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The Night Flier (1997)

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A reporter is on the trail of a vampiric murderer who travels by plane.

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Cast

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Julie Entwisle ...
Katherine Blair
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Merton Morrison
Michael H. Moss ...
Dwight Renfield
John Bennes ...
Ezra Hannon
Beverly Skinner ...
Selida McCamon
Rob Wilds ...
Buck Kendall
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Claire Bowie (as Richard Olsen)
Elizabeth McCormick ...
Ellen Sarch
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Terminal Cop #1
Robert Leon Casey ...
Terminal Cop #2 (as Bob Casey)
Ashton Stewart ...
Nate Wilson
William Neely ...
Ray Sarch
Windy Wenderlich ...
Henry Gates
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Policeman
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Storyline

Two investigative reporters for a tabloid magazine track down across country "The Night Flier", a serial killer who travels by private plane stalking victims in rural airports. One of the reporters, Richard Dees, begins to suspect that "the Night Flier could perhaps be a vampire". Written by Humberto Amador

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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Never believe what you publish...Never publish what you believe. See more »


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

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Release Date:

6 February 1998 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Stephen King's The Night Flier  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$1,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$91,549 (USA) (6 February 1998)

Gross:

$91,549 (USA) (6 February 1998)
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Trivia

Richard Dees, the main character, was also the reporter who tried to get an interview with John Smith in the Stephen King novel "The Dead Zone". See more »

Goofs

There are many shots of Richard Dees flying his Beechcraft Bonanza plane without a headset on. No-one flies this type of light plane without a radio headset on at all times. See more »

Quotes

Ezra Hannon: What paper you say you're from?
Richard Dees: Inside View, you know it?
Ezra Hannon: Oh yeah. My wife Martha reads your paper. After she's done with it, I use it to line our kitty's toilet box. Soaks that cat piss real good.
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References Dracula (1931) See more »

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Performed by Sister Machine Gun
Written by Chris Randall
Published by KMFDM Ent. (BMI)
Courtesy of Wax Trax! Records / TVT Records
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Creepy and inventive...
20 March 2004 | by (Tucson, AZ) – See all my reviews

Spawned from a short story by famed novelist Stephen King, "The Night Flier" presents itself as a mystery that never strays far from horror. I honestly believe that this could be one of the most creative films of the '90s. The dark and menacing tone keeps the viewer entranced, while the mysterious elements keep them guessing till the end. The plot is coherent, and never truly strays into cliches. Production values, including special effects, for this film are exceptional when compared to similar made-for-cable movies. The cast is led by a composed and disturbing Ferrer, though the rest of is forgettable. If you like horror films that are inventive and complex then this film may very well suit you.


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