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Flightplan (2005)

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A bereaved woman and her daughter are flying home from Berlin to America. At 30,000 feet, the child vanishes, and nobody will admit she was ever on the plane.

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Robert Schwentke
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jodie Foster ... Kyle Pratt
Peter Sarsgaard ... Carson
Sean Bean ... Captain Rich
Kate Beahan ... Stephanie
Michael Irby ... Obaid
Assaf Cohen ... Ahmed
Erika Christensen ... Fiona
Shane Edelman ... Mr. Loud
Mary Gallagher ... Mrs. Loud
Haley Ramm ... Brittany Loud
Forrest Landis ... Rhett Loud
Jana Kolesárová ... Claudia
Brent Sexton ... Elias
Marlene Lawston ... Julia
Judith Scott ... Estella
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Storyline

The husband of aviation engineer Kyle Pratt has just died in Berlin, and now she is flying back to New York with his coffin and their six-year-old daughter Julia. Three hours into the flight Kyle awakens to find that Julia is gone. It's a big double-decker plane, so the very concerned mother has a lot of territory to cover in order to find her daughter. She takes matters into her own hands as she fights to discern the truth. Written by Anthony Pereyra {hypersonic91@yahoo.com}

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This Fall, One passenger is taking control.............to find the truth See more »


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Rated PG-13 for violence and some intense plot material | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

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English | French | German | Arabic | Italian | Japanese

Release Date:

23 September 2005 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Plan de vuelo See more »

Filming Locations:

Berlin, Germany See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$55,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$24,629,938, 25 September 2005, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$89,707,299

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$133,680,000
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

In real life, Sean Bean, who plays Captain Rich, is terrified of flying and will do it only when absolutely necessary. Peter Sarsgaard also admits to having a lifelong fear of flying. See more »

Goofs

The space between the windows appears to be much larger from the outside than from the inside of the plane. Compare the image from outside of the plane of Kyle and Julia watching the casket ready to be boarded to the interior shots of the space between the seats and windows. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Mortuary Director: [in German, subtitled] Would you like a moment of privacy before the casket is sealed?
Kyle: [hesitantly] Okay.
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Crazy Credits

Some of the opening credits are reflected on the side of a subway train as if they are actually present in the scene. Other credits interact with the background in many other ways, for example by being obscured by foreground objects or moving in perspective to match a closing door. See more »

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Referenced in Saturday Night Live: Jon Heder/Ashlee Simpson (2005) See more »

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A film full of disappointing suspense.
11 January 2006 | by ettrickSee all my reviews

This must be one of the most ridiculous "suspense" movies ever made. The plot is so full of glaring errors, improbabilities, unreal characterisations that it defies belief. Sean Bean looks thoroughly fed up in every scene he appears and no wonder, he must have been wondering what the heck I am I doing here. I sat though all of this movie, cursing myself most of the time at the banalities of the plot but needing to know what was going to happen in the end. I suppose the director succeeded in part of his plan in that some suspense was there but in the end one wonders was it really worth 98 minutes of silent cursing. Jodie Foster is a tremendous actress and very intelligent. What induces her to take part in movies such as this, "Panic Room" and the equally ridiculous "Contact". To declare that this movie is Hitchkockian will make the master turn in his grave.

Definitely a contender for the rotten tomatoes award of the twenty first century.


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