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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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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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)

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$11,466,088 (USA) (14 March 1997)
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The airliner used in the movie (N614FF) was a Tower Air Boeing 747-246B. The fictional TCA livery seen is very similar to Japan Air Lines' livery but minus the Tsurumaru Crane Bird on the tail. See more »

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As Lauren Holly's character is standing on the steps over the tarmac, no rain is visible and her hair flows gently in the breeze. As the shot changes back to the detective with his umbrella, a heavy rain is obvious. See more »

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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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References Gone with the Wind (1939) See more »

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Frosty the Snowman
Written by Steve Nelson and Jack Rollins (as Walter Rollins)
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Hokum-and hugely entertaining
25 June 2004 | by (cramlington u.k.) – See all my reviews

Many people are very critical of this movie-but it does have some fans,including me!Okay,the whole thing is full of absurdities-but so what!Butler takes the old "stewardess flies the plane" cliche,runs with it,and delivers an enormously entertaining slice of hokum.The formula is paired down to basics,as mad serial killer Weaver(Ray Liotta),creates havoc aboard the plane,determined it will crash into L.A.-so he can go out in a blaze of vengeful glory.All that stands in his way is plucky flight attendant Teri(Lauren Holly).The stage is set for a frantic live action "Tom and Jerry" wing ding between monstrous male psycho predator,and winsome female "prey". Liotta really seems to be enjoying himself here,and is given lots of goofy "psycho speak" to deliver with relish.Weaver has a sense of humor too!"I'm never flying this airline again!",he shouts to himself,after being tumbled backwards down some stairs,a leg painfully crushed in a door. Then there's Terri-cute,willowy and Bambi eyed-I found myself pretty upset seeing what poor Teri goes through in this movie!But despite insults,threats,punches,assaults,smoke attacks and all,she has the moxie to keep going.Battered,bruised and bloodied she still looks stunning!And at the beginning,we are told some guy just broke off his engagement to THIS girl!HE must've been crazier than Weaver!


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