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Charlie Victor Romeo (2013)

Not Rated | | Documentary, Drama, History | 21 January 2013 (USA)
A documentary derived entirely from 'Black Box' transcripts of six real-life major airline emergencies.

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Credited cast:
Air Traffic Control AA1572, AE4184, AP603, Yukla27, JAL123, UAL232
Patrick Daniels ...
Pilot AA1572, AP603, UAL232 / Air Traffic Control JAL123
Automatic Terminal Information Service AA1572 / Pilot AE4184 / Flight Engineer JAL123 / Systems and Maintenance UAL232
Irving Gregory ...
Co-Pilot AA1572, UAL232 / Pilot Yukla27 / Air Traffic Control JAL123
Flight Attendant AA1572, JAL123, UAL232 / Air Traffic Control AE4184 / Co-Pilot AP603
Flight Attendant AE4184 / Flight Engineer Yukla27, UAL232 / Co-Pilot JAL123
Sam Zuckerman ...
Air Traffic Control AA1572, AP603 / Co-Pilot AE4184, Yukla27 / Pilot JAL123 / Denny Fitch UAL232


A documentary derived entirely from 'Black Box' transcripts of six real-life major airline emergencies.

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What is going on up there behind the door in the front of the airplane? Who are these people we trust our lives to, and what do they really do when things go horribly wrong?


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1.78 : 1
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Charlie Victor Romeo is the NATO Phonetic Alphabet equivalent of CVR, which is the abbreviation for Cockpit Voice Recorder. All the dialogue in the movie comes from the CVR of the flights. See more »


References Seconds from Disaster: Terrified Over Tokyo (2012) See more »


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Written by Kevin Reilly
Performed by Kevin Reilly
Used by Permission
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What 3D does best. Immersion. They nail it.
11 February 2014 | by (New York City) – See all my reviews

Stereoscopic production to document live theater is one of the many niche areas for which it's perfectly suited. In Charlie Victor Romeo the 3D is so efficiently used that you'll forget it's a film. It does what 3D does best. Immerse. By using Cockpit Voice Recorder transcripts it takes you into that little room past 1st class where complete boredom suddenly turns into nail biting drama. And special effects you generate in the theater of the mind are more terrifying than any CGI. I think you'll agree it could never reach such an emotional high point without 3D. No slow-mo 3D, dragons or aliens. But real super heroes in action. For some, their last actions. In 3D, you're in that Cockpit with the crew. So part of you is a passenger, part NTSB investigator. The emotional draw is intense. You feel attached to the Crew so when the scene ends and their fate is revealed, you're touched. The slight release of tension comes when the actors reappear in other scenes and you say to yourself, "That's right, it's only a film." These folks nailed it so well that CVR is being used for Pilot training.

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