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Flightplan (2005)

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A bereaved woman and her daughter are flying home from Berlin to America. At 30,000 feet, the child vanishes, and nobody will admit she was ever on the plane.

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Robert Schwentke
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jodie Foster ... Kyle Pratt
Peter Sarsgaard ... Carson
Sean Bean ... Captain Rich
Kate Beahan ... Stephanie
Michael Irby ... Obaid
Assaf Cohen ... Ahmed
Erika Christensen ... Fiona
Shane Edelman ... Mr. Loud
Mary Gallagher ... Mrs. Loud
Haley Ramm ... Brittany Loud
Forrest Landis ... Rhett Loud
Jana Kolesárová ... Claudia
Brent Sexton ... Elias
Marlene Lawston ... Julia
Judith Scott ... Estella
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Storyline

The husband of aviation engineer Kyle Pratt has just died in Berlin, and now she is flying back to New York with his coffin and their six-year-old daughter Julia. Three hours into the flight Kyle awakens to find that Julia is gone. It's a big double-decker plane, so the very concerned mother has a lot of territory to cover in order to find her daughter. She takes matters into her own hands as she fights to discern the truth. Written by Anthony Pereyra {hypersonic91@yahoo.com}

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This Fall, One passenger is taking control.............to find the truth See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for violence and some intense plot material | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | French | German | Arabic | Italian | Japanese

Release Date:

23 September 2005 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Plan de vuelo See more »

Filming Locations:

Berlin, Germany See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$55,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$24,629,938, 25 September 2005

Gross USA:

$89,707,299

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$223,387,299
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Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Trivia

Although the AALTO Air E-474 featured in this movie is a fictional aircraft, it does bear a strong resemblance in overall design to the real-life double-decker Airbus A380-800, with the movie's cockpit being nearly identical to the A380's. See more »

Goofs

There are no overnight flights between Berlin and New York. Due to time changes, if a plane left Berlin at, say, 8pm, it would arrive in New York at approximately 1am. Flights from Europe to the east coast virtually all leave in the morning to early afternoon, and arrive in the States afternoon to early evening. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Mortuary Director: [in German, subtitled] Would you like a moment of privacy before the casket is sealed?
Kyle: [hesitantly] Okay.
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Some of the opening credits are reflected on the side of a subway train as if they are actually present in the scene. Other credits interact with the background in many other ways, for example by being obscured by foreground objects or moving in perspective to match a closing door. See more »

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Featured in Cabin Pressure: Designing the Aalto E-474 (2006) See more »

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Written & Performed by Rupert Pope (as Ru Pope)
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"I know where I've seen you before!"
2 October 2005 | by ExissSee all my reviews

I have not seen that many Jodie Foster films, but being that she is a fairly well known actress and Flightplan's premise seemed as good as any's I gave it a shot when invited to an opening showing with two friends.

What followed was a mixture between humor, failed tension, and borderline entertainment.

Flightplan derives its plot from a Hitchcock standpoint: A woman (Foster) boards a plane with her daughter, falls asleep and discovers that the little girl is missing. In a frenzy to locate her missing child she frightens both crew and passengers alike in a search that may be only in her mind.

Trouble is Flightplan never builds much excitement, leaving the audience caught between wondering the truth behind the film's mystery and not really caring but hoping things get interesting before everything is over.

Jodie Foster plays a good anxious, worried mother and I had the urge to just reach up, slap her and say "Cut that out!" A well done acting role on her part that sparks empathy and emotional responses from those watching, bravo. Now if only the other characters could have been as successful...

A few seconds into Foster's flight we are introduced to Pigeon Eyes,(Peter Sarsgaard) a shady looking character who explains himself to be an air marshal. He sports a monotonous disposition that could rival Hayden Christensen's Anakin Skywalker impression, except when situation demands a slightly more energetic tone of voice.

The entire films manages to hold itself together without boring the viewers but not exactly showing them the time of their life either. A few predictable plot twists manage to change things up just enough to have it stand out much better than some suspense thrillers (The Interpreter with Nicole Kidman springs to mind.).

Overall, Flightplan stands as an easily forgettable and average entry in the Jodie Foster film history.

5/10


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