A flip of a coin was too easy a way to settle a friendly dispute between two Yorkshire men.
CU PULL BACK TO SV Two businessmen training (2 shots)
SV PAN TO Landing target on ground
CU One businessman interviewed
SV & LV Aircraft taxies & takes off (2 shots)
SV & GV Onlookers see 1st man land on roadway (2 shots)
SV & GV Onlookers see 2nd men land almost on target (3 shots)
SV Businessman interviewed
INTERVIEWER: "You're not regretting it at all?"
CUTLER: "Yes. I'd rather toss a coin."
INTERVIEWER: "But why didn't you just toss a coin?"
CUTLER: "Well, it's too simple....its not good enough for Barnsley people. Barnsley people like to do things right and this is what we're doing."
INTERVIEWER: "How was the descent?"
MORGAN: "Fabulous. Alright."
INTERVIEWER: "You enjoyed it until the last minute?"
INTERVIEWER: "Well, you won a winter holiday in Rio, how does that feel?"
MORGAN: "Oh, absolutely fabulous...(Aside to wife) I just hurt my leg."
WIFE: "Which one?"
MORGAN: "My left leg."
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The film contains two interviews of which transcripts follow. Dennis Cutler interviewed before jump and winner Mike Morgan interviewed after:
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Background: A flip of a coin was too easy a way to settle a friendly dispute between two Yorkshire men. Each wanted to take his wife on a trip for two to Rio de Janeiro that their car firm at Bridlington, Yorkshire, had won in a sales contest.
So Mike Morgan and dennis Cutler decided the issue with a parachute jump from 2,500 feet. Beither had ever jumped before.
Morgan, aged 30, won by coming closest to a target on the ground -- but he broke his left leg int he process. However, his wife, Christine, says he'll be fit for the trip.
Cutler, 40, said he would rather have flipped a cion, but that people from their town of Barnsley "like to do things right".
SYNOPSIS: These two Yorkshire car dealers are training for a parachute jump to settle who gets a vacation trip to Rio de Janeiro. With only brief training, they both parachuted from 2,500 feet. and Dennis Culture admitted a coin toss would have been easier:
The prize was a holiday for two to Rio de janeiro. Their car firm won it for record sales, but cutler and co director Michael Morgan both wanted to take their wives along. So Cutler and Morgan took a short course in parachuting and jumped.
As onlooker watched Morgan float to earth, they could see he had won -- coming closest to a target ont he ground. What they didn't know was that he had broken his left leg on landing. But the pain didn't curb his enthusiasm.