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Sun May 17, 2009 5:32 am

OK I just tuned into Die hard 2. This has got to be up there as one of the worst aviation related movies ever. It pains me to watch it. And I find it hard or sad to think the movie-going public could buy into it. "Help us, the radio is out and we can't land! Guess we'll have to circle till we run out of gas." Jeez!

OK so what are your nominees for the worst movies that involve and airport, airplane, or has aviation as a central element. The ones that just horribly represent or mis-represent the field of aviation. You have mine: Die Hard 2.

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Sun May 17, 2009 5:49 am

Oh, for lack of anything better, probably Con-Air.

"We're out of gas, so I'm gonna land her on the strip!"

etc....
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Sun May 17, 2009 1:50 pm

Home Alone 2 (1992)

Kevin boards an AA jet: from the exterior it's a 767; from the interior it's a 747 (judging by the exit door).

Also, the first Home Alone (1990), did Kevin's mom leave CDG on an AA M80?
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Sun May 17, 2009 3:00 pm

For me, it would be Airport 79: The Concorde (Airport 80 as it was in the UK I believe). Seeing George Kennedy put Concorde through barrell rolls and loops just cracks me up - surely she would have flown herself apart!
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Sun May 17, 2009 3:01 pm

Bill Murray's "Quick Change", they're pretending to be at JFK but in actuality they are at EWR's Terminal C. I know because I was there the night they were filming.
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Sun May 17, 2009 5:36 pm



Quoting Ferengi80 (Reply 3):
For me, it would be Airport 79:

That is bad.... I know Superfly will be here defending it sooner or later. The worst airplane movie I can think of is Soul Plane. It features Snoop Dog and Tom Arnold.

Quoting Tugger (Thread starter):
Die Hard 2.

My dad can be seen in that movie as one of the guys in the background who is getting on the escalator.

There is an episode of the A-Team (a great show) that involves a hijacking of a 747. The plane is first shown a TWA 747, in the air, then it switches to a TWA L1011 on the ground, then back to a 747, then back to the L1011. The cabin shots switch too, but look like an L1011 most of time. They use a fictitious airline name, but the titles on the TWA planes are not blacked out. In the end the A-team takes back the plane and they land at LAX. In the end Murdock runs the plane through the windows at the terminal. The scene is directly lifted from the movie Airplane.
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Sun May 17, 2009 5:59 pm



Quoting Ferengi80 (Reply 3):
For me, it would be Airport 79: The Concorde (Airport 80 as it was in the UK I believe). Seeing George Kennedy put Concorde through barrell rolls and loops just cracks me up - surely she would have flown herself apart!

I was going to say this one too. Especially the part when George Kennedy fires the flare out of the flighdeck window. I can't help loving all the Airport movies though. They all captured what used to be special about flying one way or the other. Even if they were daft.

I just wish the interiors would match with the exteriors in movies. Guess most people wouldn't know or care. Bugs me though.

The drunks in Airport 75 are hilarious. Take-off roll...."this is it, count your beads folks" This always came into my mind when I was crew..wonder what sort of reaction I would of got from the passengers on the P.A ?
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Sun May 17, 2009 9:30 pm

Flightplan was pretty unrealistic; huge wastes of space everywhere in the aircraft - excessive over and under floor spaces; archaic and simplistic electronics; and, best of all, you can blow a huge bomb up in the nose and all it does is knock the gear out and put a small hole in the metal skin. Impressive  yes 
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Mon May 18, 2009 1:52 pm

There's a movie out there, I forgot the name, about a plane flying to IAH or HOU getting struck by lightning, and Houston ATC is sabotaged. Finally they crashland the plane on a under construction runway after they finally find the airport in the thunderstorm.

Now the interesting stuff: it takes off as a 737, flies as a 757, has the interior of a 767, crashlands as a MD-80/DC-9 and is evacuated as a Caravelle. I think this must be the most-morphing aircraft in movie history.

Oh, and as a (unfortunately probably unintended) joke in the beginning, there's a bizjet with the cockpit of a Beechcraft or something like that, the callsign Cessna Citation, and the exterior shots are of a Concorde. For heaven's sake, the CONCORDE!!!

