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Peter Graves Dies At 83  
User currently offlinerleiro From Venezuela, joined Jan 2006, 499 posts, RR: 7
Posted (4 years 7 months 1 week 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 2968 times:

Actor Peter Graves, famous for his role in the television series Mission: Impossible, and his role as Captain Clarence Oveur in the movie Airplane was found dead in his home in Pacific Palisades. Graves died just four days before his 84th birthday.

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User currently offlinehomer71 From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 2245 posts, RR: 14
Reply 1, posted (4 years 7 months 1 week 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 2904 times:

Yes, Captain Oveur, I have seen movies with gladiators...no, I haven't been to a Turkish prison.

RIP, Mr. Phelps



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User currently offlineZANL188 From United States of America, joined Oct 2006, 3546 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (4 years 7 months 1 week 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 2903 times:
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"As always should any of your IM force be caught or killed the Secretary will disavow any knowledge of your actions. Good Luck, Jim"

RIP Mr Graves



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User currently offlineCadet985 From United States of America, joined Mar 2002, 1598 posts, RR: 4
Reply 3, posted (4 years 7 months 1 week 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 2887 times:

RIP Mr. Graves. Now I really have a good excuse to watch both Airplane! movies on my way to LAS tomorrow.

Marc


User currently offlineKBUF From United States of America, joined Apr 2005, 549 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (4 years 7 months 1 week 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 2865 times:

R.I.P. Captain Oveur.  


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User currently offlinekaitak From Ireland, joined Aug 1999, 12519 posts, RR: 35
Reply 5, posted (4 years 7 months 1 week 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 2692 times:

What a terrific career; never knew he was a director as well, but of course, he will be best remembered for Airplane - and deservedly so; there are just too many things he said and did in that movie to list here, but sufficeth to say that he made a huge contribution to making Airplane as great a movie as it was:

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User currently offlineDXing From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (4 years 7 months 1 week 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 2688 times:

That's a shame. Good life and good career. One cannot hope for much more than that! RIP.

User currently offlinesw733 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 6346 posts, RR: 9
Reply 7, posted (4 years 7 months 1 week 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 2686 times:

Quoting kaitak (Reply 5):
he will be best remembered for Airplane - and deservedly so

He will best be remembered for Airplane by us...most people, I argue, will remember him for M.I.


User currently offlinetugger From United States of America, joined Apr 2006, 5675 posts, RR: 10
Reply 8, posted (4 years 7 months 1 week 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 2663 times:

Roger Murdock: Flight 2-0-9'er, you are cleared for take-off.
Captain Oveur: Roger!
Roger Murdock: Huh?
Tower voice: L.A. departure frequency, 123 point 9'er.
Captain Oveur: Roger!
Roger Murdock: Huh?
Victor Basta: Request vector, over.
Captain Oveur: What?
Tower voice: Flight 2-0-9'er cleared for vector 324.
Roger Murdock: We have clearance, Clarence.
Captain Oveur: Roger, Roger. What's our vector, Victor?
Tower voice: Tower's radio clearance, over!
Captain Oveur: That's Clarence Oveur. Over.
Tower voice: Over.
Captain Oveur: Roger.
Roger Murdock: Huh?
Tower voice: Roger, over!
Roger Murdock: What?
Captain Oveur: Huh?
Victor Basta: Who?


RIP Mr. Graves - Over and out.

Tugg



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User currently offlinePHLBOS From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 7533 posts, RR: 24
Reply 9, posted (4 years 7 months 1 week 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 2641 times:

Quoting tugger (Reply 8):

   Classic dialogue! 

In addition to Airplane and (the original) Mission Impossible; Peter Graves also did several television commercial advertisements... the most recent being for AirTran Airways, promoting its WiFi.

Other commercials spots include:

TRW (credit report company) circa either 80s or 90s.

Ford Motor Company at least twice: once for the 1975 LTD and again for the 1980 LTD & Crown Victoria.

There are probably a few others if one does some digging; I'm going straight by memory.

IIRC, Graves even made a cameo appearance in the first Mission Impossible movie.



