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When a Tom Cruise movie faced backlash over tragic accident on set

When a Tom Cruise movie faced backlash over tragic accident on set


Tom Cruise’s 2017 action film American Made, about a pilot working for a cartel in the 1980s, was generally met with positive reviews and box office success.  

But talks about a tragic accident on the set of this movie loomed large over its production team.

You see, during the making of the film, a plane which was being used to help shoot scenes crashed to the ground in Colombia, resulting in two pilots getting killed and a third occupant suffering paralysis.

A year after the incident, the pilots’ families sued the makers of the movie. Their lawsuit alleged that the pilots had not been sufficiently trained and that the producers had negligently compelled them to fly the plane.

The producers on their part filed several countersuits claiming that the pilots had exaggerated their credentials in order to get the job.

The storm of litigation surrounding this movie finally ended in 2019 when the producers reached a settlement with the deceased's families.

Unfortunate accidents at the sets of action movies are sadly not uncommon. But there is a way to ensure that the victims of such accidents get their desired compensation- Film Production Insurance!

Film Insurance comes in many shapes and sizes, covering everything from the production set, to props, wardrobe, and even cast members.

The Workmen’s Compensation cover under this policy helps producers take care of any injuries, illnesses, or deaths of crew members during the production of the movie.

And so, they can more easily pay compensation to the affected parties without breaking the bank.

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Further Reading

How does Workmen's Compensation Insurance work?