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Final Approach (2005)

Junior Pilot (original title)
A kid is convinced that the plane he is on is being hijacked.

Director:

James Becket

Writer:

James Becket
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Veronica Alicino ... 911 Operator
Tom Ayers ... Air Traffic Controller
Allen Barton ... State Department Official
Jordi Caballero ... Doctor Hector
Adam Cagley ... Bruno
Art Cohan Art Cohan ... Mr. Dorchester
Julie Condra ... Marge
Makoa Dacascos Makoa Dacascos ... Child
Mark Dacascos ... Kato
John D'Aquino ... Senator Claghorn
Yvonne Delarosa ... Maria
Marianna Elliott ... Tower Controller 2 (as Marianna Elliot)
Jordan Garrett ... Ricky
Kristin Herold ... Midge
Tully Hunt Tully Hunt ... Little Monster
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A kid is convinced that the plane he is on is being hijacked.

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This is no video game. It's for real. See more »

Genres:

Family

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 January 2005 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Final Approach See more »

Filming Locations:

San Fernando, California, USA

Company Credits

Production Co:

Cool Productions See more »
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Technical Specs

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The last 20 minutes were filmed at the Mojave Air & Space Port in California. The airport is home to an aircraft "boneyard" where unwanted aircraft are placed in storage until sold or returns to service. Aircraft are also cut up for scrap here.

In the film you may notice a particular aircraft. A Boeing 767-200 last flown by Ansett Airlines. Ansett were an Australian airline until September 2001 when it filed for bankruptcy. The aircraft was registered as "VH-RMO" when flown by Ansett. Prior to Ansett, it was flown by Britannia Airways. The aircraft arrived at Mojave in June 2002 for storage. Parting out for scrap didn't commence until August 2004. See more »

Connections

References Final Destination (2000) See more »

Soundtracks

WANNA FLY
Written and Performed by Safi
Produced by Rick Mitra
Recorded at DBC Studios (London, England)
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Sometimes VIOLENCE isn't the only cruelty...
9 May 2006 | by Missileman1See all my reviews

…perpetrated on children. More often than not it's simply a series of gross misrepresentations of reality. Packaged in a 'nifty' kids' format (as so many others in the genre) this film does just that. From the head-phone-less 777 pilot who reads a 'newspaper' in the cockpit (folded, read from the hand with less than serious attention, an en-route flight chart is hardly a suspect here; and taking off his glasses in the direst emergency during the film doesn't help) to the ridiculous time-segment distortions, children are given the impressions that not only does everything happen in slow motion in the world, but that 1) professionalism, 2) today's technology, and, 3) emotional stability – among countless other real-world scenarios requiring mature judgment - can be plucked out of the air and bent for their own use simply because they think it so (Hollywood: guilty as charged).

Parents, try this at home: give your offspring a good dose of REALITY during the viewing of this flick (put the recorder on 'pause' at the appropriate moment and MAKE IT SO). It may consume some precognitive time --- on your part. There's nothing wrong with fantasy, just make sure your kids know the difference. And, FYI, it's one of the main reasons English-speaking children fall so far behind many nations of the world in high-school and college aptitude. We're not only losing our engineers, teachers, artists – and yes, dreamers – for the same reasons, we're losing parentage.

FANTASY: 10 --- REALITY: 1, for an HGN rating – Hollywood Gross Negligence. PS/yes, I've raised children (5) – they're all out of college, doing well and having payed their own way; they know 'the difference' and I didn't pay a dime, just a lot of attention


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