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Air Disaster Movies - Any Recomendations?

Sat Apr 24, 2010 7:47 pm

I was wondering if there is any well known air disaster movies that I have'nt seen. do any of you have any recomendations ?



I have so far seen:

* Airport
* Airport 75
* Airport 77
* Airport 79 - The Concorde

* Airplane
* Airplane 2

* Executive Decision
* Flight 93
* Flightplan
* Air force One



My favourites are the classic Airport movies. Don't care to much for Flight 93, Flightplan or raally any of the recent releases.
 
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Sat Apr 24, 2010 8:34 pm

The High and The Mighty is the best. You should also see Fate is the Hunter and The Crowded Sky. Zero Hour was the basis (dramatic) for Airplane!.
 
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Sat Apr 24, 2010 9:37 pm

Quoting 113312 (Reply 1):
The High and The Mighty is the best. You should also see Fate is the Hunter and The Crowded Sky. Zero Hour was the basis (dramatic) for Airplane!.

Thanx for that. Much appreciated  
 
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Sat Apr 24, 2010 10:10 pm

Not an airline film, but "Island in the Sky" is a great airplane movie that involves a forced landing, due to weather and low fuel, on a frozen lake in the Canadian wilderness, during WWII. The crew works hard to get rescued by other USAAF forces. Lots of C-47s

Quoting 113312 (Reply 1):
The High and The Mighty is the best

That is one of my favorite movies ever.
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Sun Apr 25, 2010 6:42 am

Whatever you do DO NOT watch Turbulence.

But as for good ones, try hunting down Miracle Landing and the Rescue of Flight 232 a.k.a. A Thousand Heroes.
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Wed Apr 28, 2010 11:21 am

Don't watch Passenger 57. Awful, awful movie - so full of mistakes it is cringeworthy.
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Wed Apr 28, 2010 12:21 pm

Home Alone 1 & Home Alone 2 ........ unaccompained minor disaster.
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Wed Apr 28, 2010 6:32 pm

Die Hard 2: Die Harder...........   
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Wed Apr 28, 2010 9:29 pm

Quoting vhtje (Reply 5):
Don't watch Passenger 57. Awful, awful movie - so full of mistakes it is cringeworthy.

Don't watch Soul Plane. It sucks.... It isn't an air disaster movie, it is just a disaster of a movie.
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Thu Apr 29, 2010 12:22 am

Quoting vhtje (Reply 5):
Don't watch Passenger 57. Awful, awful movie - so full of mistakes it is cringeworthy.

Haha it had a lot of obvious error but yet I cant say that I didnt enjoy it. It simply had a nostalgic feel to it.
 
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Thu Apr 29, 2010 3:52 am

Quoting falstaff (Reply 3):
Not an airline film, but "Island in the Sky" is a great airplane movie

It is probably the best airplane movie of all time and the most accurate in aviation aspects. It is a 100% true story.
 
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Thu Apr 29, 2010 5:44 pm

what about Speed ???
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Thu Apr 29, 2010 7:22 pm

Quoting September11 (Reply 11):
what about Speed ???

Speed 1 was on a elevators and a bus and Speed 2 was on a cruise
 
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Fri Apr 30, 2010 1:56 pm

Quoting Aeroflot001 (Reply 12):
a bus

on airport tarmac
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Fri Apr 30, 2010 2:03 pm

Quoting September11 (Reply 13):
Quoting Aeroflot001 (Reply 12):
a bus

on airport tarmac
Quoting September11 (Reply 6):
Home Alone 1 & Home Alone 2 ........ unaccompained minor disaster.

No offense, but I think you're deviating from the OP's criteria a tad.

He's asking for AIR Disaster movies (i.e. action that mostly takes place IN the air); not just movies that merely involve airports and/or airplanes.
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Sat May 01, 2010 1:16 pm

Quoting BMI727 (Reply 4):
Whatever you do DO NOT watch Turbulence.

What're talking about?! Barrell Rolls in a 747?! Then there's Turbulence 2: Fear of Flying, and Turbulence 3: Heavy Metal... Any more realistic and it'd be a documentary! 
Quoting vhtje (Reply 5):
Don't watch Passenger 57. Awful, awful movie - so full of mistakes it is cringeworthy.

I love Passenger 57...it falls under that category of so bad its good.  

I enjoy Executive Decision and Die Hard 2 as well. Brainless fun!

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Sat May 01, 2010 3:34 pm

I know it´s more a documentation but I really like the Air Crash Investigation series.