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User currently offlineDXing From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (4 years 7 months 1 week 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 2617 times:

Quoting PHLBOS (Reply 9):
There are probably a few others if one does some digging; I'm going straight by memory.

How could you forget the Gieco commercials!!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s4lBo...laynext=1&playnext_from=PL&index=6

Also, Graves did the reverse mortgage ads for several years as of late and was also a spokesperson for Beltone Hearing Aids.


User currently offlinePHLBOS From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 7533 posts, RR: 24
Reply 11, posted (4 years 7 months 1 week 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 2613 times:

Quoting DXing (Reply 10):
How could you forget the Gieco commercials!

Forgot about that one.

Quoting DXing (Reply 10):
Graves did the reverse mortgage ads for several years as of late and was also a spokesperson for Beltone Hearing Aids.

He must've picked up the Beltone ads. where Eddie Albert left off.



"TransEastern! You'll feel like you've never left the ground because we treat you like dirt!" SNL Parady ad circa 1981
User currently offlinejetstar From United States of America, joined May 2003, 1650 posts, RR: 10
Reply 12, posted (4 years 7 months 1 week 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 2558 times:
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A little side note about Peter Graves.

His real name was Peter Aurness, and he was the younger brother of James Arness, who played Marshall Dillon on Gunsmoke.

R.I.P Captain Oveur

JetStar


User currently onlinegemuser From Australia, joined Nov 2003, 5714 posts, RR: 6
Reply 13, posted (4 years 7 months 1 week 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 2554 times:

He was also the star of an Australian TV series Whiplash made in 1959-60 and still remembered fondly in this country.
See: TV_series%29" target="_blank">http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Whiplash_%28TV_series%29

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User currently offlineKBUF From United States of America, joined Apr 2005, 549 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (4 years 7 months 1 week 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 2492 times:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6EXJZ8J-pds

Never knew Mr. Graves did a commercial for FL.



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User currently offline747srule From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 429 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (4 years 7 months 1 week 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 2429 times:

Do we have clearance for Clarence at the pearly gates?


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User currently offlinetonyban From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 345 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (4 years 7 months 1 week 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 2330 times:

Airplane......the funniest movie ever made.
RIP.


User currently offlineAaron747 From Japan, joined Aug 2003, 8184 posts, RR: 26
Reply 17, posted (4 years 7 months 1 week 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 2283 times:

This guy was fantastic in everything he did - and effortlessly at that. Congrats on the long haul Mr. Graves.


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User currently offlinecptkrell From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 3220 posts, RR: 12
Reply 18, posted (4 years 7 months 1 week 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 2274 times:

I really enjoyed Peter Graves and his brother as actors. Mr. Graves brought a lot of enjoyment to a lot of people and that's a very commendable career.

I guess I still don't understand some of the scenes in the movie "Airplane", though. Why in the world did the movie makers sound-dhb a choo-choo train when they were taking off? It was a 707 kinda jet-guy wasn't it? Damn, they could have spent some money on a more realistic sound tape. And that girl running next to the airplane while taxiing out with steam chuffing from the airplane?" Now, that's just not realistic. Regards...jack



all best; jack
User currently offlinePHLBOS From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 7533 posts, RR: 24
Reply 19, posted (4 years 7 months 1 week 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 2226 times:

Quoting cptkrell (Reply 18):
Why in the world did the movie makers sound-dhb a choo-choo train when they were taking off? It was a 707 kinda jet-guy wasn't it? Damn, they could have spent some money on a more realistic sound tape. And that girl running next to the airplane while taxiing out with steam chuffing from the airplane?" Now, that's just not realistic.

Jack, it's not supposed to be realistic. The whole movie wasn't intended to be realistic. The scene was meant to be a spoof off the old movies (40s-50s vintage) where the guy is on a train waving goodbye to his wife or girl friend while leaving the depot.

Worth noting: while in the air, the plane sounds like a propeller plane rather than a jet. Again, this is a spoof off of the older aviation movies (example: The High and the Mighty).



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