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Flightplan (2005)

PG-13  |   |  Action, Drama, Mystery  |  23 September 2005 (USA)
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A bereaved woman and her daughter are flying home from Berlin to America. At 30,000 feet, the child vanishes, and nobody will admit she was ever on the plane.


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The husband of aviation engineer Kyle Pratt has just died in Berlin. Now she is flying back to New York with his coffin and their six-year-old daughter Julia. Three hours into the flight Kyle awakens to find that Julia is gone! It's a big double-decker plane, so very concerned mother has a lot of territory to cover in order to find her daughter. But as Kyle fights to discern the truth, she takes matters into her own hands. Written by Anthony Pereyra {hypersonic91@yahoo.com}

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If Someone Took Everything You Live For... How Far Would You Go To Get It Back? See more »

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for violence and some intense plot material | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

23 September 2005 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Plan de vuelo  »

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Box Office


$55,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$24,629,938 (USA) (23 September 2005)


$89,706,988 (USA) (3 March 2006)

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2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


In real life, Sean Bean, who plays Captain Rich, is terrified of flying and will do it only when absolutely necessary. See more »


When the oxygen masks are hanging, the camera jostles to convey turbulence but the hanging oxygen masks hang stationary and don't move. See more »


[first lines]
Mortuary Director: [in German, subtitled] Would you like a moment of privacy before the casket is sealed?
Kyle: [hesitantly] Okay.
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Crazy Credits

The end credits roll over a blue wire frame animation of the airliner used in the movie. See more »


References The Lady Vanishes (1938) See more »


Silent Poet
Written & Performed by Rupert Pope (as Ru Pope)
Courtesy of Extreme Production Music USA
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User Reviews

Carefully-plotted thriller is gripping and intriguing without being truly suspenseful...
4 November 2005 | by (las vegas, nv) – See all my reviews

Jodie Foster is terrific as usual playing recently-widowed aircraft engineer and mother of a solemn little girl who is faced with terror and dread while on a flight from Germany to New York: her daughter vanishes and no one on-board will admit to ever having seen her. Unintentionally or not, the film takes its cue from the cult classic "Bunny Lake is Missing", but then goes its own way for a compelling second-half. The script is carefully plotted, hedging no bets and leaving no stone unturned, and that may be its only fault: the plot is so smoothly planned and drawn out for us that it loses some intensity. Ironically, the opening (with Foster making burial arrangements in regards to her husband, and later feeling watched from her apartment window) are spookily dream-like, but the director becomes much more sober once the action moves to the plane, and yet his film could really use more of that surreal, what's-going-on ambiance he initially captured so succinctly. Still, a first-rate picture with excellent performances by everyone, down to the last two-line player. *** from ****

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