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Fear is in the air See more »
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Cast

  (in credits order) (complete, awaiting verification)

Ray Liotta ... Ryan Weaver

Lauren Holly ... Teri Halloran

Brendan Gleeson ... Stubbs

Hector Elizondo ... Lt. Aldo Hines

Rachel Ticotin ... Rachel Taper

Jeffrey DeMunn ... Brooks

John Finn ... FBI Agent Frank Sinclair

Ben Cross ... Captain Samuel Bowen

Catherine Hicks ... Maggie

Heidi Kling ... Betty
Gordy Owens ... Carl

J. Kenneth Campbell ... Captain Matt Powell

James MacDonald ... 1st Officer Ted Kary

Michael Harney ... Marshal Marty Douglas

Grand L. Bush ... Marshal Al Arquette

Richard Hoyt-Miller ... Marshal Riordan (as Richard Hoyt Miller)
Michael Francis Kelly ... Marshal Green (as Michael F. Kelly)
Alan Bergmann ... Mr. Kramer
Danna Hansen ... Mrs. Kramer
R.J. Knoll ... Kip
Sondra Spriggs ... Career Woman

Garrett M. Brown ... LAX Manager (as Garrett Brown)
Darryl Theirse ... Limato
Fritz Mashimo ... Asian Businessman

Tom Todoroff ... Mr. Hollywood

Jeffrey Joseph ... Detective

Dennis Redfield ... Desk Sergeant

Malachy McCourt ... Door Man

Gary Rodriguez ... Rodriguez
William H. Burton Jr. ... Port Authority Officer (as Billy Burton)

Callie Thorne ... Laura

John Elsen ... Stone
Bill Cross ... William Harris

Tannis Benedict ... Air Traffic Controller

Don Dowe ... Air Traffic Controller

Scott Gurney ... Air Traffic Controller

Cooper Huckabee ... Wing Commander W. Hadfield
Ken Thatcher II ... SWAT Member

Kevin O'Rourke ... Mark Pavone

Scott Lawrence ... Felix
Ken Mosley ... Tower Air Co-Pilot
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Lara Bierner ... Air Traffic Controller (uncredited)
Paxton Culpepper ... Airport Fireman (uncredited)
Charles Gemmill ... FBI Agent (uncredited)
Dave Mallow ... Voice of Auto Pilot (uncredited)

Billy Malone ... Shopper (uncredited)
L.A. Rothman ... Lizzie (uncredited)

Directed by
Robert Butler 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
Jonathan Brett (written by)

Produced by
D. Scott Easton .... associate producer
Martin Ransohoff .... producer
Keith Samples .... executive producer
David Valdes .... producer
 
Original Music by
Shirley Walker 
 
Cinematography by
Lloyd Ahern II 
 
Film Editing by
John Duffy 
 
Casting by
Phyllis Huffman 
 
Production Design by
Mayling Cheng 
 
Art Direction by
Donald B. Woodruff 
 
Set Decoration by
Donald Krafft  (as Donald Kraft)
 
Costume Design by
Robert Turturice 
 
Makeup Department
Kathy Jeung .... makeup artist: Ms. Holly
Gary Liddiard .... makeup supervisor
Judy Lovell .... makeup artist: Mr. Liotta
Anne Morgan .... hair stylist: Ms. Holly
Gail Rowell-Ryan .... hair stylist: Mr. Liotta (as Gail Ryan)
Kim Santantonio .... hair styles supervisor
 
Production Management
D. Scott Easton .... production manager
Brian E. Frankish .... unit production manager: second unit (as Brian Frankish)
Michael J. Harker .... post-production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
David Ascher .... dga trainee
Dustin Bernard .... first assistant director: second unit (as Dustin Benard)
William H. Burton Jr. .... second unit director (as William H. Burton)
Conte Matal .... second assistant director
Linda Montanti .... first assistant director
Carl Richards .... second assistant director: second unit
Phil Robinson .... second second assistant director
 
