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Turbulence (1997)

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

Budget:

$71,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

ITL 231,489,000 (Italy) (28 February 1997)

Gross:

$11,466,088 (USA) (14 March 1997)
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Trivia

The toy store in the movie in reality is a bookstore on the Main Street in Clinton, New Jersey, USA. There is a toy store on Main Street but it is in an alley and director Robert Butler didn't like the exterior of the building. The bookstore's front window was decorated with toys for the week of filming. See more »

Goofs

When the plane loses communication, the controller asks them to sqawk 7700...the actual transponder code for loss of communication is 7600. It is also doubtful that 747s have a rapidly closing sliding door at the top of the staircase to the upper deck. See more »

Quotes

Ryan Weaver: I know it's meaningless to mention. But a detective planted the evidence that convicted me.
Marshal Marty Douglas: You're innocent.
Ryan Weaver: Yes, I am.
Marshal Marty Douglas: Duly noted.
[opens a book titled "The Inner Guide Meditation"]
Ryan Weaver: Are you married?
Marshal Marty Douglas: Yeah, but I don't wear rings. I don't like jewelry.
Ryan Weaver: You don't have to defend yourself to me. Was that a tough sell to your wife? The "I don't like wearing jewelry" bit?
Marshal Marty Douglas: Weaver, I know you'd like to entertain yourself by engaging me in a challenging conversation. But, I like to read on a plane.
Ryan Weaver: Okay....
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More watchable than a broken television
22 August 2002 | by (Järvenpää, Finland) – See all my reviews

I guess September 11th of 2001 has eaten lots away from the entertainment value of movies like "Passenger 57" or "Turbulence" but let's face it, this one was never a masterpiece to start with. The biggest reason to watch "Turbulence" is Ray Liotta's excellent, furious performance as a psychopathic killer Ryan Weaver. Without him the film would hardly be even half as good. There's very little of decent special effects and the plot is incredibly basic, providing not even a single surprise or a twist. In a nutshell, this is just one watchable plane flick if you really haven't got anything better to do and certainly more interesting than just an empty television screen.


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