After a terrible air disaster, survivor Max Klein emerges a changed person. Unable to connect to his former life or to wife Laura, he feels godlike and invulnerable. When psychologist Bill Perlman is unable to help Max, he has Max meet another survivor, Carla Rodrigo, who is racked with grief and guilt since her baby died in the crash which she and Max survived. Written by
To help him get to grips with his character, Max, Jeff Bridges spent some time with his good friend Gary Busey who, years before, had been in a severe motorbike accident which had put him into a coma. See more »
While driving after the crash, Max checks his map and points to Highway 99 between Bakersfield and Los Angeles. However, he is obviously out in the middle of the Mojave desert and nowhere near either city. See more »
[seeing more survivors]
Hey, there's more over here! Bring another team! Another team here by the tail! We're going to need a lot more help.
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This is a great movie that never found much of an audience. Jeff Bridges should have been Oscar-nominated for his work here. Some scenes are extremely difficult to watch, but you will never forget a lot of them. Also fantastic are Rosie Perez and Benicio Del Toro. The crash scenes are so realistic, that it is unthinkable that people actually did go through similar ordeals.
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