Flight Matrons Protest the Movie "Flight Plan"...

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Sep 28, 2005 — LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Labor unions representing most of the nation's 90,000 flight attendants have urged their members to boycott a new Jodie Foster film that portrays a flight attendant and a U.S. air marshal as terrorists.

They said that casting cabin crew members as villains in the movie "Flightplan" was irresponsible in light of heightened security concerns since the September 11, 2001 attacks, in which suicide hijackers used airliners as guided missiles.

The Walt Disney Co. film, which was the No. 1 release at the North American box office last weekend, stars Foster as an airline passenger who awakens from an in-flight nap to find her young daughter missing. It turns out that one of the flight attendants aboard is involved in a terrorist plot hatched by the plane's air marshal.

A union statement issued on Tuesday also complained that other flight attendants in the film are shown as being "rude, unhelpful and uncaring."

"This depiction of flight attendants is an outrage," said Association of Flight Attendants (AFA) International President Patricia Friend. "Flight attendants continue to be the first line of defense on an aircraft and put their lives on the line day after day for the safety of passengers."

An AFA spokeswoman in Washington said the unions worry that moviegoers will take away impressions that will make it more difficult for flight attendants to "earn the trust and respect of passengers."

"It's just so irresponsible," the spokeswoman, Corey Caldwell, told Reuters on Wednesday.

She said the portrayal of airline cabin crew members as evil-doers adds further insult to long-standing Hollywood stereotypes that have depicted flight attendants as sexualized bubble heads or as harsh, humorless disciplinarians.

A Disney spokesman said that in making "Flightplan," which grossed nearly $25 million last weekend, "there was absolutely no intention on the part of the studio or filmmakers to create anything but a great action thriller
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A union statement issued on Tuesday also complained that other flight attendants in the film are shown as being "rude, unhelpful and uncaring."

Are they claiming this is an inaccurate portrial of flight attendants?
 

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Can I sue the AFA for spoiling the movie for me?



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I was thinking of suing Ice Cube for his inaccurate portrayal of fat dudes in "XXX State of the Union", because everyone knows that fat guys can't scale the face of a building hand over hand. What's up with that?
 

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People are just looking for something to gripe about. It's a movie. Holy crap, people need to do something with their lives instead of biatching all the time.
 

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Swass said:
People are just looking for something to gripe about. It's a movie. Holy crap, people need to do something with their lives instead of biatching all the time.
Exactly, you didn't see Bozo or Ringling Brothers complaining about those guys in your avatar.
 

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I bet they cast the air marshall who is the terrorist as a straight, white, middle aged male.
 

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Beechjetr said:
Yeah, thanks for the "spoiler alert"
No kidding...How about some respect for those of us who haven't seen it?
Oh well, I guess I'll be saving $5.50...
 

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$5.50?!?!?!??!?!?


I need to go to that movie theater more often!!!!!!!!!
 

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SkySBA said:
No kidding...How about some respect for those of us who haven't seen it?
Oh well, I guess I'll be saving $5.50...
Speaking of spoiler alerts, I think 8 just got indicted on movie piracy charges regarding the new Star Wars movie.
 

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starchkr said:
$5.50?!?!?!??!?!?


I need to go to that movie theater more often!!!!!!!!!
No kidding. I spent $7.50 to see it, and that was after making the ticket girl think I was still a student.
 

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FN FAL said:
Speaking of spoiler alerts, I think 8 just got indicted on movie piracy charges regarding the new Star Wars movie.
Another one? What is this, episode .065? Can it stop, please!

-mini
 

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minitour said:
Another one? What is this, episode .065? Can it stop, please!

-mini
As long as there are people that will wait (live) in line for 3 months to see it before anyone else, they'll keep making them.
 
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