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User currently offlineJanne From Sweden, joined Sep 2001, 379 posts, RR: 0
Posted (11 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 3055 times:

I'm starting to build a library of videos with aircraft related stuff.
On one hand I record every documentary film (mostly from the Discovery channel on TV) that's aircraft related and on the other hand I am building
a video library with aircraft related movies. For instance, in a couple of
minutes I will record "Con Air" (and of course watch it at the same time.
I have only seen it 4-5 times yet and I love the old Fairchild C-123.
Who said the star of the movie is Nicolas Cage? If you ask me it's the C-123).
Anyway, can you guys (and hopefully some girls) out there tip me on film
titles that I should rent from my local video store and copy (of course only
for my personal use. Wouldn't dream of violating that copying-illegal note
in the beginning of the reel).
/janne


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User currently offlineRj777 From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 1862 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (11 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 3041 times:

Pushing Tin?
Passenger 57?
Executive Decision?


User currently offlineNighthawk From UK - Scotland, joined Sep 2001, 5166 posts, RR: 33
Reply 2, posted (11 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 3034 times:

Die Hard 2. Features terrorists taking control of an airport (Washington Dulles). Movie ends with the site of the 747 below exploding after takeoff..


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User currently offlineERFly From United States of America, joined Aug 2002, 164 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (11 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 3023 times:

The aircraft used in Executive Decision was an American International B747...it's featured on this website in the "Oceanic" colors.

The aircraft used in Passenger 57 was N304EA (I believe). It's an ex-Eastern L1011. There is also a photo of it painted in the "Atlantic International" colors.

The aircraft used in Airport 1975 is also here. Its now a UPS 747. Its pictured here in both the American Airlines colors, and the new UPS colors.

The TV Movie "Miracle Landing" also featured an Aloha 737-200, N70723. It is also featured here.

Hope that helps.


User currently offlineFritzi From United Arab Emirates, joined Jun 2001, 2762 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (11 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 3005 times:

"Airport ´79: The Concorde" was filmed using the ill fated AF F-BTSC Concorde.



User currently offlineMcdougald From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (11 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 3000 times:

The opening scenes of 'Wait Until Dark' are based around two of the movie's characters flying from Montreal to New York on an Air Canada DC-9, 'Flight 760'.

It has some good shots of it both parked and rolling down the runway, but there's no registration visible.


User currently offlineJanne From Sweden, joined Sep 2001, 379 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (11 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 2975 times:

Thanks for all the tips so far. How about that old 50'ies movie starring
James Stewart. He's an aircraft designer who has designed the "Reindeer"
and on an atlantic flight which he is on he understands that the aircraft
will soon crack because of metal fatigue. Another actor in that movie was
Marlene Dietrich. Saw it once on TV but can't remember the title.
/janne


User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 39906 posts, RR: 75
Reply 7, posted (11 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 2952 times:

Janne:
'Mean Mother' shows a DC-9 landing and a F-27 taxing.
also.
Airport, Airport '75, Airport '77 and Airport '79.

Then there is that old episode of 'The Twighlight Zone' witht the moster on the wing. I am not sure what kind of airplane it is but I think it's a DC-7.

The Brady Bunch Movie Hawaiian Vacation showed a DC-9 but we know it's a DC-10 interior.  Smile



Bring back the Concorde
User currently offlineAirways From Switzerland, joined Mar 2001, 880 posts, RR: 12
Reply 8, posted (11 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 2942 times:

Don't forget 'Air America'. Starring: Mel Gibson, Robert Downey Jr. and some nice birds...

Michael
http://airways.ch


User currently offlineRIX From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 1787 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (11 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 2938 times:

Tu144 that crashed in Paris was filmed for a very short episode in a Soviet comedy. The movie was completed after the crash (I think, still in 1973); the Tu144 footage was not included and, even more, was... destroyed!

Another Tu144 was one of the characters in another Soviet movie (in 1979). Some amazingly nice views, both take-off and in flight. No interior views though - they used Il62 instead.

The only crashed Il86 was used in a recent Russian movie where it was... exploded by secret service! The real aircraft was not much more lucky...


User currently offlineAirsicknessbag From Germany, joined Aug 2000, 4723 posts, RR: 34
Reply 10, posted (11 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 2938 times:

Air Force One.

