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Mac
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Airliner Movies

Fri Jun 01, 2001 1:12 pm



To all:

What are your favorite airliner movies? One of mine is 'China Clipper'. What's yours?
 
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RE: Airliner Movies

Fri Jun 01, 2001 1:15 pm

Never heard of that movie before. But mine are:
All of the "Airport" movies.
Airplane 1 and 2
Executive Decision
 
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RE: Airliner Movies

Fri Jun 01, 2001 1:22 pm

I like Passenger 57
 
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RE: Airliner Movies

Fri Jun 01, 2001 1:46 pm

My all-time favorite is "The Pilot" with Cliff Robertson. Airport is certainly up there as well...

Honorable mention: Airport '75 only to hear Charlton Heston say "Climb baby, climb..." and to laugh at the cross-eyed Karen Black.
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RE: Airliner Movies

Fri Jun 01, 2001 1:49 pm

I like those really old ones I can never find out there names though. Airforce one is cool although I don't know if we all consider that an airliner.
 
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RE: Airliner Movies

Fri Jun 01, 2001 2:05 pm

"Airport" and "The High and the Mighty". Regards.
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RE: Airliner Movies

Fri Jun 01, 2001 2:11 pm

Passenger 57

ALIVE

The Langoliers (good for inflight movie in a 1011)
 
Mac
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RE: Airliner Movies

Fri Jun 01, 2001 2:14 pm

Some other favorites of mine are:

Hijacked
Bright Eye's
Fate Is The Hunter
No Highway In The Sky
...and the one in which a Lockheed L-1011 Tri-Star, Starred. I cannot pronounce the name of the feature...but it was sure scary.
 
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RE: Airliner Movies

Fri Jun 01, 2001 2:23 pm

I just remember a TV movie from 1973.
"Horror at 37,000 Feet". William Shatner & Chuck Connors were in this one. Scary stuff!! Regards.
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RE: Airliner Movies

Fri Jun 01, 2001 3:05 pm

"AIRPLANE!"

Is possibly one of the funniest movies of all time.
 
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RE: Airliner Movies

Fri Jun 01, 2001 4:00 pm

ALIVE

I first saw this movie when I was eleven and it scared the s*** out of me. The crash seen is the best I've ever seen. I've probably watched it twenty times.
 
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RE: Airliner Movies

Fri Jun 01, 2001 6:51 pm

All of the Airport series.

Airplane I.

My favorate airplane crash movie is a 1978 made for T.V. movie called "Crash," but is also known as "The Crash of Flight 401." It features William Shatner and Eddie Albert (playing the captain) and is a great disaster flick.

I also like "Miracle Landing" with Connie Seleca and Wayne Rogers (based on the Aloha roof incident) and the movie about United 232, with Charleton Heston playing Al Haines.
 
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RE: Airliner Movies

Fri Jun 01, 2001 7:28 pm

1. Die Hard 2
2. Worldairroutes Citybird B767-300 BRU-OAK-LAX-BRU

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RE: Airliner Movies

Fri Jun 01, 2001 7:52 pm

I really like Delta Force with Chuck Norris there is a lot of nice shots of the 707.That World Air routes 767-300 is a great movie by the way.
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RE: Airliner Movies

Fri Jun 01, 2001 8:14 pm

Executive Decision is a HOT movie!
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RE: Airliner Movies

Fri Jun 01, 2001 8:21 pm

Stephen King's "The Langoliers" prominently features a Lockheed L-1011
 
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RE: Airliner Movies

Sat Jun 02, 2001 1:20 am



Chepos,

Is the World Air-routes movie a documentary or a feature
film? I have never heard of it. Could you tell me a little about it?

Thanks,

Mac
 
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RE: Airliner Movies

Sat Jun 02, 2001 1:50 am

Passenger 57, and All of the Airport movies especially Airport 75. Remember Karen Black struggling to climb that 747 over that mountain!
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RE: Airliner Movies

Sat Jun 02, 2001 2:23 am

The "Airport" series is a real classic.. and i definitely love Passenger 57.
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RE: Airliner Movies

Sat Jun 02, 2001 2:32 am

What ever the one is when the L1011 goes into the future and time monsters try to eat the plane. It's on TBS like every day.
 
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RE: Airliner Movies

Sat Jun 02, 2001 3:42 am

I have to say that "Airplane!" is the greatest airliner movie in history. So many great quotes out of that movie, I especially love all of the "I picked the wrong week to give up..." quotes. The sequel had some good lines, but isn't as funny as the first one. And who can't forget about the autopilot! I saw an film on TBS a few weeks back called "Nowhere to Land", about a flight from Sydney to LAX that had a nerve gas bomb placed on the plane. I always watch films about airlines just to see what mistakes the writers and directors make, and this film is very good about not screwing up.
 
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RE: Airliner Movies

Sat Jun 02, 2001 3:53 am

I'd really like to see "Langoliers."

I saw a crash scene in a movie where there was a 727 full of federal inmates, then the plane loses cabin pressure after an inmate smuggled a makeshift gun aboard and accidentally fires a hole in the bulkhead, causing a gash to form in the side. The plane tried to land on a stretch of road, but the phone lines rip the wings, and the plane skids over an embankment into a river. The realism was pretty good considering the fact the plane was a model.

