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Red Eye (2005)

PG-13  |   |  Mystery, Thriller  |  19 August 2005 (USA)
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A woman is kidnapped by a stranger on a routine flight. Threatened by the potential murder of her father, she is pulled into a plot to assist her captor in offing a politician.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Blonde Woman
Headphone Kid
Nice Lady
Senior Flight Attendant
Charles Keefe
Terry Press ...
Marianne Taylor (as Teresa Press-Marx)
Bob Taylor
Taxi Driver
Airline Representative (as Mary-Kathleen Gordon)
Irate Passenger
Dallas Ticket Agent


This is the story of a young resourceful heroine woman named Lisa Reisert who hates to fly, but the terror that awaits her on the night flight to Miami has nothing to do with a fear of flying! Upon boarding the plane, Lisa is trapped on a red-eye flight with a creepy villainous handsome and charming man by the name of Jackson Rippner, who's playing middle-man in the plot to assassinate a Homeland Security official. He's got her father pinned down by a would-be killer, using that advantage to coerce Lisa into phoning the luxury resort where she works and arranging to move the target into a pre-set position. Written by Anthony Pereyra <hypersonic91@yahoo.com>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


Fear Takes Flight


Mystery | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for some intense sequences of violence, and language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

19 August 2005 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Vuelo nocturno  »

Box Office


$25,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$16,167,662 (USA) (19 August 2005)


$57,859,105 (USA) (7 October 2005)

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


Following special advance screenings of the movie in Los Angeles and New York, audiences were given replica copies of the monster pen used in the movie as memorabilia. Attached to the souvenir was a tag that read: "Red Eye, in theaters August 19th." On the back read: "Don't take the red eye without this... www.redeye-themovie.com." See more »


You can see when Jackson is throwing Lisa against the walls in the bathroom that he really has his hand behind her head. It was later revealed that Cillian Murphy did this on purpose. In an earlier take, he accidentally knocked Rachel McAdams out and wanted to prevent it from happening again. See more »


[first lines]
Marianne Taylor: Taylor. Bob and Marianne Taylor.
Cynthia: Just bear with me one second.
Marianne Taylor: There are other hotels in Miami.
Cynthia: I'm sorry.
Marianne Taylor: What is the problem? We made these reservations over six months ago.
Cynthia: I know, ma'am, I'm just not seeing it.
Marianne Taylor: Well, where's Lisa? Lisa always takes care of us.
Cynthia: I know, ma'am. She's out of town. Her grandmother passed away.
Bob Taylor: Cynthia, is it?
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Written by Tom Mesmer
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Beautiful little suspense movie
20 August 2005 | by (Santa Cruz) – See all my reviews

Beautifully filmed, well acted, tightly scripted suspense movie. Had me on the edge of my seat. I liked the lead actress very much, and thought the villain was very well done. Not much to chew on here in the way of a theme, but if you just get in your seat, turn your brain off, watch the fancy camera work, and enjoy the plot, you will have a great time. The plot is well worn, and regular movie goers will probably know more or less what to expect by about ten minutes in. But that didn't bother me, as I enjoyed watching it unfold. In the old days, they might not have focused so tightly on just two characters, and there were some enticing moments when I hoped they were going to let some other people have a few lines. But these folks were probably right to keep the movie so tightly focused. The plot got me by the throat fairly early on, and never let go. It's not a good idea to think too much either during or after the movie. as I'm not sure it makes a great deal of sense. Just sit back and enjoy.

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