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Most Inappropriate In-Flight Movie

Fri Feb 11, 2005 1:38 am

I was wondering if anyone has ever expeirenced a movie that maybe was not the best choice to be shown in flight or for a specific situation.

I remember seeing U-571 on KL over the North Atlantic and the watching the sinking scene in "The Perfect Storm" right as the moving map showed our DL 763 over the same area of the sinking near Newfoundland.

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RE: Most Inappropriate In-Flight Movie

Fri Feb 11, 2005 1:39 am

Airplane  Smile Now that would be the perfect in-flight movie. Or any of the Airport series  Nuts
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RE: Most Inappropriate In-Flight Movie

Fri Feb 11, 2005 1:48 am

I saw Get Shorty on UA five times one month. The first two times showed the aircraft crash scene. The latter three times showed a train wreck in its place -- despite 3-4-3 seating.  Smile
 
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RE: Most Inappropriate In-Flight Movie

Fri Feb 11, 2005 1:50 am

This movie:

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RE: Most Inappropriate In-Flight Movie

Fri Feb 11, 2005 1:51 am

imagine yourself in maiden flight of A380 from LHR to JFK and being shown titanic somewhere over Labrador.. Nuts
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RE: Most Inappropriate In-Flight Movie

Fri Feb 11, 2005 1:51 am

"Airplane" was actually screened (unedited) on one of the PTV channels (I think it was the "Barking Mad" one) of a BA flight that I took once. It may have been in mid-2002, or earlier. Someone at BA with access to past IFE schedules may be able to confirm.

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RE: Most Inappropriate In-Flight Movie

Fri Feb 11, 2005 1:52 am

Last June, I was coming back to Atlanta on Delta from Santiago, and the video tape of the particular movie which was to be shown, "Along came Polly" was warpped(or so was said) and so they put in Primal Fear, the 1997 with Richard Gere instead.
Funny thing was, the film was not edited for content. (On the main cabin screen mind you) And as we were eating dinner, lovely images of a crime scene were shown, then a little bit later, a brief sexually explict scene was shown as well.
I did not mind the fact I was seeing an unedit movie, but there was a missonary group for Birmingham, who were in the rows next to and in front of me. I thought that was kind of funny, but I don't know what reprocussions Delta received for this...if any.
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RE: Most Inappropriate In-Flight Movie

Fri Feb 11, 2005 1:53 am

I wish they would make an "Airplane! III!"
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RE: Most Inappropriate In-Flight Movie

Fri Feb 11, 2005 2:02 am

Also,
I was on a BA flight from LHR to DEN in the summer of '03, and they played American Wedding unedited as well.

It's enjoyable to watch movies on the PTV uneditied for content.

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RE: Most Inappropriate In-Flight Movie

Fri Feb 11, 2005 2:03 am

I've seen both "True Lies" and "Milk Money" (a movie about a little boy propositioning a hooker) on Hawaiian Airlines. If I'd had children with me, I'd have been pretty upset.

We once saw "Backdraft", a movie about firefighting, on a flight (UAL?). My wife thought this was pretty inappropriate.
 
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RE: Most Inappropriate In-Flight Movie

Fri Feb 11, 2005 2:24 am

Excellent stuff. keep it coming!  Smile
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RE: Most Inappropriate In-Flight Movie

Fri Feb 11, 2005 2:29 am

I was brave enough to watch 'Castaway' on a flight from the US. It was only available on the Sony 'Watchman' (old Sony handheld Hi8 player) service and the film did have a warning issued with it regarding 'very realistic plane crash scenes'...

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RE: Most Inappropriate In-Flight Movie

Fri Feb 11, 2005 2:49 am

Definitely: "Final Destination."


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RE: Most Inappropriate In-Flight Movie

Fri Feb 11, 2005 2:54 am

Airplane (1980) had an interesting in flight movie, it showed the crash of Douglas DC7 44275 N68N which was destroyed by the FAA in a controlled crash at Deer Lake Arizona USA on 24 April 1964.
 
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RE: Most Inappropriate In-Flight Movie

Fri Feb 11, 2005 3:16 am

Fahrenheit 9/11, avail on the personal video players in UA First Class....totally inappropriate and disrespectful to the crew.
 
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RE: Most Inappropriate In-Flight Movie

Fri Feb 11, 2005 11:56 pm

"THe day after tomorrow" when it has like a snowstorm outside and that kid is like fumbling with the peanuts on the plane..

JUST when i was being surved that on a ORD-HKG UA flight.. pretty freaky..
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RE: Most Inappropriate In-Flight Movie

Sat Feb 12, 2005 1:07 am

I would have thought that the following would be pretty inappropriate, partic on the main screen:

Charlie's Anals
GladHeAteHer
Shaving Ryans Privates
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RE: Most Inappropriate In-Flight Movie

Sat Feb 12, 2005 1:10 am

("Definitely: "Final Destination."
Everyone who had an eery feeling before the flight would be scrambling for the door.")

it didnt happen to me. but my mom was on BWI-DEN on UA years ago and she is DEATHLY terrified of flying, and they showed final destination. dont get me wrong, its a cool movie, but not appropriate as an in flight movie! My mom did not enjoy herself to say the least. lol



 
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RE: Most Inappropriate In-Flight Movie

Sat Feb 12, 2005 1:20 am

I was on a BA flight from LHR to DEN in the summer of '03, and they played American Wedding unedited as well.