To Die Hard 2: that's realistic, isn't? Fuel to circle for 6 hours but no diversion airport within range Big grin. With that fuel, they probably could have diverted to every airport in the whole lower 48...

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Mon May 18, 2009 4:38 pm



Quoting Vikkyvik (Reply 1):
Oh, for lack of anything better, probably Con-Air.

"We're out of gas, so I'm gonna land her on the strip!"

etc....

It was on TV here last night  Smile

That movie with Ray Liotta and Lauren Holly on the 747 with the Christmas lights was pretty poor. What was it called, Turbulence or something?

Let's not forget Executive Decision. Or maybe we should.
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Mon May 18, 2009 7:12 pm

Ditto - when they show an aircraft type that doesn't match the interior shot or route. . . Drives me crazy. . .

Most recent for me (watched it on cable last week) --- The Very Brady Sequel

They go to Hawaii from the mainland. They show a Hawaiian DC-9 in the air. And then the interior shot is a wide body of some kind - maybe the DC-10. And then another scene on the tarmac as they deplane in Hawaii from a DC-9.
 
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Mon May 18, 2009 8:31 pm

In this past season of Lost, they establised that the fictional "Ajira Airways" is an Indian carrier. Then in a later episode they have the "Oceanic Six" traveling on an Ajira Aiways flight from LAX to GUM. That's a domestic route! An Indian carrier could not fly that route.

In that same episode they show a 737-700 taking of for this LAX-GUM lfight. They did at least mention that the flight stops in HNL, but even HNL-GUM is really pushing that aircraft's range, unless they're flying the "island hopper" route, or this fictional airline has 737-700ERs. (They also showed a cabin that looked more like something out of a 737-200, but I'm willing to forgive that since that's probably all the set builders had available to them).
 
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Mon May 18, 2009 8:42 pm



Quoting Mauiman31 (Reply 10):
That movie with Ray Liotta and Lauren Holly on the 747 with the Christmas lights was pretty poor. What was it called, Turbulence or something?

Turbulence. It was great when the stewardess landed the plane. But at least they show the same aircraft throughout the movie ( a 747 with a modified JAL livery)...


Interesting discussion as yesterday I saw Passenger 57 after 15 years or so as I found the whole movie on youtube (actually I saw many parts of the movie). I loved this film as a child, now I just found a bit less realistic with Wesley snipes jumping in the plane taking off or dumping fuel, among other things... But it is still a fun movie and there is the great L1011. Certainly not the worst aviation movie.

Die hard 2 is indeed the worst of my list.
 
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Tue May 19, 2009 12:24 am



Quoting Yflyer (Reply 11):
Oceanic

The "crashed" plane is really an L1011, but the model of the plane you can buy is a 777. There was a neat article about it in Airways a few months ago.
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Tue May 19, 2009 6:12 pm

Not so much a movie, but I always used to get irritated by the flight scenes in episodes of Friends! Ignoring the fact that they always seemed to be able to afford to fly anything but Y, the worst episode that sticks in my mind was when Ross was supposed to be heading to Greece for his honeymoon following his wedding to Emily in London!

Ross is waiting in a room at some unidentifiable London airport (I'm assuming either LGW or LHR as he appears to be flying VS...some extra publicity for SRB in addition to his cameo appearance in the London episodes!) awaiting his flight to Athens when Rachel stumbles in as she awaits a standby seat on a flight to New York. After a brief discussion, it's decided that Rachel will accompany Ross to Greece as Emily has failed to show up. Rachel pretty much turns and walks straight onto the flight to Athens!! Just wouldn't happen!!! She then settles in to her seat on what appears to be a widebody as she waits for Ross to join her on the flight. As far as I know, VS only ever flew the A320 family on the LON-ATH route. The flight then unexpectedly departs without Ross as he's still at the gate chatting to Emily, who has now shown up.

