ToTheStars From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 264 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (9 years 5 months 8 hours ago) and read 4677 times:
That was a pretty decent TV movie. I had the pleasure of meeting the real Uli and Lindsey Wagner did a really good job. I worked as a f/a on the actual plane and you could still see the patched bullet holes in the overhead.
The interior shots in the movie were not the 100 series but a 727-31 with the galley in the middle.
Ctbarnes From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 3491 posts, RR: 50
Reply 2, posted (9 years 5 months 5 hours ago) and read 4590 times:
I was channel surfing last night and came across it just after the plane was hijacked. I had forgotten how good a film was, and what a fitting tribute it was to Uli, whom I believe died a few months ago. Plus, when I was a teenager I thought Lindsey Wagner was HOT!
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Jmy007 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 598 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (9 years 5 months 5 hours ago) and read 4579 times:
I just saw the movie last night. Being a 9 year old boy in St Louis,I remember the events quite vividly on the news,
Does any one know where the location shots where taken? Though it was a terrible situation, the shots of a TWA 727 looked great. I am quite amazed at how much TWA helped out, plane image, uniforms, seats, etc. etc.
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Slider From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 6912 posts, RR: 34
Reply 6, posted (9 years 5 months 3 hours ago) and read 4466 times:
Quoting ToTheStars (Reply 1): I worked as a f/a on the actual plane and you could still see the patched bullet holes in the overhead.
I was on that airplane several times....ship 4339 was it? I can't recall offhand without digging up the sheet. I remember all the 727s were named...and that one was later dubbed the "Swine Star of Beirut."
Good times at the Pig Party retirement in STL for the last 727, but I'll never forget seeing those patched up holes....
It was really obvious inside some of the bins, because the colors of the patch were mismatched greatly.
UAL Bagsmasher From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 2148 posts, RR: 10
Reply 8, posted (9 years 5 months ago) and read 4359 times:
An interesting sidenote, while this movie may not have broken the budget, they managed to actually use footage of a real aircraft. Even the interior shots were done well. Nowadays, production companies spend money hand over fist on films involving aircraft, yet all we get is some s***y computer animated crap that is supposed to look like a plane. Can someone please explain why? Is it really THAT hard to go to VCV or some other boneyard and pay for a day's worth of flight time to get some footage?