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Miracle Landing (the Movie)

Thu Feb 07, 2002 11:14 pm

On Saturday evening I'm going to see the movie "miracle landing" that from what i have understood is based on the Aloha incident/accident with a B737-200 back in 1988 (the decompression incident)

I was wondering if anybody have seen this movie, and if you have, is it any good (realistic etc.)

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RE: Miracle Landing (the Movie)

Thu Feb 07, 2002 11:23 pm

The movie stars Wayne Rogers and Connie Sellecca(sp?). It's not a bad movie, although some scenes are obviously fake. You should enjoy it.
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RE: Miracle Landing (the Movie)

Thu Feb 07, 2002 11:25 pm


It's a pretty decent movie, the effects are also really good (considering it was made in 1990). Everything is really convincing, you feel like you are actually on the plane experiencing the horrific incident. Here is a website about the movie:

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RE: Miracle Landing (the Movie)

Fri Feb 08, 2002 12:15 am

I've got it on tape at home from the first (and to my knowledge *only*) network airing on CBS. Very good movie, all things considered. It's obviously a TV movie, so the quality's a bit lower than what you'd expect from a theatre film, but it's a lot more realistic than most air disaster movies you could see out there. The only ones that are better, IMO, are Crash Landing: The Rescue of Flight 232 (about United 232 in Sioux City, IA, starring Charlton Heston as Captain Al Haynes) and The Crash of Flight 401 (starring William Shatner). Also, Bounce (with Ben Affleck) is a pretty good movie, although it doesn't deal with the crash of an airplane directly, but its aftermath on the people still living.

Anyway, Connie Selleca does an admirable job as First Officer Mimi Tompkins, and the reenactment of the decompression, the torn aircraft, and the struggle for life that followed was pretty well-done, I thought. Of course, as with many disaster movies, there's the usual quotient of relationship garbage, but it's not horrible (as in the Airport movies). The paint job on the aircraft is pretty weak (they substituted the fake "Paradise Airlines" for Aloha, probably for fear of a lawsuit, and the mostly-white paint job is pretty weak), but that's not distracting. You *do* get some up close and personal shots of the 737-200, so that's a definite plus.

Anyway, I hope you enjoy the movie, and be sure to let us know your thoughts after you've seen it.
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RE: Miracle Landing (the Movie)

Fri Feb 08, 2002 12:37 pm

Don't forget to keep your eyes open during the ground taxi shots, you can see lots of other real airlines in the background, including Aloha and Hawaiian.

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RE: Miracle Landing (the Movie)

Fri Feb 08, 2002 12:42 pm

Where are you going to see the movie? I'd like to get a copy of that movie...any info?