(Hey, I didn´t say I LIKE it!)  Wink/being sarcastic

Daniel Smile


User currently offlineJanne From Sweden, joined Sep 2001, 379 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (11 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 2912 times:

Talking about "Air Force One". How about if they made a swedish movie
like that. It would be Göran Person, the swedish "president" riding on a
Saab 340 (which at least a couple of years back was the Sweden
Governments aircraft, maybe now it's a Gulfstream).
Göran (slightly overweight) would fight down the bad guys that sneaked
onboard and save Sweden.
Now if that happened I would be proud of Göran.
/janne



User currently offlineEAC_732 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (11 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 2902 times:

Liar Liar, Jim Carey movie, very funny. At the end of the film it has an airport scene and it shows a Tower Air 747-100 and numerous other aircraft.


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User currently offlineRedngold From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 6907 posts, RR: 44
Reply 13, posted (11 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 2895 times:

Don't forget the two "Left Behind" movies so far... One of the main characters in the book series and movies is Rayford Steele, a pilot for Pan Continental Airlines. He is rated for the 747 and then gains ratings on the 757. So far, the movies have many aircraft errors, and have yet to show a real 757! E-mail me if you want to know about the aviation errors I've spotted in the two Left Behind movies.

redngold



Up, up and away!
User currently offlineWestjet!Eh! From Canada, joined Jul 2001, 153 posts, RR: 3
Reply 14, posted (11 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 2845 times:

I haven't seen Left behind movie! I wanna to watch it but we don't have a video of Left Behind here! I'm sooo disappointed! Can u help me to bring a video to Australia!

User currently offlineOPNLguy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (11 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 2840 times:

>>>Thanks for all the tips so far. How about that old 50'ies movie starring James Stewart. He's an aircraft designer who has designed the "Reindeer" and on an atlantic flight which he is on he understands that the aircraft will soon crack because of metal fatigue. Another actor in that movie was Marlene Dietrich. Saw it once on TV but can't remember the title.

You're thinking of thise one...

http://us.imdb.com/Title?0043859


User currently offlineB777UA From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 161 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (11 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 2831 times:

In the Movie Airplane, a TWA 707 was used as the same for Stephen Kings, the Lagoliers, which was A TWA L-1011

User currently offlineHeavymetal From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (11 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 2826 times:


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G-BDXC City of Manchester was the static British Airways 747-200 used in the hilarious climactic scene of A Fish Called Wanda. She flew for BA her whole career and was retired in 2001.

I was gonna link the pictures to her demise at the hands of the choppers last summer, but it was too gruesome :-(


User currently offlineCedarjet From United Kingdom, joined May 1999, 8143 posts, RR: 54
Reply 18, posted (11 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 2815 times:

How come the 747 in Executive Decision is in basic Kuwaiti titles? Did American International do a lease to KU or something?


fly Saha Air 707s daily from Tehran's downtown Mehrabad to Mashhad, Kish Island and Ahwaz
User currently offlineHeavymetal From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 19, posted (11 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 2798 times:

I think it was just a generic livery they picked.

A movie budget for leasing a 747 for a film is easy enough to get by the movie company beancounters. A budget for applying an intricate, expensive livery is another thing!


User currently offlineCicadajet From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 20, posted (11 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days ago) and read 2788 times:

Convair blown up in the end of The Rookie. Another Convair jet in the TV movie San Francisco International - probably only available somewhere on the net in the MST3K version.

Also, great 50s movie..(or early 60s??) FATE IS THE HUNTER.. I forget the aircrafts.

Great Kai Tak action to start off Godzilla vs. Destroyah.. (really !!!) ..available from Amazon.

Tom


User currently offlineAJ From Australia, joined Nov 1999, 2395 posts, RR: 24
Reply 21, posted (11 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days ago) and read 2779 times:

One of the aircraft ERFly referred to:
'Executive Decision'

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'Passenger 57'

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'Tora Tora Tora'

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'Speed'

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'Hero' (Accidental Hero in Australia)

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'Memphis Belle'

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'Airport 1975'

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And believe it or not 'Casablanca'

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User currently offlineJanne From Sweden, joined Sep 2001, 379 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (11 years 11 months 2 weeks 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 2746 times:

Once again, thanks for all the tips.
And thankyou OPNLguy for giving me the title of the 50'ies movie
with James Stewart and Marlene Dietrich, "No highway". That's exactly
the film I was asking for.
Cheers, Janne.


User currently offlineSkystar From Australia, joined Jan 2000, 1363 posts, RR: 3
Reply 23, posted (11 years 11 months 2 weeks 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 2738 times:

Hamburg Airport's B707-430 (D-AFHG) starred in Bend It Like Beckham. Ex LH, D-ABOD.


