After a terrible air disaster, survivor Max Klein emerges a changed person. Unable to connect to his former life or to wife Laura, he feels godlike and invulnerable. When psychologist Bill Perlman is unable to help Max, he has Max meet another survivor, Carla Rodrigo, who is racked with grief and guilt since her baby died in the crash which she and Max survived.
Some people are afraid of nothing.
Did You Know?
Both Max (Jeff Bridges
) and Carla (Rosie Perez
) exhibit signs of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). In Max's case, this is most evident in his altered personality (a common symptom of severely traumatized soldiers returning from war or civilians after horrific events), his distance from his wife and son, and his preoccupation with the crash. In Carla's case, her mental trauma is exhibited largely through her survivor guilt and obsession with her inability to save her baby. See more
When Max Klein is spinning on the corner of the roof, his wireless microphone pack can been seen on his lower back. See more
[seeing more survivors
Hey, there's more over here! Bring another team! Another team here by the tail! We're going to need a lot more help.
Referenced in Rolf De Heer
Written by Josephine Hinds See more