That's amazing! I could never imagine an american airline playing a movie like that unedited. We can be so tight-wadded sometimes...

On a somewhat related note, last year, because of the wardrobe malfunction, the FCC started cracking down and Howard Stern was taken off my local station...Six months later, he finally came back on a different station, and I was happy for that... but it just goes to show that life is all about choices... someone at MTV made a choice that indirectly stopped me from listening to Howard Stern for half a year... oh well, I could ramble on about this all day, but I won't.
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RE: Most Inappropriate In-Flight Movie

Sat Feb 12, 2005 1:35 am

"Crossroads". Oh wait, that's not an inappropriate In-flight movie, it's just inappropriate, and hardly a movie.

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RE: Most Inappropriate In-Flight Movie

Sat Feb 12, 2005 5:49 am

That must've sucked Thom@s... I've had to sit through movies like "Garfield", "The Muse", and "Scooby Doo"... On a night flight with nothing to look at outside the window... Those flights were hell.
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RE: Most Inappropriate In-Flight Movie

Sat Feb 12, 2005 5:54 am

No, I never saw Crossroads. I just thought that it would have to be one of the worst films to be "forced" to see.  Smile Oh, and "Master of disguise" is a good runner up...

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RE: Most Inappropriate In-Flight Movie

Sat Feb 12, 2005 7:00 am

I would say "planet of the apes", the new one. A lot of things blowing up, crashing, and fire. The funny part is that at the end of the move where there were a lot of these happening, we were going through some very rought turbulence.
 
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RE: Most Inappropriate In-Flight Movie

Sat Feb 12, 2005 7:05 am

Priklucheni Italyansi v Rosiii - saw it on a flight with Aeroflot, SVO-LHR. I can't remember much of it, but it's an old film, and they land this SU aircraft on a motorway.. and one of the passengers at the end of the film said "thank you brave Russian pilot, we'll fly Aeroflot again". Lovely  Smile

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RE: Most Inappropriate In-Flight Movie

Mon Feb 21, 2005 9:32 pm

Quoting Aseem (reply 4):
imagine yourself in maiden flight of A380 from LHR to JFK and being shown titanic


They actually did show Titanic when I flew MIA-LHR on one of BA's 744's a couple of years ago. It didn't offend me and it wasn't about a plane-crash of course but I don't think disaster movies are a great choice as IFE.

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RE: Most Inappropriate In-Flight Movie

Tue Feb 22, 2005 2:04 am

Any rated "R" movies are inappropriate for in-flight movie. We have underage passengers on board.
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RE: Most Inappropriate In-Flight Movie

Tue Feb 22, 2005 12:37 pm

Con Air
Passenger 57
Hostage Flight
Turbulence
Turbulence 2: Fear of Flying
Die Hard 2
Airspeed
US Marshals
The Langoliers

Some of the above might drive you crazy because they are so bad, such as "Airspeed" or "Turbulence 2."

anything with "Crash" in the title...

For claustrophobics:
The Towering Inferno
Panic Room
any movie involving getting trapped in a tight space
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RE: Most Inappropriate In-Flight Movie

Wed Feb 23, 2005 9:47 am

Quoting September11 (reply 25):
Any rated "R" movies are inappropriate for in-flight movie. We have underage passengers on board.


They should start flights for adults, it would definitely spice-up IFE, wouldn't it ?! And I'm not necessarily referring to adult movies...  Big grin
 
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RE: Most Inappropriate In-Flight Movie

Wed Feb 23, 2005 1:49 pm

I think a documentary on the Downfalls of the DeHavilland Comet would be a great chosie... Big grin
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RE: Most Inappropriate In-Flight Movie

Thu Feb 24, 2005 8:12 am

I'm surprised that no one has said 'Titanic' yet. :P
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RE: Most Inappropriate In-Flight Movie

Fri Feb 25, 2005 2:56 am

I count at least two people.
 
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RE: Most Inappropriate In-Flight Movie

Fri Feb 25, 2005 10:24 am

I don't know if it's an urban legend or factual, but I heard somewhere that the movie to be played on TWA 800 was "Forget Paris".

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RE: Most Inappropriate In-Flight Movie

Sun Feb 27, 2005 2:02 am

Quoting Redngold (reply 26):
Con Air
Passenger 57
Hostage Flight
Turbulence
Turbulence 2: Fear of Flying
Die Hard 2
Airspeed
US Marshals
The Langoliers


I would add the following to that list:

Executive Decision
Air Force One
Taking of 847: The Uli Derickson Story (rest in peace)
Six Days, Seven Nights

Sure there are more... but those are the ones I saw missing the list that came to mind...

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RE: Most Inappropriate In-Flight Movie

Sun Feb 27, 2005 2:10 am

Hi,

Thomas Cook where playing the movie Calendar Girls on its flights last Winter which was very controversial and received many complaints! :0

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RE: Most Inappropriate In-Flight Movie

Sun Feb 27, 2005 2:18 am

I was on BA JFK-LHR on 9/2/05. They showed this film that was about this guy and he was looking at porn pics and they showed everything, Hairy pussies and dicks and boobs and man boobs, the lot! I, of course, watched Mulan.
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