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Cheers,

Justin


User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 39906 posts, RR: 75
Reply 24, posted (11 years 11 months 2 weeks 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 2717 times:

Let's not forget the Eastern Airlines 727-200 on the Pam Grier movie "Sheba Baby'.  Smile
(1975)




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Sorry I don't have the right reg# from database. <?i>  Sad



Bring back the Concorde
25 MEA : Left Behind movies, are you serious? Where can I get copies in Australia? I have read every book & am waiting for The Remnant to be released here in A
26 Flyboy36y : What about home alone??!!
27 Na : "How come the 747 in Executive Decision is in basic Kuwaiti titles? Did American International do a lease to KU or something?" N707CK is a former Kuwa
28 Post contains links and images AJ : A few pretend Air Force Ones for movie shoots: Pac Atlantic for 'Drop Zone' View Large View MediumPhoto © Don Boyd It's just amazing what colours
29 Indian_flyboy : Hey Guys , there was some movie I saw about 10 times on the hallmark channel featuring a bomb on an "Oceanic Air" flight from somewhere in Australia (
30 Digby : I recall a 727 being blown up in "Bad Boys" or was it something completely different. Also an Eastern 727 with winglets was depicted for a late 60's m
31 Post contains images Airsicknessbag : Has this one already been mentioned? Sorry don´t know the title: Tommy Lee Jones is a Marshal or something who transports some inmates in a 727-100 w
32 Janne : Yes Airsicknessbag. I remember that film where the 727-100 gets trashed. What a loss. I suffered when I saw that nice-looking airplane get totally des
33 ERFly : Na, The aircraft's registration for the movie Airport '77 was N..23S. The callsign 23S was used throughout the beginning of the movie. The aircraft fo
34 ERFly : Indian_Flyboy, The first movie you're referring to was a made for TV movie on TBS about 6 months ago. I can't remember the name, however. I do remembe
35 Sydneysider : In Triple X (XXX) you can see a LH B744. But, it´d be nice, if somebody could tell me, if it is only the german version of XXX with this LH a/c? In o
36 Janne : Digby, what do you mean? A 60'ies move with a 727 with winglets!!! Surely no one knew about winglets in the 60'ies. I thought winglets was a 90'ies ae
37 LZ-TLT : I remember a B-Movie starring Richard Dean Anderson as a captain(yes, the same Richard Dean Anderson known from "MacGuyver")...he commanded a 747-200
38 Redngold : Don't forget "Final Destination" redngold re the Left Behind movies, e-mail me at bandimal at yahoo.com
39 Bhill : Janne, the flick was US Marshals....and what about "Millenium" with the 727?
40 Cicadajet : Almost Famous was a very recent movie..last year? year before,,,set in the past. Remember that 727 getting destroyed in the other movie...was it Erase
41 ERFly : LZ-TLT, That movie was Pandora's Clock. It was a movie adaptation from the John J. Nance novel of the same name. Pretty technically accurate, seeing a
42 Gr8slvrflt : The Reindeer-tail plane featured in "No Highway in the Sky," starring Jimmy Stewart, Glynis Johns and Marlene Dietrich was a disguised Viscount...grea
43 Digby : Janne, The 727 used in "Almost Famous" was filmed recently. (as mentioned by Cicadajet) The fact was, that there were winglets on the Eastern 727, whe
44 GARUDAROD : The B727 in BAD BOYS was N407BN. I used to load that aircraft many moons ago. What about that great 60's movie "BOEING BOEING" Tony Curtis, Jerry Lew
45 Post contains images Dash8tech : A Horizon F-27 makes a small cameo in WarGames...wow, remember that movie?!? Only a Horizon techie would notice that though! Cheers!
46 Janne : Digby, you are so right. We could fill a new discussion group with hundreds of comments about mistakes in films. When it comes to showing aircraft in
47 Pacificjourney : For Russian/soviet aircraft there is the extremely popular series of movies and TV shows called 'Mimino'. These were comedies made in the 70's about a
48 Pacificjourney : The restaurant even has a dish called 'rubber chicken' !
49 Janne : "Mimino" ehh. That sounds very interesting, Pacificjourney. Wonder how one gets about to lay ones hands on those movies/TV shows. Are they available o
50 DeltaRules : Indian_flyboy- Your movie is "Nowhere To Land"- on TBS, Oceanic 747 w/ the bomb. They used the same 747 as in "Executive Decision", and changed nothin
