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A feud develops between two air traffic controllers: one cocky and determined while the other is restrained and laidback, which inevitably affects their lives.

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Nick Falzone
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Russell Bell
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Connie Falzone
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Mary Bell
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Barry Plotkin
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Ed Clabes
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Tina Leary
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Ron Hewitt
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Leo Morton
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Pat Feeney
Philip Akin ...
Paul
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Pete
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Tom
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Ken
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Mark
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New Controller
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Veteran Controller
Rob Smith ...
Bob
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Tanya Hewitt
Star Jasper ...
Julie Clabes
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Crystal Plotkin
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Beverly
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Karen
Andy Dan ...
Diner Cook (as Andrew Dan)
Tennyson Loeh ...
Diner Waitress
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Trudy
Jillian Cameron ...
Falzone Girl
Michael Cameron ...
Falzone Boy
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Mrs. Connor
Cody Jones ...
Timmy
Jimmy Ruderman ...
Scared Student
Paul Brogren ...
Supermarket Clerk
Gene Dinovi ...
Enzo Sorrento
Emile Belcourt ...
Tenor
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Sara
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Bodybuilder
Ferne Downey ...
Sorrento Customer
Joe Matheson ...
Announcer
Gina Clayton ...
Dynajet Flight Attendant
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Dynajet Steward
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Dynajet Captain (as Jim Millington)
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TV Reporter
Ray Paisley ...
K-9 Cop
Rita Tuckett ...
Lady Sparta
Robert Bidaman ...
Near Miss Pilot (as Bob Bidaman)
Dick Callahan ...
TRACON Guard
Brian King ...
Honeymoon Man
Julia Paton ...
Honeymoon Woman
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Flight Attendant
John Lefebvre ...
Pilot
John Robinson ...
Co-Pilot
Todd Faithfull ...
Tina's Boyfriend
Richard Bauer ...
Pilot (voice)
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Pilot (voice)
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Pilot Voice (voice)
Craig Eldridge ...
Pilot Voice (voice)
Peter Graham ...
Pilot Voice (voice)
Peter James Howarth ...
Pilot Voice (voice)
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Pilot Voice (voice)
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Pilot Voice (voice)
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Pilot Voice (voice)
Markus Parilo ...
Pilot Voice (voice)
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Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Wayne Curnew ...
Air traffic controller (uncredited)
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Doctor Freeze (uncredited)
Lili Salman ...
Audience member (uncredited)

Directed by

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Mike Newell

Written by

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Darcy Frey ... (article Something's Got To Give)
 
Glen Charles ... (screenplay) &
Les Charles ... (screenplay)

Produced by

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Michael Flynn ... executive producer
Alan Greenspan ... executive producer
Art Linson ... producer
John Marshall ... consulting producer

Music by

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Anne Dudley
Adam Hamilton
Chris Seefried

Cinematography by

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Gale Tattersall

Film Editing by

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Jon Gregory

Editorial Department

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Gary Burritt ... negative cutter
Gary Fluxgold ... first assistant film editor
Lauren Giordano ... editor: main titles
Russell Langille ... second assistant editor
Giulia Maura ... post-production coordinator
Dennis McNeill ... color timer
Ian Seymour ... associate editor
Kristina Trirogoff ... first assistant editor

Casting By

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Ellen Chenoweth

Production Design by

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Bruno Rubeo

Art Direction by

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John Dondertman

Set Decoration by

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Steve Shewchuk
Clive Thomasson

Costume Design by

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Marie-Sylvie Deveau

Makeup Department

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David R. Beecroft ... key hair stylist
Mario Cacioppo ... makeup artist (as Mario G. Cacioppo)
Karola Dirnberger ... key hair stylist
Lynne K. Eagan ... makeup artist: John Cusack & Billy Bob Thornton (as Lynne Eagan)
Christine Hart ... makeup department head
Carol Hartwick ... assistant hair stylist (as Carol Puckrin)
Renate Leuschner ... wig maker
Emanuel Millar ... hair stylist: Angelina Jolie, John Cusack & Billy Bob Thornton
Janeen Schreyer ... makeup artist: Angelina Jolie
Marilyn Terry ... assistant makeup artist

Production Management

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Joseph Boccia ... unit production manager
Michael Saxton ... post-production supervisor

