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The Taking Of Flight 847: The Uli Derickson Story

Thu Jun 30, 2005 11:34 am

For anyone interested, on TV Land, the movie just started on TV Land a few minutes ago. There is great footage of TWA 727 - man, I really miss those three-holers and that great airline!

It is a decent old made-for-TV movie and great airplane footage....

Enjoy!
 
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RE: The Taking Of Flight 847: The Uli Derickson Story

Thu Jun 30, 2005 10:16 pm

That was a pretty decent TV movie. I had the pleasure of meeting the real Uli and Lindsey Wagner did a really good job. I worked as a f/a on the actual plane and you could still see the patched bullet holes in the overhead.
The interior shots in the movie were not the 100 series but a 727-31 with the galley in the middle.
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RE: The Taking Of Flight 847: The Uli Derickson Story

Fri Jul 01, 2005 1:28 am

I was channel surfing last night and came across it just after the plane was hijacked. I had forgotten how good a film was, and what a fitting tribute it was to Uli, whom I believe died a few months ago. Plus, when I was a teenager I thought Lindsey Wagner was HOT!

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RE: The Taking Of Flight 847: The Uli Derickson Story

Fri Jul 01, 2005 1:35 am

I just saw the movie last night. Being a 9 year old boy in St Louis,I remember the events quite vividly on the news,
Does any one know where the location shots where taken? Though it was a terrible situation, the shots of a TWA 727 looked great. I am quite amazed at how much TWA helped out, plane image, uniforms, seats, etc. etc.
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RE: The Taking Of Flight 847: The Uli Derickson Story

Fri Jul 01, 2005 1:36 am

Sorry, i'm busy watching a Mariah Carey music video partying with all these rappers at the moment on BET.
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RE: The Taking Of Flight 847: The Uli Derickson Story

Fri Jul 01, 2005 2:20 am

It was one of the few movies where they actually tried to make the interior look accurate to the outside of the plane (even though it was an -100 interior).

As I remember from my travels on TWA 727s in coach and first class, everything looked pretty accurate to me, especially those first class seats with the red white and blue.

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RE: The Taking Of Flight 847: The Uli Derickson Story

Fri Jul 01, 2005 3:30 am

Quoting ToTheStars (Reply 1):
I worked as a f/a on the actual plane and you could still see the patched bullet holes in the overhead.

I was on that airplane several times....ship 4339 was it? I can't recall offhand without digging up the sheet. I remember all the 727s were named...and that one was later dubbed the "Swine Star of Beirut."

Good times at the Pig Party retirement in STL for the last 727, but I'll never forget seeing those patched up holes....

It was really obvious inside some of the bins, because the colors of the patch were mismatched greatly.
 
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RE: The Taking Of Flight 847: The Uli Derickson Story

Fri Jul 01, 2005 3:38 am

Plus, when I was a teenager I thought Lindsey Wagner was HOT!

Lindsey Wagner is still pretty hot...
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RE: The Taking Of Flight 847: The Uli Derickson Story

Fri Jul 01, 2005 7:04 am

An interesting sidenote, while this movie may not have broken the budget, they managed to actually use footage of a real aircraft. Even the interior shots were done well. Nowadays, production companies spend money hand over fist on films involving aircraft, yet all we get is some s***y computer animated crap that is supposed to look like a plane. Can someone please explain why? Is it really THAT hard to go to VCV or some other boneyard and pay for a day's worth of flight time to get some footage?