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A grief counselor working with a group of plane-crash survivors finds herself at the root of a mystery when her clients begin to disappear.

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After a plane crash, a young therapist, Claire, is assigned by her mentor to counsel the flight's five survivors. When they share their recollections of the incident -- which some say include an explosion that the airline claims never happened -- Claire is intrigued by Eric, the most secretive of the passengers. Just as Claire's professional relationship with Eric -- despite her better judgment -- blossoms into a romance, the survivors begin to disappear mysteriously, one by one. Claire suspects that Eric may hold all the answers and becomes determined to uncover the truth, no matter the consequences. Written by Anonymous

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The line between this world and the next is about to be crossed. See more »


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Rated PG-13 for thematic elements including some scary images, and sensuality | See all certifications »

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26 September 2008 (Spain)  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$25,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$172,544 (USA) (24 October 2008)

Gross:

$270,659 (USA) (31 October 2008)
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Trivia

The license plates used in the film feature the slogan "Beautiful Evergreen State", a combination of the license plate slogan of British Columbia ("Beautiful British Columbia", where the movie was filmed), and the state nickname of Washington State (The Evergreen State). See more »

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In the Special Thanks credits for the "Making of" featurette on the DVD, Andre Braugher's first name is misspelled Andrea. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Claire Summers: [talking on her phone in bed] Hello. Hello... Oh, hi. Hi... No, wide-awake. What's up?
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The Cuckoo Waltz
Music by Johann Emanuel Jonasson
Played by the player piano
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User Reviews

 
Dead & Buried
26 December 2008 | by (Moscow, Russia) – See all my reviews

I thoroughly enjoyed Passengers, its moving (and rather sad) story, strong emotional impact, beautiful photography and convincing performances, especially when it comes to the part of Hathaway. Some minor flaws (slow pace at times and a number of questions left unanswered) can be easily forgiven.

But I made a terrible mistake to read the IMDb comments before watching this film. Even if those reviews are mostly accurate and do not expressly reveal the truth behind the mysterious events on the screen, the suggested references to other movies that may (or may not) be inspirational for the creators have significantly diminished effect of the surprise ending.

I can easily name at least half a dozen of titles dealing with similar subject matter, but it may be difficult to guess what is actually going on until the punchline, unless you are "tuned to a specific station" from the very beginning and know what to expect.

Do yourself a favor - watch the film with an unbiased attitude, read the comments afterwards.


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