Art Department
Henry Alberti .... set designer
Ray Anthony .... set dresser
Brent Boates .... illustrator
Randy L. Childs .... propmaker
Ed Cornell .... painter
Gary Costin .... stand-by carpenter
Guido DeCurtis .... leadman: New York
Terry Feller .... propmaker foreman
Steven Fidler .... propmaker
Edward G. Fitzgerald .... lead person (as Ed Fitzgerald)
Roland Fullajtar .... construction
Randy Gunter .... assistant property master
Walt Hadfield .... construction coordinator
Guy Hietala .... set painter
Tammy High .... set estimator
Jim Husbands .... set dresser (as James Husband)
Daniel R. Jennings .... set designer (as Daniel Jennings)
Peter J. Kelly .... set designer (as Peter Kelly)
Al Kenders .... stand-by painter
Mark Kusy .... assistant property master
Jeff Machala .... set dresser
Katie Mau .... art department coordinator
Tony Miller .... set plasterer
Gene Molnar .... set dresser
Adam Olszewski .... set dresser
William F. Reynolds .... property master: New York
David Robbie .... plasterer
Thomas Sahli .... foreman (as Tom Sahli)
Rocky Slaymaker .... buyer
Dale Snyder .... stand-by carpenter
Robert D. Stout .... draper
Robert D. Stout .... dresser
John Tyrrell .... paint foreman
Mark Wade .... property master
James F. Walker .... general foreman (as James Walker)
Alexandra Mazur .... assistant set decorator (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
James Ashwill .... foley mixer (as Jim Ashwill)
Bill Banyai .... sound engineer (as Bill Banyal)
Peter Brancaccio .... assistant sound editor
G.W. Brown .... supervising adr editor
John T. Cucci .... foley artist
David Cunningham .... sound recordist (as Dave Cunningham)
Anna R. Delanzo .... cable person (as Anna Delanzo)
Yann Delpuech .... sound effects editor
Alison Fisher .... dialogue editor
Jeff Gomillion .... adr mixer
Robert Grieve .... supervising sound editor
Kim Hayes .... dialogue editor
Gregory King .... supervising sound editor
Jonathan Klein .... foley editor
Rick Kline .... sound re-recording mixer
John Kwiatkowski .... adr editor
Linda Lew .... foley recordist
David MacMillan .... sound
Harrison D. Marsh .... boom operator (as Harrison 'Duke' Marsh)
Matthew C. May .... assistant sound editor
John Murray .... supervising foley editor
Rob Nokes .... assistant sound editor
Rob Nokes .... sound effects recordist
Dan O'Connell .... foley artist
Michele Perrone .... adr editor (as Michelle Perrone)
Meg Taylor .... assistant sound editor
Gregory H. Watkins .... sound re-recording mixer
Dan Yale .... foley editor
 