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Bruno Bryniarski ... second assistant director
Christy Garland ... third assistant director
Paul Hiscock ... fourth assistant director
Sarah Jarvis ... assistant director
Kathleen Hallam Kibzey ... key third assistant director
Michal Page ... assistant director
Philip C. Pfeiffer ... second unit director
Tom Quinn ... first assistant director: second unit, Toronto
Michele Rakich ... second assistant director: second unit, Toronto
Mike Topoozian ... first assistant director: Los Angeles
Bob Wagner ... second assistant director: Los Angeles
David Webb ... first assistant director

Art Department

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Carlos Caneca ... set dresser
Guy Hendrix Dyas ... conceptual illustrator (as Guy Dyas)
Bill Harman ... construction coordinator
Elis Lam ... set designer (as Elis Y. Lam)
Peter Legault ... carpenter
Jae Pak ... assistant art director
Gordon White ... set designer

Sound Department

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Ross Adams ... additional dialogue editor
Sue Baker ... supervising sound editor
Geoff R. Brown ... assistant sound editor
Martin Cantwell ... assistant sound effects editor
Bruce Carwardine ... production sound mixer (as D. Bruce Carwardine)
Tim Cavagin ... re-recording mixer
Derek Holding ... adr editor
Dean Humphreys ... re-recording mixer (as Dean Humphries)
Jacques Leroide ... foley editor
Peter Melnychuk ... boom operator
Colin Miller ... sound effects editor
Victor Nunes ... assistant adr editor
Dennis Sager ... adr engineer
Jon Vogl ... adr mixer
John Lajvort ... sound editorial engineer (uncredited)
John Soukup ... sound transfer (uncredited)

Special Effects by

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Warren Appleby ... special effects assistant
Michael Kavanagh ... special effects coordinator / special effects supervisor
David P. Kelsey ... special effects coordinator: Los Angeles (as David Kelsey)
Travis Price ... texture painter
Dawn Rivard ... special effects
Jeff Skochko ... special effects assistant
Daniel White ... key special effects
Derek Liscoumb ... special effects technician (uncredited)
Michael Rifkin ... mechanical special effects (uncredited)

Visual Effects by

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Gary Abrahamian ... 3D artist
Chris Allen ... software programming & support
Hunter Athey ... 2D artist
Lee Berger ... digital production executive producer
Clifford Bohm ... software programming & support
Ruth Caspary ... digital texture supervisor
Patrick Clancey ... visual effects compositor: The Post Group
Joyce Cox ... visual effects producer (as Joyce Weisiger)
Daphne Dentz ... visual effects production manager
Don Devine ... visual effects director of photography
Bill Dietrich ... R&D supervisor
Nousha Emami ... texture painter
David Eubank ... additional first assistant camera: visual effects unit
Michael Feder ... software programming & support
Kelly Fischer ... digital paint and rotoscope artist: Blue Sky/VIFX
Dan Foster ... visual effects production manager
Meg Freeman ... matte painting
Bob Froehlig ... software programming & support
Robb Gardner ... visual effects lighting technical director
Christopher Glass ... storyboard artist
Meher Gourjian ... pre-visualization
Robert Grasmere ... visual effects location producer
Laura Hanigan ... 2D artist
Jessica Harris ... 2D artist
Douglas Harsch ... 3D artist
John Heller ... Inferno artist
Bryan Hirota ... digital effects supervisor: Blue Sky-VIFX
Phil Holland ... scanning & recording operator
Richard E. Hollander ... president: Blue Sky/VIFX (as Richard Hollander) / senior visual effects supervisor (as Richard Hollander)
Chris Holmes ... digital compositor
Sean Hyunin Lee ... Inferno artist (as Sean Lee)
Arthur Jeppe ... digital artist: VIFX
Rimas Juchnevicius ... digital artist: rotoscope artist and compositor
Lisa Kahatriya ... matte painting
JoAnn Knox ... visual effects location producer
Marta Knudsen ... matte painter: VIFX / texture painter (as Marta Recio) / texture painter: VIFX
Gene Kozicki ... digital production manager
Gauth Krishnamurti ... software programming & support (as Gautham Krishnamurti)
Roger Kupelian ... texture painter
Harry Lam ... 2D artist
Mark Leo Perry ... 3D animator
André Mazzone ... software programming and support: Blue Sky/VIFX
Michael J. McAlister ... visual effects consultant
Sean McPherson ... 2D visual effects supervisor
Alexandra Menapace ... motion control operator
Diana Miao ... texture painter
Stuart Mintz ... 3D artist
David Palmer ... matte painting
Lisa L. Pollaro ... 2D artist
Travis Price ... texture painter
Tim Pyle ... pre-visualization animator
Robert Rioux ... 3D artist
Christopher Romano ... 3D artist / technical director
César Romero ... inferno artist
Marc Rubone ... 2D artist
Rob Schultz ... texture painter
Boyd Shermis ... visual effects supervisor
Craig Shumard ... motion control technician
Cybele Sierra ... 2D artist
Derek Spears ... 3D artist
Dottie Starling ... texture painter
Trevor Thomson ... software programming & support
Antonio Torres ... 2D artist: Blue Sky/VIFX
Juan Carlos Vargas ... visual effects: pre-vis (as Juan Vargas)
Jim Weisiger ... visual effects director of photography
Russ Woolnough ... visual effects editor
Serkan Zelzele ... 2D artist
Scot Byrd ... publicist: Rhythm & Hues (uncredited)
Jack Holland ... art department assistant: Blue Sky/VIFX (uncredited)
John Karner ... previsualization animator (uncredited)
Matthew Paulson ... digital modeler (uncredited)
Eric Withee ... data/film manager: The Post Group (uncredited)

