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"Sum Of All Fears" - Which 747 Did The Movie Use?

Thu May 30, 2002 11:03 pm

"Sum Of All Fears" - which 747 did the movie use?
(as Air Force One) Just saw the movie and
it looked awfully fake...

Having read the Clancy book, I'd say the movie
isn't half bad...
 
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RE: "Sum Of All Fears" - Which 747 Did The Movie Use?

Fri May 31, 2002 12:15 am

How did you see it? It comes out tomorrow.
 
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RE: "Sum Of All Fears" - Which 747 Did The Movie Use?

Fri May 31, 2002 12:53 am

one word: ka*aa.... in two parts...

However...

I'll see it again on Saturday with my friends in a real theater.

Probably will buy the DVD when it comes out in a few months... I'm a big Clancy fan. Got every book he wrote
(all autographed by Clancy), plus all the three previous
movies on DVDs...

 
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RE: "Sum Of All Fears" - Which 747 Did The Movie Use?

Fri May 31, 2002 12:55 am

Its a great movie. My gf is a manager at a movie theater and they screened it last night to make sure its ok to go for the public. I got to sit in on it. Veryt cool movie.
 
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RE: "Sum Of All Fears" - Which 747 Did The Movie Use?

Fri May 31, 2002 2:57 am

I know this is a bit off topic, but how true is the movie to the book? From the trailers on TV, I get the sense that it is quite different, but that could just be my flawed perception.
 
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RE: "Sum Of All Fears" - Which 747 Did The Movie Use?

Fri May 31, 2002 3:48 am

I know an old 747 in storage at Victorville (or maybe mojave) was painted up in AF1 colors and used for a movie. Could that be it?
 
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RE: "Sum Of All Fears" - Which 747 Did The Movie Use?

Fri May 31, 2002 4:37 am

Do movie production companies need to get permission from the USAF or Secret Service before painting a civilian 747 to look like Air Force One? (even if it's only for a movie...)





 
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RE: "Sum Of All Fears" - Which 747 Did The Movie Use?

Fri May 31, 2002 5:00 am

I guess we'll know for sure on Friday. I was thinking, though, that it could be a possibility that the Air Force allowed them to film in-flight sequences of a government 747. Usually, the military likes good public relations! You've got the VC-25 and the E-4B (used by the Joint Chiefs of Staff), both with similar paint jobs...


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RE: "Sum Of All Fears" - Which 747 Did The Movie Use?

Fri May 31, 2002 5:11 am

I just realized I made a mistake. It was the USAF E-4B, NOT Air Force One.

The one shown in the movie, during the take off appears to be a real one...

Sorry...  Smile
 
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The Sum Of All Fears (beware, Spoilers!) 747

Sat Jun 01, 2002 4:27 pm

An earlier topic touched on this issue, but to bring it back to the top of the list...


I saw the movie tonight and the aircraft in the movie is an E-4B. This aircraft was supposed to represent Air Force One, as generally, everyday movie-goers wouldn't recognise the difference between the VC-25 and the E-4B. I would suspect that because of 11 September, getting up-close and personal with one of the actual VC-25's is no longer a reality.

Great in-flight sequences of the E-4B though, including a refuelling shot with a KC-10. I have never seen the E-4B in flight before. It's a beautiful aircraft. I was thoroughly pleased with this movie, both in staging and in story-line.

Probably one of the best films of the year, in my opinion.


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RE: "Sum Of All Fears" - Which 747 Did The Movie Use?

Sat Jun 01, 2002 11:47 pm

I don't think that it was supposed to represent Air Force 1. I believe it was really supposed to be the E4B. I want to say that they made a reference to it in a brief dialogue.

BTW the movie is pretty good, just abbreviated from the book.
AC340: The main difference that I could tell without spoiling the movie for everyone is that the city where the bomb is used is Baltimore and not Denver.
 
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RE: "Sum Of All Fears" - Which 747 Did The Movie Use?

Sun Jun 02, 2002 12:59 am

Yes, I plan on seeing the movie soon, sometime next week, and comparing it to the book as well since I too am a Clancy fan...the trailer does give the appearance that the movie is completely different...I hope thats not the case...

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RE: "Sum Of All Fears" - Which 747 Did The Movie Use?

Sun Jun 02, 2002 4:24 am

Of course, the aircraft used represents an E4B, not the normal 747 aircraft used as Air Force One. However, since the President was on board, the aircraft automatically becomes "Air Force One".

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