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Flight (film)

Fri Jun 08, 2012 12:14 am

New drama film starring Denzel Washington as a "SunJet" MD-80 PIC.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vb86ZQDInss

Seems pretty accurate with the 2x3 cabin and MD-80 flight deck. Though the digital screens appear to be too big. It's also interesting to see the MD-80 is wingletted.

Harkens back to Alaska Airlines 261 almost identically what with the sudden loss of altitude at FL30 and "rolling over." Chilling, for sure.

Can a mod move this to the correct forum?

[Edited 2012-06-07 17:15:34]
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RE: Flight (film)

Fri Jun 08, 2012 12:26 am

Ooo Thanks for sharing, just had a look, My wifes first comment "oh god".. However after seeing its not just set on a plane etc.. She seems to of taken an interest.

Looking forward to the release..

Thank you!

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RE: Flight (film)

Fri Jun 08, 2012 12:26 am

The only weird thing is that the MD-80 has winglets. The cabin has AA coach seats with the older style overhead bins. It seems like a mix of an Alaska 261 with a United 232 or US Airways 1549 outcome. Denzel says "brace for impact" a la Sully.
 
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RE: Flight (film)

Fri Jun 08, 2012 12:50 am

Quoting ghifty (Thread starter):
New drama film starring Denzel Washington as a "SunJet" MD-80 PIC.

Looks pretty good and btw, the fictional name of the airline in the movie is South Jet not SunJet.

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RE: Flight (film)

Fri Jun 08, 2012 1:18 am

This aircraft was used on the set of this film:


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RE: Flight (film)

Fri Jun 08, 2012 1:30 am

Quoting thegoldenargosy (Reply 2):
The only weird thing is that the MD-80 has winglets

Could it be a copyright/trademark issue with Boeing? Remember how the producers of 'Pan Am' had to tweek the CGI generated 707s due to a lack of consent from Boeing and P&W.

I saw the preview for this on a layover the other night...it looks good...for airplane lovers and earth people.
 
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RE: Flight (film)

Fri Jun 08, 2012 1:55 am

First Pehlam 123, then Unstoppable, now Flight. Danzel is attracted to transportation themes for sure.
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RE: Flight (film)

Fri Jun 08, 2012 4:05 am

Thanks for sharing¨¨

Quoting speedbird203 (Reply 1):
Looking forward to the release..

oh yes,and hope they will not have any containers in the belly like lately on a 737 showed on tv  
 
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RE: Flight (film)

Fri Jun 08, 2012 4:30 am

I love Bruce Greenwood! Looking forward to this movie, looks like it could be pretty good.

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RE: Flight (film)

Fri Jun 08, 2012 6:57 am

Quoting ItalianFlyer (Reply 5):
Could it be a copyright/trademark issue with Boeing? Remember how the producers of 'Pan Am' had to tweek the CGI generated 707s due to a lack of consent from Boeing and P&W.

Hm. That's actually a possibility.. on the PW note, if you look at the engines of the MD-80 they appear to be over-sized.

Quoting LoneStarMike (Reply 3):
South Jet not SunJet.

Thanks!
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RE: Flight (film)

Mon Jun 11, 2012 12:22 pm

Glad to find this thread as I wanted to view the nit-picking of the aircraft in the movie.     

The plane pictured in the movie poster appears to have 4 contrails, but that plane appears to have two engines, so I guess that's just the way contrails "move" in the air....

FLIGHT Movie Poster


FLIGHT

Synopsis

In this action-packed mystery thriller, Academy Award winner Denzel Washington stars as Whip Whitaker, a seasoned airline pilot who miraculously crash-lands his plane after a mid-air catastrophe, saving nearly every soul on board. After the crash, Whip is hailed as a hero, but as more is learned, more questions than answers arise as to who or what was really at fault, and what really happened on that plane?


Director:
Robert Zemeckis

Cast:
Denzel Washington, John Goodman, Don Cheadle, Melissa Leo

Writers:
John Gatins


http://trailers.apple.com/trailers/paramount/flight/

http://www.paramount.com/flight/mobile.html
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