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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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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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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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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

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Fly the deadly skies. See more »


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

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6 February 1998 (USA)  »

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Stephen King's The Night Flier  »

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Budget:

$1,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$91,549 (USA) (6 February 1998)
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In the scene where Katherine is looking at all of Richard's bylines, the framed copies of "Inside View" contain many references to other stories by 'King, Stephen': "Springhill Jack Strikes Again!" - Strawberry Spring. "Headless Lamaze Leads To Successful Birth!" - The Breathing Method. "Kiddie Cultists in Kansas Worship Creepy Voodoo God!" - Children of the Corn "Satanic Shopkeeper Sells Gory Goodies!" - Needful Things. "Naked Demons Levelled My Lawn!" - The Lawnmower Man "The Ultimate Killer Diet! Gypsy Curse Flays Fat Lawyer's Flesh" - Thinner. See more »

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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 »

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Richard Dees: Never believe what you publish, and never publish what you believe
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References Dracula (1931) See more »

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A great adaption of a great Stephen King story
3 June 2001 | by (Evansville, Indiana) – See all my reviews

This movie, unlike almost every other movie made from a Stephen King story, is awesome. Ferrer is perfect for the role of somewhat coldhearted tabloid reporter, Dees, and he makes the movie work in the end. There are a few cheesy things about the movie, the look of the vampire being the biggest, but it's easy to look past these little things and see the movie as it is. It's creepy and it's entertaining. I have watched this movie a number of times, and I still get excited to see it coming on cinemax or HBO or whatever.

The film's look is really done well, a lot of darkness adds to the overall feel. The places used to shoot the different airports are awesome as well, great small town look, where things like this might happen, and no one would even know. I love the movie, and I think it's probably the best King adaption yet. By the way, the word can either be adaption or adaptation...just in case anyone was wondering of my use of the word.:) 9/10


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