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Flightplan (2005)

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A claustrophobic, Hitchcockian thriller. A bereaved woman and her daughter are flying home from Berlin to America. At 30,000 feet the child vanishes and nobody admits she was ever on that 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 »


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

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23 September 2005 (USA)  »

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Flightplan  »

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$55,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£1,694,350 (UK) (25 November 2005)

Gross:

$89,706,988 (USA) (3 March 2006)
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The Berlin airport scenes were actually shot in Leipzig, Germany. See more »

Goofs

At Berlin "Alexanderplatz" station Kyle and her husband enter the subway line U5 driving to the eastern suburb of Hönow. When they leave the train it is the subway line U6 at "Platz der Luftbrücke" in the southern district of Tempelhof, which is in the opposite direction. There is no direct connection between both lines. See more »

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Mortuary Director: [in German, subtitled] Would you like a moment of privacy before the casket is sealed?
Kyle: [hesitantly] Okay.
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Some of the opening credits are reflected on the side of a subway train as if they are actually present in the scene. Other credits interact with the background in many other ways, for example by being obscured by foreground objects or moving in perspective to match a closing door. See more »

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Panic Room but in the sky.
15 January 2006 | by (Gloucester, England) – See all my reviews

First off, I loved "Panic Room" and Jodie Foster's performance in it. When I first saw the looks of this film, I was very intrigued and thought it was going to be a "The Forgotten 2"....i was very wrong.

What starts off is with Jodie Foster playing a mourning mother after the death of her husband. Her and her daughter catch a flight to go stay with Foster's grandparents, however, after Jodie's character falls asleep, the daughter is gone....and to make matters worst, she is told that she never existed...

Sounds like a good premise eh? Well that's what infused me to go and see it. It starts off well but once the daughter goes missing, it went downhill. Jodie's performance throughout is good, not Oscar worthy but it is one of the highlights of the film (as well as the ever-cool Sean Bean.) Unfortunately I can't go into great depth of anything else of the story because of spoilers, but I will say that the ending plot is horrible, totally impossible and so therefore ruins the impact of the film and its good beginning.

There are also a lot of other things that annoy me about the film, to cut a long list short here are some examples: - a brilliant, new state of the art plane...and there's hardly anyone on board.

  • Foster's character, although confused and frustrated does get
annoying after a bit, and seeing as w're meant to identify and sympathise with her, is not a good thing.

  • The overall twist / ending plot is ridiculous, as I stated before.


My vote is 6/10....go see the film for the enjoyment of Jodie Foster and some thrills. however, do not expect a masterpiece..because this is FAR from great.


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