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Movie Air Crash Scenes...

Tue Nov 16, 2004 7:43 am

I know this is a very morbid topic, but I've always wanted to ask...

1) What's you favorite air crash scene?

2) What's the most realistic air crash scene?

3) What's the most realistic aircraft movie?

Please mods dont move this to the Aviation Polls and Prefs just cause of Question 1.

For me Question 1 would be the Windsor DC-8 Crash in Die Hard 2, that was quite spectacular, as far as most movies go. The crashes in the made-for-TV movie "Freefall" were pretty cool too.

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RE: Movie Air Crash Scenes...

Tue Nov 16, 2004 7:49 am

I would have to say the scene from 'Alive' was pretty entertaining. And of course the one from 'castaway' was entertaining as well, although not very realistic.
 
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RE: Movie Air Crash Scenes...

Tue Nov 16, 2004 7:54 am

I liked the short scene from Fightclub. I thought that one was pretty cool.
 
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RE: Movie Air Crash Scenes...

Tue Nov 16, 2004 8:42 am

I'm thinking the 727 crash scene from US Marshalls, it's the best part of the movie.
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RE: Movie Air Crash Scenes...

Tue Nov 16, 2004 9:08 am

Although you don't really see a closeup of the plane "crashing," I'd say Final Destination probably had the best crash scene, especially b/c of the eery lead in to takeoff.

Now for the WORST crash I've ever seen, that would have to be Air Force One. The entire big budgeted movie was filled with great special effects and good action sequences, but the end sequence (with the 747 crashing in the water) looked too computer generated with HORRIBLE physics.
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RE: Movie Air Crash Scenes...

Tue Nov 16, 2004 9:29 am

I agree, Air Force One, was the worst, more unrealistic movie I ever see, I laughed so much when Harrison Ford was passing form plane to plane on that rope Big grin So unrealistic....  Smile/happy/getting dizzy
A very good airplane movie was (I don´t remember the name). The one which was about a 744 flying to USA with this terrorist and a bomb staring Kurt Russell? The rescue team gets to the 744 by a plane with the "bridge". In the movie, Steven Segal was also, and he dies when this "bridge" collapses. Very good indeed.
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RE: Movie Air Crash Scenes...

Tue Nov 16, 2004 9:37 am

The King Air 200 on Jurasic Park 3...They took off and the T Rex jumped out in front of them...nice crash. Also the ones on "Air America."

 
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RE: Movie Air Crash Scenes...

Tue Nov 16, 2004 9:39 am

I enjoyed the F/A-18 Super Hornet & SAM scene from Behind Enemy Lines. I thought the Beaver crash in The Edge was pretty spectacular.

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Tue Nov 16, 2004 9:54 am

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Tue Nov 16, 2004 10:12 am


Checo77

It was Executive Decision and Passenger 57.

Your reviews are spot on.

Clearly US Marshalls was the best. The Windsor DC8 was pretty good, I for one was unsure if it was a model.

The B747 crash was the worst for many years. I am sure that a model could have been crashed more realistically.
 
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Tue Nov 16, 2004 10:56 am


I also vote for the FIGHTCLUB crash scene... Very brief, but it has that pit of the stomach feeling like "Yeh, that's probably pretty much what it would be like to be on a disintegrating airliner..."

It's the stuff of nightmares.
 
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RE: Movie Air Crash Scenes...

Tue Nov 16, 2004 3:28 pm

For me its a tie between 'Alive' and 'Fight Club'...Final Destination a solid 2nd place. Morbid, but entertaining. I guess we a.netters like them for the same reason the general public likes horror movies..we like to scare ourselves. Partially the reason I am such an NTGEO "Air Emergency" fan.
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RE: Movie Air Crash Scenes...

Tue Nov 16, 2004 4:27 pm

Who mage Freefall, was it ABC? I cant recall
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RE: Movie Air Crash Scenes...

Tue Nov 16, 2004 4:40 pm

I don't know what the movie's called, but my "favorite" would be the one highlighting the Eastern Airlines crash in the Everglades, South Florida.
The actual crash was on Dec.29th, 1972 and involved a L1011 flying out of JFK into Miami.
The scenes looked pretty realistic.
 
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RE: Movie Air Crash Scenes...

Tue Nov 16, 2004 4:43 pm

The US Marshalls B727 going down the road and taking out all the power polls and then the crash was awesome
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RE: Movie Air Crash Scenes...

Tue Nov 16, 2004 6:58 pm

For shear realism it was a DH Beaver/Otter(?) tumbling on a lake landing in the 1982 Charlton Heston release "Mother Lode" Why? - It was real.

The pilot was flying a passenger (hence it qualified as an airliner) in to remote Canadian lake. Gorgeous day and long panning screen filling scene as it set down on almost mirror surface and a float digs in. Bang. Cartwheel to total disintegration. It wasn't supposed to happen but was so spectacular and well filmed the script was changed (completely) to keep it in. Yes, he lived I believe, otherwise I'm sure it would not have been included.
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RE: Movie Air Crash Scenes...

