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tspring posted 08-01-2001 09:23 PM ET (US)   Profile for tspring   Send Email to tspring  
what movies have whelers in them
Dr T posted 08-01-2001 11:22 PM ET (US)     Profile for Dr T  Send Email to Dr T     
Anything that has the brown water Navy in it. "Apocalpse Now" comes to mind. I would guess that "Navy Seals" does (but haven't seen the flick). I also seem to recall seeing one in "The Perfect Storm".
triblet posted 08-02-2001 12:19 AM ET (US)     Profile for triblet  Send Email to triblet     
I don't remember any whalers in "Navy Seals".
Most of the action takes place on land.

And of course the Bruce Willis flick (can't
remember the name) set in Pittsburg, where
the whaler has the lead role.


Dr T posted 08-02-2001 12:42 AM ET (US)     Profile for Dr T  Send Email to Dr T     
Well, "Navy Seals" was a guess, since that is what is used in practice.

Can you remember the name of the Willis flick?

RobDimel posted 08-02-2001 04:17 AM ET (US)     Profile for RobDimel  Send Email to RobDimel     
"Striking Distance" with Bruce Willis could be a Boston Whaler commercial. Its an OK movie, but I bought it to see the boats. Willis is a "demoted" detective who gets sent to the Philadelphia P.D. Marine Unit. Much of the movie takes place on a Guardian (I think its a 27, maybe?). Some good Whaler scenes.
RobDimel posted 08-02-2001 04:18 AM ET (US)     Profile for RobDimel  Send Email to RobDimel     
I meant Pittsburg, not Philadelphia P.D.
OutrageMan posted 08-02-2001 07:33 AM ET (US)     Profile for OutrageMan  Send Email to OutrageMan     
There is also a movie with Morgan Freeman, that takes place in New Orleans. The sheriff (played by the loser cousin in the "Vacation" movies) rides around flodded towns in his whaler.
JFM posted 08-02-2001 08:53 AM ET (US)     Profile for JFM  Send Email to JFM     
Bogart should have had a Whaler in African Queen! He would have got the NAZI ship with the torpedo the first time. I wonder if he still would have much of the Whaler left to float away on. Regards Jay
triblet posted 08-02-2001 09:12 AM ET (US)     Profile for triblet  Send Email to triblet     
Wrong War. The African Queen is set in WW I.
No Nazis yet.


JFM posted 08-02-2001 09:21 AM ET (US)     Profile for JFM  Send Email to JFM     
Chuck, lets get technical here, fiberglass wasn't beening used in boat building then and Whalers were not being built yet. Whether the Germans were NAZIS or not, they sure acted like they were in the movie.
Dr T posted 08-02-2001 10:55 AM ET (US)     Profile for Dr T  Send Email to Dr T     
BUT, If Bogey had had a Whaler with a jet outboard, he and Hepburn would never have bonded ;-)

Just imagine the fun he would have had trying to rebuild an aluminum prop.....

JFM posted 08-02-2001 11:03 AM ET (US)     Profile for JFM  Send Email to JFM     
DrT, If he had a jet drive (Rage) he wouldn't have had a prop at all.
Contender25 posted 08-02-2001 11:16 AM ET (US)     Profile for Contender25  Send Email to Contender25     
Ruskkies- 11 ft whaler
Man whith out a face- 13 ft whaler
Flipper- 13 ft whaler

tspring posted 08-02-2001 01:31 PM ET (US)     Profile for tspring  Send Email to tspring     
what is ruskkies i have never heard of that before. And i use to watch flipper all the time i am trying to get a hold of any flipper tape.
Contender25 posted 08-02-2001 10:12 PM ET (US)     Profile for Contender25  Send Email to Contender25     
Ruskkies was a movie about some navy brat kids. Their parents are stationed in the Keys. The kids have a secret fort on an island which they use the whaler to get to and during a storm a russian navy sailor washes up on the island and uses their fort to recover, and on and on and on, it is a chilrens movie. The movie is from the early 80's.
Garyelrod posted 08-03-2001 05:03 PM ET (US)     Profile for Garyelrod  Send Email to Garyelrod     
"Man Without a Face" with Mel Gibson. Kids are riding in 13 or 14' Whaler.
tspring posted 08-03-2001 05:33 PM ET (US)     Profile for tspring  Send Email to tspring     
yea it is a 13 ft boston whaler, andy otheir movies with whalers in them
tspring posted 08-03-2001 05:50 PM ET (US)     Profile for tspring  Send Email to tspring     
yea it is a 13 ft boston whaler, are their any other whalers in movies
FISHNFF posted 08-04-2001 01:57 AM ET (US)     Profile for FISHNFF  Send Email to FISHNFF     
How can we forget Jaws, both in the water and the sceen where Police Chief Brody and the Biologist (Roy Schneider and Richard Dreyfuss) examine the belly of the Tiger shark. In the background there are Blue Hull classics on storage racks. In James Bond "A View To A Kill" a friend drove some evil henchmen in his 22' Outrage. Sorry he hit the cutting room floor. A 13 Sport makes a cameo in one of the Police Academy sequels.
Mike posted 08-04-2001 07:32 PM ET (US)     Profile for Mike  Send Email to Mike     
For newer members, look back to July 3, 2001 at a topic, "Whalers in a Movie!"
There was also an earlier thread than this on the same subject, but I haven't looked back that far.
lhg posted 08-06-2001 06:35 PM ET (US)     Profile for lhg    
This was posted before, but I was actually in a nationally broadcast movie with my 25 Outrage, filmed in late 1990, aired in Sept 1991.

Movie was the CBS Movie of the week, opening the fall season. "Good Night Sweet Wife, A Murder in Boston". A true story, in the news only about 9 months before. The bad guy, one Chuck Stuart, played by Ken Olin (30 something), jumped off a bridge, and they fished his body out of the drink with a Boston Whaler. So I got hired for the part.
Have pictures taken with Olin and Margaret Colin (Independence Day), the newpaper reporter who solved the case. Very interesting experience. Was also hired to be in "Backdraft" with the boat, but scenes were not used in the final cut.

dscew posted 08-06-2001 07:20 PM ET (US)     Profile for dscew    
I don't know the name of it, but I saw a movie in which Jesse Ventura played a macho dude as some kind of para military whatever, but as he was rounding a corner chasing someone on foot with a AK47, he passed a barrel that had a beat up Nauset or Sakkonet windshield frame on it.
whalerdoc posted 08-06-2001 07:37 PM ET (US)     Profile for whalerdoc  Send Email to whalerdoc     
"Drop Zone" was on this past weekend on HBO. Caught about 2 minutes of it, but there is a scene of a large yacht with a larger outrage tender on it.

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