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Collision Course (2012)

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Kate Parks has spent the past year on tour promoting her book, an in-depth look at the attempted cover-up of her husband's death in a plane crash. Now all she wants is to return home to her... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
David Chokachi ... Jake Ross
Tia Carrere ... Kate Parks
Meghan McLeod ... Krista Miles
Tim Abell ... Ned Hatch
Janis Valdez ... Samantha (as Janis Peebles)
Dylan Vox ... Tommy
Dee Wallace ... Polly
Marc Barnes ... Scot
Jon Briddell ... General Zimmerman
Graham Clarke ... Charlie Parks
Nicholas Guilak ... Kabir Ali
Anne Montavon ... Natalia
Ted Monte ... Captain Rogers
Chris Prinzo ... Gus
Scott Thomas Reynolds ... Co-Pilot Mark
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Kate Parks has spent the past year on tour promoting her book, an in-depth look at the attempted cover-up of her husband's death in a plane crash. Now all she wants is to return home to her daughter, 15-year-old Samantha. But when a powerful solar flare strikes her flight home, killing the pilot, knocking out the co-pilot and frying all the electronic systems on the plane, it looks like she may not get there. As she panics, can she land the plane safely and see her daughter again.

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Language:

English

Release Date:

27 March 2012 (USA) See more »

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Solar Flight See more »

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MarVista Entertainment See more »
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Predictable, sure. Seen before, sure... But still entertaining enough for what it was...
13 October 2016 | by paul_haakonsenSee all my reviews

When I sat down to watch "Collision Course", I must admit that I had initially set myself up for expecting a very poor B-movie with questionable effect and possibly equally questionable acting. However, I will say that I was more than pleasantly surprised with the outcome of "Collision Course".

Granted, this is not a bright, shiny moment in the history of cinema, but it was still entertaining enough for what it was, and it was actually fairly enjoyable as well. Sure, the storyline was generic and had been seen countless times before in other movies.

Kate (played by Tia Carrere) is an author out promoting her new book, when she is returning back home by airplane. However, a powerful solar flare disables the systems aboard the plane, kills the pilot and injures the co-pilot. As panic sets in, the passengers must step up and find a way to return safely to the ground.

The acting in the movie was adequate, and Tia Carrere performed well in "Collision Course". It was also nice to have Dee Wallace and David Chokachi star in this movie, as they did quite alright right alongside Tia Carrere.

"Collision Course" had fair enough special effects and CGI, although it was scarce. But what was there served their purpose well enough.

Certain things throughout the movie made little or no sense at all, such as how easy it was to hack a satellite, or why planes on collision course doesn't just turn from their current path in order to prevent a midair collision, especially when at night and the flight lights are clearly visible kilometers away. Or how quickly the flight director overcame his guilt of two planes crashing and hundreds dying and wholly forgot all about it.

This is an entertaining enough movie for what it was, and it turned out to be a nice surprise actually. But chances are that you have already seen a movie with a storyline fully similar to "Collision Course". And once you have seen it, then chances are slim that you will actually sit down and watch it again.


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