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Chinese Zodiac (2012) - this Hong Kong adventure movie, by Jackie Chan, features a Eurocopter AS-355 TwinStar that first appears hauling a safety net to catch the hero when he jumps from a dam after escaping down the winding mountain road from a Russian military base.
AS-355 TwinStar in Chinese Zodiac

Eurocopter A-Star in Chinese Zodiac
A Eurocopter AS-350B2 A-Star (Squirrel) flies the heroes to a business meeting and it lands in the brief scene at an airfield, where there is an MD 520 NOTAR helicopter and a vintage Aerospatiale SA 315B Lama parked together in the open hanger.

copter drone in Chinese Zodiac
For their aerial reconnaissance of some uncharted islands, the heroes deploy a copter drone (a flying-wing design, with co-axial rotors), that's flown by remote control from a motor yacht.

The white TwinStar returns as a TV news-gatherer, circling the volcano to video sky-divers in action, and it's joined by a couple of Eurocopter AS-332 Super Puma rescue flights hovering, along with an A-Star helicopter, directly above the injured hero's landing site.

There's a CGI sequence, with a vertical tracking shot, zooming out to reveal all the different helicopters, before the camera's viewpoint switches to the ground, looking straight up.