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gopeglegs!
08-09-03, 08:44 PM
Okay, guys, I'm gonna have a 15 hour flight to the Far East and I'm going to bring along my notebook and need suggestions on two airplane-themed movies to bring along with me so I can scare The Wife :eyebrow:

Criteria: Must involve passenger jet aircraft, with scenes mostly shot on the plane. Wife-scare factor not necessary, but good.

What other movies do you guys know of?

Of the below, which ones do you guys recommend?

Right now, I can only think of from memory and imdb:

*Airplane!

*Airplane II

*Air Force One (good candidate b/c it's a superbit-investment and is shot almost in its entirety on the plane)

*Airport 1975

*Airport '77

*Executive Decision

*[a movie I can't name but involves some sort of time-travel and people who are taken off planes right before they crash...anyone venture a guess? I think it had some sort of a Farah Fawcett-ish blonde actress]

*The William Schatner episode on Twilight Zone (is it available on dvd? Which set?)(okay, before you wise alecs say anything, yes, it's not jet but a prop plane).

Non-U.S. dvd honorable mentions:

*The Concorde: Airport '79

pdjennings
08-09-03, 08:45 PM
Final Destination ;)

Rypro 525
08-09-03, 08:48 PM
Originally posted by pdjennings
Final Destination ;) that one might make everyone want to get off the plane.

BlackBeauty92
08-09-03, 08:49 PM
oh ok.. then forget Fight Club too then

:D

RobCA
08-09-03, 09:00 PM
The Langoliers
Turbulence

...and I was gonna suggest Final Destination too. :D

Rob

TopHatCat64
08-09-03, 09:01 PM
Alive :eek:

BlackBeauty92
08-09-03, 09:05 PM
lol

BlackBeauty92
08-09-03, 09:06 PM
delta force

the big train
08-09-03, 09:11 PM
The Delta Force

Die Hard 2 (more of an airport movie)

Stealth
08-09-03, 09:32 PM
Executive Decision

Max Bottomtime
08-09-03, 09:32 PM
Air America
Hot Shots!
Terminal Velocity
Six Days, Seven Nights

Stealth
08-09-03, 09:34 PM
Air Force One :D

AdamComic2
08-09-03, 09:34 PM
[a movie I can't name but involves some sort of time-travel and people who are taken off planes right before they crash...anyone venture a guess? I think it had some sort of a Farah Fawcett-ish blonde actress]

THat's MILLENIUM.

gopeglegs!
08-09-03, 09:55 PM
Originally posted by AdamComic2
THat's MILLENIUM.

Thanks, ac-2.

Anybody see the Thrill Seekers? Seems like it's another time-travel airplane movie like Millennium.
http://us.imdb.com/Title?0204686

Rypro 525
08-09-03, 10:02 PM
*The William Schatner episode on Twilight Zone (is it available on dvd? Which set?)(okay, before you wise alecs say anything, yes, it's not jet but a prop plane).

http://www.dvdempire.com/Exec/v4_item.asp?userid=00000178794117&item_id=5166&tab=5&back=1
this what your looking for

gopeglegs!
08-09-03, 10:12 PM
Originally posted by Rypro 525
*The William Schatner episode on Twilight Zone (is it available on dvd? Which set?)(okay, before you wise alecs say anything, yes, it's not jet but a prop plane).

http://www.dvdempire.com/Exec/v4_item.asp?userid=00000178794117&item_id=5166&tab=5&back=1
this what your looking for

Thanks for the link, but, it's Vol. 2, Episode 123.
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/B00004RFAY/104-2869885-6932700?vi=glance
(was really too lazy to find it when I started this thread...)
http://fusionanomaly.net/twilightzonenightmaremonster.jpghttp://fusionanomaly.net/twilightzonenightmareshatnerisabsurd.jpg

marty888
08-09-03, 10:37 PM
<b>PASSENGER 57</b> - Wesley Snipes and a planeload of really scared passengers. Your wife will love it ...

KTIK
08-09-03, 10:50 PM
Dr. Strangelove.

Rypro 525
08-09-03, 10:54 PM
how are those twilight zone dvd's?

mookiemeister
08-09-03, 11:06 PM
Con Air

arthur_dent
08-10-03, 12:25 AM
you could check into looking into the twilight zone movie with the remake of the shatner episode, though i doubt it's on dvd yet

MurraySiskind
08-10-03, 12:56 AM
The airplane crash scene in Cast Away is pretty horrific.

