Saturday, 4 February 1984

1x04 - Bite Of The Jackal (Bloopers)

Written By: Nicholas Corea
Directed By: Alan J. Levi 

For this episode i am going to challenge a long posed question of just "who downed dom's helicopter"

That opening scene planting the bomb always makes me laugh because when it cuts to the hand reaching into the tool box, to take out the bomb, you could clearly tell that was either Ernest or Ernests stunt double (wearing an airwolf flight suit) You can actually see the "airwolf arm patch" for a moment too.

That is not JMV, the body mass is way off during the whole leaning into the box shot.
(could have been jmv If this had been in season 3)

That Is Ernest Borgnine
 Also, by the looks of the Lighting perspective, this tool box moment appears to of been filmed indoors rather than outside, i mean that is jetcopters hanger floor right ?.

I have often wondered why they used this hanger because if Dom wasn't at the helicopter then one would assume Dom was in the hanger, same hanger the guy comes out of. Also this hanger he slips out of has the lights on inside?


Maybe he considered "i will hide in the hanger until they go home" now that's plausible, but to turn on the lights and leave them on, why did dom not have a gripe at anyone for leaving that door unlocked? or about the lights left on?. who the hell was in such a hurry last night to leave my lights on and the side door open?. Dom never asked because dom was inside all along as we later see.

What we know about the hanger, size, dimensions and the noise a metal door makes, i could never buy that scene as it was with the lights on, the colour of the hanger door (so for the patch to raise its wolfy head) made it's continuity much worse.

The scene had far more time spent on the "Lighting of it" rather than the "continuity of it" He could of and should of just been hiding around a corner. Over directing the drama (using the SA hanger) then showing them both inside was a bad move and sadly makes it more obvious on the remaster.


BUT!!!   The Lighting Is Great!
Clock & Lighting Has The Time As Proof To Being Inside at PM
This Further Proves It Is PM
As does this next shot


It's Night Time
One wonders if the takeoff was planned for day and the bomb should have been planted in the night and their chat should have been filmed in the morning of the next day...   ile stop slaying the writer & director now lol and will lay to rest just who really picked up that bomb.

Santini did it, he gave it to the guy?

Dom is wearing what looks to be a second, spare Airwolf flight suite "yet to be finished?" he's got a big scarf on to hide the top of it?, clock the Zip? and the Colour? It's colour really shines through in the remaster.You can probably rest assured more were made (season 1 style) because second units out with stunt doubles & what not would demand more than one for EB and one for JMV, let alone doubles right? The guy with the cigar is wearing a lighter grey too, and i also often wondered why he fully opened the nose and pinned it back rather than just reach in.

What Other Bloopers Do You Remember From This Episode ?
"besides the usual guns are out and in moments"

Airwolf Season 1 - Episode 4 - Bite Of The Jackal