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Turbulence (1997)

After a shootout on a flight transporting prisoners, a stewardess must outwit a smooth-talking serial killer and land the plane herself.

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4 nominations. See more awards »
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Brooks
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FBI Agent Frank Sinclair
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Captain Samuel Bowen
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Captain Matt Powell
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1st Officer Ted Kary (as James MacDonald)
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Marshal Al Arquette
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Storyline

Ryan Weaver romances beautiful women before he kills them. Ryan is arrested, convicted, and is part of a Christmas Eve transfer of prisoners on a transcontinental 747 commercial flight. Other airlines at JFK may have holiday passengers waiting on stand-by, but this jumbo jet takes off with a lot of empty seats. Ryan and another prisoner overpower and kill their guards. The few civilian passengers are herded into a "pantry" on the plane and are not seen again until the end of the movie. Ryan eliminates the other prisoners and all the crew members except Teri Halloran. The remainder of the movie follows a "cat-and-mouse" game between Ryan and Teri on the 747. Written by Dennis Lewis <dsl@sprynet.com>

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If you weren't afraid of flying before, you will be now. See more »

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Action | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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10 January 1997 (USA)  »

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Turbulencia  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$71,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$4,464,008 (USA) (12 January 1997)

Gross:

$11,466,088 (USA) (16 March 1997)
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Trivia

Despite its box-office failure when of its release, the movie managed to get two direct-to-video sequels due to the film's good performance as being one of the most rented films of that year. See more »

Goofs

When the plane is descending into KLAX as it nears the runway threshold, a whoop-whoop siren blares in the cockpit. The pilot in the control tower trying to assist the landing immediately says that the "plane is stalled." The stall warning is either a horn, a stick shaker, or both; neither of which is sounding in the cockpit. The whoop-whoop noise is associated with the Ground Proximity Warning System. The "training pilot" in the tower would know the difference in the alarms and would not then ask for TOGA power to avoid a stall. Furthermore, he would not be concerned about a GPWS alarm while the plane is over the runway. See more »

Quotes

Lt. Aldo Hines: Here's who you're dealing with: male Caucasian, 35, well educated, raised by his aunt who mysteriously disappeared when he was 16, has raped and strangled five women, escaped when being transported to San Quentin.
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Connections

Followed by Turbulence 2: Fear of Flying (1999) See more »

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Frosty the Snowman
Written by Steve Nelson and Jack Rollins (as Walter Rollins)
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26 October 2012 | by (Dumai) – See all my reviews

First: What I hate the most in action and thriller movies are helpless victims, what I want is people die while trying. This movie had evade that thing I hate, so I give this movie a very good verdict.

Second: I hate movies with such special effect, that when I watch it, I already knew it is only a special effect. (Like so many movies nowadays) This movie special effect is not perfect, but it gives the "reality" needed (real people tumbling, scattered stuff went flying all over the place, vacuum sucking effect). I literally hold my breath at certain times and jaw-dropping at later times. I also give this movie special effect a very good verdict.

Third: Many movies doesn't comply to logic. This movie also doesn't stray away from this situation. But let me give you some hint. Movie-Action-Fun to watch. If you want to find logic, go watch some news, documentaries, or heck, watch Dicovery Channel. This I write for those hatters.

Fourth: Humans are not perfect. Those actors and actresses filled each other, where some failed (not horribly though) and some triumphed. It's a movie, for crying out loud!!!

Very Good Movie, 2 thumbs up. Enough Said!


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