akelley728
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Airplane/Aviation Movie DVDs

Sat Feb 23, 2002 6:27 am

Hey all, I just got a new DVD player, and want to start building up a nice collection of GOOD Airplane/Aviation themed movies.

So far I have:

Pushing Tin
Airport

Top Gun
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What else should I add to the collection?
 
Arsenal@LHR
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RE: Airplane/Aviation Movie DVDs

Sat Feb 23, 2002 6:32 am

Air force one
Executive decision
Passenger 57 are a few reccommendations.
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gmonney
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RE: Airplane/Aviation Movie DVDs

Sat Feb 23, 2002 6:33 am

Do you like war ones, Memphis Bell is a good one....let me think about it....I have to get both TG and PT in DVD, have almost worn out the VHS versions!!!!

Grant
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zahid
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RE: Airplane/Aviation Movie DVDs

Sat Feb 23, 2002 6:47 am

Con Air
Pearl Horbor
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YWG
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RE: Airplane/Aviation Movie DVDs

Sat Feb 23, 2002 6:54 am

Turbulence 1, 2, and 3
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Dufo
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RE: Airplane/Aviation Movie DVDs

Sat Feb 23, 2002 6:55 am

Air force one is a GOOD movie?
come on  Smile

Check out Spielberg's "The Langoliers" .. lots of L-1011 action + some fiction.

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FredT
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RE: Airplane/Aviation Movie DVDs

Sat Feb 23, 2002 6:56 am

Flight of the Intruder
The original Memphis Belle documentary
The Battle of Britain

Man, I should really be able to think of a few more...

I have to veto Con Air and Air Force One though!

Cheers,
Fred
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CactusA319
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RE: Airplane/Aviation Movie DVDs

Sat Feb 23, 2002 6:57 am


AIRPLANE!!!

 
jared
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RE: Airplane/Aviation Movie DVDs

Sat Feb 23, 2002 6:58 am

Mercy Mission: The Rescue of Flight 771!

Hah, did anyone see that other than me?

I like the main idea that he had to fly an old Piper Cub type plane from San Francisco to Sydney Australia, heh.
 
Arsenal@LHR
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RE: Airplane/Aviation Movie DVDs

Sat Feb 23, 2002 6:58 am

Air force is a quite a decent movie except for the end when harrison ford overtakes everyone and becomes a hero. Big grin
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yhu
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RE: Airplane/Aviation Movie DVDs

Sat Feb 23, 2002 7:18 am

The Rescue of Flight 771 is my favourite aircraft movie. And a true story too. Can't find it in North America on either DVD or VHS so I'll have to continue watching my time-shift copy. Aircraft in the movie was some kind of Ag Truck crop sprayer.
 
akelley728
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RE: Airplane/Aviation Movie DVDs

Sat Feb 23, 2002 12:54 pm

Thanks so far for the suggestions...

I think I'll be getting Airplane! (along with Airplane! 2) next. I laugh every time I see those.

I also just bought The Right Stuff... I know it's not an "airplane" movie, but it has alot of great history about the test flights in the 50s (Chuck Yeager and stuff).

I saw Air Force One in the theatres... it was okay, but not something I would watch over and over. I also saw ConAir in the theatre... what a waste of money!

 
Dash8King
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RE: Airplane/Aviation Movie DVDs

Sat Feb 23, 2002 2:04 pm

Pushing Tin is awesome, I liked con air though.
 
jamesag96
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RE: Airplane/Aviation Movie DVDs

Sat Feb 23, 2002 2:12 pm

How about Air America?
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Critter_592
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RE: Airplane/Aviation Movie DVDs

Sat Feb 23, 2002 2:42 pm

I'd rather have Air Force One than Pushing Tin. I was very dissatisfied when I saw that movie come on HBO....I had waited 6 weeks for that. Realism was only about 20% in my oopinion, as far as how they portrayed the Air Traffic Control system to work.
 
jared
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RE: Airplane/Aviation Movie DVDs

Sat Feb 23, 2002 2:49 pm

Heh.

How was The Rescue of Flight 771 a true story? I think they just made it seem that way.

A crop duster does not fly from San Fransisco to Sydney Australia..unless it runs on air.
 
HAL
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RE: Airplane/Aviation Movie DVDs

Sat Feb 23, 2002 2:59 pm

For a change of pace, how about "The Great Waldo Pepper". It's all WWI aircraft, but it was all shot in flight, not in a studio. Great script, and lots of fun to watch. Good performances by Redford, Sarandon etc.

HAL
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FredT
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RE: Airplane/Aviation Movie DVDs

Sat Feb 23, 2002 7:53 pm

There's also Blackout, but that one makes Pushing Tin seem like a documentary. A good flick to watch none the less, every once in a while.

Cheers,
Fred
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akelley728
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RE: Airplane/Aviation Movie DVDs

Tue Feb 26, 2002 7:16 am

FredT:

I've never heard of that one.

I do know there's a novel called 'Blackout' by aviation writer John Nance; was it made into a movie?
 
Hurricane
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RE: Airplane/Aviation Movie DVDs

Tue Feb 26, 2002 7:21 am

Speaking of John Nance, did any of you see Pandora's Clock? It was a made for TV movie on NBC a few years back. I just read the book (a really good book  Smile ) and I want to get the movie, but I can't find it anywhere...Any suggestions?  Big thumbs up
 
akelley728
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RE: Airplane/Aviation Movie DVDs

Wed Feb 27, 2002 12:20 am

Hey Hurricane,

I just found a DVD copy on eBay!

http://cgi.ebay.com/aw-cgi/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=1519179172

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