to hear from someone who knows for sure.
ok..edit..got an answer. The reason the airplane looked funny is that it was a boom assembly off one of the C-82's purchased for the film fitted with Beech C-45 wings and an engine off a T-6 Harvard. This is the aircraft the Mantz died in while filming touch and goes for the takeoff sequence, and the last shot is a vismod 0-47. I still say it looks like a Douglas. http://www.uswarplanes.net/top10films.htm
AeroWeanie From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 1605 posts, RR: 52 Reply 11, posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 2620 times:
I don't know what happened to the C-119. I saw a picture of it in transit and one in the desert in Namibia as a prop.
The original movie tried to use the hacked up airplane you mention as a "flyout" plane, but Paul Mantz died in the crash. There are pictures of the crash out on the web somewhere. They ended up using a hacked up O-47 - it really started life as an O-47 and I think it reverted back when they were done.