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User currently offlineExitrowaisle From United States of America, joined May 2000, 266 posts, RR: 0
Posted (14 years 3 months 1 week 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 2007 times:

I just got a DVD copy of the movie "Bullitt" (Steve McQueen, 1968). The last twenty minutes or so are at San Francisco Int'l Airport, with outstanding interior shots of the terminal and close-ups of taxiing jets (even a PSA 727). Even better, there are several scenes inside a real Pan Am 707! Does anyone know of other old movies that have authentic airport/airline scenes? I'm not talking about movies like "Airplane" or "Turbulence," or the phony, cheesy sets they use to save money. I mean movies with authentic use of real airports and airlines. I've heard TWA leased their planes and facilities to producers a lot in the 60's and 70's. Anyone know of any other movies like that? By the way, check out "Bullitt," it's very cool!!

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User currently offlineAa777flyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (14 years 3 months 1 week 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 1949 times:

The original "Airport" was pretty good. I dont know if the interior was real, probably not, but still pretty good.

User currently offlineLGB Photos From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (14 years 3 months 1 week 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 1933 times:

Well Allegiant Air used their DC-9-21 in Say It Isn't So and wasn't there a Fed Ex plane in Cast Away?

User currently offlineLH526 From Germany, joined Aug 2000, 2438 posts, RR: 13
Reply 3, posted (14 years 3 months 1 week 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 1933 times:


There is a movie called "The out of Towners" from 1970 staring Jack Lemmon. That's one of the funiest I've ever seen  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

It's about a couples journey to New York wich ended up in chaos.
The trip starts at a small local airport somewhere in the US where they board a B727-100. The first 15 minutes of the movie are filmed aboard this B721 were they cycle the New York Airspace while they wait for better weather for landing.
It's great to se the old times come back, filmed in the beautifull "technicolor" colours


Trittst im Morgenrot daher, seh ich dich im Strahlenmeer ...
User currently offlineTristar2000 From Canada, joined Dec 2000, 274 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (14 years 3 months 1 week 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 1902 times:

In "Heist", one of the latest Gene Hackman movies, Montreal-Mirabel Airport (CYMX) is used as a fake Boston airport.

The company that operates the 727 used in the movie is fake, but you can often see planes that are common to YMX in the background of many shots. For example, you will easily spot Air Transat L-1011s, an ICC cargo A300 as well as a Royal A310.


User currently offlineNighthawk From UK - Scotland, joined Sep 2001, 5357 posts, RR: 30
Reply 5, posted (14 years 3 months 1 week 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 1894 times:

the one and only Die Hard 2 was set in washington dulles airport, with many planes used.

I was watching Rush Hour the other day and right at the end it shows a United plane sitting at a stand, then when he goes on board he starts talking to the flight attendant in chinese ( the flight was bound for china). Im sure the plane also had a set of stairs behind where they were filming, yet it was not a 747 they showed from outside.

That'll teach you
User currently offlineMcdougald From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (14 years 3 months 1 week 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 1878 times:

The opening scenes of 'Wait Until Dark' (1967) were filmed on location at Montreal Dorval and at New York JFK, showing two of the characters boarding and later getting off an Air Canada DC-9, 'Flight 760'.

User currently offlineAmerica West From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (14 years 3 months 1 week 6 days ago) and read 1867 times:

United was also in Rush Hour 2.

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