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Passenger 57 The Movie And The L1011  
User currently offlineAdman737 From Ecuador, joined Sep 2007, 86 posts, RR: 0
Posted (6 years 8 months 3 weeks 1 day ago) and read 10913 times:

In the movie Passenger 57 there is L1011 did that plane belong to LTU? Did it really land at that little airport if it didnt the made a really good clip. lol. Anyway whats up with movies in the couple of days they have all been about airplanes just like my other thread Jarhead and TWA lol.

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User currently offlineBR715-A1-30 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (6 years 8 months 3 weeks 1 day ago) and read 10906 times:

I know they used a Delta L-1011 interior... If you notice when the passengers are boarding, and the little boy looks back, Mr. Forget is reading a DL L-1011 safety card.

"For-jayh... It's french"


User currently offlineAdman737 From Ecuador, joined Sep 2007, 86 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (6 years 8 months 3 weeks 1 day ago) and read 10895 times:

I am gonna have to go back to that part very interesting thanx.

User currently offlineXtoler From United States of America, joined Sep 2007, 953 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (6 years 8 months 3 weeks 1 day ago) and read 10872 times:

That was a cheesy movie, but passable enterntainment. Anyone remember a really stupid movie about 2 F117 fighter/bombers on a C5? That was a trip. The bad guys coupled the C5 in midair with a KC10. And the bad guys boarded from INSIDE the refueling boom. The good guy was hiding all over the C5, but the best hiding place was under the cargo floor. He got in the "belly" of the C5 through one of many grates on the floor. Never seen those grates on any of the C5's I've been on, but then again I used to send new airmen around base to look for the belly key of the C5 parked on the hardstand. Also, the one of the bad guys through a grenade through one of the grates, and it sure went through a lot of duct work. The best part was when the bad guy stole one of the stealth planes, dropping it out the back of the plane and starting the engines. The good guy did it with the other stealth to chase the bad guy down. Then the C5 exploded, of course, as soon as the good guy escaped with his stealth plane.


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User currently offlineMDorBust From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (6 years 8 months 3 weeks 1 day ago) and read 10876 times:



Quoting Xtoler (Reply 3):
The good guy was hiding all over the C5, but the best hiding place was under the cargo floor. He got in the "belly" of the C5 through one of many grates on the floor. Never seen those grates on any of the C5's I've been on...

They're similar to the belly baggage area on a C-123.


User currently offlineTcv From United States of America, joined Nov 2007, 75 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (6 years 8 months 3 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 10849 times:

That movie got America through some tough times. Just when we thought the world would be overrun by blond-hair, blue-eyed terrorists and gun-wielding supermodels, we were reminded of a simple, yet oft-forgotten truth:

"Always bet on black."


User currently offlineSXDFC From United States of America, joined Dec 2007, 2350 posts, RR: 21
Reply 6, posted (6 years 8 months 3 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 10830 times:

The Airplane is a EA bird - hence the regi N330EA  Wink

Heres a pic of her in the database :


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I figure I'd do a A330 in her scheme

http://i83.photobucket.com/albums/j310/N475WN/aia.jpg


Rumor has it she was supposed to be a 747?



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User currently offlineDeltaRules From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 3771 posts, RR: 9
Reply 7, posted (6 years 8 months 3 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 10798 times:

The "little airport" is actually SFB. It does look to be a GA airport based on what you see of it in the movie, though. If you look closely enough while the actors are in the tower (the sheriff & Snipes after Snipes jumped out/was thrown out of the plane after landing), behind the cop, a sign saying "Comair Aviation Academy" is visible. That school is now DCA & is located at SFB.

[Edited 2007-12-31 10:41:40]


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User currently offlineUnited_Fan From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 7496 posts, RR: 7
Reply 8, posted (6 years 8 months 3 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 10780 times:

I also think Atlantic Int'l HQ was really AAA's HQ. On a side-note,it's a damn shame what happened to Tom Sizemore  Sad


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User currently offlineOB1504 From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 3351 posts, RR: 9
Reply 9, posted (6 years 8 months 3 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 10768 times:

Incidentally, the airplane was later passed on to Faucett Peru and served with them as... OB-1504. I kind of wish I'd known that airplane had been used in a movie when I flew on it.

User currently offlineFlyASAGuy2005 From United States of America, joined Sep 2007, 7004 posts, RR: 11
Reply 10, posted (6 years 8 months 3 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 10724 times:

But it was the Delta interior right? I remember reading about that too. Supposedly, it's same interior to where the Delta museum got the front section cut out for it's museum store.