Special Effects by
Chris Adams .... special effects technician (as Chris Adama)
Robert Alidon .... special effects technician
David Allison .... special effects electronics technician
Alan Alvarado .... special effects electronics technician
John S. Baker .... special effects technician (as John Baker)
Craig Barnett .... special effects foreman
Craig Barnett .... special effects technician
Bret Barrett .... special effects technician
Ron Bauers .... special effects technician
Gabriel Benavidez .... special effects technician
Jason Bennett .... special effects technician
John Bernardi .... special effects technician
Jeff Berrington .... special effects technician
Al Broussard .... special effects foreman
Charles Camomile .... special effects technician
James Camomile .... special effects gangboss (as James Comomile)
Robert Camron .... special effects electronics technician
Dan Clark .... special effects electronics buyer
Richard Cory .... special effects foreman: second unit
Richard Cory .... special effects technician
Howard Cross .... special effects technician
John Curry .... special effects electronics technician
Lenny Davidson .... special effects propmaker
George Dawson .... special effects propmaker
Jeff Denes .... special effects technician
Al Di Sarro .... special effects coordinator
Mark DiSarro .... special effects gangboss (as Mark Di Sarro)
Manuel S. Epstein .... special effects technician (as Manuel Epstein)
Dan Fayor .... special effects technician
Robert Garcia .... special effects technician
Ruben Garcia .... special effects technician
Chuck Gaspar .... special effects foreman: second unit (as Chuck Gasper)
Jefferey Gross .... special effects electronics technician
James J. Guarrera .... special effects foreman (as Jim Guarrera)
Mark Hawker .... special effects technician
Ray Hoffman .... special effects technician
Michael Holland .... special effects technician
Steven D. Jensen .... special effects technician (as Steve Jensen)
Todd Jensen .... special effects technician
Nick Karas .... special effects technician
Nick Karas .... special effects technician: second unit
Michael Kirchmeier .... special effects technician
James Lacroix .... special effects technician
James Lazelle .... special effects electronics technician
Javier Lomeli .... special effects technician
Nazario Lugo .... special effects technician
Mark Martini .... special effects technician
Danny Mesa .... special effects technician
Ken Mieding .... special effects technician: second unit (as Ken Meiding)
Scott Mizgaites .... special effects electronics technician
Gary Montgomery .... special effects technician
Richard Neighbours .... special effects technician
Robert Neyes .... special effects technician
Mike Nichols .... special effects electronics technician (as Michael Nichols)
Mike Paris .... special effects technician (as David M. Paris)
Michael Pedretti .... special effects technician
Jeff Plauster .... special effects propmaker
Joe D. Ramsey .... special effects foreman (as Joe Ramsey)
Isidoro Raponi .... special effects electronics coordinator
Mike Reedy .... special effects technician: second unit
Darren Renfro .... special effects technician
Steve Riley .... special effects technician
Bruce Robles .... special effects foreman: second unit (as J. Bruce Robles)
Ron Rosegard .... special effects technician
Jason Rosene .... special effects electronics technician
Mike Sasgen .... special effects gangboss
Randy Schwiesow .... special effects technician
Paul Stewart .... special effects foreman: second unit
Dixwell Stillman .... special effects electronics technician
Jonathan Tang .... special effects technician
Scott Thompson .... special effects electronics foreman
Kenneth Van Order .... special effects technician (as Ken Van Order)
Timothy Vierra .... special effects technician
Marc Walker .... special effects technician
Tim Walkey .... special effects technician
Larry Watson .... special effects technician
Frank White .... special effects technician
Frank White .... special effects welder
David Wood .... special effects technician (as Dave Wood)
Phil Weisgerber .... model maker (uncredited)
 
