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Final Approach (2005)

Junior Pilot (original title)
A kid is convinced that the plane he p is riding in is being hijacked.





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Cast overview, first billed only:
911 Operator
Air Traffic Controller
State Department Official
Doctor Hector
Art Cohan ...
Mr. Dorchester
Makoa Dacascos ...
John D'Aquino ...
Senator Claghorn
Tower Controller 2 (as Marianna Elliot)
Tully Hunt ...
Little Monster


A kid is convinced that the plane he p is riding in is being hijacked.

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A high flying adventure! See more »







Release Date:

14 January 2005 (USA)  »

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Final Approach  »

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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The last 20 minutes were filmed at the Mojave Air & Space Port in California. The airport is home to an aircraft "boneyard" where unwanted aircraft are placed in storage until sold or returns to service. Aircraft are also cut up for scrap here.

In the film you may notice a particular aircraft. A Boeing 767-200 last flown by Ansett Airlines. Ansett were an Australian airline until September 2001 when it filed for bankruptcy. The aircraft was registered as "VH-RMO" when flown by Ansett. Prior to Ansett, it was flown by Britannia Airways. The aircraft arrived at Mojave in June 2002 for storage. Parting out for scrap didn't commence until August 2004. See more »


References The X-Files (1993) See more »


Written and Performed by Safi
Produced by Rick Mitra
Recorded at DBC Studios (London, England)
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Great fun! Go buy it!
23 October 2008 | by See all my reviews

I spotted this film in a branch of the Duane Reed pharmacy in New York on holiday, and it seemed like a bit of silly fun. And sure enough, the whole premise is ridiculous beyond words - but it turned out to be a thoroughly enjoyable action film for kids, and their parents too.

10-year-old Ricky Bernard (Jordan Garrett) has his head in the clouds most of the time, much to his father's (Larry Miller) dismay. As a member of his school orchestra, Ricky and schoolmates fly to a concert performance ... and once again Ricky's mind 'takes off' and suspects some criminal plot is happening.

Reluctantly aided by best friend Sashi, who is a fan of hot sauce (what a strange plot device that was) and others they try to get to solve the mystery. Oh yes, and Ricky's skills 1,000 hours of flight simulator experience prove to be handy when he is called on to save the day in the film's thrilling climax! It was good to see Eric Roberts and Mark Dacoscos play parts in a family film. And watching the DVD interviews everyone seems to have had great fun taking part.

I totally liked Junior Pilot; charming and good-natured performances, funny plot line and a real; sense of enjoyment and sheer silliness.

If you are looking for an entertaining family film, you could do far worse than buy this one.

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