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User currently offlineBR715-A1-30 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (6 years 8 months 3 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 10682 times:



Quoting SXDFC (Reply 6):
Rumor has it she was supposed to be a 747?

I'm glad it wasn't... I'm glad the the L-1011 was the TriSTAR in this movie... It has to be the most accurate aviation movie I've seen.. At least they didn't show a 767 interior, L-1011 exterior and 747-400 cockpit. It was ALL L-1011

Quoting United_Fan (Reply 8):
it's a damn shame what happened to Tom Sizemore

Huh? What happened to Tom Sizemore?


User currently offlineUnited_Fan From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 7496 posts, RR: 7
Reply 12, posted (6 years 8 months 3 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 10636 times:



Quoting BR715-A1-30 (Reply 11):
Quoting United_Fan (Reply 8):
it's a damn shame what happened to Tom Sizemore

Huh? What happened to Tom Sizemore?

He's all messed up on drugs.



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User currently offline474218 From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 6340 posts, RR: 9
Reply 13, posted (6 years 8 months 3 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 10632 times:



Quoting BR715-A1-30 (Reply 11):
It has to be the most accurate aviation movie I've seen.

Yea right. I saw Passenger 57 with three friends, we all worked in L-1011 support at Lockheed at the time. We laughed most of the way through the movie there were so many things wrong. Examples; going from the wheel well to the cargo compartment through an access panel and dumping fuel by crossing two wires (that just happen to have the words fuel dump on them) are just two of the errors I remember.

The footage of the L-1011 in The Langoliers was much better than in Passenger 57.


User currently offline474218 From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 6340 posts, RR: 9
Reply 14, posted (6 years 8 months 3 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 10611 times:



Quoting FlyASAGuy2005 (Reply 10):
But it was the Delta interior right? I remember reading about that too. Supposedly, it's same interior to where the Delta museum got the front section cut out for it's museum store.

The L-1011 s/n 1001 (Lockheed's flight test airframe) was used to make the Delta museum, it never had interior until Delta added it.

Its Eastern interior in the L-1011 used in Passenger 57.


User currently offlineNorthStarDC4M From Canada, joined Apr 2000, 3023 posts, RR: 36
Reply 15, posted (6 years 8 months 3 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 10437 times:
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Quoting Xtoler (Reply 3):
Anyone remember a really stupid movie about 2 F117 fighter/bombers on a C5? That was a trip

It's called "Interceptor" and yeah, it is a terrible movie...

Quoting 474218 (Reply 13):
The footage of the L-1011 in The Langoliers was much better than in Passenger 57.

Really? Geez learn something new every day, i especially loved the computerized nav system on that one! I guess the real trick is the Langoliers didn't get into technical details all that much beyond the flight deck, where as Pax57 did far too much "bin crawling" just like practically every other movie where terrorists take over the plane (see: Executive Decision, Air Force One, etc etc etc).



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User currently offlineBR715-A1-30 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (6 years 8 months 3 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 10424 times:



Quoting 474218 (Reply 14):
Its Eastern interior in the L-1011 used in Passenger 57.


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Don't think so.. Not unless that IS an Eastern interior, and DL never changed it.


User currently offlineHAMAD From United Arab Emirates, joined Apr 2000, 1160 posts, RR: 7
Reply 17, posted (6 years 8 months 3 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 10368 times:

i saw that movie a very long time ago, over 10 years. i would say other movies were more accurate, such as airport 1975


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User currently offline474218 From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 6340 posts, RR: 9
Reply 18, posted (6 years 8 months 3 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 10325 times:

Quoting BR715-A1-30 (Reply 16):
Don't think so.. Not unless that IS an Eastern interior, and DL never changed it

What does a picture of the interior of Delta L-1011 s/n 1224 have to do with Passenger 57. The aircraft in Passenger 57 was a Rich International (ex-Eastern) L-1011 s/n 1087.