Visual Effects by
Mark Axton .... CGI department manager: Boss Film Studios (as Mark R. Axton)
Johnathan R. Banta .... matte painter: BOSS Film Studios
Cory Bedwell .... computer animator: Boss Film Studios
Jolly-Rogers Bite .... computer animator: Boss Film Studios
Deane Boeka .... computer animator: Boss Film Studios
Christopher Bonnstetter .... computer animator: Boss Film Studios (as Christopher Bonstetter)
David Booth .... scanning and recording: Pacific Title Digital
Chris Bowers .... visual effects
Bill Brier .... visual effects editor: Boss Film Studios
Chris Brown .... visual effects line producer: Boss Film Studios
Ruth Caspary .... matte painter: Boss Film Studios
Thomas Dadras .... digital effects supervisor: Boss Film Studios
Michael Degtjarewsky .... digital effects coordinator: Pacific Title Digital
Richard Edlund .... visual effects co-supervisor: Boss Film Studios
Christopher Edwards .... digital technical supervisor: Boss Film Studios
Michele Ferrone .... visual effects producer: CIS/Hollywood
Shine Fitzner .... computer animator: Boss Film Studios
Brian E. Frankish .... visual effects producer (as Brian Frankish)
Quentin Frost .... digital artist: Boss Film Studios
Todd Fulford .... digital artist
Joe Gareri .... executive producer: Pacific Title Digital
Larry Gaynor .... digital artist: CIS/Hollywood
Josh Hakian .... visual effects
Mara Hamilton .... bidding producer
Walid Harmoush .... head system administrator: Boss Film Studios
Jessica Harris .... computer animator: Boss Film Studios
Kevin David Harris .... visual effects
Jon Hartzberg .... computer support: Pacific Title Digital (as John Hartzberg)
Jeff Heusser .... digital compositing artist: CIS/Hollywood (as Jeff Huesser)
Rick Hilgner .... modelmaker
Kitt Hodsden .... computer support: Pacific Title Digital
Jeff Homolya .... camera department manager: Boss Film Studios
Shahril Ibrahim .... software development: Boss Film Studios (as Sharhil Ibrahim)
Robert L. Johnston .... model shop mechanics lead: Boss Film Studios (as Bobby Johnston)
Kevin J. Jolly .... assistant visual effects editor: Boss Film Studios
David Jones .... visual effects supervisor: Boss Film Studios (as David M. Jones)
Laura Kelly .... motion control operator: Boss Film Studios
Scott Keppler .... assistant visual effects editor
William A. Klinger .... stage operations manager: Boss Film Studios (as William Klinger)
Gauth Krishnamurti .... software engineer: Boss Film Studios (as Gautham Krishnamurti)
John Lafauce .... digital effects artist: Pacific Title Digital
Maria Lando .... software engineer: Boss Film Studios
Donna Langston .... production development: Boss Film Studios
Jennifer Law-Stump .... digital effects artist: Pacific Title Digital
Wayne A. Lee .... visual effects lighting
Curt Lundgren .... scanning and recording: Pacific Title Digital (as Curt Lungren)
Bruce MacRae .... painter: Boss Film Studios (as Bruce Macrae)
Job Martin .... model shop coordinator: Boss Film Studios
Dwayne McClintock .... lead motion control operator: Boss Film Studios
Bob Mercier .... software engineer: Boss Film Studios (as Robert Mercier)
Derrick Mitchell .... visual effects editor
Ray Moore .... model maker: Boss Film Studios
Matt Newell .... digital resource manager: Boss Film Studios
Koichi Noguchi .... computer animator: Boss Film Studios
Paul Ozzimo .... model shop project lead: Boss Film Studios
Bob Peishel .... CGI operations manager: CIS/Hollywood
Max Penner .... camera operator: Boss Film Studios
Ken Petrbok .... scanning and recording: Pacific Title Digital
Patrick Phillips .... digital effects artist: Pacific Title Digital
Mark M. Pompian .... digital artist
Jonathan Robinson .... computer animator: Boss Film Studios
Mark Rodahl .... digital model supervisor: Boss Film Studios (as Mark Rhodal)
James Ross .... scanning and recording: Pacific Title Digital
Landon Ruddel .... stage manager: Boss Film Studios
Brian Samuels .... digital model supervisor: Boss Film Studios
Olivier Sarda .... digital effects artist: Pacific Title Digital (as Oliver Sarda)
Robin Saxen .... digital effects coordinator: Pacific Title Digital
Craig Seitz .... digital effects supervisor: Todd-AO
Greg Shimp .... digital imaging operator: Boss Film Studios
Donny Sierer .... electronics technician: Boss Film Studios
Ron Simonson .... digital imaging supervisor: Boss Film Studios
Tara Singer .... digital effects coordinator: Pacific Title Digital
Jeff W. Smith .... computer animator: Boss Film Studios
David Sosalla .... digital effects supervisor: Pacific Title Digital
Robert Stephens .... model maker: Boss Film Studios
David K. Stewart .... model photography: Boss Film Studios
Erik Strauss .... visual effects production coordinator: Boss Film Studios
Desmand Strobel .... scanning and recording: Pacific Title Digital
Eric Tablada .... computer animator: Boss Film Studios
Seth Tamrowski .... visual effects plate producer: Boss Film Studios
Hector Tantoco .... computer animator: Boss Film Studios
Ryan Michael Todd .... computer animator: Boss Film Studios (as Ryan Todd)
Matthew Tomlinson .... digital imaging operator: Boss Film Studios
Eddie Turner .... model maker: Boss Film Studios
Mark Vargo .... visual effects supervisor
Wayne Vincenzi .... computer animator: Boss Film Studios
John Waguespack .... model maker: Boss Film Studios
Richard Webb .... model shop mechanic's assistant: Boss Film Studios (as Rick Webb)
R.D. Wegener .... computer animator: Boss Film Studios
R.D. Wegener .... technical director: Boss Film Studios
Jeff Wells .... digital effects artist: Pacific Title Digital
Timothy Whidden .... model maker: Boss Film Studios
David Wiezer .... model maker: Boss Film Studios (as David M. Wiezer)
Nancy Wright .... digital color correction: Boss Film Studios
Elbert Yen .... matte painter: Boss Film Studios
Ken Ziegler .... computer animator: Boss Film Studios
Richard Addison-Wood .... software research and development: Boss Film Studios (uncredited)
John Frederick Bryant .... computer animator: Boss Film (uncredited)
Justin Burdine .... visual effects intern (uncredited)
Chris Courtois .... model maker (uncredited)
Christopher Jackson .... modelshop production coordinator: Boss Film (uncredited)
Dean Lyon .... visual effects consultant (uncredited)
Joshua Mandel .... visual effects production assistant (uncredited)
 
