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Altitude (2010)

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After a mysterious malfunction sends their small plane climbing out of control, a rookie pilot and her four teenage friends find themselves trapped in a deadly showdown with a supernatural force.


Kaare Andrews


Paul A. Birkett
2 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »





Cast overview:
Jessica Lowndes ... Sara
Julianna Guill ... Mel
Ryan Donowho ... Cory
Landon Liboiron ... Bruce
Jake Weary ... Sal
Mike Dopud ... The Colonel
Ryan Grantham Ryan Grantham ... Young Bruce
Chelah Horsdal ... Mrs. Taylor
Ian Robison Ian Robison ... Mr. Taylor
Michelle Harrison ... Sara's Mother
Teghan Gentles Teghan Gentles ... Young Sara
Seth Ranaweera ... Mechanic
Colin Murdock Colin Murdock ... Tower Controller (voice)
Ian James Corlett ... Center Controller (voice)
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After a mysterious malfunction sends their small plane climbing out of control, a rookie pilot and her four teenage friends find themselves trapped in a deadly showdown with a supernatural force.

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language and a sexual gesture | See all certifications »

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Did You Know?


The author's name on the cover of the book "Terror In Time," that young Bruce has with him during the flashbacks, is Paul Birkett. The movie was written by Paul A. Birkett. See more »


When Sara is cleared to climb to 10500 to avoid weather, the camera cuts to a shot of the altimeter. Based on the shot, the altimeter starts off showing them at 6000ft, which is about right. But the altimeter's hand is making an entire sweep about every two seconds, which indicates a rate of climb of around 30000 feet per minute. It is physically impossible for a twin engine turboprop to climb at that rate. See more »


Referenced in Supernatural: Let It Bleed (2011) See more »


Written by Tegan Quin & Sara Quin
Performed by Tegan and Sara
Published by Naked In A Snowsuit Publishing
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Wasted potential turns out quite mediocre
14 January 2013 | by kannibalcorpsegrinderSee all my reviews

While flying to a concert in a small plane, a group of friends find themselves trapped in a nightmarish scenario that slowly kills them one-by-one and try to find a way to survive before the deadly creature finishes them off.

This was a pretty hard one to get a handle on as there's a large amount of flaws here. Among the biggest flaws to this one is the main premise of the film where it manages to keep showcasing some rather troubling problems here through its overall storyline. It has one long series of scenes that are basically impossible to have happen in real life, from the storm appearing out of nowhere here that's so sudden it should've been noticed immediately even with the avoidance that should've come out of it quite easily, the numerous times of them mentioning potential mechanical problems that really gets ignored and overlooked for something else to happen that really doesn't do much to quell the beyond-ridiculous stupidity that continually comes through here as there's just plain gaps in logic that comes from the senseless action the group throws out in this one. Nearly everything that occurs here makes no sense or is compounded by their flawed logic in the situation that really takes a toll on this one where it's impossible to tell the purpose behind the incidents. That's before it gets to the last ten minutes, which are so absurd it ends the film on such a sour note it's impossible to really like this one more, as these events are so troubling and stupid there's so little to like about it or the concept of what it means to the rest of the film here. The last flaw here is the big set-up in here, as initially this one started out with the utterly- annoying jerks whining and complaining about anything and everything despite the fact that these are supposed to be friends so the way they interact here makes it impossible to care for them at all, a tactic that you see in some many of these kinds of films and that merely compounds the flaws, which is a shame since there's a lot of potential for some fun to happen here. This one gets some good here in the opening stages of them inside the plane as it actually comes together somewhat here where the escalation of events and malfunctions gets pretty chilling playing out as realistically as this one does, which is about the only place that actually appears. When it gets to the repeated attacks in the cabin here as it slowly takes them out one-by-one eventually revealing the huge monstrosity following them, coupled with the situation with the ominous storm-clouds makes for some interesting things to happen. Overall, though, there's still way too many flaws against this one.

Rated R: Graphic Language and Violence.

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