Tue Nov 16, 2004 7:02 pm

"The actual crash was on Dec.29th, 1972 and involved a L1011 flying out of JFK into Miami."

The movie´s name is "Crash of Flight 401", a very good movie indeed.
 
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RE: Movie Air Crash Scenes...

Tue Nov 16, 2004 10:48 pm

I think that the crash in the movie "Fearless" starring Jeff Bridges (his personality was changed after surviving the air crash and this was the theme for the remainder of the film) seemed realistic to me.

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RE: Movie Air Crash Scenes...

Tue Nov 16, 2004 11:02 pm

forgot the slow, mid-air disintegration of the mammoth Antonov 124 (wonder if that was an AN-225 Mriya) in James bonds' - 'Die Another Day'.

That too was very artificial.....
 
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RE: Movie Air Crash Scenes...

Tue Nov 16, 2004 11:45 pm

Was there not a Action film that actually had a helicopter crash, unintentional but it managed to kill the pilot and I think 2 child actors along with another adult actor. From what I can remember when it appeared on the news was during an action scene the helicopter was caught by the pyrotechnics as it flew low coming down on the children while they were running.
I'm positive the scene was never used but I've no idea what film it was or whether the film ever made it to the theatres.
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RE: Movie Air Crash Scenes...

Wed Nov 17, 2004 12:45 am

The mid air sequence involving the flat spin in top gun. The stunt pilot in that movie died because of it. I think he did the weight and balance of his Pitts without the camera, and it would have been able to pull out of the flat spin had the weight and moment been correct. but the camera in the nose of the airplane brought it too far forward and he was unable to pull out.

I think that was the best crash sequence in movie history

but yeah the fight club scene was pretty awesome as well.
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RE: Movie Air Crash Scenes...

Wed Nov 17, 2004 12:50 am

For me the best scenes:
Die Hard 2--Windsor DC8 and Evergreen 747
Final Destination--747
Jurassic Park 3 -- King Air 200 (and that was a Spinosaurus not T-Rex)
Cliffhanger--DC9 and Lockheed Jetstar
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RE: Movie Air Crash Scenes...

Wed Nov 17, 2004 1:02 am

Was there not a Action film that actually had a helicopter crash, unintentional but it managed to kill the pilot and I think 2 child actors along with another adult actor. From what I can remember when it appeared on the news was during an action scene the helicopter was caught by the pyrotechnics as it flew low coming down on the children while they were running.
I'm positive the scene was never used but I've no idea what film it was or whether the film ever made it to the theatres.


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RE: Movie Air Crash Scenes...

Wed Nov 17, 2004 1:06 am

Best Crash Scene? B-17 belly landing in "12 O'Clock High". No CGI or special effects... They crashed an actual B-17 for that one....
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RE: Movie Air Crash Scenes...

Wed Nov 17, 2004 1:07 am

Burg400, you are thinking of "The Twilight Zone" movie. Actor Vic Morrow and two Vietnamese-American children were killed when the pyrotechnics malfunctioned, causing the helicopter above to fall to the ground, crushing the three.

There actually is video of this scene, but the deaths are not visible. Most of Vic Morrow's scenes were already filmed, and his shots were left in. As for the rest of the movie, it made it to theatrical release, but did not do very well (for the most part, it was an awful movie!!).

My favorite crash scene is from "Cliffhanger", a movie which made "Die Hard 2" look like Shakespeare. I found myself hoping all the characters would die just so they'd SHUT UP!! I mean, were all of Lithgow's henchman stupid enough to believe that he'd share ANY of the money with them? I guess all the budget went into that amazing mountain crash.
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RE: Movie Air Crash Scenes...

Wed Nov 17, 2004 2:04 am

As for most realistic airplane movie.

What about Pushing Tin?

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RE: Movie Air Crash Scenes...

Wed Nov 17, 2004 5:33 am

Yeah i remember the eastern crash movie,,i read the book to, there were rumors that capt don repo ,s ghost was seen in differnt l-10-11,s for years after that
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RE: Movie Air Crash Scenes...

Wed Nov 17, 2004 5:37 am

not really made into a movie but a TV show

Air Florida's 737 Potomac River crash
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RE: Movie Air Crash Scenes...

Wed Nov 17, 2004 5:42 am

Although not "commercial" aviation, the scenes in Pearl Harbor were pretty cool, esp at the beginning with the Mustangs and Damon and Affleck playing "chicken" in them, not too sure about the B25 crashing after Doolittle bombs Tokyo, but a good scene anyway.
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RE: Movie Air Crash Scenes...

Wed Nov 17, 2004 5:50 am

Remember the 747 that made an emergency landing at a Russian military airfield in "White Nights"? It was actually a 707 made to look like a 747, during the scene where the nose gear collapses and the plane ploughs into the ground you can see the 707 flight deck windows below the "747" flight deck.
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