There were so many other examples but I'll stop there!
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Wed May 20, 2009 12:20 am



Quoting BAViscount (Reply 14):
I always used to get irritated by the flight scenes in episodes of Friends! Ignoring the fact that they always seemed to be able to afford to fly anything but Y

That depends who which of the Friends you are talking about and when Ross, Monica, and especially Chandler have much better paying jobs than the other three. Later on Chandler gets knocked back when he changes careers and Joey makes a lot more when he becomes a star on Days of Our Lives.

The Friends have flown in Y. The episode where they all go to Vegas we see Ross and Rachel in Y and on an earlier flight Phoebe, Chandler, and Monica are seen in Y. Also when Monica Chandler get married they fly Y on their honeymoon. They complain because the couple in front of them got bumped to F and they didn't. They also try to sneak into the first class lounge where Monica steals and Orange.

Quoting BAViscount (Reply 14):
Just wouldn't happen!!!

It is only TV and it does make the story better. The story wouldn't have worked out if Rachel couldn't have gone to Greece. It is after all only a comedy show.

If you want to nit pick Friends you will notice they always show the TWA terminal at JFK, but the planes in the background when seen from inside the terminal are always United.
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Wed May 20, 2009 1:57 pm

I'm surprised that after 15 posts nobody mentioned the single worst aviation related movie ever made. IRON EAGLE! Then when you think its all over, they make 2 sequels!

Also I found Snakes on a Plane, and worse, Outbreak on a plane atrociously bad!
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Wed May 20, 2009 2:18 pm



Quoting Tugger (Thread starter):
OK I just tuned into Die hard 2. This has got to be up there as one of the worst aviation related movies ever. It pains me to watch it. And I find it hard or sad to think the movie-going public could buy into it. "Help us, the radio is out and we can't land! Guess we'll have to circle till we run out of gas." Jeez!

OK so what are your nominees for the worst movies that involve and airport, airplane, or has aviation as a central element. The ones that just horribly represent or mis-represent the field of aviation. You have mine: Die Hard 2.

If you think about it though it isn't aimed at aviation itself, the writers just needed to have an exciting location for the terrorists to attack, and i suppose an Airport is exciting, whereas from what i have seen of the film Aiport 79/80 it is foucsed mainly on the flight of a aircraft being somehow chased by a missile.

Back on topic one of my nominations would be Red Eye, from what i can remember;

passengers boarding (interior); widebody aircraft,
aircraft taxiing (exterior); airbus A320 family
aircraft taking off (exterior); B737
aircraft cruising (exterior); B767

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Wed May 20, 2009 3:55 pm



Quoting CrimsonNL (Reply 16):
IRON EAGLE!

That does suck! I was never a fan of Top Gun either.
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Wed May 20, 2009 7:09 pm

Conair is one of the worst for me as well as Snakes on a Plane.

Quoting BAViscount (Reply 14):
Not so much a movie, but I always used to get irritated by the flight scenes in episodes of Friends! Ignoring the fact that they always seemed to be able to afford to fly anything but Y

Well since they can afford to live in New York on waitress and administrative assistance salaries in what seems to be pretty expensive apartments they obviously fly J or F class.  Yeah sure
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Wed May 20, 2009 11:38 pm



Quoting Brilondon (Reply 19):
Well since they can afford to live in New York on waitress and administrative assistance salaries in what seems to be pretty expensive apartments they obviously fly J or F class.

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Thu May 21, 2009 12:58 am



Quoting Brilondon (Reply 19):
Well since they can afford to live in New York on waitress and administrative assistance salaries in what seems to be pretty expensive apartments they obviously fly J or F class

You obviosly never watched Friends all that much during its 10 year run.

Rachel was the only waitress and that was only for a few years. She was living for free with Monica who was living in her grandmother's rent controlled aparrment. Chandler and Ross always had good jobs. Chandler eventually became a VP at his company doing Statistical analysis and data reconfigeration. He then left to get into advertising. Ross was a museum researcher (a PhD) and later became a professor at NYU. Monica eventually became a head chef at a flashy resturant. Rachel moved up the line to a mid level job at Ralph Lauren. Joey who mooched off of Chandler a lot eventually became a star on Days of Our Lives. Phoebe was the only one to never really move up the career chain. For the first few years of the show Phoebe lived with her grandmother and later got her apartment when she died.

