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Turbulence (1997)

After a shootout on a flight transporting prisoners, a flight attendant must outwit a smooth-talking serial killer and land the plane herself.

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Robert Butler

Writer:

Jonathan Brett
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ray Liotta ... Ryan Weaver
Lauren Holly ... Teri Halloran
Brendan Gleeson ... Stubbs
Hector Elizondo ... Lt. Aldo Hines
Rachel Ticotin ... Rachel Taper
Jeffrey DeMunn ... Brooks
John Finn ... FBI Agent Frank Sinclair
Ben Cross ... Captain Samuel Bowen
Catherine Hicks ... Maggie
Heidi Kling ... Betty
Gordy Owens Gordy Owens ... Carl
J. Kenneth Campbell ... Captain Matt Powell
James MacDonald ... 1st Officer Ted Kary
Michael Harney ... Marshall Marty Douglas
Grand L. Bush ... Marshal Al Arquette
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Storyline

Ryan Weaver romances beautiful women before he kills them. Ryan is arrested, convicted, and is part of a Christmas Eve transfer of prisoners on a transcontinental 747 commercial flight. Other airlines at JFK may have holiday passengers waiting on stand-by, but this jumbo jet takes off with a lot of empty seats. Ryan and another prisoner overpower and kill their guards. The few civilian passengers are herded into a "pantry" on the plane and are not seen again until the end of the movie. Ryan eliminates the other prisoners and all the crew members except Teri Halloran. The remainder of the movie follows a "cat-and-mouse" game between Ryan and Teri on the 747. Written by Dennis Lewis <dsl@sprynet.com>

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It's a killer ride. See more »

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Action | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for terror, strong violence and language | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Official Sites:

MGM

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 January 1997 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Turbulencia See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$71,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,464,008, 12 January 1997, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$11,466,088, 16 March 1997
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Despite its box-office failure when of its release, the movie managed to get two direct-to-video sequels due to the film's good performance as being one of the most rented films of that year. See more »

Goofs

When the plane is flying through the storm, all of the exterior shots show the lights inside blinking on and off through the windows. However, during the interior shots, the lights are on steady; none of them blink at all. See more »

Quotes

Sinclair: How's a fucking stewardess going to land the plane?
Rachel Taper: She's a flight attendant!
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Connections

References Dirty Harry (1971) See more »

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Frosty the Snowman
Written by Steve Nelson and Jack Rollins (as Walter Rollins)
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Pointless squared
21 October 2000 | by seashellzSee all my reviews

at first I thought I had stumbled upon a TV "Movie of the Week" Then I realised we had seen it all before; Then I thought, "People would PAY money to see this?" Tho the gal that lands the plane was good-and cute, too.


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