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Red Eye (2005)

PG-13 | | Thriller | 19 August 2005 (USA)
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A woman is kidnapped by a stranger on a routine flight. Threatened by the potential murder of her father, she is pulled into a plot to assist her captor in a political assassination.

Director:

Wes Craven

Writers:

Carl Ellsworth (screenplay), Carl Ellsworth (story) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Rachel McAdams ... Lisa Reisert
Cillian Murphy ... Jackson Rippner
Brian Cox ... Joe Reisert
Laura Johnson ... Blonde Woman
Max Kasch ... Headphone Kid
Jayma Mays ... Cynthia
Angela Paton ... Nice Lady
Suzie Plakson ... Senior Flight Attendant
Jack Scalia ... Charles Keefe
Terry Press Terry Press ... Marianne Taylor (as Teresa Press-Marx)
Robert Pine ... Bob Taylor
Carl Gilliard ... Taxi Driver
Mary Kathleen Gordon ... Airline Representative (as Mary-Kathleen Gordon)
Loren Lester ... Irate Passenger
Philip Pavel ... Dallas Ticket Agent
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Storyline

This is the story of a young resourceful heroine named Lisa Reisert who hates to fly, but the terror that awaits her on the night flight to Miami has nothing to do with a fear of flying! Upon boarding the plane, Lisa is trapped on a red-eye flight with a creepy villainous handsome and charming man by the name of Jackson Rippner, who's playing middle-man in the plot to assassinate a Homeland Security official. He's got her father pinned down by a would-be killer, using that advantage to coerce Lisa into phoning the luxury resort where she works and arranging to move the target into a pre-set position. Written by Anthony Pereyra <hypersonic91@yahoo.com>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Fear Takes Flight

Genres:

Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for some intense sequences of violence, and language | See all certifications »

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Trivia

The trailer deliberately starts off like a romantic comedy before revealing itself to be a thriller. See more »

Goofs

The interior of the aircraft is supposed to be a Boeing 767, but the exterior shots are of an Airbus A320, Boeing 727, Boeing 737, and Boeing 777. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Marianne Taylor: Taylor. Bob and Marianne Taylor.
Cynthia: Just bear with me one second.
Marianne Taylor: There are other hotels in Miami.
Cynthia: I'm sorry.
Marianne Taylor: What is the problem? We made these reservations over six months ago.
Cynthia: I know, ma'am, I'm just not seeing it.
Marianne Taylor: Well, where's Lisa? Lisa always takes care of us.
Cynthia: I know, ma'am. She's out of town. Her grandmother passed away.
Bob Taylor: Cynthia, is it?
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Look Up
Written by Henry Binns and Sam Hardaker
Performed by Zero 7
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This one gets better with age
26 October 2015 | by pwalkerfmSee all my reviews

When Red Eye first came out I thought it was somewhat cheesy and lacking in any scriptural integrity. However, revisiting this 10 years later has changed my mind. It actually is quite a nice thriller, with the action starting very early, even before they board the plane. You understand the Cillian Murphy character is "off" almost from the outset. Great thrillers offer subtle humor as well, and this one does in droves. While I love aviation movies, most of the action appears after the plane lands. But that is OK, as the movie keeps up the pace throughout. A nice, tight suspense film with (yes, some questionable acting here and there), but overall a nice suspense/thriller.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Russian

Release Date:

19 August 2005 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Don't Airport See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$26,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$16,167,662, 21 August 2005

Gross USA:

$57,891,803

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$96,258,201
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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