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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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Merton Morrison
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Ezra Hannon
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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 ...
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Ashton Stewart ...
Nate Wilson
William Neely ...
Ray Sarch
Windy Wenderlich ...
Henry Gates
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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

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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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$1,000,000 (estimated)

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ITL 330,934,000 (Italy) (2 May 1997)

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

Main actor Miguel Ferrer also appeared in two other Stephen King adaptations: The Stand (1994) and The Shining (1997). See more »

Goofs

During Richard's first altercation with Morrison, the boom mic is clearly visible for a short while above the latter's head. See more »

Quotes

Richard Dees: Never believe what you publish, and never publish what you believe
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Connections

References Children of the Corn (1984) See more »

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Sign of the Cross
Performed by Kerry P. Brown, Catherine
Written by Keith Brown, Kerry P. Brown and Mark Rew
Published by Famous Music (ASCAP)
Courtesy of TVT Records
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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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