janne
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Aircraft Starring In Films

Wed Nov 13, 2002 4:48 am

I'm starting to build a library of videos with aircraft related stuff.
On one hand I record every documentary film (mostly from the Discovery channel on TV) that's aircraft related and on the other hand I am building
a video library with aircraft related movies. For instance, in a couple of
minutes I will record "Con Air" (and of course watch it at the same time.
I have only seen it 4-5 times yet and I love the old Fairchild C-123.
Who said the star of the movie is Nicolas Cage? If you ask me it's the C-123).
Anyway, can you guys (and hopefully some girls) out there tip me on film
titles that I should rent from my local video store and copy (of course only
for my personal use. Wouldn't dream of violating that copying-illegal note
in the beginning of the reel).
/janne
 
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RE: Aircraft Starring In Films

Wed Nov 13, 2002 4:51 am

Pushing Tin?
Passenger 57?
Executive Decision?
 
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RE: Aircraft Starring In Films

Wed Nov 13, 2002 4:54 am

Die Hard 2. Features terrorists taking control of an airport (Washington Dulles). Movie ends with the site of the 747 below exploding after takeoff..


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RE: Aircraft Starring In Films

Wed Nov 13, 2002 5:01 am

The aircraft used in Executive Decision was an American International B747...it's featured on this website in the "Oceanic" colors.

The aircraft used in Passenger 57 was N304EA (I believe). It's an ex-Eastern L1011. There is also a photo of it painted in the "Atlantic International" colors.

The aircraft used in Airport 1975 is also here. Its now a UPS 747. Its pictured here in both the American Airlines colors, and the new UPS colors.

The TV Movie "Miracle Landing" also featured an Aloha 737-200, N70723. It is also featured here.

Hope that helps.
 
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RE: Aircraft Starring In Films

Wed Nov 13, 2002 5:09 am

"Airport ´79: The Concorde" was filmed using the ill fated AF F-BTSC Concorde.

 
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RE: Aircraft Starring In Films

Wed Nov 13, 2002 5:23 am

The opening scenes of 'Wait Until Dark' are based around two of the movie's characters flying from Montreal to New York on an Air Canada DC-9, 'Flight 760'.

It has some good shots of it both parked and rolling down the runway, but there's no registration visible.
 
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RE: Aircraft Starring In Films

Wed Nov 13, 2002 5:59 am

Thanks for all the tips so far. How about that old 50'ies movie starring
James Stewart. He's an aircraft designer who has designed the "Reindeer"
and on an atlantic flight which he is on he understands that the aircraft
will soon crack because of metal fatigue. Another actor in that movie was
Marlene Dietrich. Saw it once on TV but can't remember the title.
/janne
 
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RE: Aircraft Starring In Films

Wed Nov 13, 2002 6:41 am

Janne:
'Mean Mother' shows a DC-9 landing and a F-27 taxing.
also.
Airport, Airport '75, Airport '77 and Airport '79.

Then there is that old episode of 'The Twighlight Zone' witht the moster on the wing. I am not sure what kind of airplane it is but I think it's a DC-7.

The Brady Bunch Movie Hawaiian Vacation showed a DC-9 but we know it's a DC-10 interior.  Smile
Bring back the Concorde
 
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RE: Aircraft Starring In Films

Wed Nov 13, 2002 6:47 am

Don't forget 'Air America'. Starring: Mel Gibson, Robert Downey Jr. and some nice birds...

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RE: Aircraft Starring In Films

Wed Nov 13, 2002 6:50 am

Tu144 that crashed in Paris was filmed for a very short episode in a Soviet comedy. The movie was completed after the crash (I think, still in 1973); the Tu144 footage was not included and, even more, was... destroyed!

Another Tu144 was one of the characters in another Soviet movie (in 1979). Some amazingly nice views, both take-off and in flight. No interior views though - they used Il62 instead.

The only crashed Il86 was used in a recent Russian movie where it was... exploded by secret service! The real aircraft was not much more lucky...
 
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RE: Aircraft Starring In Films

Wed Nov 13, 2002 6:52 am

Air Force One.

