Frank's Faves, April 9, 2015

Frank's Faves, April 9, 2015

It was with great relief we learned last week that action-movie fave Harrison Ford is finally out of the hospital and officially mending from the head gash and broken bones he suffered in last month's crash-landing on a Venice, Calif., golf course in a vintage WWII plane.

Now that he's out of danger, however, he becomes fair game for wisecracks about his bumpy record as an amateur pilot.

After all, this wasn't Ford's first rough landing. According to news reports, he and his instructor escaped injury in 1999 after he was forced to crash-land his helicopter during a training flight.

A year later, another emergency landing with a passenger on board, this time forced down by winds in a single-engine plane.

But Harrison's flight record as an actor is even scarier. Hence this week's list, MY FOUR FAVORITE "FLY FORD" FILMS:

"Air Force One" (1997). He's the president here, but still winds up crash-landing the title airplane.

"Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom" (1984). "No one's flying the plane!" gasps Kate Capshaw. "You know how to fly, don't you?" "Um, no," he replies. "Do you? ... How hard it can be?"

"Six Days Seven Nights" (1998). Double ow: Crash-landed AND marooned with Anne Heche.

"The Empire Strikes Back" (1980). "The cave is collapsing!" "This is no cave." Yup, he actually landed inside a space slug. And flew out again. Who's the man?

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