Tuesday 28 February 2017

All Blacks rap in MIB spoof for in-flight safety video

All Blacks captain Richie McCaw is one of the stars of the new Air New Zealand in-flight safety video
All Blacks captain Richie McCaw is one of the stars of the new Air New Zealand in-flight safety video

New Zealand's rugby stars have left the pitch and headed for the skies in a fun new in-flight safety video for the country's national carrier.

All Black's captain Richie McCaw and Dan Carter play the black suited agents in the Men In Black film spoof, which includes one of the movie's stars Rip Torn, and Frank the pug dog who wants to join the rugby team.

The safety video includes cameos from England's World Cup-winning captain Martin Johnson as a horned alien, Australian rugby great David Campese and Argentina's former captain Agustin Pichot.,

But it's another of the All Blacks who tests his rapping skills by singing the safety messages - Israel Dagg - and he has support from an unlikely source: Australian Idol winner Stan Walker.

The safety video will be played on Air New Zealand flights before take-off and follows in a tradition of unusual takes on what is usually a serious subject for airlines. In past years Air New Zealand videos have featured Lord of the Rings stars and naked cabin crew wearing only body paint uniforms.

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