Can I ask a question? Why is it that in the movies, the writers can't come up with more original names for airlines. They always use those cheezy names like "TransGlobal." In pushing tin, they even had an airline called "Dynajet" which made me shudder everytime the pilot used the "Dynajet" callsign.
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RE: Airliner Movies

Sat Jun 02, 2001 6:13 am

Airplane!, Airport 77, The Langoliers, Airport, Airplane II, and Executive Decision.
 
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RE: Airliner Movies

Sat Jun 02, 2001 6:18 am

"Ghost of Flight 401" - remember the Eastern Whisperliners. (and the importance of not inadvertently deactivating your autopilot)
 
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RE: Airliner Movies

Sat Jun 02, 2001 6:36 am

1.) Airport

2.) Executive Decision.

3.) The Spirit of St. Louis (Go Jimmy Stewart!! .... GREAT film!).

4.) Airport '77.

5.) Skyjacked (Moses at the yoke once more!!  Smile/happy/getting dizzy).

6.) No Highway In The Sky.

7.) Airplane!

8.) Air Force One.

Anybody ever see ...... Murder on Flight 502 or A Thousand Heroes (with, once again, C. Heston)?
 
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RE: Airliner Movies

Sat Jun 02, 2001 9:03 am

Hey,
My favorites are:

1. The Delta Force
2. Air Force One
3. Die Hard 2
4. Airplane!


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RE: Airliner Movies

Sat Jun 02, 2001 9:54 am

Airplane, Die Hard II, Passenger 57, Executive Decision!!!

Aerlingus....that movie w/ the 727 was 1998's US Marshals, starring Wesley Snipes, Robert Downey Jr. and Tommy Lee Jones
 
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RE: Airliner Movies

Sat Jun 02, 2001 11:34 am

Here are the airliner movies I liked:

The High and the Mighty--called by many one of the best airplane movies ever made. Too bad the estate of John Wayne hasn't allowed a showing of this movie in quite a while.

Airport--the first movie is still the best, based on the original Arthur Hailey novel. Who could forget the confrontation with the passenger carrying the bomb or Helen Hayes' Oscar-winning performance?

Airplane--the first movie is a major parody of disaster movies in general, with parodies of way too many other movies also. Big grin
 
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RE: Airliner Movies

Sat Jun 02, 2001 12:08 pm

MAC and LAX both mentioned `No Highway in the Sky'. If you've not seen this, try to find it playing an AMC or TCM. I think it's also on video, although hard to find. This is a classic drama with James (not Jimmy) Stewart.
I also really enjoy the first `Airplane!' Hilarious.
As or the Hollywood version of what happens when a bullet goes through the skin of an aircraft, total BS. Nothing would happen, except that the pressurization system would be adjusted to compensate. Look at an airliner taxiing for takeoff. See that door on the lower fuselage, about 2 square feet? That is the regulator door for the press system. Now how mush effect will a little 3/4 inch hole have? The answer, NONE!
I accept that movies are entertainment but little things can be important. Especially when those of us in the business are trying to portray reality to those people that have no idea what is real in aviation.

Rant over now.  Smile  Smile
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RE: Airliner Movies

Sat Jun 02, 2001 2:30 pm

Die Hard 2 all the way!!!!
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RE: Airliner Movies

Sat Jun 02, 2001 2:55 pm

Air Force One
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RE: Airliner Movies

Sat Jun 02, 2001 3:04 pm

a few months ago i saw a movie about a 767 who had some fuel problem and i remembered the pilots used th RAM air i dont remember the name but it was quite realistic!!

Anyone knows!
 
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RE: Airliner Movies

Sat Jun 02, 2001 3:19 pm

I base the realsim on a concept known as fluid hammer dynamics. It could be presumed that something plugged up this "little hole," perhaps even the gun used to blow it open. It's possible to assume that a 'fluid hammer' situation. The plug caused the subsequent mass of air rushing behind it to find an escape route by blowing out a new exit.
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RE: Airliner Movies

Sat Jun 02, 2001 7:14 pm

Mac:

WorldAirRoutes is one of the JustPlanes-series. It's no movie, it's a documentary on a specific flight, showing operations, enroute scenery etc...

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My Top 10

Sat Jun 02, 2001 7:27 pm

1 Airport....GOOOOO PATROONNNIIII!!!!
2 The Spirit of St. Louis
3 Airplane
4 Pushing Tin
5 Con-Air
6 Air America
7 Die Hard II
8 Raid on Enttebe(SPL)
9 ??I can't remember the title??? Wesley Snipes has to learn parachuting in order to solve a hijacking/bank hiest.
10 High Road to China

Hey by the way......Not to change to subject but does anybody know any way to get copies of the early 80's TV show....."Tales of the Gold Monkey?"
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RE: Airliner Movies

Sun Jun 03, 2001 1:21 am

Damn, having seen L-188's post, I forgot to mention 'Pushing Tin'.

Pushing Tin is indeed a really good aviation movie (actually, it's more about two competing air traffic controllers), especially the two 'wake turbulence'-shots.

Ivan
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