Also in the epidsode where they come home from Barbados they all fly in Y. The only episodes I can think of that they flew in F was for the Ross' wedding in London.

If you couldn't guess Friends is one of my favorite TV shows. It is one of the only non serious TV shows I ever liked.
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Thu May 21, 2009 2:17 am

My most disliked is Air force One. I don't think there's even a hint of realism in that movie. Executive Decision isn't far behind. I know that the vast majority have no idea, or don't care because it's a movie, but I still hate unrealistic scenes.
 
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Thu May 21, 2009 9:28 pm

The worst for me has to be Passenger 57 where the L-1011 somehow lands on a small airstrip and then has no problem taking off from the same strip later in the movie.

Also, Airport 75 when they're transferring the pilot from the helicopter to the flight deck of the 747. They kept showing the passengers looking out of their windows as if they could see what was going on. Also, when the 747 finally comes to a complete stop, only the exit doors on the left side of the aircraft are open and the slides deployed. All the doors on the right remain closed.
 
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Fri May 22, 2009 7:36 am



Quoting Andz (Reply 9):
That movie with Ray Liotta and Lauren Holly on the 747 with the Christmas lights was pretty poor. What was it called, Turbulence or something?

I agree that Turbulence wasn't a masterpiece. But, if you compare it to it's two sequels, I think you'll prefer the first one...  silly 

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Fri May 22, 2009 5:03 pm



Quoting Tugger (Thread starter):
OK I just tuned into Die hard 2. This has got to be up there as one of the worst aviation related movies ever. It pains me to watch it. And I find it hard or sad to think the movie-going public could buy into it. "Help us, the radio is out and we can't land! Guess we'll have to circle till we run out of gas." Jeez!

In the final scene of the movie when Bruce Willis and one the 'bad guys' are fighting on the wing of the 747 as it taxis for takeoff, there are several shots of the engine and it's clearly not running, the fans are rotating nice and slow due to the towing speed of the aircraft... and finally when Bruce falls of the wing, wouldn't a fall of a 747 wing prove fatal in most cases ?...and when Bruce lights the leaking fuel...there's no way the fire can catch up with the 747 at rotate
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Sat May 23, 2009 8:52 pm

My least favorite is Pushing Tin.

I usually like Billy Bob's films but his acting in this is awful!
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Tue May 26, 2009 2:35 pm

I just thought of one more. In the 1970's serial the Incredibal Hulk. There was one episode where the hulk himself lands a 747 with the help of a teen kid. I know it was all fantasy and make beleive but it was just plain silly.  ill 
 
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Tue May 26, 2009 7:55 pm

Snakes on a plane was bad, but then it made its self worse by taking itself seriously as a movie.  Wow!
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Wed May 27, 2009 12:43 am



Quoting Tugger (Thread starter):
OK so what are your nominees for the worst movies that involve and airport, airplane, or has aviation as a central element.

I do not like Pearl Harbor much. Many of the flying scenes are good but the acting is horrible.

There is a part in the beginning where the caption says "Mitchell Field, Long Island NY". It is followed by a shots of aircraft flying over a desert in front of huge brown mountains which are obviously Palm Springs. I can't think of any place that looks less like Long Island than Palm Springs.

The film sort of dies for me after that which is a shame because they spent a great deal of money making it.
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Tue Jun 02, 2009 3:42 am

The worst one I have seen I cannot remember the name. However, it involved the fact that the plane could not land or descend. I guess it had a problem with the control surfaces or something. So to fix it, they outfitted a Air Force refueling tanker with water and then somehow managed to then fill the front of the plane with water in flight from the tanker so that the nose would be heavier and they could land. I do not recall the name, but it was really, really bad. Anyone know what it was?
 
