- 1h 21min
After lightening strikes Flight 109, the only chance for survival is a young girl.After lightening strikes Flight 109, the only chance for survival is a young girl.After lightening strikes Flight 109, the only chance for survival is a young girl.
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.
Aside from one minor piece of reality...
I work nights, so my nights off are filled with bad movies and infomercials at 3am. Airspeed was actually kind of fun in a "Mystery Science Theater 3000" sort of way. I never expect depth and find new ways to amuse myself at the absurdity. This movie is a stereotype, as mentioned in the other reviews. I won't rehash. That being said, most movies expect you to suspend disbelief for a little bit in order to enjoy the flick. I couldn't get past the fact that at 20-30,000 feet above the earth, the temperature of the air is beyond normal "cold" and a big hole in the plane would depressurise the cabin, sucking everything out into the big blue yonder. At skydiving height, yes, you can do neat heroic things like run a guy wire from one plane to the other and save lives. You can peek outside the back of a low flying aircraft like in the old war movies. Not on a jet. Sorry folks, it's not going to happen. Everybody would turn blue and die. Even the cute little girl who almost fell through the hole, lost a shoe to the great beyond, but managed to push herself away so she could get up and move about the aircraft. If it COULD be done, I do believe there are people insanely heroic enough to jump across on a tether and save the day...but not on this planet. Aside from that...one of the better flicks I've seen. I'd rate it up there with the USA Network movie called "Class Warfare". I was half asleep and missed seeing the contrived ending to that movie 10 minutes into it. I like it when movies can trip me up like that.
- Aug 21, 2004
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