Bill Marks, a former cop dealing with his daughter's death by drinking, is now a federal air marshal. While on a flight from New York to London, Marks gets a text telling him that unless 150 million dollars is transferred to an offshore account, someone will die every 20 minutes. Can he find the terrorist in time and save everyone?Written by
The set for the plane was built slightly larger than a standard commercial airliner, to accommodate Neeson's 6'4" height for filming. See more »
It makes no sense for the escorting fighter planes to fly next to the airliner they believe to be hijacked because that is not a position from which they could take immediate action. They would in fact be taking station to its rear. See more »
[answering cell phone]
Yeah. I know, I'm sorry. No, no, you can trust me. I'm fine.
What? I can't hear you. I can't hear you.
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The first part of the end credits is displayed in the fashion of the arrival/departure boards using flipped panels. See more »
Written by A Longlands
Performed by AKA
Backing Vocals by Lady A.M.
Courtesy of Sound System Recordings See more »
Keeps You Guessing
This surprised me. A thriller on a plane that has you thinking you know all the answers (because we're such expert movie watches), then flips it. Yes, it's a contrived subplot. And the reasoning behind this terrorist act is goofy, BUT...it is a lot of fun. It interweaves a really elaborate set-up that you have to focus on to understand.
Also, for people who think they're sophisticated in camera motion. Think about that space. The camera moves in (perceived) 360 degrees without a) seeing camera shadow b) camera angle is near impossible with the movements they had. This is visually sophistication that most won't see or care. But it adds a ton to the claustrophobia.
Julianne Moore is great, as always. Neeson is perfect for this role, but one has to wonder how this behemoth of a guy fits in a airplane bathroom.
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