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Tue Jun 02, 2009 6:21 am

My worst movies:

- Airport 79
- Passenger 51
- Air Force one
- No where to land
- Executive decision
- Soul plane (even though it was just a comedy)
- Airplane
- Catch me if you can
My favorite ones:
- Airport : being a flight attendant at that period had its glory. plus, wow, No security???? you can get on the airplane to talk to a visitor.. amazing how he let that senior lady get on the airplane to give her "son" his wallet.
- Airport 1975 - it really showed the golden age of flying in the USA at that time. wow, it was really amazing

I wouldn't consider die hard as my favorite movie, but i loved the scene of the slide inflation on that L-1011, which is still my favorite airplane.
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Wed Jun 03, 2009 7:18 pm



Quoting Falstaff (Reply 5):
. The worst airplane movie I can think of is Soul Plane. It features Snoop Dog and Tom Arnold.


Amen!

I think Flight Plan. They are in an obvious A380. The lade (Jodi Foster) calls it a "8272" or something like that.

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Thu Jun 04, 2009 5:41 am

Can anybody list good movies also?
I don't know much about movies.


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Thu Jun 04, 2009 7:56 pm

The King of airline movies was of course "High and the Mighty".
Nothing compares to the storyline of folks suddenly put in harms way and how they react and after landing, they pretty much go back to the way they were.
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Thu Jun 04, 2009 9:01 pm



Quoting HAMAD (Reply 31):
Airplane

That is one of the best comedy movies ever made..... "and that more than anything led to my drinking problem".... "Looks like I picked the wrong week to quit sniffing glue" ..... "The place had every cut throat from Bombay to Calcutta, it was worse than Detroit"... "Do you like movies abou Gladiators?".... I could go on and on!

Quoting Isitsafenow (Reply 34):
The King of airline movies was of course "High and the Mighty".
Nothing compares to the storyline of folks suddenly put in harms way and how they react and after landing, they pretty much go back to the way they were.
A great study in humans.

That is one of my favorite films.

Quoting Rajrs (Reply 33):
Can anybody list good movies also?
I don't know much about movies.

Island in the Sky (1953) is fantastic another good one is Twelve O'clock High (1949). Command Decision (1948) is about bombing during WWII, but doesn't have that many airplane scenes, but it is still interesting.
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Fri Jun 05, 2009 1:52 am



Quoting AustrianZRH (Reply 8):
There's a movie out there, I forgot the name, about a plane flying to IAH or HOU getting struck by lightning, and Houston ATC is sabotaged. Finally they crashland the plane on a under construction runway after they finally find the airport in the thunderstorm.

There were two movies I watched when I was younger, and one of them was called Terror in the Sky (I think) and that may be the one you're referring to? All I can remember from it are bits and pieces, including something going wrong, the plane going so high that oxygen masks had to be deployed, and then a crash landing. There was also some little girl and some famous (either as an actor or sports star) black guy on the plane and they were mentioned. Is that it?

And just for the heck of it, the other was Free Fall, that one with the guy crashing planes around Jaclyn Smith's character. I seem to recall this being another not-so-good movie, but I can't remember it clearly enough to give details. I really wish I could see those movies again, but I can't find them anywhere.


Oh, and as for the original topic: Soul Plane gets my vote, though it was hysterical to watch.
 
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Fri Jun 05, 2009 9:20 am



Quoting LordMontenegro (Reply 36):
There was also some little girl and some famous (either as an actor or sports star) black guy on the plane and they were mentioned.

That sounds familiar, could very well be that movie. Can't remember it too well, just that it was a VERY bad one.
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Quoting LordMontenegro (Reply 36):
Terror in the Sky

I remember that, wasn't that a made for TV movie?
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Quoting HAMAD (Reply 31):
- Airplane

It was supposed to be bad! It was a comedy!

F/O: ''We have Clearance Clerance.''
Captain: ''Roger, Roger, whats our Vector Victor?''

Main Character: ''Surely you can't be serious?''
Doctor: ''I am serious..... and don't call me Shirley''

Doctor: '' Captain, how soon can you land?''
Captain: '' I can't tell ''
Doctor: '' You can tell me i'm a Doctor ''
Captain: '' No i mean we don't know ''
Doctor: '' well can't you take a guess?''
Captain: '' well, not for another two hours''
Doctor: '' you can't take a guess for another two hours? ''

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Quoting 767nutter (Reply 39):
Main Character

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Quoting 767nutter (Reply 39):
F/O: ''We have Clearance Clerance.''
Captain: ''Roger, Roger, whats our Vector Victor?''

