Next Day Air

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by Jones, Jan 17, 2009.

  1. Jones

    Jones fILE A GRIEVE! Staff Member

    This movie was originally supposed to be centered around a UPS driver. I can't imagine why UPS refused to grant the filmmakers license to use our corporate symbols...
     
  2. trplnkl

    trplnkl 555

    Imagine that!
     
  3. barnyard

    barnyard KTM rider Staff Member

    can't imagine why, either.....

    TB
     
  4. stevetheupsguy

    stevetheupsguy sʇǝʌǝʇɥǝndsƃnʎ

    I assume that we're discussing Castaway, with Tom Hanks. Whatever I clicked on above was taking too long to download, so I aborted. I actually walked out of this movie, when it was at the theater. I went to see it with my soon to be wife, I got really offended by the absolute FedEx propaganda and we walked out. One day, years later, while flipping through the channels, I watched the whole thing. I hate to say it, but I love this movie, now. My 7 year old daughter and I watch it all the time. Too bad it's not a UPS movie.
     
  5. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt You can call me Chappy Staff Member

    No, not Castaway...probably downloading from someone's personal server.
    Timing is good with the misdelivery of the brick of pot.

    The slacker son of teh owner of a delivery company (Next Day Air) misdelivers a big box of coke and the receiver's open it up and sell it to a dealer and then the original real recipients find out and it goes from there.
     
  6. Baba gounj

    Baba gounj pensioner

    Maybe because the last movie UPS had a role in Fever Pitch did not turn out well for all the employees involved. The mgr & sup who picked the employee to play a UPS driver were both canned, as was the employee.
     
  7. stevetheupsguy

    stevetheupsguy sʇǝʌǝʇɥǝndsƃnʎ

    I like the Castaway premise, a whole lot better. Less shoot em up and more thought drama. That's just me, I guess. Though I did hear that UPS was in the running for that movie, as well. Wonder why the link didn't open for me?
     
  8. stevetheupsguy

    stevetheupsguy sʇǝʌǝʇɥǝndsƃnʎ

    And the story behind that was? You knew we were gonna ask!
     
  9. Baba gounj

    Baba gounj pensioner

    the employee is currently fighting ups' charges against him in court . It's taken almost two years because of all the delaying tactics being used.
     
  10. Raw

    Raw Raw Member

    Steve, your WAY too into UPS!!
     
  11. drewed

    drewed Shankman

    Why would we want to give the ok for someone to say our plane crashed or we delivered drugs, fictional or not?
     
  12. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt You can call me Chappy Staff Member

    Ever heard of "tungncheek"?
     
  13. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    If he hasn't he will when he meets Steve's daughter.
     
  14. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt You can call me Chappy Staff Member

    Goodun'

    LMAO and your welcome. :wink2:
     
  15. HEFFERNAN

    HEFFERNAN Huge Member

    I just finally got this movie preview running !!

    Why would UPS want to advertise their brandname on a drug-shipping black comedy when the demographic this movie is intended for is not their primary target. No offense, but we would be bashing UPS if they had their logo in this movie.

    There is a reason UPS didn't sponsor Ace Ventura, Pet Detective. They didn't want to be affiliated with a guy kicking a box down the sidewalk and hallways to his delivery. In contrast, UPS shows up in Legally Blonde as the good looking driver who comes into the beauty salon for deliveries.

    I assure you, if the producers mentioned the storyline to UPS, they'd call security before they mentioned Mos Def was going to be one of the actors.
     
  16. faded jeans

    faded jeans just a member


    Well that clears it up for me.
     
  17. HEFFERNAN

    HEFFERNAN Huge Member

    I will apologize.

    I thought Jones was actually asking Why instead of actually making a joke! :surprised:
     
  18. trplnkl

    trplnkl 555

    That's OK Doug, it was like 11:15 on a saturday night when you posted that, Could be several reasons you missed the sarcasm in the first three posts.:funny:
     
  19. rod

    rod retired and happy

    I saw a couple of minutes of Charlies Angels yesterday on HBO. In one scene a very good looking gal is dancing around in her underwear when the UPS guy (UPS logo and everything) rings the doorbell. She opens the door and he gets the biggest smile on his face. She says something like-" I've left signed delivery notices for you so you can put your stuff in my slot anytime". I kind of doubt UPS ok'd that.
     
  20. PassYouBy

    PassYouBy Unknown Acrobat

    I just someone would drop the wrong package @ my house full of $!