Stunts
William H. Burton Jr. .... stunt coordinator (as William H. Burton)
William H. Burton Jr. .... stunts (as William H. Burton)
Heather Burton .... stunts
Dane Farwell .... stunts
Randy Hall .... stunts
Anita Hart .... stunts
Billy Wong .... stunts
Allen Brock .... stunt player (uncredited)
Heather Burton .... stunt double: Lauren Holly (uncredited)
Randy Hall .... stunt double: Ray Liotta (uncredited)
Will Leong .... stunts (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Alfred Ainsworth .... video playback assistant
Leo Alcocer .... camera remote operator
Matthew E. Alper .... first assistant camera
Mark L. Anderson .... second assistant camera: second unit
Steve Apinis .... best boy electric: Boss Film Studios (as Stephen Apinis)
Carl Boles .... gaffer
Mike Bonnaud .... assistant chief lighting technician (as Michael Bonnaud)
Terry Bowen .... camera operator: second unit
Mark Broneau .... best boy grip
David Canestro .... key grip: second unit (as Dave Canestro)
Jeff Case .... dolly grip
Michael Cassidy .... assistant camera (as Mike Cassidy)
Scott Crabbe .... video assist technician
Frank Del Boccio .... first assistant camera: second unit
Dan Diefenderfer .... electrician: Boss Film Studios
John Dolan .... key grip: New York
Doug Dole .... grip: Boss Film Studios
Gary Dunham .... first assistant camera: second unit
Mark W. Elias .... key grip (as Mark Elias)
Harry K. Garvin .... Steadicam operator (as Harry Garvin)
Harry K. Garvin .... additional camera operator (as Harry Garvin)
Jason Gary .... grip
Jim Gordon .... grip
Tim Guinness .... gaffer
James Hawkinson .... electrician: Boss Film Studios
Timothy Healy .... electrician: New York
Robert Heine .... first assistant camera: "b" camera (as Bob Heine)
Bernie Horn-Bostel .... best boy grip: Boss Film Studios (as Bernard Horn-Bostel)
Bobby Huber .... key grip: second unit (as Bob Huber)
Allan Scott Jackson .... rigging best boy electric (as Scott Jackson)
Stephen Johnstone .... assistant chief lighting technician: second unit (as Steve Johnstone)
Tom Kerwick .... dolly grip: New York
Joe Kraft .... dolly grip (as Joey Kraft)
Mark La Bonge .... camera operator: "b" camera (as Mark Labonge)
Robert LaBonge .... camera operator: "a" camera
Trevor Loomis .... first assistant camera: second unit
Jerry L. Marshall .... grip: Boss Film Studios (as Jerry Marshall)
Pete Martinez .... video playback operator
Jeff Mathews .... rigging best boy grip
J. Steven Matzinger .... first assistant camera: second unit (as Steve Metzinger)
Colin Mayo .... lighting technician
Steve McLean .... first assistant camera: "a" camera
Todd McMullen .... second assistant camera: "a" camera
Marty Miller .... rigging grip
John Murphy .... best boy grip: second unit
Patrick Murray .... chief lighting technician: second unit (as Pat Murray)
Ralph Nelson .... still photographer
David B. Nowell .... aerial camera operator (as David Nowell)
Pat O'Mara .... grip: Boss Film Studios
Chris O'Neil .... assistant chief lighting technician: second unit
Peter Rand .... video assist operator: second unit
Roger Redel .... gaffer: Boss Film Studios
David Ricci .... grip (as Dave Ricci)
Chad Rivetti .... film loader
Calmar Roberts .... first assistant camera: second unit (as Cal Roberts)
Bret Rubin .... rigging key grip
Mark R. Rubin .... grip (as Mark Rubin)
Rodney Sandoyi .... second assistant camera: second unit
Val Schubert .... grip
Cricket Sloat .... dimmer board operator
Scott Smith .... aerial assistant camera
Scott Spencer .... chief lighting technician: second unit
Tim Thomas .... key grip: Boss Film Studios
Ken Tosic .... rigging gaffer (as Kenny Tosic)
James Andrew Turpin .... rigging gaffer: Boss Film Studios (as Andy Turpin)
Mark Vargo .... director of photography: second unit
Carl A. Vidnic .... electrician: second unit
Rick Wiley .... rigging grip: second unit
Monty Woodard .... dimmer board operator (as Monte Woodard)
Dan Zarlengo .... electrician: Boss Film Studios
Maryan Zurek .... second assistant camera
Robert Daniel .... rental technical support (uncredited)
Gábor Kövér .... camera operator: "b" camera (uncredited)
Gábor Kövér .... camera operator: second unit (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Rodney Epps .... extras casting
Olivia Harris .... casting associate
Sally Lear .... casting assistant
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
David Buckley .... costume supervisor
Gabe Espinosa .... costumer
Kathy Kann .... costumer
Carol Lupo .... costumer
 
