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User currently offlinePROSA From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 5644 posts, RR: 4
Posted (12 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 1689 times:

Here is an interesting movie blooper as reported at Nitpickers.com It looks like this Registered Nitpicker is quite an aviation enthusiast.

Movie Nitpick Number: 39752
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Submitted by Registered Nitpicker Number: 27349
Movie Title: Cast Away - 2000
Nitpick Category: Other
Approximate time of nitpick: first 10 minutes
Summary: Engine #2 Fan rotation
Details: First, the aircraft is an MD-11. It can't be an MD-10 because Fedex didn't acquire the first one until July 2000. It can't be a DC-10 because it has all CRT displays in the cockpit. Thus it's an MD-11. When the airframe breaks apart you see the wing spar sink along with the forward fuselage. That means that engines 1 and 3, which are attached to the wings are also sinking. It is very unlikely that the motors would have been intact anyway because they sit lower than the fuselage. Any ditching would have ripped the motors off the wings because that is probably what would contact the ocean first. Thus the only motor that could have been spinning would be #2. and it's rotating in the wrong direction. Even if it was a modified airframe with a Rolls-Royce engine (they rotate opposite Pratt and Whitney and G.E. engines) it's clearly shown that the Fan section is rotating in the opposite direction of the blade angle.




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User currently offlineIbizajet A330 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (12 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 1508 times:

That is common sense.

User currently offline242 From United States of America, joined Oct 2000, 498 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (12 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 1352 times:

Not to mention that on a real MD-11, the #2 engine sits about twenty feet from the inlet, at the very aft end of the duct. The movie showed it only a few feet from the inlet, totally wrong.

User currently offlinePenguinflies From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 988 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (12 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 1324 times:

But it was still a great movie and a great shot. IMHO

User currently offlineEal401 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (12 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 1270 times:

I thought the external shot was an Airbus A300? Personally, Cast Away was two hours of my life I would like back again.

User currently offlineClipper471 From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 726 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (12 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 1193 times:
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Who SAW Tom Hanks get on the A300 at Memphis? He certainly could have walked to an MD-11 off camera? Just because an A300 was pictured doesn't mean he got on it.

As I walk down the concourse I wish I could hop on the first 747 or 777 I see. But, it's likely my flight is at the end of the concourse in an MD-80!


User currently offlineGreg From United Kingdom, joined May 2005, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (12 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 1155 times:

Castaway was so painfully boring, I programmed my cell phone during the last half.


User currently offlineMas a330 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (12 years 6 months 1 week 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 1078 times:

I'm pretty sure it was an A300

User currently offlineVC-10 From United Kingdom, joined Oct 1999, 3701 posts, RR: 34
Reply 8, posted (12 years 6 months 1 week 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 1065 times:
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I can't help feeling that someone should get a life !

User currently offlineWoodsboy From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 1031 posts, RR: 2
Reply 9, posted (12 years 6 months 1 week 20 hours ago) and read 981 times:

I noticed the engine misplacement in the nacelle right off the bat, and yes, it was an MD-11, at least in the crash. He did however get on an A300.......with all the FedEx everything in the movie, its a wonder someone didnt notice that. The crash was all wrong, engines didnt come off the wings....etc.......etc.

User currently offlineSpark From United States of America, joined Mar 2002, 431 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (12 years 6 months 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 914 times:

Woodsboy;
You have to be real careful who you bring stuff like that up with, because 99.9% of the people would think you've jumped off the deep end (I don't, but I'm nuts as well).
Of course, if reality were a part of the movie, Tom Hanks would've died in the crash to begin with. I doubt that person could've survived the crash (just try to hold your breath while he is under). I also have my doubts that a plane could've gotten that far off the radar screen (especially FedEX, where you can see if your driver has stopped for a pit stop with your package). They would find the wreckage in a matter of hours, and most likely know the exact spot the plane went down.
For the movies sake, which I enjoyed, it would've been a pretty short movie. Guy yells at a bunch of Russians, jumps on a plane, eats dinner, Jumps on another plane, and dies.


User currently offlineJetService From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 4798 posts, RR: 11
Reply 11, posted (12 years 6 months 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 907 times:

This is pretty minor compared to the usual. You see a 747 taking off, 2x2 seating in the cabin, then a DC-10 landing.


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User currently offlinePROSA From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 5644 posts, RR: 4
Reply 12, posted (12 years 6 months 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 882 times:

You have to be real careful who you bring stuff like that up with, because 99.9% of the people would think you've jumped off the deep end (I don't, but I'm nuts as well).

Heh heh, you ought to check out some of the movie bloopers reported at nitpickers.com
Trust me, no blooper is too tiny or esoteric to escape notice!



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