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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10 January 1997 (USA)  »

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$71,000,000 (estimated)

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$4,464,008 (USA) (10 January 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

The tower controller informs Teri that she is cleared on the ILS, runway 7R. A few seconds later, we see the magnetic compass showing the plane's bearing shifting from 210 to 230 degrees. Either the compass is wrong, showing the plane heading southwest, or the plane isn't aligned with the 070 localizer, to the EastNE. See more »

Quotes

Betty: I dated a criminal once.
Teri Halloran: Only once?
Betty: He owned a used car lot. They busted him for turning back the odometers.
Teri Halloran: How could you trust someone like that?
Betty: I figured I did the same thing when I told him I was 21.
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Features It's a Wonderful Life (1946) See more »

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Arranged by Dimitri Tiomkin
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Pointless squared
21 October 2000 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

at first I thought I had stumbled upon a TV "Movie of the Week" Then I realised we had seen it all before; Then I thought, "People would PAY money to see this?" Tho the gal that lands the plane was good-and cute, too.


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