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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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Taglines:

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

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Mystery | Thriller

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, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$89,707,299

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$133,680,000
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The Berlin airport scenes were actually shot in Leipzig, Germany. See more »

Goofs

The space between the windows appears to be much larger from the outside than from the inside of the plane. Compare the image from outside of the plane of Kyle and Julia watching the casket ready to be boarded to the interior shots of the space between the seats and windows. 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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If there was a 0, I'd give it
11 February 2006 | by tonyforSee all my reviews

Contains some spoilers . . . .

One of the most ridiculous plots I have ever come across in a film. As others have noted, there are so many holes in the story, and so many elements which had to fall into place in order for the plot to succeed (especially not a single person on the ground staff or among the passengers or aircrew noticing the daughter), that it is frankly laughable. Honestly, given 30 minutes with a pen and paper I could come up with a more plausible story (or clean up some of the blatantly ridiculous aspects of this one). I haven't read every comment, so I don't know if others have mentioned these plot holes (in addition to the many many I have read), but: (a) how does Jodie Foster know what damage the explosion is going to do to the plane - it could have destroyed the whole thing, including her and her daughter; (b) how come no-one apparently noticed that the co-conspirator air hostess remained on board the plane at the end - surely there would have been a head count? (c) how was the bad guy going to get his hands on the US$50 mill and get on the getaway plane?? Why oh why does such a talented actress as Jodie Foster resort to taking roles in such ridiculous films as this? I thought she was careful about the sort of script she accepted? If so, I'd hate to see the ones she turns down! For this movie to get a 6/10 just shows, sadly, either how low people's standards are or, even more sadly, how open IMDb is to manipulation.

Total and utter pathetic garbage.


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