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Peter Graves Dies At 83

Mon Mar 15, 2010 1:15 am

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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RE: Peter Graves Dies At 83

Mon Mar 15, 2010 2:59 am

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

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RE: Peter Graves Dies At 83

Mon Mar 15, 2010 3:00 am

"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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RE: Peter Graves Dies At 83

Mon Mar 15, 2010 3:22 am

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

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RE: Peter Graves Dies At 83

Mon Mar 15, 2010 3:35 am

R.I.P. Captain Oveur.  
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RE: Peter Graves Dies At 83

Mon Mar 15, 2010 6:06 pm

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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RE: Peter Graves Dies At 83

Mon Mar 15, 2010 6:19 pm

That's a shame. Good life and good career. One cannot hope for much more than that! RIP.
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RE: Peter Graves Dies At 83

Mon Mar 15, 2010 6:22 pm

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.
 
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RE: Peter Graves Dies At 83

Mon Mar 15, 2010 6:34 pm

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.

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RE: Peter Graves Dies At 83

Mon Mar 15, 2010 7:16 pm

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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RE: Peter Graves Dies At 83

Mon Mar 15, 2010 8:06 pm

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.
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RE: Peter Graves Dies At 83

Mon Mar 15, 2010 8:14 pm

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.
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RE: Peter Graves Dies At 83

Mon Mar 15, 2010 9:26 pm

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

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RE: Peter Graves Dies At 83

Mon Mar 15, 2010 9:32 pm

He was also the star of an Australian TV series Whiplash made in 1959-60 and still remembered fondly in this country.
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RE: Peter Graves Dies At 83

Tue Mar 16, 2010 12:17 am

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

Never knew Mr. Graves did a commercial for FL.
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RE: Peter Graves Dies At 83

Tue Mar 16, 2010 3:38 am

Do we have clearance for Clarence at the pearly gates?
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RE: Peter Graves Dies At 83

Wed Mar 17, 2010 8:58 pm

Airplane......the funniest movie ever made.
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RE: Peter Graves Dies At 83

Thu Mar 18, 2010 12:18 am

This guy was fantastic in everything he did - and effortlessly at that. Congrats on the long haul Mr. Graves.
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RE: Peter Graves Dies At 83

Thu Mar 18, 2010 1:06 am

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
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RE: Peter Graves Dies At 83

Thu Mar 18, 2010 6:35 pm

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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