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User currently offlineTg 747-300 From Norway, joined Nov 1999, 1318 posts, RR: 0
Posted (12 years 6 months 2 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 1111 times:

On Saturday evening I'm going to see the movie "miracle landing" that from what i have understood is based on the Aloha incident/accident with a B737-200 back in 1988 (the decompression incident)

I was wondering if anybody have seen this movie, and if you have, is it any good (realistic etc.)

tg 747-300


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User currently offlineUAL Bagsmasher From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 2146 posts, RR: 10
Reply 1, posted (12 years 6 months 2 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 1057 times:

The movie stars Wayne Rogers and Connie Sellecca(sp?). It's not a bad movie, although some scenes are obviously fake. You should enjoy it.

User currently offlineUSAirways_757 From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 46 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (12 years 6 months 2 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 1052 times:

tg:

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:

http://www.airodyssey.net/articles/movie-ml.html

Regards


User currently offlineN202PA From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 1562 posts, RR: 3
Reply 3, posted (12 years 6 months 2 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 1009 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.


User currently offlineHawaiian717 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 3192 posts, RR: 7
Reply 4, posted (12 years 6 months 2 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 918 times:

Don't forget to keep your eyes open during the ground taxi shots, you can see lots of other real airlines in the background, including Aloha and Hawaiian.

David / SAN


User currently offlineSJCguy From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 579 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (12 years 6 months 2 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 911 times:

Where are you going to see the movie? I'd like to get a copy of that movie...any info?

SJCguy


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