MAH4546 From Sweden, joined Jan 2001, 33662 posts, RR: 71
Reply 2, posted (13 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 3350 times:
747. Don't know the series (-200 I think). The airline was a fictional one, obviously (do you really think an airline would want to crash one of their planes in a movie?), called, I think, Ole. It was filmed at JFK in the early, early morning when the terminal was empty.
AA737-823 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 6091 posts, RR: 12
Reply 6, posted (13 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 3294 times:
I think it was several planes actually. If I remember right, the inside did not match the outside in terms of aircraft type. But, that could have been another movie. I have only seen Final destination (or at least the airplane part) once.
Cedarjet From United Kingdom, joined exactly 16 years ago today! , 8357 posts, RR: 54
Reply 7, posted (13 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 3282 times:
I thought the way the aircraft was shown to be old and knackered was very well done - the chipped paint on the nose cone, corrosion next to the door, streaks of soot on the wing, and of course the infamous broken tray table.
As for the accident (or should I say premonition) itself, I found that to be probably the most terrifying aviation scene ever. The way they showed the city lights rocking up and down through the hole in the side of the plane, the seats ripping out, and worst of all, the chocolates (Maltezers as they are known in the UK) rolling up and down the aisle near the beginning of the sequence. I'm not a big chocoholic but when I used to travel with my sis and folks they'd always hit the gift shop after security and get some chocolates. I though the whole sequence was totally plausible and I couldn't fault it technically at all.
I used to seek out old planes (DC9-30s, 747-100s, of course the 707 on MEA) but the crash in 'Final Destination' has genuinely renewed my enthusiasm for A320s, 737-300s, A340s and 747-400s.
fly Saha Air 707s daily from Tehran's downtown Mehrabad to Mashhad, Kish Island and Ahwaz
United_Fan From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 7583 posts, RR: 7
Reply 10, posted (13 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 3265 times:
The plane used was a fake! The studio made a mock-up of the plane . I read this while waiting for another movie to start in the theater. I think it said iw weighed 45.000 lbs. I'm not sure of the cabin. I liked that movie.Especially when the bus hits the kid! BAM!!!!!
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IMissPiedmont From United States of America, joined exactly 14 years ago today! , 6403 posts, RR: 31
Reply 12, posted (13 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 3240 times:
Golfhaus : I think you have a wry sense of humour. Reminds me of the movie Airplane! where the in-flight movie was the crash testing of a 720 at Deerfield Park AZ (I hope I'm right). I think that would be funny. Of course I have a slightly warped sense of humour.
I am glad I was around to fly before de-regulation.
Docpepz From Singapore, joined May 2001, 1971 posts, RR: 3
Reply 13, posted (13 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 3236 times:
I could have sworn it was a 747-200, which was what they showed when the flight took off.
I spotted a little mistake in their seat identification. One of the boys sat in "49I" or something. As far as I remember, Airlines don't use 'I' in seat allocation because it's easily mixed up with '1"
Also, do all airlines have a policy of not showing movies that involve plane crashes? I know someone who works in SIA inflight entertainment and they were wondering whether they should screen Cast Away, since it involved the Fedex plane crashing. And if they showed it on board, they would have had to cut the scene where the plane crashed.
Also, they were wondering whether or not to screen Pearl Harbor as their launch movie for their new inflight entertainment product upgrade, but it had many scenes of Jap planes getting shot down.
DTW/ORD Fan! From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 288 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (13 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 3219 times:
That was a good movie! Speaking of showing movies in-flight in which planes crash, I know on Air Force One they had the movie "Air Force One" shown in-flight.
hehehe. That must've been a little odd to see the exact plane your riding on slowly get over-taken by terrorists, and destroyed.
Penguinflies From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 993 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (13 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 3201 times:
Not only do airlines not show plane crashes on the coach area, but CNN actually has "Airport Network" so that airports can have an edited version without aviation related news item (like crashes, near misses).
MAH4546 From Sweden, joined Jan 2001, 33662 posts, RR: 71
Reply 18, posted (13 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 3194 times:
AerLingus, that was me. The airplane scene was cut from Almost Famous while I was flying DL on JFK-MXP last March. I'd never seen the movie before (not that great, IMO), but a friend who had told me the airplane scene was a big part of the plot.
CPAir, I have the movie on DVD and with the directors commentary I could have sworn they said it was filmed at JFK. I'll double check though, your probably right.
B744F From Germany, joined Jan 2006, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (13 years 11 months 1 week 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 3166 times:
the airplane shown at the gate is 747. the paint scheme is modified Air Force One - nose is blue from the top to the middle, then they modified narrow stripes at the middle of fuselage a little bit. the rest of fuselage is white with blue stripes at the windows level and they added red stripe. but it is definetely modification of AF1 colorscheme. I have a shots to proof it.
the cabin layout was 3-4-3 and ofcourse I have the shots to proof it
Apuneger From Belgium, joined Sep 2000, 3032 posts, RR: 11
Reply 22, posted (13 years 11 months 1 week 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 3141 times:
The aircraft doesn't seem to be real to me. As mentioned above, I also think that this is a (very unrealistic) mockup of a 747.
I mean, just look at the aircraft standing at the gate. If you're an aviation enthousiast like me, the first thing you notice is the fact that there's something wrong with the aircraft (maybe that's why it exploded in the first place). I can't tell you exactly what is wrong with it, but just look at it, and the aircraft just has something 'unreal'. It's like the aircraft is almost trying to say that it will explode.
Anyway, great movie. Too bad the aircraft part is a little bit too short, according to me.
G-KIRAN From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2000, 736 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (13 years 11 months 1 week 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 3132 times:
The plane crash in final destination reminds me of TWA800.The leading actor was a member of a high school french club who were going to CDG.In the real crash a high school french club were among the desceased.Also the leading actor finds out 'deaths plan' by watching a news reel.The news reel says that the fuel tank exploded and the FAA say in the case of TWA800 the same thing happened.Do you see the link?
: YEah, it was a fictional airline Volair, in French meaning 'Flight Air'.
: BA FOREVER, they actually do show Titanic on cruise ships. They did on one that I was on two years ago. Though there's a big difference, IMO, between
: btw the aircraft standing at the gate (when you just see the nose) is actually a model, i was listening to the directors commentary and it tells you e
: The "inside-the-cabin" sequence of shots were very realistic. It really does make you think twice about taking an older aircraft, but I will still try
: Must be a B727, what was its previous registration? Or may be it's just a model?
: The scaires for me was not final destination because the interior didn't look like a inside of the 747 and from far away it looked like a twin engine
: What annoyed me a bit is how the inside dream sequence did not match the "real" crash afterwards. In the dream, it takes a few minutes and loads of tu