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Sun Jun 07, 2009 9:34 am

Okay, I'm going on a rant here.

I hate Turbulence. 1997, Ray Liotta, Lauren Holly and an all-star band of morons that I can't even REMEMBER being in other movies.

Nitpick #1: (Spoiler) Why the hell does Capt. Powell leave the cockpit when there is GUNFIRE in the cabin? Shouldn't he just sit his ass down in his seat, declare an emergency and divert?

Nitpick #2: How the autopilot "magically" engages after a good-sized hole in the fuselage (blown open by the redneck criminal horse playing with a gun) is plugged by a suitcase.

Nitpick #3: Why that IDIOT First Officer, KNOWING there was a decompression, stayed at altitude and let his passengers/crew die of hypoxia rather than just descend, tell ATC what the hell he's doing and land.

Nitpick #4: This one burns my belly button hair. HOW A 747 CAN SURVIVE A 360° BARREL ROLL WITHOUT EITHER STALLING OR THE ENGINES FLAMING OUT BY FUEL STARVATION?

I'm done, that felt good. Big grin

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RE: Worst Airplane Airport Or Aviation Movies

Sun Jun 07, 2009 10:42 pm



Quoting WestJetForLife (Reply 41):
Ray Liotta



Quoting WestJetForLife (Reply 41):
that I can't even REMEMBER being in other movies.

He was in Goodfellas which was up for best picture of the year in 1990 (it should have won) and the next year he was in Article 99, which was also a good movie.

Quoting WestJetForLife (Reply 41):
Nitpick

Because it is the movies. Things happen all the time in movies that make no sense or would never happen in real life. My favorite example of this is always shown in horror films. A lame example would be something like: a crazy killer is on the loose and is breaking into a home where only some high school girls are. Rather than calling the police the girls call a boy friend who comes over and is killed by the crazy killer.
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Re: Worst Airplane Airport Or Aviation Movies

Sat Jul 02, 2016 2:39 am

Ok. Now that it's been a few years, I would like to add a new one. It's called "Airplane VS Volcano" you can already tell it's a great movie from the title! It was so bad that it was hilarious! I was trying to see if they had "Airport" on Netflix (My dad was trying to get me to see it because he said it was funny) and the only result I got was "Airplane VS Volcano". So just to see how bad it was, I clicked on it and it had a 1 ¾ star. So I knew right off the bat it was going to be good. So I started it up and for the next 91 minutes it was my dad brother and I were busting out laughing at everything. Just as an example of how bad it was, 2 engines were taken out by magma rocks, and in the next shot both engines were back and one of them got hit again, after that they just kept on teleporting all over the wing. One second it's engine 4 that's gone the next it's fine but engines 1 and 3 are missing. I highly suggest you watch it. It's on Netflix and is well worth your time if you love aviation.
 
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Re: Worst Airplane Airport Or Aviation Movies

Sat Jul 02, 2016 4:07 am

I find most mistakes forgivable. It's not that big a deal of the outside is a 767 and the exit door is a 727 and the cockpit is DC8.

It's really not that important if the scene takes place in Las Vegas for the airport shown is Des Moines.

That said… The original poster mentioned diehard 2. The unforgivable mistake in that movie was when The phone call was made in the Dulles airport from a phone that said Pacific Bell on it. That is something we had our share of caught.
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Re: RE: Worst Airplane Airport Or Aviation Movies

Tue Jul 05, 2016 10:59 pm

rajrs wrote:
Can anybody list good movies also?
I don't know much about movies.
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I liked "birds of prey" and "the secret war of Jackie's girls"

At least I seem to have fond memories of them from long ago. Birds of prey has crazy helicopter flight scenes. Secret way was set in very early helicopter days.

Then. Of course "planes: fire and rescue."
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