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Red Eye (2005)

PG-13 | | Mystery, Thriller | 19 August 2005 (USA)
A woman is kidnapped by a stranger on a routine flight. Threatened by the potential murder of her father, she is pulled into a plot to assist her captor in offing a politician.

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Blonde Woman
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Headphone Kid
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Nice Lady
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Senior Flight Attendant
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Charles Keefe
Terry Press ...
Marianne Taylor (as Teresa Press-Marx)
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Bob Taylor
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Taxi Driver
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Airline Representative (as Mary-Kathleen Gordon)
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Irate Passenger
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Dallas Ticket Agent
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This is the story of a young resourceful heroine named Lisa Reisert who hates to fly, but the terror that awaits her on the night flight to Miami has nothing to do with a fear of flying! Upon boarding the plane, Lisa is trapped on a red-eye flight with a creepy villainous handsome and charming man by the name of Jackson Rippner, who's playing middle-man in the plot to assassinate a Homeland Security official. He's got her father pinned down by a would-be killer, using that advantage to coerce Lisa into phoning the luxury resort where she works and arranging to move the target into a pre-set position. Written by Anthony Pereyra <hypersonic91@yahoo.com>

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Fear Takes Flight

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Mystery | Thriller

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Rated PG-13 for some intense sequences of violence, and language | See all certifications »

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19 August 2005 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Don't Airport  »

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Budget:

$26,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$16,167,662 (USA) (21 August 2005)

Gross:

$57,891,803 (USA)
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(at around 14 mins) Both Wes Craven and Carl Ellsworth filmed cameos as airline passengers in the airport terminal. Wes Craven couldn't keep a straight face with his script supervisor Sheila Waldron, so their cameo wound up on the cutting room floor. Ellsworth's cameo remains in the final cut: three women are sleeping on the terminal seats and they all have their heads resting on the next ones shoulders, until the last one is sleeping on a man's shoulder; this is Carl Ellsworth wearing a green sweatshirt promoting the band Outkast. See more »

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(at around 1h 10 mins) When Jackson pries open a locked door with a knife in Lisa's house, the tip breaks off, but it is intact in the next shot. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Marianne Taylor: Taylor. Bob and Marianne Taylor.
Cynthia: Just bear with me one second.
Marianne Taylor: There are other hotels in Miami.
Cynthia: I'm sorry.
Marianne Taylor: What is the problem? We made these reservations over six months ago.
Cynthia: I know, ma'am, I'm just not seeing it.
Marianne Taylor: Well, where's Lisa? Lisa always takes care of us.
Cynthia: I know, ma'am. She's out of town. Her grandmother passed away.
Bob Taylor: Cynthia, is it?
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References Die Hard (1988) See more »

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Parasite
Written by Tom Mesmer
Performed by Soho Vamp
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Sooooo Good....
2 August 2005 | by (Los Angeles, California) – See all my reviews

I also just got back from an advanced screening of Redeye and I must say I haven't had so much fun at a movie in a long time. WES CRAVEN is at his best ever. He brings us an amazing end of summer thriller I was so desperately craving. This is THE thriller of the year..no doubt.

All the actors are amazing and the action is realistic and fun. The F/X were great. It steadily built suspense. I was on the edge of my seat most of the movie. It's been a while since I heard an audience cheer and clap and get excited in a theater.

If your looking for thrills,action and a GOOD plot this summer, REDEYE delivers. Go see it!


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