USAirways_757 From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 46 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (13 years 5 months 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 1227 times:
It's a pretty decent movie, the effects are also really good (considering it was made in 1990). Everything is really convincing, you feel like you are actually on the plane experiencing the horrific incident. Here is a website about the movie:
N202PA From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 1563 posts, RR: 3
Reply 3, posted (13 years 5 months 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 1184 times:
I've got it on tape at home from the first (and to my knowledge *only*) network airing on CBS. Very good movie, all things considered. It's obviously a TV movie, so the quality's a bit lower than what you'd expect from a theatre film, but it's a lot more realistic than most air disaster movies you could see out there. The only ones that are better, IMO, are Crash Landing: The Rescue of Flight 232 (about United 232 in Sioux City, IA, starring Charlton Heston as Captain Al Haynes) and The Crash of Flight 401 (starring William Shatner). Also, Bounce (with Ben Affleck) is a pretty good movie, although it doesn't deal with the crash of an airplane directly, but its aftermath on the people still living.
Anyway, Connie Selleca does an admirable job as First Officer Mimi Tompkins, and the reenactment of the decompression, the torn aircraft, and the struggle for life that followed was pretty well-done, I thought. Of course, as with many disaster movies, there's the usual quotient of relationship garbage, but it's not horrible (as in the Airport movies). The paint job on the aircraft is pretty weak (they substituted the fake "Paradise Airlines" for Aloha, probably for fear of a lawsuit, and the mostly-white paint job is pretty weak), but that's not distracting. You *do* get some up close and personal shots of the 737-200, so that's a definite plus.
Anyway, I hope you enjoy the movie, and be sure to let us know your thoughts after you've seen it.