Editorial Department
James Andrykowski .... first assistant editor
Eric Bergman .... post-production assistant
David Bernstein .... colorist: video mastering
Jonny Winograd .... assistant editor
 
Music Department
Thomas Milano .... music editor
Larry Rench .... orchestrator
Shirley Walker .... conductor
Terry Wilson .... assistant music editor
Seth Wittner .... music proof reader
Kristopher Carter .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Dan Goldwasser .... soundtrack producer (uncredited)
Frank Macchia .... music preparation (uncredited)
Lolita Ritmanis .... orchestrator (uncredited)
David G. Russell .... music programmer (uncredited)
 
Transportation Department
Homer Albin .... driver
Michael Avallon .... driver
Iris Barbarino .... driver
James Barbarino .... driver
Sheridan Ross Batson .... driver (as Sheridan Batson)
Charles Conn .... driver (as Chuck Conn)
Laura Conners .... transportation office coordinator
Laura Connors .... transportation office coordinator
Bruce Fox .... driver
Howie Mandel .... driver (as Howard Mandel)
Peter Mandel .... driver
Sheila Mandel .... transportation office coordinator
William E. Palmer .... driver (as William Palmer)
Randy Peters .... transportation coordinator
Ron Poniewaz Jr. .... driver
Ron Poniewaz .... transportation captain
Othar D. Richey II .... transportation production assistant (as Othar Richey II)
Howard Taft .... driver
Jeff Verdick .... driver
Candace Wells .... transportation captain
George Williams Jr. .... driver
George Williams Sr. .... driver
 