(Hey, I didn´t say I LIKE it!)  Wink/being sarcastic

Daniel Smile
 
janne
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RE: Aircraft Starring In Films

Wed Nov 13, 2002 7:29 am

Talking about "Air Force One". How about if they made a swedish movie
like that. It would be Göran Person, the swedish "president" riding on a
Saab 340 (which at least a couple of years back was the Sweden
Governments aircraft, maybe now it's a Gulfstream).
Göran (slightly overweight) would fight down the bad guys that sneaked
onboard and save Sweden.
Now if that happened I would be proud of Göran.
/janne

 
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RE: Aircraft Starring In Films

Wed Nov 13, 2002 7:44 am

Liar Liar, Jim Carey movie, very funny. At the end of the film it has an airport scene and it shows a Tower Air 747-100 and numerous other aircraft.


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RE: Aircraft Starring In Films

Wed Nov 13, 2002 7:49 am

Don't forget the two "Left Behind" movies so far... One of the main characters in the book series and movies is Rayford Steele, a pilot for Pan Continental Airlines. He is rated for the 747 and then gains ratings on the 757. So far, the movies have many aircraft errors, and have yet to show a real 757! E-mail me if you want to know about the aviation errors I've spotted in the two Left Behind movies.

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RE: Aircraft Starring In Films

Wed Nov 13, 2002 10:26 am

I haven't seen Left behind movie! I wanna to watch it but we don't have a video of Left Behind here! I'm sooo disappointed! Can u help me to bring a video to Australia!
 
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RE: Aircraft Starring In Films

Wed Nov 13, 2002 10:42 am

>>>Thanks for all the tips so far. How about that old 50'ies movie starring James Stewart. He's an aircraft designer who has designed the "Reindeer" and on an atlantic flight which he is on he understands that the aircraft will soon crack because of metal fatigue. Another actor in that movie was Marlene Dietrich. Saw it once on TV but can't remember the title.

You're thinking of thise one...

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RE: Aircraft Starring In Films

Wed Nov 13, 2002 11:01 am

In the Movie Airplane, a TWA 707 was used as the same for Stephen Kings, the Lagoliers, which was A TWA L-1011
 
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Wed Nov 13, 2002 11:17 am


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G-BDXC City of Manchester was the static British Airways 747-200 used in the hilarious climactic scene of A Fish Called Wanda. She flew for BA her whole career and was retired in 2001.

I was gonna link the pictures to her demise at the hands of the choppers last summer, but it was too gruesome :-(
 
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RE: Aircraft Starring In Films

Wed Nov 13, 2002 11:34 am

How come the 747 in Executive Decision is in basic Kuwaiti titles? Did American International do a lease to KU or something?
fly Saha Air 707s daily from Tehran's downtown Mehrabad to Mashhad, Kish Island and Ahwaz
 
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RE: Aircraft Starring In Films

Wed Nov 13, 2002 12:05 pm

I think it was just a generic livery they picked.

A movie budget for leasing a 747 for a film is easy enough to get by the movie company beancounters. A budget for applying an intricate, expensive livery is another thing!
 
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RE: Aircraft Starring In Films

Wed Nov 13, 2002 12:38 pm

Convair blown up in the end of The Rookie. Another Convair jet in the TV movie San Francisco International - probably only available somewhere on the net in the MST3K version.

Also, great 50s movie..(or early 60s??) FATE IS THE HUNTER.. I forget the aircrafts.

Great Kai Tak action to start off Godzilla vs. Destroyah.. (really !!!) ..available from Amazon.

Tom
 
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RE: Aircraft Starring In Films

Wed Nov 13, 2002 12:53 pm

One of the aircraft ERFly referred to:
'Executive Decision'

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RE: Aircraft Starring In Films

Wed Nov 13, 2002 6:40 pm

Once again, thanks for all the tips.
And thankyou OPNLguy for giving me the title of the 50'ies movie
with James Stewart and Marlene Dietrich, "No highway". That's exactly
the film I was asking for.
Cheers, Janne.
 
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RE: Aircraft Starring In Films

Wed Nov 13, 2002 6:48 pm

Hamburg Airport's B707-430 (D-AFHG) starred in Bend It Like Beckham. Ex LH, D-ABOD.


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RE: Aircraft Starring In Films

Wed Nov 13, 2002 9:33 pm

Let's not forget the Eastern Airlines 727-200 on the Pam Grier movie "Sheba Baby'.  Smile
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RE: Aircraft Starring In Films

Wed Nov 13, 2002 9:44 pm

Left Behind movies, are you serious?

Where can I get copies in Australia?

