Tuesday, 12 November 2019


INHUMANS (aka: Marvel’s Inhumans, 2017) 

This live-action TV mini-series is based on Marvel superhero comics.

On locations in Hawaii, episode Divide And Conquer has a Bell 205 (formerly a UH-1H), used for the night raid in a prison break-out.

The next episode, Make Way For... Medusa, begins with visual effects of the Bell 205 flying escaped heroes to a secret hide-out.

Wednesday, 16 October 2019


RANSOM (2017-9) 

This international TV production is a crime drama series about a team of specialists led by a hostage negotiator.

Season one’s episode The Castle has an AS-350B A-Star flying the hero to a location in France.

Thursday, 12 September 2019


SALVATION (2017-8) 

This TV series is a sci-fi drama about the Earth versus a planet-killing asteroid.

The first episode has a US army AS-355 TwinStar landing at Wallops Island test site.

Another Trip Around The Sun features an AW-109 flying the young hero to Boston.

Truth Or Darius has a corporate AW-109 on a night flight.

Season finale The Plot Against America has one brief clip of a presidential flight, the ‘Marine One’ VH-3D Sea King (from stock footage, probably), landing near a secret bunker.

Wednesday, 21 August 2019



This action movie stars Jennifer Garner as a vigilante in Los Angeles. 

After the climactic shoot-out, an L.A.P.D. AS-350 A-Star flies over the crime scene.

Tuesday, 13 August 2019


THE NEGOTIATOR (aka: Beirut, 2018) 

This movie drama, about a hostage crisis in Lebanon during the 1980s, has a Bell 212 used as transport by Israelis. 

After the climactic sequence, the Twin Huey is also a getaway flight.

Saturday, 20 July 2019

Jupiter's Moon


This Hungarian movie is a fantasy drama about a refugee who can levitate. 

During the climactic escape, a pair of AS-365 Dauphins hover above the city where a young man is floating in the sky. 

Sunday, 26 May 2019



Stephen Fung’s crime thriller begins with a freed convict (Andy Lau), who evades the police following him by escaping in an AS-350. 

The anti-hero parachutes from the A-Star over France. 

After the heist, an EC-135 lands on a cliff-top for the showdown.

No helicopters are shot down in this movie as suggested by artwork for some posters. 

The A-Star also features in adverts and promo videos for this movie. 

Thursday, 16 May 2019

Fast & Furious 8

THE FATE OF THE FURIOUS (aka: Fast & Furious 8, 2017) 

This action movie is part of a franchise about street racers turned heroes. 

During the climactic sequence, an AS-350 gunship with Russian air force markings takes off in pursuit of the hero’s car. 

An EMP knocks down the A-Star, and it crashes on the dockside. 

Tuesday, 14 May 2019

Inferno: Skyscraper Escape

INFERNO: SKYSCRAPER ESCAPE (aka: Crystal Inferno, 2017) 

A European disaster movie, about a burning tower, this features an Agusta A-109K2 that lands on the building’s heli-pad to save two executives. 

The escaping chopper is caught in the blast from an explosion, so it spins out of control and crash-lands in street. 

A Bell 212 in Twin Huey flying stunts for DVD cover artwork does not appear in the movie. 

Thursday, 9 May 2019

American Made


A comedy-drama set in the 1980s, this movie is based on a true story about a former airline pilot who becomes a smuggler.

There’s a Eurocopter AS-350B2 flying over jungle to land at a secret camp. 

Nitpicking criticism of American Made includes the amusing anachronism of a company website address painted on the side of the A-Star, although the WWW did not exist until the 1990s.  

There’s also a Bell 212 hovering about during a police raid.

Sunday, 21 April 2019

12 Strong

12 STRONG (aka: 12 Strong: The Declassified True Story Of The Horse Soldiers, 2018) 

This war movie is about a US task force in Afghanistan. 

An MH-47 Chinook takes off from ‘K2’ military base, captioned “97 miles” from the Afghan border. 

A low flying UH-60 Black Hawk buzzes over army tents on the base. 

A Chinook transport is escorted by two Black Hawks, during a high altitude flight above the clouds, landing to drop off troops in the desert. 

After the final battle, a Chinook swoops into land on the battle-field for a medevac flight. 

With a Black Hawk escort, a Chinook lands in Uzbekistan, bringing the troops back to base.