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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If Someone Took Everything You Live For... How Far Would You Go To Get It Back? See more »


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

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Trivia

The airplane instrument panel had to be built from scratch because the instrument panel used in many movies was destroyed in Cast Away (2000). See more »

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The plane is noticeably empty in many early scenes. 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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Crazy Credits

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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Referenced in Yes Man (2008) See more »

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Panic Fuselage
19 September 2005 | by awjonesjrSee all my reviews

A grieving widow (Jodie Foster) is escorting her daughter and the coffin holding her husband's body back from Germany to the U.S. While mid-flight, the child disappears... or did she ever exist in the first place? There are really only two places for the story to go -- Jodie's crazy or she's the victim of a Vast Right-Wing Conspiracy -- and it doesn't take a seasoned film critic to figure out which direction this one is headed. But while FLIGHTPLAN offers just a few mild surprises, it does so with a fair degree of tension and passion on Foster's part (she's settled into the role of hysterical mother a little too comfortably). The cast features several fine actors who you could say are slumming or more agreeably characterize as giving their all to a serviceable mainstream thriller. This is neither great nor terrible; rather, it is what Hollywood does best: A solid if unspectacular entertainment, a date movie smart enough to eschew pretenses to anything more.


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USA

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Release Date:

23 September 2005 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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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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2.39 : 1
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