I have read every book & am waiting for The Remnant to be released here in Australia (February 2003).

The Boeing 757 & other aircraft are mentioned quite a few times. I always pictured the Condor to look something like the Boeing 747, what is it like in the movies?
 
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RE: Aircraft Starring In Films

Wed Nov 13, 2002 9:58 pm

What about home alone??!!

 
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RE: Aircraft Starring In Films

Wed Nov 13, 2002 10:06 pm

"How come the 747 in Executive Decision is in basic Kuwaiti titles? Did American International do a lease to KU or something?"

N707CK is a former Kuwait aircraft that was used for the movie before being painted in Kalitta´s colours. An ex Pan Am aircraft was used for the crash scenes.

N9675 was the AA B747-123 used for "Airport 75" with Charlton Heston. It was modified with "Columbia" titles, 2 blue cheatlines and red tail logo.

Another 747 of AA was used for "Airport 77". I don´t know the registration though.

"Turbulence" with Ray Liotta was filmed with another old 747, with "TCA"-titles
and a livery based on JALs scheme although I think it wasn´t actually a former JAL aircraft.
 
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RE: Aircraft Starring In Films

Wed Nov 13, 2002 10:08 pm

A few pretend Air Force Ones for movie shoots:

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RE: Aircraft Starring In Films

Wed Nov 13, 2002 10:52 pm

Hey Guys , there was some movie I saw about 10 times on the hallmark channel featuring a bomb on an "Oceanic Air" flight from somewhere in Australia (Sydney if I am correct) to LAX . Whole movie based ont he crews attempt to defuse the bomb with the help of an expert on ground . Starring a B742 from some airline. Pretty nice movie compared to some real crap I have seen .

There was another one which I saw in hallmark about an Air New Zealand 762 crew which attempted to save the ass of a pilot in a piper pawnee who was lost , this was based on a true story . Another nice movie , very nicely depicted .

Can someone give me the names of these movies ?

Regards and happy viewing
 
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RE: Aircraft Starring In Films

Wed Nov 13, 2002 11:33 pm

I recall a 727 being blown up in "Bad Boys" or was it something completely different.

Also an Eastern 727 with winglets was depicted for a late 60's movie. I think the title was "Almost Famous"

Unsure of the regos for either of them, but I'm sure someone out there knows!

Cheers

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RE: Aircraft Starring In Films

Wed Nov 13, 2002 11:53 pm

Has this one already been mentioned? Sorry don´t know the title: Tommy Lee Jones is a Marshal or something who transports some inmates in a 727-100 which crashes. They crash land on a road and end up in a lake.

Daniel Smile
 
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RE: Aircraft Starring In Films

Thu Nov 14, 2002 12:34 am

Yes Airsicknessbag. I remember that film where the 727-100 gets trashed. What a loss. I suffered when I saw that nice-looking airplane get totally
destroyed. Found comfort by reminding myself that it was only a movie
and hopefully no real aircraft was hurt while shooting the scene.
Sad to say neither can I remember the title of that film.
/janne
 
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RE: Aircraft Starring In Films

Thu Nov 14, 2002 1:31 am

Na,

The aircraft's registration for the movie Airport '77 was N..23S. The callsign 23S was used throughout the beginning of the movie.

The aircraft for Turbulence was a Tower Air aircraft painted in the TCA colors. If you look closely on the tail when the marshals are boarding you will see the N...FF reg.
 
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RE: Aircraft Starring In Films

Thu Nov 14, 2002 1:36 am

Indian_Flyboy,

The first movie you're referring to was a made for TV movie on TBS about 6 months ago. I can't remember the name, however. I do remember it was shown for about 3 weeks straight. When TBS gets a hold of something, they don't let it go, i.e. Smokey and the Bandit.

The second movie was called Mercy Mission: The Rescue of Flight 771. Strange title because Flight 771 was the Cessna AgTruck. They don't go by flight numbers. It was N30771. The ANZ 767 was flight 308 from Nadi, Fiji to Auckland.
 
