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The Haunted Airman (2006)

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An injured RAF pilot, confined to a wheelchair is committed to an eerie hospital where he starts to lose his mind


Chris Durlacher


Chris Durlacher, Dennis Wheatley (novel)





Complete credited cast:
Julian Sands ... Dr. Hal Burns
Rachael Stirling ... Julia Jugg
Robert Pattinson ... Toby Jugg
Daniel Ainsleigh Daniel Ainsleigh ... Pilot Officer
Scott Handy ... Sqdn Ldr Peter Enfield
Melissa Lloyd Melissa Lloyd ... Sister Sally Grant
Peggy Popovic Peggy Popovic ... Little Girl
Robert Whitelock ... Commando
Rachel Sterling ... Julia


In World War II, the airman Toby Jugg is hit in the spine during an airborne attack and he becomes paraplegic. His aunt-in-law Julia Jugg is his only relative and sends him to rest in a clinic in the countryside. Toby is in love with Julia and writes several letters to her but she does not respond. Toby is haunted by shadows and bugs and Dr. Hal Burns, who is responsible for his treatment, complains that Toby does not open his feelings to him. One day, one intern goes to the town and brings a letter from Julia to Toby, and he finds that Dr. Burns is hiding his correspondence. When Julia is informed, she comes to the clinic to stay with Toby that seems to be mentally ill. One night, Dr. Burns gives a razor to Toby and tells him to do the right thing, trying to induce him to commit suicide. But late night Toby discovers the secret of Julia and Hal. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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You can't hide from the things you've done. See more »


Drama | Horror | Thriller | War

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Rated R for some violent content | See all certifications »

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The closed captioning on the American DVD repeatedly misspells the name of the convalescence home. It is a Welsh name with a double "l": Llanferdach. See more »

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Thank God it was short!!
11 November 2009 | by mandykittycatSee all my reviews

What an awful movie!! I could barely manage to watch it for the hour it lasted — any longer and it would've been off.

Low-budget I can handle. Weak supporting performances, poor special effects, bad editing… OK, fine. But there is no way to get past a film that is painstakingly slow, boring, and completely lacking a plot (or even an explanation)! Nothing happened! I watched the whole thing and still couldn't really say what it was about. Basically it's a guy who's scared of the shadows. Is he crazy? Why is he in a mental hospital? Is he imagining the spiders and the moving shadows? Who knows — or, more importantly, who cares? Sorry, but a slightly moving shadow on the floor in the middle of the night means nothing, especially when the curtains are open; it's probably just a branch moving outside the window.

Robert Pattinson is attractive as ever and turns in a pretty good performance, but there was no way he could salvage this piece of crap.

My response in a nutshell: yeah, it was only an hour lost…but I can think of so many better and more interesting things I could have done in that hour. Like, the dishes.

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Release Date:

31 October 2006 (USA) See more »

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Dolby Digital (5.1)



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1.78 : 1
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