Wolfgang Petersen dead at 81

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Loved his 1981 movie Das Boot. RIP Mr Petersen.



Das Boot is definitely the classic, but you can't discount In the Line of Fire and Air Force One, two major contributions to the dad movie canon.


R.I.P.



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Loved his 1981 movie Das Boot. RIP Mr Petersen.
I just watched it recently for the first time, having been on my watchlist for well over a decade, and I loved it. Iíve been a fan of his American films growing up, so it was nice to see his German film that helped launch his fame. Still need to see One or the Other and Four Against the Bank from his native country, and of course, finish out what few American films I havenít seen yet: Poseidon and Shattered.



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Das Boot is definitely the classic, but you can't discount In the Line of Fire and Air Force One, two major contributions to the dad movie canon.


R.I.P.
Yes, absolutely. Although itís been so long I need to rewatch Air Force One. Did that have Steven Segal in it? I might confusing it with another movie. 🤔

I know I may be in the minority, but I actually enjoyed Troy quite a bit. Maybe even Outbreak? Another I should rewatch.



Yes, absolutely. Although itís been so long I need to rewatch Air Force One. Did that have Steven Segal in it? I might confusing it with another movie. 🤔

I know I may be in the minority, but I actually enjoyed Troy quite a bit. Maybe even Outbreak? Another I should rewatch.
You're thinking of Executive Decision, the Die Hard on a plane movie with David Suchet as an Arab terrorist.


Air Force One is the Die Hard on a plane movie with Gary Oldman as a "neocommunist".



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You're thinking of Executive Decision, the Die Hard on a plane movie with David Suchet as an Arab terrorist.


Air Force One is the Die Hard on a plane movie with Gary Oldman as a "neocommunist".

Damn. Theyíre kind of blending together. I remember Oldman. Which one had Kurt Russel? Executive Decision, right? Air Force One had Harrison Ford?



Damn. Theyíre kind of blending together. I remember Oldman. Which one had Kurt Russel? Executive Decision, right? Air Force One had Harrison Ford?
Correct.


Air Force One is the one where Harrison Ford tells somebody to get off his plane.



You're thinking of Executive Decision, the Die Hard on a plane movie with David Suchet as an Arab terrorist.


Air Force One is the Die Hard on a plane movie with Gary Oldman as a "neocommunist".
The great thing about Executive Decision is it DID have Steven Segal in it... for a little while.

WARNING: "Why I love it..." spoilers below

It was when Segal's character dies shortly into the movie and I realized I still had almost a whole film still ahead of me that would have no Segal in it that I said... "I'm going to LOVE this movie!" and I did!



Solid action director. I just realized I've seen most of his stuff and really enjoyed most of it. RIP.
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Liked all the movies I saw of his from Das Boot and beyond. I thought The Perfect Storm was also a very good film and although the end was spoiled for me (the previews didn't exactly hide the fact) I still liked it a lot. Godspeed, Wolfgang.
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