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After lightening strikes Flight 109, the only chance for survival is a young girl.


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Complete credited cast:
Elisha Cuthbert ... Nicole Stone
Bronwen Booth Bronwen Booth ... Andrea Prescott (as Bronwên Booth)
Joe Mantegna ... Raymond Stone
Lynne Adams Lynne Adams ... Marylin Stone
Russell Yuen ... Mark
Gordon Masten ... Frank
Don Jordan ... Pilot Greg
Martin Lacroix Martin Lacroix ... Co-Pilot Terry
Yvan Ponton ... Lee 'Bickster' Biquette
Charles Edwin Powell ... Jeff, A.T.C. (as Charles Powell)
Larry Day ... Donovan
Mélany Goudreau Mélany Goudreau ... Carrie
Roc LaFortune ... Captain Lopez
Jason Cavalier ... Steiger
Stéphane Lefebvre ... Reynolds


When the spoiled 13 year old Nicole is expelled from school for the third time, her super rich daddy has her brought home in his private 727. However, in a storm the airplane gets damaged and the pilots and crew are knocked out by loss of oxygen. So it's up to Nicole to fight for their lives. Her only help is a young air traffic controller who talks to her by radio.

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Rated PG-13 for violence and some language | See all certifications »


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Release Date:

13 February 2000 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Air Speed - Sem Controle See more »

Filming Locations:

Montréal, Québec, Canada See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital


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An airplane flying through a thunderstorm has virtually no chance of being structurally damaged by a lightning strike. The lightning leaves a burn mark but nothing else. See more »

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In Memory of Greg Maselli. See more »


References Airport 1975 (1974) See more »

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What? No bag of peanuts!?
27 February 2001 | by refinedsugarSee all my reviews

Airspeed has led me to the conclusion that there is nary an original idea left today for movies to explore. Some are better executed than others, but all movies are basically the same and the one category that never changes and fits the above description like jam on toast is the airplane disaster flick. It's got the formula of what goes up must come down. Pretty straight forward.

So here we are. I was hoping for something on the level of ... oh I dunno ... Executive Decision. What I got was ... Air Speed. A vapid entry into the airplane disaster genre that feels like it was cleared for television take-off. For those who care this one deals with a teenage daughter of a software giant who gets trapped on flight 666. Seems they might be making a stop-over on pavement and not the good kind either. See bad weather has hit, lightening strikes the plane and next you know she's gotten fly the plane to ground and safety.

I always like these movies with the sight of a dubious average everyday citizen being able to land the plane - no training needed - always brings a smile to my face. Makes me wonder why we need those highly trained pilots when all you gotta do is pull a lever and stick-shift.

This movie doesn't offer ANYTHING redeeming worth spending ninety minutes of your time on. It has the general feel of a tight budget and there's very little variety. Either we're on the plane listening to the whiny girl or on the ground in the air traffic control tower listening to dialogue we've all heard before. I became so bored with the movie I couldn't help but pick holes in it. The rough-around-the-edges-acting, implausible technical aspects. I did anything mildly possible to sink the movie before it has reached an end. If it had even succeeded in entertaining me lightly maybe I wouldn't be so harsh. Was Turbluence a good movie? No, not really. Did it entertain me? Yes. Finally Joe Mantegna shouldn't be here slumming it for a second-third bill role. Fat Tony would be ashamed.

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