Stunts

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Matt Birman ... stunt performer
Joe Bucaro III ... stunt double
Randy Butcher ... stunt driver
Doug Coleman ... stunt coordinator: Los Angeles
Rick Forsayeth ... stunt coordinator
Donald John Hewitt ... stunt driver
Jery Hewitt ... stunt coordinator: second unit, New York
Danny Lima ... stunts
Duncan McLeod ... stunt double: John Cusack
Mick O'Rourke ... stunts
Edward A. Queffelec ... stunts
Branko Racki ... stunt driver
Robert Racki ... stunt driver
John Stead ... lead stunt double

Camera and Electrical Department

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Abby Anderson ... video assist
Thomas Bango ... assistant camera
Russel Bowie ... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Paolo Cascio ... first assistant camera: "a" camera, second unit
Ciaran Copelin ... first assistant camera
Brad Crosbie ... camera trainee
Dennis Daigle ... camera car operator
Tim Davis ... video assist operator
Gary Deneault ... rigging gaffer
William Engel ... grip
Candide Franklyn ... camera operator / steadicam operator
Dylan Goss ... aerial camera operator
Duane Gullison ... assistant chief lighting technician
Joel Guthro ... camera operator: "b" camera
Mike Kirilenko ... key grip
Harry Lake ... director of photography: airports unit
Joseph Lederer ... still photographer (as Joe Lederer)
Matthew F. Leonetti ... director of photography: second unit
Christopher Nethercoat ... key rigging grip
Harald Ortenburger ... camera operator
Philip C. Pfeiffer ... director of photography: second unit
Larry Portmann ... focus puller: Vancouver second unit
Pavlik Pravtchev ... on-set playback
Ron Renzetti ... dolly grip
Tony Rudenko ... playback operator
Philip Shanahan ... second assistant camera
Paul Taylor ... Remote Head Technician
Neil Trafford ... second assistant camera
Chuck Weiss ... additional video assist operator
Mark D. Acheson ... rigging grip (uncredited)

Casting Department

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Johnny Gidcomb ... adr casting
Amanda Koblin ... casting associate
Jane Rogers ... extras casting
Alex Wald ... additional casting: Los Angeles
Juli-Ann Kay ... casting associate: Canada (uncredited)

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Gayle Franklin ... costume assistant set supervisor
Susan MacLeod ... costume extras coordinator
Sharon McDonell ... wardrobe assistant
Linda Petty ... assistant costume designer
Andre Schulz ... costume supervisor

Location Management

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Marty Dejczak ... location manager
Damon Michael Gordon ... location assistant
David McIlroy ... assistant location manager
Heidi Topper ... location manager: New York

