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Free Fall Of Flight 174  
User currently offlineMegatop From Denmark, joined May 1999, 348 posts, RR: 0
Posted (13 years 6 months 1 week 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 1349 times:

Yesterday, I was watching the TV-movie "Free fall of flight 174". The scenario is good, but I thingk that the movie is a b-movie.

The plane, a brand new B767, is running out of fuel.

BUT - BUT, when the plane is taking off, it is very clealy a B737-200.

Why are produceres often "switching" planes in their movies.

I know that this issue has been on the forum before. But I just got upset about this for the 1,000 time.

Megatop

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User currently offlineAirmale From Botswana, joined Sep 2004, 378 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (13 years 6 months 1 week 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 1268 times:

I saw a movie once in which the person who was the leading character boarded a Cathay Pacific 747, the take off scene was a USAir 737 and the landing was a USAir DC-9 Smile


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User currently offlineGOT From Sweden, joined Dec 2000, 1912 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (13 years 6 months 1 week 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 1250 times:

Of ten they might count with the most of the audience not seeing that it's a different aircraft. And if they go out to the airport they might not have time to wait for the right aircraft.

GOT



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User currently offlineAirbus_A340 From Hong Kong, joined Mar 2000, 1560 posts, RR: 20
Reply 3, posted (13 years 6 months 1 week 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 1243 times:

Mega top
Freefall Flight 174, you got to admit, its a pretty good movie!
Also its based on a true incident-Air Canada's 767.
regards
Trevor aka Airbus_A340  Smile



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User currently offlineCedarjet From United Kingdom, joined May 1999, 8124 posts, RR: 54
Reply 4, posted (13 years 6 months 1 week 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 1229 times:

I thought 'Freefall' was a load of bollocks. The author, William Hoffer, wrote a first-rate account of the 'Andrea Doria' disaster and rescue which was one of the first books I ever read and it's great. 'Freefall' is equally good. (I think he also wrote 'Midnight Express').

However the film is nonsense. Badly made, obviously a 'Blair Witch' budget but without the acting skills to compensate. And scant attention to aviation detail. The opening sequence in the sim shows a double engine failure and the plane instantly goes out of control. This is put at the front so we can see what heroes the pilots are when it happens for real and the jet doesn't immediately go belly up. It's not necessary and factually laughable, like the whole film really.



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User currently offlineBDRules From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2000, 1501 posts, RR: 3
Reply 5, posted (13 years 6 months 1 week 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 1222 times:

has anyone ever seen Cool Runnings. they take off in an AA 767 and land in a AA MD83 or something like that (let me know if AA dont have MD83's).

regards BDRules


User currently offlineOPNLguy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (13 years 6 months 1 week 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 1188 times:

>>>Why are produceres often "switching" planes in their movies. I know that this issue has been on the forum before. But I just got upset about this for the 1,000 time.

It's called "dramatic license", and it allows them to spin the info/facts to suit the purposes of the plot/story. Thereafter, any similarity to "reality" is purely coincidental. Don't sweat it..

Probably the goofiest error is whenever they show *any* type of jet ailiner, and then when about to land, they edit in that stock piece of footage of the B-52 main landing gears coming out of the fuselage....

Gotta love Hollywood....


User currently offlineThud From Pakistan, joined Aug 2000, 204 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (13 years 6 months 1 week 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 1179 times:

The first Austin Powers film had a 747 as his personal jet, in 1967!!

User currently offlineAirCanadaMan From Canada, joined Feb 2000, 465 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (13 years 6 months 1 week 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 1149 times:

BDrules,

This is probably useless to tell you but what the heck,

Cool Runnings believe it or not, has the aircraft correct. An AA767 flies them to DFW (The movie does not show the connection, obviously) and then the MD80 to Calgary (sight of the 1988 winter Olympics). I dont know about the Kingston/Montego Bay-DFW flight but the DFW-YYC flight is operated by an MD80.


User currently offlineRapo From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 395 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (13 years 6 months 1 week 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 1118 times:

Actually at that part of the movie (Austin Powers #1), they are in modern times (ref. his love interest being Liz Hurley (grrrr....) and not her "mum"; Mimi Rogers (equally grrrrr.....).

rapo


User currently offlineWannabe From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 677 posts, RR: 3
Reply 10, posted (13 years 6 months 1 week 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 1110 times:

In the recent "Meet the Parents", Ben Stillers flight to LaGuardia was a 747. That would make the news.

User currently offlinePtica2000 From Slovenia, joined Nov 2000, 142 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (13 years 6 months 1 week 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 1089 times:

I think that the most common mistake that producers do, is that they change 747-200 and 747-400. When the plane is visible from the outside, it is -200, but when an actor or pilot is flying it it is clearly seen that he is flying a -400. But because most spectators can't see a difference between -400 and -200, this is not a hurdle in a film.

User currently offlinePHLFlyer From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 851 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (13 years 6 months 1 week 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 1076 times:

RE: Cool Runnings.

I do not believe AA has ever operated MBJ or KIN to DFW. They do or have operated JFK-MBJ, MIA-MBJ, MIA-KIN and I believe JFK-KIN. In years past, the equipment flown was AB6 727 and 757 depending on the route. I can not recall ever seeing a AA767 in Jamacia.


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