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Catch Me If You Can - Aviation Movie?

Sun Jan 19, 2003 1:16 am

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.

Thank you in advance,
Max
 
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RE: Catch Me If You Can - Aviation Movie?

Sun Jan 19, 2003 2:09 am

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.

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RE: Catch Me If You Can - Aviation Movie?

Sun Jan 19, 2003 3:24 am

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...
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RE: Catch Me If You Can - Aviation Movie?

Mon Jan 20, 2003 1:37 pm

i noticed a plane with 6 engines lol..

i thought it was a great movie but not exactly a plane-accurate one.
 
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RE: Catch Me If You Can - Aviation Movie?

Mon Jan 20, 2003 9:47 pm

Thank you for the information.
So I won't expect too much of Aviation but I'll give it a try anyways.

Max
 
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RE: Catch Me If You Can - Aviation Movie?

Tue Jan 21, 2003 1:51 am

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
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RE: Catch Me If You Can - Aviation Movie?

Wed Jan 22, 2003 8:46 am

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.
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RE: Catch Me If You Can - Aviation Movie?

Wed Jan 22, 2003 10:29 am

I don't know if Leo looks bearable with Tom or is that Tom too because of Leo looses his magic.
 
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RE: Catch Me If You Can - Aviation Movie?

Wed Jan 22, 2003 3:20 pm

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.
 
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RE: Catch Me If You Can - Aviation Movie?

Wed Jan 22, 2003 5:46 pm

Well, the movie is ok but I wouldn't call it an Aviation Movie at all.

When they flew back from France to NYC and when the plane touched down you only saw the tires how they touched down. I think it was an A310 and not the 707 it should have been.
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