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Passengers (2008)

PG-13 | | Drama, Fantasy, Horror | 24 October 2008 (USA)
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A grief counselor working with a group of plane-crash survivors finds herself at the root of a mystery when her clients begin to disappear.


Rodrigo García
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Anne Hathaway ... Claire
Patrick Wilson ... Eric
Andre Braugher ... Perry
Dianne Wiest ... Toni
David Morse ... Arkin
William B. Davis ... Jack
Ryan Robbins ... Dean
Clea DuVall ... Shannon
Don Thompson ... Norman
Andrew Wheeler ... Blonde Man
Chelah Horsdal ... Janice (as Chelah Horsdale)
Karen Elizabeth Austin Karen Elizabeth Austin ... Hospital Receptionist (as Karen Austin)
Elzanne Fourie Elzanne Fourie ... Young Emma
Stacy Grant ... Emma
Conner Dwelly ... Young Claire


After a plane crash, a young therapist, Claire, is assigned by her mentor to counsel the flight's five survivors. When they share their recollections of the incident -- which some say include an explosion that the airline claims never happened -- Claire is intrigued by Eric, the most secretive of the passengers. Just as Claire's professional relationship with Eric -- despite her better judgment -- blossoms into a romance, the survivors begin to disappear mysteriously, one by one. Claire suspects that Eric may hold all the answers and becomes determined to uncover the truth, no matter the consequences. Written by Anonymous

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


The Truth Can't Hide Forever See more »

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for thematic elements including some scary images, and sensuality | See all certifications »

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USA | Canada



Release Date:

24 October 2008 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Almas pasajeras See more »


Box Office


$25,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$172,544, 26 October 2008, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$270,659, 2 November 2008

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$5,787,152, 9 February 2013
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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS



Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


While Claire Summers is not a psychiatrist, she may still be referred to as Doctor for receiving a doctorate in psychology. Given she's acquired a doctorate she would be called doctor, she's simply not gotten a medical degree and therefore could not write prescriptions like a psychiatrist could. See more »


When Arkin comes to visit Claire at her group therapy room there's a cut of Arkin talking with the first person that approach him. Then we see a cut of that person talking with Arkin. Followed by a cut back to Arkin responding to that persons answer. During the first cut of Arkin we clearly can see someone in the background walking downstairs. That person walks down the same steps when we see the second cut of Arkin talking. See more »


[first lines]
Claire Summers: [talking on her phone in bed] Hello. Hello... Oh, hi. Hi... No, wide-awake. What's up?
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References Birdy (1984) See more »


The Cuckoo Waltz
Music by Johann Emanuel Jonasson
Played by the player piano
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What a MOVING story!
18 December 2010 | by Enrique-Sanchez-56See all my reviews

I haven't reviewed a movie for a long time...there are just so many movies that don't warrant it.

On a quiet, rainy, lonely Saturday afternoon, I felt frustrated to see that there was NOTHING on cable to watch that I wanted to watch, and if I liked the movies, I had already seen them. I kept looking on Movies on Demand.

Then I sat down to watch Passengers...not really knowing anything about it. I forgot how wonderful it used to be just to pick a movie when I was growing up and just go see it...with no preconceptions. Most of the time, I would really enjoy myself. Discovering one more way of looking at life.

I was mainly attracted to the movie because I like Anne Hathaway's acting.

What I didn't know was that I was about to embark on such an interesting journey that was so hard to describe.

The premise is so simple. But as I have realized...there are no new ideas under the sun. It is in THE TELLING that we are enriched.

The director, RODRIGO GARCIA, has created a near-masterpiece. The chemistry between the two leads is palpable...that is as much a product of the director as it is for the actors.

Let's not forget Edward Shearmur's engaging score, Igor Jadue-Lillo's beautiful cinematography, Thom Noble's fine editing and last but not least Ronnie Christiensen's wonderful script.

The ending came to me as a shock similar to the end of Sophie's Choice...and then the well of tears came forth as an unexplainable phenomena of the human soul.

Really, it was such a perfect movie.

Kudos all around.

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