D-Ball
08-10-03, 02:32 AM
Originally posted by gopeglegs!
Okay, guys, I'm gonna have a 15 hour flight to the Far East and I'm going to bring along my notebook and need suggestions on two airplane-themed movies to bring along with me so I can scare The Wife :eyebrow:



Airplane and Airplane II are the best choices, and hopefully she won't bring along a copy of Unfaithful to scare you.

The Nature Boy
08-10-03, 02:54 AM
Turbulence, the Ray Liotta bomb of a few years back

And not quite the movie long experience you seek, but I can't watch Castaway for 6 months before I fly. All too real seeming.

Eric F
08-10-03, 11:55 AM
If you watch Airplane! they're showing Airport, so you get a 2-fer.

davidvp
08-10-03, 10:34 PM
http://images.amazon.com/images/P/630352138X.01._PE_SCMZZZZZZZ_.jpg http://www.deepdiscountdvd.com/images/covers/FXD007545.jpg http://images.amazon.com/images/P/1575238489.01._PE_SCMZZZZZZZ_.jpg http://images.amazon.com/images/P/6304257724.01._PE_SCMZZZZZZZ_.jpghttp://images.amazon.com/images/P/6305079269.01._PE_SCMZZZZZZZ_.jpg

The "Survival" boxed set has a nice piece re-creating (via a simulator) the Delta Airlines Lockheed L-1011 TriStar crash of August 2, 1985, at DFW International in Texas, as it tries to land in a severe thunderstorm. THAT'D be real fun to watch as your own flight hits a bit of unexpected turbulence! :)

davidvp
08-10-03, 10:37 PM
...so I can scare The Wife ...
Well isn't that special!??
Looks like ol' gopeglegs will be bedding down in the garage and/or den for a few months after this hair-raising trip, huh? :) ;)

davidvp
08-10-03, 10:44 PM
If none of the above are enough to frighten the better half, you might try running the T. Zone episode, "The Odyssey Of Flight 33" (DVD Volume 2), which features a Boeing 707 returning to the dinosaur age. The Captain of this aircraft also is the same actor who sold Janet Leigh a used car in 1960's "Psycho". (This fact, of course, has nothing to do with the price of green beans in Arkansas, I thought I'd just toss it out there as a pure bonus hunk o' trivia. :D)

SCHMEGGA
08-10-03, 11:31 PM
Top Gun

philo
08-11-03, 06:24 AM
FEARLESS has some good stuff though the scariest thing might be the 1.33:1 presentation.

gopeglegs!
08-14-03, 01:38 PM
Originally posted by davidvp
Well isn't that special!??
Looks like ol' gopeglegs will be bedding down in the garage and/or den for a few months after this hair-raising trip, huh? :) ;)

You know, it really never occurred to me, but someone at work told me that since we'll be on the plane on our honeymoon, I should get something romantic....ugghhh...

Thanks for all your suggestions.

Ginwen
08-14-03, 02:37 PM
How about Alive? Everything you need in airplane entertainment. Maybe munch on some jerky while watching it, for added effect.

Edit: Oops, already suggested. Well, I second that suggestion (assuming it is even on DVD).

Norm de Plume
08-16-03, 03:35 AM
Originally posted by davidvp
http://images.amazon.com/images/P/1575238489.01._PE_SCMZZZZZZZ_.jpg
The "Survival" boxed set has a nice piece re-creating (via a simulator) the Delta Airlines Lockheed L-1011 TriStar crash of August 2, 1985, at DFW International in Texas, as it tries to land in a severe thunderstorm. THAT'D be real fun to watch as your own flight hits a bit of unexpected turbulence! :)

This TLC documentary miniseries is a goldmine for airplane disaster buffs. It's guaranteed to make the wife crap her pants.

For me, perhaps the most memorable segment involves a frightening, detailed computer simulation of the 1977 runway collision of two 747s in Tenerife, an accident that took the lives of almost 600 people.
Another good one is the filmed Air France test flight, wherein a brand new Airbus makes a passby of a gathered crowd at too low an altitude, and ends up gliding straight into a forest at the end the runway. It disappears, as if swallowed by the dense brush, but shortly thereafter a fiery explosion arises from the treetops.

Unfortunately, Survival in the Sky has yet to make an appearance on DVD.