bucks918
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Best Airplane Movies (opinion)

Mon May 20, 2002 8:19 am

I would have to say that all the cockpit scenes with Fire and Rain (Delta 191) was pretty accurate. There have been some big doozy's, including accident depictions with the wrong plane etc...Just wondering everyones opinion
 
Arsenal@LHR
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RE: Best Airplane Movies (opinion)

Mon May 20, 2002 8:21 am

Executive Diecision with Kurt Russell was excellent, even though it became a bit unrealistic in the end.

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planelover
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RE: Best Airplane Movies (opinion)

Mon May 20, 2002 8:53 am

I haven't seen that many aviation movies  Crying, but I would agree with the above post. Executive Decision was a good movie. They did have the wrong interior for the plane, but you all know how Hollywood is. "Miracle Landing" was also a pretty decent movie and so was "Falling from the Sky" (a little unrealistic though) which was based on the Gimli glider.
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RE: Best Airplane Movies (opinion)

Mon May 20, 2002 10:00 am

although it betrays my age, the following were classic airplane/airline films:

John Wayne in "The High and the Mighty"

Robert Stack, Rhonda Fleming, Dana Andrews, Troy Donahue in "The Crowded Sky" (note: the plastic DC7 landing on a runway foamed with what appears to be shaving cream, supposedly in Abilene TX albeit it with mountains ??!!! in the background is great)

Airport

Airplane


Jimmy Stewart in "The Spirit of St Louis" was also good, although not about airlines per se
 
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RE: Best Airplane Movies (opinion)

Mon May 20, 2002 10:12 am

Don't forget the excellent "Island in the Sky"; from the Ernie Gann book. And there is the great "Twelve O'Clock High," but that was about a freight airline.  Smile
 
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RE: Best Airplane Movies (opinion)

Mon May 20, 2002 10:13 am

Planelover- Yeah.. The cockpit in Executive DEcision was NOT for a 747-200.. It was configured for a 2-engine a/c, not a 4.. But what was wrong with the cabin?? BTW- Look at this pic :


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RE: Best Airplane Movies (opinion)

Mon May 20, 2002 10:24 am

My favorite is "Those Magnificent Men and Their Flying Machines," circa 1965, with a humorous cast and wonderful re-created beautiful old airplanes. Rent it, if you get the chance.
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dia77
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RE: Best Airplane Movies (opinion)

Mon May 20, 2002 10:30 am

Without question, Airplane!
 
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RE: Best Airplane Movies (opinion)

Mon May 20, 2002 10:32 am

"Flight 90" was pretty accurate about the Air Florida 737-200 that crashed into the potomac circa 1982. "Miracle Landing" was also a pretty entertaining/factual film about the Aloha 737-200 incident in 1988. There was also another excellent movie i forget the name- it was about the TWA 727 hijacking in 1985, brilliant!
 
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RE: Best Airplane Movies (opinion)

Mon May 20, 2002 10:37 am

~"You'd better tell the captain to land this plane; this woman must be gotten to a hospital.
~"A hospital!?, what is it?"
~"It's a big building with patients, but that's not important right now."


~"Can you fly this plane and land it?"
~"Surely you can't be serious."
~"I am..., and don't call me Shirley..."

~"Roger, Rodger, What's your vector Victor, Ouver over."

~"Jimmy, have you ever been in a turkish prison?

~" 'Passengers Certain To Die!!!' : 'Airline Negligence...' :
'THERE'S A SALE AT PENNEY'S!!!'

Exec Decision was good, The Airport series, ah, so-so, but Airplane, now this flick blows 'em all out of the water. (even airport '77...lol)

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RE: Best Airplane Movies (opinion)

Mon May 20, 2002 12:00 pm

Maybe this is just slightly off-topic, but I was watching Titanic on a Delta Flight ATL-SFO, and I just couldn't watch it. There was something wrong about watching a movie about a sinking ship while you're on a plane.
 
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RE: Best Airplane Movies (opinion)

Mon May 20, 2002 12:13 pm

Deffinitely Airplane  Big thumbs up
 
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RE: Best Airplane Movies (opinion)

Mon May 20, 2002 12:20 pm

UA_727... It's "We've got clearance, Clarence... roger, Rodger... What's our vector, Victor..." It was a play on the crewmembers' names... Captain Clarence Ouver, Rodger Unger, and Victor Dunn.
 
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RE: Best Airplane Movies (opinion)

Mon May 20, 2002 12:27 pm

Airplane  Smile/happy/getting dizzy "The Cockpit, what is it" "Its the place where the pilots sit, but that's not important right now".

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planelover
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RE: Best Airplane Movies (opinion)

Mon May 20, 2002 12:27 pm

Hey all,

"The cockpit in Executive DEcision was NOT for a 747-200.. It was configured for a 2-engine a/c, not a 4.. But what was wrong with the cabin??"

Airlinelover-- One of the things I noticed was that the interior of the 742 on "Executive Decision" had a strait stairs to the upper deck. The 747-100/200 is suppose to have a spiral stairs to the upper deck and the 747-300/400 had a strait stairs. Still a great movie though.

Anyways, Have fun.  Smile/happy/getting dizzy
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RE: Best Airplane Movies (opinion)

Mon May 20, 2002 1:13 pm

Planelover, weren't the type of stairs specified by the particular airline customer?

Anyone seen "The Langoliers"?
Saw it years ago and from what I can remember, the depiction of the aircraft cockpit (it was an L-1011) was pretty accurate as were the flight and radio procedures used by the aircrew.  Smile
 
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RE: Best Airplane Movies (opinion)

Mon May 20, 2002 1:42 pm

All right, lets see here.

Good true life stories

Fire and Rain (About Delta Air Lines Flight 191 in DFW)
Crash (About Eastern Airlines Flight 401)
Crash Landing: The Rescue of Flight 232 (Obvious Subject)

Good Fiction

Airport 1975
The Langoliers
Executive Decision
Pandora's Clock
Medusa's Child


Good Comedy

Airplane

Mediocre

Airport 77
Airport 79
Ghost of Flight 401
(This should probably go under comedy)
Top Gun

Best of All

Airport
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RE: Best Airplane Movies (opinion)

Mon May 20, 2002 5:09 pm

What about the movie about the Gimli glider, I liked that one.

I agree with:
Airport being best of all
UA232 was a good one.

Poor ones:
Air Force One (the B742 remains an airliner, not a fighter jet)
All those other movies where stewardess land planes, IT professionals connecting the autopilot to their laptop's parallel port and flying the plane with a graphical Microsoft Windows interface, or airplanes being loaded tons of water on in-flight to correct CG or Apaches firing on airliners to 'repair' rudder problems, airliners locking onto various ILS (without frequency changes) hundreds and thousands of miles away from the actual runway, ... need I go on?

SailorOrion
 
planelover
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RE: Best Airplane Movies (opinion)

Tue May 21, 2002 12:56 pm

NZ767, from what I understand the 747-100/200 had a spiral stairs and the 747-300/400 had a strait stairs. That the way it looks on the Boeing web site, but somebody correct me if I'm wrong.

"Falling from the Sky" (based on the story of the Gimli glider) was a fairly good movie too.
Anyways, have fun.  Smile/happy/getting dizzy
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RE: Best Airplane Movies (opinion)

Tue May 21, 2002 1:28 pm

1) Strategic Air Command -Jimmy Stewert 1955 ish, Love the old planes and the story is not too bad

2) Airplane!!! speaks for it's self


3) Airport Dino as a pilot.... flaming runway deicers, stuck 707's, F/A's with metal in there eye !!!!




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