Music Department

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Mark Berrow ... musician: violin
Rachel Bolt ... viola
John Bradbury ... orchestra leader
Michael Connell ... music editor
Anne Dudley ... conductor / orchestrator
Roger Dudley ... music engineer / music mixer
Ellen Ginsburg ... music clearance
Tom Jenkins ... assistant engineer
Bob Last ... music consultant
Brendan Power ... musician: harmonica
Steve Price ... music engineer
David Warrack ... music and vocal coach
Bruce White ... musician: viola
Nick Wollage ... music mixer
Matt Walker ... music executive (uncredited)

Script and Continuity Department

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Ira Hurvitz ... script supervisor: reshoots
Angela Mastronardi ... script supervisor second unit

Transportation Department

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John Coles ... driver
Ron Hilts ... head driver
Ted Nobles ... driver: basecamp
Mike Shannon ... transportation captain
Nick Sweetman ... transportation coordinator

Other crew

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Scott Alexander ... key location pa
Chris Allies ... title designer
John 'Frenchie' Berger ... armorer
Kim Bodner ... post-production accountant
Aneikit Bonnel ... assistant to director
Brady Breen ... coordinator: Chicago
Joe Cappelletti ... adr voice artist
Al Cerullo ... aerial coordinator: second unit, New York / helicopter pilot: second unit, New York
Kyle Cooper ... title designer: main titles
Anne Devereux ... assistant: Mr. Cusack
Deborah Evans ... first accountant: New York
Joe Everett ... unit publicist
David Gorder ... assistant to producer
Michael Hendrickson ... production executive: Fox
Christian Henson ... drum programmer
Paul Hiscock ... assistant: Billy Bob Thornton
Joanne Jackson ... production accountant
Tom McDonnell ... animal wrangler: second unit
Don McLean ... consultant: fly fishing
Veronica Miller ... first assistant accountant
Rick Parker ... animal wrangler (as Richard A. Parker)
Perry Petrzilka ... assistant coordinator
Robin M. Reelis ... assistant production coordinator
Tony Rudenko ... computer graphic artist
Sue Sparling ... payroll accountant
Philip Spurvey ... production assistant
Steve Stanford ... craft service
Brooke Weslak ... assistant production coordinator
Kris Wood ... video and computer playback operator

Production Companies

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Distributors

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Special Effects

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

Nick and the other boys (and Vicki Lewis) working the hotspot of air traffic control in New York are impressed with themselves, to say the least. They thrive on the no-room-for-error, fast-paced job and let it infect their lives. The undisputed king of pushing tin, "The Zone" Falzone, rules his workplace and his wedded life with the same short-attention span that gets planes where they need to be in the nick of time. That is, until Russell Bell, a new transfer with a reputation for recklessness but a record of pure perfection shatters the tensely-held status quo. The game of one-upmanship between the two flies so high as to lead Nick into Russell's bed with his wife. His sanity slipping just as fast as his hold on #1, Cusack's controller is thrown out-of-control when Thornton's wanderer quietly leaves town. Nick must now find a way to regain his sanity and repair his marriage before he breaks down completely. Written by Lordship

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Taglines Nothing Grounds You Like the Truth. See more »
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Also Known As
  • Turbulenzen - und andere Katastrophen (Germany)
  • Les aiguilleurs (France)
  • Fuera de control (Spain)
  • Управляя полётами (Russia)
  • Riskirajoilla (Finland)
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Runtime
  • 124 min
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Box Office

Budget $33,000,000 (estimated)
Opening Weekend United States $3,555,032, 25 Apr 1999

Did You Know?

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Trivia Billy Bob Thornton's character (Russell Bell) states in the movie that he is half Irish (his father) and half Choctaw Indian (his mother). In real life, Mr. Thornton's father is of Irish ancestry, while his mother is half Choctaw Indian and half Italian. See more »
Goofs Supermarkets in New York are not allowed to sell 'hard liquor', so Mary Bell should not have had three bottles of vodka in her shopping trolley. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Pushing Tin/Mighty Peking Man/Election/Lost and Found/SLC Punk! (1999). See more »
Soundtracks Memories Are Made of This See more »
Quotes Russell Bell: If you ever want to sleep at night, don't marry a beautiful girl.
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