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Sat May 01, 2010 11:31 pm

I know it is not at all a disaster movie, but the most tense airplane cabin and airport scenes in any movie are, IMHO, from the Colombian/US movie "Mary, Full of Grace."

In the more traditional vein, there is a great but nearly forgotten film called "Skyjacked." I haven't seen it in 30 years, but I remember it as accurate, and well made.

You may also try to find the time-bending "Millennium." It is atrociously acted, but the plot is really tricky and interesting. I have seen it many times!
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Sun May 02, 2010 1:41 am

"The Pilot" is a good movie, unfortunately it is very hard to find.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0079719/

"Skyjacked" is another good one with awesome air to air footage of a World 707.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0069278/

http://www.amazon.com/Skyjacked-Charlton-Heston/dp/B000OHZJO6

What was the name of the movie where there was a bomb hidden in the pilots flight bag and they ended up landing in DEN?

[Edited 2010-05-01 18:44:47]
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Sun May 02, 2010 1:54 pm

Quoting DL_Mech (Reply 18):
What was the name of the movie where there was a bomb hidden in the pilots flight bag and they ended up landing in DEN?

Oh yes, that's a great one, The Doomsday Flight, a 1966 TV movie as good as any theater release.
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Sun May 02, 2010 3:36 pm

Quoting 113312 (Reply 1):
Zero Hour was the basis (dramatic) for Airplane!.

The makers of Airplane! actually bought the rights to Zero Hour so that they could just basically insert gags into a pre written disaster movie. The result is probably the greatest Air Disaster movie ever.
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Sun May 02, 2010 11:25 pm

Quoting ob1783p (Reply 19):
a 1966 TV movie as good as any theater release.

Written by Rod Serling... Fantastic.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0060333/
 
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Mon May 10, 2010 4:44 am

Quoting flybaurLAX (Reply 7):
Die Hard 2: Die Harder

I used to love that movie. But now I know how unrealistic the plot is, that it bothers me too much. For example: When the terrorists cut the communication between the tower and the flying aircaft, they could've just run down to any airplane with a working radio and told the incoming traffic of the situation. And when they were able to tell a few of the planes who had telephones, why couldn't these planes have warned all the others? I mean, the list goes on and on.

Yes I know it's just a movie, but I just can't get over the number of stupid errors in it.

I liked the crash sequence in Alive.
 
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Mon May 10, 2010 1:00 pm

There is an episode in the second season of the A team where some terroists hijack a 747 or L1011 (it depends if they show it on the ground or the air). The airline is not supposed to be real, but Universal didn't bother to blank out the TWA titles. Disaster is averted when the A-Team sneak on the plane during a fuel stop and take the plane over and fly it back to LAX.
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Mon May 10, 2010 2:00 pm

Isitsafenow's fav's are:

High and the Mighty...best story
Skyjacked..........Great aerial photography...only letdown was ending. It could have been stronger.
Fate is the Hunter....great story with a twist at the end........You'll love the character Rod Taylor plays.
GREAT LINE....looking for the air force base at Thule Greenland while flying in the slop in a C-54...,
"Airports down there someplace.......it has to be. We're out of gas"...as each engine quits, one by one.

Airport................another good story
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Tue May 11, 2010 5:07 am

Not a movie, but the Air Crash Investigation series is fascinating. It's all factual, of course, but the production values are quite good.
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Tue May 11, 2010 5:50 pm

The first version of the basic Zero Hour story that I was was the television movie Terror in the Sky: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Terror_in_the_Sky. I then worked backwards, reading Arthur Hailey's novel Runway Zero-Eight then ultimately seeing Zero Hour.

I still hold The High and the Mighty and Airport and the air disaster champs.
 
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Sat May 15, 2010 12:43 am

Well not sure if you'd be into foreign type films or maybe you'd have trouble finding it, but there is a Korean film called : 마유미 or in English : Mayumi: Virgin Terrorist. It was made in 1990, by Shin Sang-ok.

The film is based on real life events of a bombing of a Boeing 707 Korean Air Lines flight 858 by Kim Hyon-Hui and Kim Seung Il, two North Korean agents. This is a really interesting film and to be honest its soo hard to believe that the North Koreans did all that they did and almost got away scott free! The plane routing is SDA-AUH-BKK-SEL and explodes between AUH-BKK. I won't say anymore but if you're interested you can look it up on WIkipedia and maybe you can find a copy of the movie. Who knows... stranger things have happened!

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