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RE: Aircraft Starring In Films

Thu Nov 14, 2002 3:06 am

In Triple X (XXX) you can see a LH B744. But, it´d be nice, if somebody could tell me, if it is only the german version of XXX with this LH a/c? In other countries, do you have the same LH too or a "local" a/c?
 
janne
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RE: Aircraft Starring In Films

Thu Nov 14, 2002 6:09 am

Digby, what do you mean? A 60'ies move with a 727 with winglets!!!
Surely no one knew about winglets in the 60'ies.
I thought winglets was a 90'ies aerodynamics invention.
/janne
 
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RE: Aircraft Starring In Films

Thu Nov 14, 2002 6:20 am

I remember a B-Movie starring Richard Dean Anderson as a captain(yes, the same Richard Dean Anderson known from "MacGuyver")...he commanded a 747-200 painted in fictive "Quantum Airways" livery.
 
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RE: Aircraft Starring In Films

Thu Nov 14, 2002 9:02 am

Don't forget "Final Destination"

redngold

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RE: Aircraft Starring In Films

Thu Nov 14, 2002 9:23 am

Janne, the flick was US Marshals....and what about "Millenium" with the 727?
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cicadajet
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RE: Aircraft Starring In Films

Thu Nov 14, 2002 10:16 am

Almost Famous was a very recent movie..last year? year before,,,set in the past. Remember that 727 getting destroyed in the other movie...was it Eraser maybe?
 
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RE: Aircraft Starring In Films

Thu Nov 14, 2002 12:29 pm

LZ-TLT,

That movie was Pandora's Clock. It was a movie adaptation from the John J. Nance novel of the same name. Pretty technically accurate, seeing as Nance is an airline pilot.

He also had another one of his books made into a movie for ABC, Medusa's Child.

In both cases, the books were much better. If you get a chance, check out some of his writing. I highly recommend Final Approach (his first). Very good!
 
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RE: Aircraft Starring In Films

Thu Nov 14, 2002 10:50 pm

The Reindeer-tail plane featured in "No Highway in the Sky," starring Jimmy Stewart, Glynis Johns and Marlene Dietrich was a disguised Viscount...great movie, too.

"Three Guys Named Mike," with Jane Wyman is full of great shots of American Convair 240s and DC-6s.

Don't forget Shirley Temple in "Bright Eyes" singing On the Good Ship Lollipop while taxiing aboard a DC-2.

"Flying Down to Rio," which introduced Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers as a team, has some great shots of Pan American Clippers (Commodores and S-40s).
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digby
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RE: Aircraft Starring In Films

Thu Nov 14, 2002 11:33 pm

Janne,

The 727 used in "Almost Famous" was filmed recently. (as mentioned by Cicadajet)
The fact was, that there were winglets on the Eastern 727, when back in the 60's they didn't have them on that aircraft. A big mistake by the film makers, yet only aviation enthusiasts would have picked up the fault.

So many of these movies have had faults in them, because no one paid any attention to detail!

David.
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RE: Aircraft Starring In Films

Thu Nov 14, 2002 11:44 pm



The B727 in BAD BOYS was N407BN. I used to load that aircraft
many moons ago.
What about that great 60's movie "BOEING BOEING"
Tony Curtis, Jerry Lewis and a slew of pretty stewardess from LH, BOAC,
PA, AF and great plane footage
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RE: Aircraft Starring In Films

Fri Nov 15, 2002 12:00 am

A Horizon F-27 makes a small cameo in WarGames...wow, remember that movie?!?  Wink/being sarcastic

Only a Horizon techie would notice that though!

Cheers!
 
janne
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RE: Aircraft Starring In Films

Fri Nov 15, 2002 12:10 am

Digby, you are so right. We could fill a new discussion group with hundreds
of comments about mistakes in films. When it comes to showing aircraft in
movies it seems like "anything goes".
Cheers, Janne.
 
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RE: Aircraft Starring In Films

Fri Nov 15, 2002 12:16 am

For Russian/soviet aircraft there is the extremely popular series of movies and TV shows called 'Mimino'.

These were comedies made in the 70's about a Georgian pilot flying for aeroflot.

In Kiev they have a restaraunt named after it with the waitresses in old Aeroflot stewardess uniforms, VERY nice !
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RE: Aircraft Starring In Films

Fri Nov 15, 2002 12:18 am

The restaurant even has a dish called 'rubber chicken' !
" Help, help ... I'm being oppressed ... "
 
janne
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RE: Aircraft Starring In Films

Fri Nov 15, 2002 12:56 am

"Mimino" ehh. That sounds very interesting, Pacificjourney.
Wonder how one gets about to lay ones hands on those movies/TV shows.
Are they available on video for purchase maybe? Anybody knows?

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