51 Post contains links UALbrat : I don't believe anyone has yet mentioned this site, http://www.airodyssey.net/ which has a fair amount of information on movies with an aviation eleme
52 Houstondallas : I remember seeing a movie many years back about people in the future who travelled back in time to save people who were about to die in a plane crash.
53 S.p.a.s. : What about that terror(?) movie about a bunch of youngsters traveling to France o/b a 747 which explodes minutes after take-off? Quite similar to TWA8
54 DeltaRules : S.p.a.s- Final Destination? Is that the movie you're thinking of? AJ- Thanks for posting all the pics of aircraft used in movies. Somebody said "N304E
55 Janne : Houstondallas, I don't have any idea of what film you are talking about but I must say it sounds just like the kind of wonderful B-movie I would die f
56 Pacificjourney : Don't know how to get copies of Mimino but it is/was huge in FSU so perhaps one of our slavic friends could help.
57 Dash8tech : Houstondallas, you're thinking of "Millenium". Yeah, it was pretty cheesy to watch more than once, but it was okay the first time. Cheers!
58 Post contains images Airsicknessbag : Two German movies: - Homo Faber, featuring a Super Connie emergency landing in the Mexican desert - Todesspiel, a movie about the German war on terror
59 Arrow : Janne -- Don't know if you just want civilian stuff -- but an old 50s movie called "Mosquito Squadron" (can't remember the hollywood star. Robert Ryan
60 Post contains images Clickhappy : did someone say Con Air
61 Ironchain15 : Someone mentioned Home Alone. It shows a great shot of an AA DC-10. Also, in Home Alone 3, there is a great shot of an AA 727-200 landing at ORD. In t
62 Post contains links and images Airsicknessbag : Three more (very bad ones though): - Planes, Trains and Automobiles - Airplane! - Submerged Concerning the last one: it´s going to air tonight here i
63 Post contains images Illini_152 : "The High and the Mighty" (you won't find it on TV, VHS, or DVD, thanks to a copyright dispute ) with Robert Stack and John Wayne "Spirit of St. Louis
64 Post contains links and images 2912n : Dive Bomber with Errol Flynn. Great pre WWII airplanes and, if you happen to know San Diego, a couple interesting impossibilities. The Joe McConnel St
65 LZ-TLT : "The Wild Gooses" The final escape with the DC-3 was fabulous
66 Post contains images 2912n : Actually it was "Wild Geese" in English. (Gooses, geese...very confusing! ) Seeing Richard Harris cut down as he tries to get on the plane...and then
67 2912n : Teach me to try to correct someone...That should read Richard Burton....SIgh.
68 LZ-TLT : 2912n I stand corrected. English is not my native language, so such mishaps happen to me.
69 Post contains images 2912n : LZ-TLT... Hah! You should hear my German! It probably sounds more like Chinese than German! Actually my English is rather poor too... Tony
70 Illini_152 : The cheezy John Wayne movie you're thinking of is Jet Pilot, one of Howard Hughes' last movies. The problem was it was filmed in the late 40's, but th
71 Janne : Thankyou Clickhappy for the C-123 pictures. Do you have any idea of how they filmed the flying scenes in Con Air with this aircraft. Did they make the
72 Meechy36 : A couple more, Stewardess School, which was a typical T & A movie but it featured an, I think Air America L-1011 as Stromboli Air and Speed, at the en
73 L-188 : Boy that airplane is looking rougher for wear then when I saw it at the Reno Air Races in 1996. Looks like something took a bounce off the nose. That
74 Babaero : Remember a film in late 70s based around the hijacking of a Mey Air 737 in Norway. Aircraft was a LN-MTC or LN-MTD, 737 in red scheme. Believe airline
75 Mia777 : just watched SpyHard last night (a paradoy movie---veryyyyyy funny!)...It showed a nice widebody cabin (3-3) and then a 742 taking off...then a DC-10
76 Post contains links and images Fanofjets : Dog Day Afternoon had a nice, though brief, scene starring a Modern Air CV990. Not sure of registration. View Large View MediumPhoto © Kjell Nils
77 Post contains links and images Fanofjets : I recall reading in a magazine in the mid 1980s that Air India Boeing 707-337 VT-D*A Annapoorna was brought out of mothballs to fly in a French TV com
78 United_Fan : There was an Alitalia A300 in the Sopranos last nite bringing Furio back from Rome.
79 Planespotterx : Has anyone mentioned the 'ALIVE' film yet, i recally the 747 and the light aircraft film, it had the dude out of independence day (does that count as
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