[Edited 2007-12-31 15:39:25]

User currently offlineXtoler From United States of America, joined Sep 2007, 953 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (6 years 8 months 3 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 10089 times:



Quoting HAMAD (Reply 17):
i saw that movie a very long time ago, over 10 years. i would say other movies were more accurate, such as airport 1975

Dude, wasn't Airport '75 the one with the 747's cockpit getting run into by a GA pilot having a heart attack? That one was didn't seem to real to me. The original Airport with the late, great, drunken, crooner, Dean Martin was a bit more accurate. My wife and I watched that not too long ago out of boredom and the only thing on TV worth watching. Some of what the actors do, are a lot like what we do now. Instead of a womanizing Capt, I was a womanizing F/A (it was always a joke, geez, as many sexual harrassment classes I had to take as a gov't employee). Another fun thing about Airport is how much Airplane spoofed on that movie. My wife and I were just being born when the movie Airport came out, but me being an aviation enthusiast and American (she was born in Guyana), I saw it as a little kid, so I had a better understanding of it. Right after we watched that movie together, we watched Aiplane for the millionth time (it never gets old), and she found all the inside jokes. Kind of like now we live in CO and South Park is even funnier because we get the inside jokes we didn't even know were there.



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User currently offlineMarkdirk From Canada, joined Sep 2004, 99 posts, RR: 2
Reply 20, posted (6 years 8 months 3 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 9732 times:

All the exterior shots of the aircraft were done using the ex-eastern (leased to Rich International) and repainted for the movie. "Experimental" stickers were applied to the fuselage by the L1 door, why I don't know. The aircraft was parked at MIA for quite a while after filming still in it's movie color scheme, it was parked next to the Pan Am Flight Academy with it's nose sticking out over the fence into the parking lot. All the interior shots were done in an actual ex-Delta L-1011 aircraft that had been broken up, and shot at Disney MGM studios in Orlando, the fuselage section used was then on display at Disney MGM for a while until moved up to Atlanta to star in the Delta Museum. That very same fuselage interior that was in PAX 57, was also used in tv commercials, and television movies during it's stay at MGM.

User currently offlineMarkdirk From Canada, joined Sep 2004, 99 posts, RR: 2
Reply 21, posted (6 years 8 months 3 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 9593 times:



Quoting Markdirk (Reply 20):
All the interior shots were done in an actual ex-Delta L-1011 aircraft that had been broken up,

A Correction: All the interior shots were done in the Broken up forward section of the first L-1011 ever built, which after being broken up was purchased by Delta and retro fitted, so when seen in the film it was owned by Delta at the time. Disney even had a Delta Airlines ride (in place of the old Eastern Airlines ride) because Delta was still the "Official" airlne of Walt Disney World when filming of the movie took place at Disney MGM Orlando.


User currently offline474218 From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 6340 posts, RR: 9
Reply 22, posted (6 years 8 months 3 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 9356 times:



Quoting Markdirk (Reply 21):
A Correction: All the interior shots were done in the Broken up forward section of the first L-1011 ever built, which after being broken up was purchased by Delta and retro fitted, so when seen in the film it was owned by Delta at the time.

Thanks for the explanation, I forgot about the MGM set. The fuselage actually opened up so they shot the scenes. In addition to the movies Delta used it to film the preflight safety demonstrations.


User currently offlineL1011dal From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 137 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (6 years 8 months 3 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 8986 times:

The L1011 forward section used is now a gift shop at the Delta musemum in ATL. There's some photos at

http://l1011.homestead.com/DC3Museum.html


User currently offlineFlyASAGuy2005 From United States of America, joined Sep 2007, 7004 posts, RR: 11
Reply 24, posted (6 years 8 months 2 weeks 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 8287 times:



Quoting 474218 (Reply 14):
it never had interior until Delta added it.

Didn't know that. But what I really meant was that they used their "fuselage" for the movie. I wasn't trying to be specific about the interior, just a lack of better terminology.

Quoting L1011dal (Reply 23):
The L1011 forward section used is now a gift shop at the Delta musemum in ATL. There's some photos at

I've sat in teh cockpit. Most of the button, switches, still work. Everything is still pretty much moveable. It's real fun to sit in the captain's seat and actually see how bit the thing is. But I always thought about DFW though, very sad.



What gets measured gets done.
25 474218 : I visited the Delta Museum a couple of months ago (there was a memorabilia show there), I sat in the flight station and yes a lot of the switches and
26 Steeler83 : Man, I miss the L1011. I never was able to fly on one, but I did have a chance to see one up close at MCO while waiting for a US 757 back to PIT back
27 Mudboy : When and where, could you see the most Tri-holers. 80s, 90s, JFK,LHR,LAX?
28 Twal1011727 : Footage maybe Technically.....no way..especially when trying to stick an overwing fueling nozzle into a single point hookup. Also...when near the end
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