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The Night Flier (1997)

R  |   |  Fantasy, Horror, Mystery  |  6 February 1998 (USA)
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A reporter is on the trail of a vampiric murderer who travels by plane.

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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 ...
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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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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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6 February 1998 (USA)  »

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Stephen King's The Night Flier  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$1,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

ITL 330,934,000 (Italy) (2 May 1997)

Gross:

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

Director Mark Pavia had only thirty days to shoot this film and actually brought the movie in a day early. See more »

Goofs

In the scene when Richard is scolding "Jimmy", when he's talking about her working on low-grade assignments. See more »

Quotes

Richard Dees: Never believe what you publish, and never publish what you believe
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References Children of the Corn (1984) See more »

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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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