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).
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.
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...
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.
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.
>>>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.
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.
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 .
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.
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.
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.
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?
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!
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
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".