Other crew
Todd J. Adelman .... first aid
Alexis Alexander .... safety production assistant
Marco Barla .... unit publicist
John Baumhauer .... safety production assistant
Tina Bennett .... assistant production coordinator
Judy Blinick .... assistant accountant
Steve Booth .... production assistant
Lester Boykin .... technician
Marcella Brich .... assistant: Mr. Butler
Seth Burch .... location manager
Greg Burns .... stand-in
Richard Brooks Burton .... gyrosphere technician: aerial unit (as Richard Burton)
Dave Cardenas .... technical advisor: crisis center
Al Cerullo .... helicopter pilot
Lorie Chambers .... production assistant
Mark Cueto .... technician
Rita Lisa Danao .... production assistant
Patricia L. DeShields .... production accountant (as Patsy Deshields)
Ged Dickersin .... location scout
Paul Difiore .... helicopter engineer: west coast
Chris Fahey .... technical advisor: F-14 pilot
Eric Fisher .... production assistant
Giela Fredman .... assistant accountant: second unit (as Geila Friedman)
Cheryl Gilbert .... stand-in
Martin Gonzalez .... office assistant
Jennifer S. Gottlieb .... production assistant (as Jennifer Gottlieb)
Sophia Guerrero .... assistant accountant
Steve Hinton .... pilot: B-25 Mitchell
David Kaiser .... technician
Michael Kanter .... staff assistant: second unit
Clay Lacy .... pilot: Learjet
Darrin Lipscomb .... location manager
Melanie Masson .... assistant accountant
Zita Mazzola .... production coordinator: second unit
Corey McCroskey .... trainer: Mr. Liotta
Madeline S. McEneney .... production assistant
Peter McNally .... production assistant
Ken Mosley .... technical advisor: 747 pilot
Curtis Myer .... safety production assistant
Lee Nickerson .... stand-in
David B. Nowell .... aerial unit director (as David Nowell)
Conor O'Gorman .... staff assistant: second unit
David Paris .... aerial coordinator
Melissa Park .... stand-in (as Mellissa Park)
Scott Patterson .... pilot: Learjet
Julie Pitkanen .... script supervisor
Marna Riordan .... assistant: Mr. Valdes
Brad Rivers .... assistant: Mr. Samples
Julie Simpson .... assistant: Ms. Holly
M. Peter Soikkeli .... title designer
Nina Stanson .... technical advisor: flight attendant
Timothy Sullivan .... safety production assistant
Paul Taglianetti .... video image supervisor
Smith Timsawat .... office assistant
Loranne Turgeon .... assistant: Mr. Valdes
Jack Valentine .... pilot: 747
Armin Vartanian .... nose mount mechanic: aerial unit
Kenny Vasquez .... production assistant
Sophia N. von Bülow .... post-production accountant (as Sophia von Bulow)
Michael A. Walsh .... technician (as Michael 'Tony' Walsh)
Valerie Waters .... trainer: Ms. Holly
Jennifer Webb .... office assistant
Peter Weireter .... technical advisor: police
Michael Wolinski .... office production assistant
John 'Magic' Wright .... craft service
Lisbeth Wynn-Owen .... production coordinator
Mike Ydoykin .... safety production assistant
Cristopher G. Sabol .... production assistant (uncredited)
Adam D. Wright .... distribution executive (uncredited)
 

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Rated R for terror, strong violence and language
Runtime:
100 min
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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 »
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Factual errors: Due to the pressure difference between the inside and outside of a plane during flight it is virtually impossible to open a cabin door on a 747 in mid-air; it could conceivably take as much as 1000 pounds of force to even get the door open a few inches. This is an intentional part of the door design and is no secret to trained flight personnel.See more »
Quotes:
[Teri takes the drink orders]
Ryan Weaver:I'll have the complimentary champagne.
Marshal Marty Douglas:Like hell you will!
Ryan Weaver:Okay, I'll have a Bloody Mary.
Marshal Marty Douglas:Weaver!
Ryan Weaver:Hold the vodka, the celery and the Tabasco.
Teri Halloran:If you wanted a tomato juice, why didn't you just say so?
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5 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
"Buffalo Gals, won't you come out tonight . . . . ", 16 July 2007
Author: icfarm from United States

An implausible but intense thrill ride with a more than competent cast.

