Godbless From Sweden, joined Apr 2000, 2753 posts, RR: 15 Posted (12 years 10 months 1 week 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 2219 times:
Last week I for a change went to the theater again and there they showed a preview for catch me if you can since it's not out here in Germany yet.
From what I remember they showed a few nice scenes where Pan Am was involved. From those of you who have seen the film already, is it worth watching? Once as a total film and also from my interest in seeing good scenes involving planes.
Learpilot From United States of America, joined May 2001, 814 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (12 years 10 months 1 week 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 2206 times:
Saw it last night. Wasn't too bad. No good plane scenes, though. Just Leo DeCaprio (i hate that guy) impersonating a Pan-Am pilot, among other things. Not too much research done when Leo points out runway 44 at LGA (they don't go any higher than 36).
If you're in it for plane scenes, save your 7 bucks.
Did I mention how I can't stand Leonardo DiCaprio?
Heed our warnings or your future will be underpant free!
4holer From United States of America, joined Feb 2002, 3097 posts, RR: 8
Reply 2, posted (12 years 10 months 1 week 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 2195 times:
Some cool 707 shots, but don't go just for that, not worth it, but the movie is ok, so give it a shot. The missus did roll her eyes at me when I pointed out that TWA did not have that paint scheme in 1968-'69 (red tail). That shut me up. BTW, there is a scene where he escapes a plane and while running on the apron, you get a quick shot of what looks like a line of 707/DC8s behind him, but it was so quick I couldn't see for sure, so be ready for that...
Bravo45 From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 2165 posts, RR: 10
Reply 5, posted (12 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 2138 times:
I haven't seen it so far. Just about an jour ago a friend of mine told me that its a good movie. Not too much research done when Leo points out runway 44 at LGA
Might not have seen it, but after reading this, I will surely try to. Man I love these kinda things.
Saxman66 From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 518 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (12 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 2106 times:
Yeah I noticed the runway 44, but I think that might have been on purpose because the character did not know about aviation anyways so I think that was part of the context of the movie. Other then that it was a great movie. Don't forget Tom Hanks. He makes all movies good, even Leo looks good with Tom. You should go see it. Awsome movie.
Positive rate From Australia, joined Sep 2001, 2143 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (12 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 2093 times:
I've seen the film and read the book. The film is ok but the book is better. In real life Frank Abagnale actually impersonated a PanAm pilot for 2 years. He was even allowed to sit at the controls a few times and hand fly the plane. Before he began impersonating a pilot he did do some aviation research though so he knew the basics such as 707 MTOW, cruise speed, fuel consumption etc.