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  (in credits order)

Veronica Alicino ... 911 Operator

Tom Ayers ... Air Traffic Controller

Allen Barton ... State Department Official

Jordi Caballero ... Doctor Hector

Adam Cagley ... Bruno
Art Cohan ... Mr. Dorchester
Julie Condra ... Marge
Makoa Dacascos ... Child

Mark Dacascos ... Kato

John D'Aquino ... Senator Claghorn

Yvonne Delarosa ... Maria
Marianna Elliott ... Tower Controller 2 (as Marianna Elliot)

Jordan Garrett ... Ricky

Kristin Herold ... Midge
Tully Hunt ... Little Monster

Steve Hytner ... Stickler

Dot-Marie Jones ... Amazon Lady (as Dot Jones)
Melissa MacFarlan ... Mom (as Melissa McFarlane)

Larry Miller ... Walter

Troy Mittleider ... F-16 Pilot

Rosemary Morgan ... Ann Dorchester

Jeffrey Pierce ... Captain Pierce
Kirstin Pierce ... Tower Controller

David Rasche ... General Perkins

Eric Roberts ... Coach Davis

Eliza Roberts ... Sissy

Tim Thomerson ... Captain Noonan
Allen Williams ... Captain Exupery

Julia Nickson ... Hanna Reitsch (as Julia Nickson-Soul)

Skyler Samuels ... Mary Jo
James A. Seale ... FBI Agent (as James Seale)

Robert Shalhoub ... Journalist

Jeffrey Tedmori ... Shashi

Jennifer Tedmori ... Jr. Flight Attendant
Jude Tedmori ... Jr. Flight Attendant
Stephen Tubbs ... TV Anchorman (as Steffan Tubbs)

Angela Watson ... Milly
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Mark Westerdale ... News crew
Lloyd Garner III ... Passenger / Cameraman (uncredited)
Dassler Jimenez ... Airplane Passenger (uncredited)

Directed by
James Becket 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
James Becket  written by

Produced by
Michael Baumgarten .... associate producer
Talaat Captan .... producer
D'Arcy Conrique .... producer
Wally Parks .... line producer
Noha Wassif .... associate producer
Original Music by
Peter Tomashek 
Cinematography by
Denis Maloney 
Film Editing by
Langdon Page 
Casting by
Cathy Henderson 
Dori Zuckerman 
Production Design by
Narbeh Nazarian 
Art Direction by
Ruston Head 
Costume Design by
Stacy Stagnaro 
Production Management
Michael Baumgarten .... post-production supervisor
Michael Jones .... production manager
Christopher Kulikowski .... post-production supervisor (uncredited)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Yuri Elvin .... second second assistant director
Arturo Guzman .... second second assistant director
Pavlina Hatoupis .... second assistant director
Edward McGurn .... first assistant director
Art Department
Mike Manasewitsch .... set dresser
Iva Sasheva .... storyboard artist
Jason Whetzell .... property master
Sound Department
Gregg Barbanell .... foley artist
Teddy Champion .... boom operator
Zsolt Magyar .... sound mixer
Todd Morrissey .... re-recording mixer
Jason Piatt .... foley mixer
David Pigg .... sound editor
Rick Polanco .... assistant sound editor
Dominika Shiell .... sound editor
Carl D. Ware .... re-recording mixer
Visual Effects by
Derek Bird .... digital compositor
Elliot Worman .... visual effects
Geoffrey Mark .... digital compositor (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Peter Albert .... digital video assist operator
Richard Brush .... grip
Jerry Gregoricka .... electrician
Will Maloney .... film loader
Ely Mennin .... best boy electric
Roberto Schein .... gaffer
James A. Seale .... key grip
Casting Department
Dana Olson .... casting assistant
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Reagan Jayne Lowery .... set costumer
Editorial Department
Mario Barrera .... colorist
Kurt Tuffendsam .... first assistant editor
Music Department
Brian Benison .... orchestrator
Elliott Goldkind .... music editor
Russ Howard III .... music scoring engineer
Transportation Department
Jeremiah Vaughn .... driver
Other crew
Manny Adams .... production assistant
Nouhad Captan .... production assistant
Belinda Ellis .... production accountant
Joya Granbery-Hoyt .... script supervisor
Justine Cogan Gunn .... assistant coordinator (as Justine Cogan)
David B. Lyons .... key set production assistant
Adam W. Marsh .... production assistant

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Also Known As:
"Junior Pilot" - USA (original title)
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Brazil:92 min
Aspect Ratio:
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Originally released as Junior Pilot in 2004. (Filmed December 2003.)See more »
Movie Connections:
References Final Destination (2000)See more »
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6 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
Gets a two-thumbs up from me!, 21 April 2007
Author: Pastor_Dave from Canada

Definitely worth renting! Good clean family entertainment. My 4 and 5 year-olds (and I) loved it. Kept them on the edge of their seats. I recommend parents sit with their younger children to watch this, as it can be quite suspenseful for them. It's not too often you can find movies that you can watch with your children, and so this is a rare find. Some of the acting / realism isn't quite there at times, or maybe is a little corny, but children don't seem to notice or care, they love it. Parts are predictable, but other parts are not - like trying to figure out who the good guys are and who the bad guys are. The movie doesn't have any really scary/creepy stuff, and so I doubt it will give children nightmares. It does inspire children to dream, which is something we need to encourage and foster more in our children. Rent and be blessed!

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