As the film opens, it is Christmas Eve, and we get our introduction to our Bad Guy, Ryan Weaver (Ray Liotta, doing the kind of character he does best). He's a good-looking, charming-on-the-surface killer who has come to be known as the "Lonely Hearts Strangler" because his M.O. is apparently to target a single woman, romance her for a time, and then . . . well, they do call him "Strangler". After leaving a toy store with a cute stuffed animal and arriving at his new girlfriend (next intended victim's) place, he is arrested and kicked in the stomach by the detective (Hector Elizondo) who has been after him for years and even framed him by planting evidence (although it's okay in this case because HE DONE IT! Who cares what they had to do to get him?) In a clever bit of opening misdirection, we see shots of Bad Guy on his way to his latest target's place intercut with shots of our Heroine (waifish but not anorexic, blonde-haired-big-blue-eyed Lauren Holly) in her own place in such a way as to make us think that she is his new "girlfriend", when in fact she is not.

The two do meet, however, since our Heroine is a flight attendant assigned to the Christmas Eve flight on which Bad Guy is being transported to prison to await his execution. Along with Bad Guy is another con (Brendan Gleeson, in a Glee-ful performance) who's first words are his reply to our Heroine's question, "What would you like?", referring to drinks. His response? "I'd like to nail you, baby,", in the slimiest-sounding Cornpone accent you've ever heard. Is this guy really British?! Anyway, our charming con goes on to ask to be taken to the plane's bathroom, uses the soap-thingy as a weapon to kill the officer who is guarding him, and proceeds to make like Jeff Foxworthy if Foxy was a BAD-ASS Redneck. He ends up holding our Heroine hostage with a gun to her pretty blonde head, and who talks him into letting her go? None other than our Bad Guy, who at this point is still making like an unjustly accused and convicted Good Guy. In another dust-up, the other con and several others are shot. (The pilots have, in the midst of all this, been killed).

Our Heroine is told by our Bad Guy that the pilot hit his head but is all right and is going to land. He begins to win her sympathy, asking her if she believes in capital punishment, to which she answers "No". Our Heroine is sharp, however, and notices that the plane does not appear to be descending. She decides to go to the cockpit herself to check things out and finds the pilot and his co-pilot dead. She manages to make contact with the ground, however, and they patch her through to a pilot (Ben Cross, who brings his presence and accent to the role)who instructs her on how to communicate with the people on the ground and how to operate the plane(to LAND it, of course). Our Bad Guy, however, is determined that they will crash and, he hopes, take as many other people with them as possible. He shows his true colors, and it is at this point that it becomes almost impossible not to enjoy watching Mr. Liotta; he simply seems to be having so much FUN playing this particular wack-pot. As the plane tosses them to-and-fro (did I mention that they're headed into a six-on-a-scale-of-one-to-six thunderstorm?) our Heroine must defend herself after being coaxed out of the cockpit by our Bad Guy. While not trying to come across as the Xena of flight attendants, Ms. Holly is determined and tough mentally and also physically when forced to fight for her life. Yes, at one point, she uses sex - or at least the promise of sex - to get our Bad Guy to let his guard down for a moment, but, hey, it's one of the few "weapons" she has at her disposal, along with the fire extinguisher she clobbers him with shortly after the bogus come-on. (Why, under these circumstances, does our psycho-but-sharp Bad Guy believe for a MOMENT that the woman he's terrorizing would have sex with him, even to save herself and the few other people on board the plane he hasn't killed? Because it's a movie, children!) Anyway, after kicking a little Bad Guy butt and ultimately getting ahold of a Marshall's gun and killing him, our Heroine manages to land the plane. Merry Christmas! If you just want to shut down your higher brain functions and watch a good psycho-killer-chiller, and especially if you like it when said chiller supposedly takes place on Christmas, this is highly recommended for you. Cheers.

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