A man's personality is dramatically changed after surviving a major airline crash.

Director:

Peter Weir

Writers:

Rafael Yglesias (novel), Rafael Yglesias (screenplay)
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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 6 wins & 8 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jeff Bridges ... Max Klein
Isabella Rossellini ... Laura Klein
Rosie Perez ... Carla Rodrigo
Tom Hulce ... Brillstein
John Turturro ... Dr. Bill Perlman
Benicio Del Toro ... Manny Rodrigo
Deirdre O'Connell ... Nan Gordon
John de Lancie ... Jeff Gordon (as John De Lancie)
Spencer Vrooman Spencer Vrooman ... Jonah Klein
Daniel Cerny Daniel Cerny ... Byron Hummel
Eve Roberts ... Gail Klein
Robin Pearson Rose Robin Pearson Rose ... Sarah
Debra Monk ... Alison
Cynthia Mace ... Cindy Dickens
Randle Mell Randle Mell ... Peter Hummel
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Storyline

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. Written by Reid Gagle

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Some people are afraid of nothing.

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Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language and airplane crash realism | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Final theatrical feature film of producer Mark Rosenberg along with Flesh and Bone (1993) and The House of the Spirits (1993) where Rosenberg acted as an executive producer on the latter. See more »

Goofs

Camera operator reflected in Klein's sunglasses when he's leaning against the car tire near the beginning. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Cop: [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.
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Soundtracks

JO'S SONG
Written by Josephine Hinds
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Peerless
4 April 2003 | by tarolintaSee all my reviews

This movie like no other made me feel emotions that are too deep to put into words. I completely agree with the many comments about how cathartic and brilliant this film is. Why on earth did the Motion Picture Academy give the film and its' amazing director Peter Weir so little recognition? I suppose Schindlers' List was the on voters' minds that year(rightfully so, it too is a masterpiece), and Tom Hanks' fine performance in Philadelphia was most certainly appreciated by the actor community, to help the world understand what was happening right under their noses, we need to fight AIDS and stop denying the humanity of those who suffer from it. But I read an earlier comment on Fearless from someone who felt this movie portrayed loss, grief and fear better than any gay or AIDS-theme movie ever. This blows me away, because Tom Hanks received an Oscar for playing a gay man dying of AIDS, yet Jeff Bridges wasn't even nominated for his completely amazing portrayal of a crash survivor; Rosie Perez was the only actor from this movie to receive an Oscar nomination (she, too, was brilliant). The last scene in the movie had me sobbing unbelievably, and I've seen it twice before. The story, the characters, the music and the locations are all woven together by Mr Weir into the most beautiful, comprehensive depiction of what it means to live, breathe and feel that I have ever seen.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 November 1993 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Joyride See more »

Filming Locations:

Arvin, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$144,044, 17 October 1993

Gross USA:

$6,995,302

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$6,995,302
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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