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Altitude (2017)

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A female FBI agent is offered millions to help a thief escape from a hijacked airplane.


Alex Merkin


Tyler W. Konney (story by), Jesse Mittelstadt (screenplay) | 2 more credits »





Credited cast:
Denise Richards ... Gretchen Blair
Dolph Lundgren ... Matthew Sharpe
Jonathan Lipnicki ... Rick
Greer Grammer ... Sadie
John Posey ... Pilot
Chelsea Edmundson ... Clare
Victoria Atkin ... Speedbird PA (voice)
Jordi Vilasuso ... Luke Byres
Chuck Liddell ... Rawbones
Peggy Miley ... Mrs. Walsh
Nick Principe ... Mechanic #1
Paul Vandervort ... Mechanic
Tom DeNucci ... Burly
George Lako ... Mechanic #2
Kirk Barker ... Terry


FBI agent Gretchen Blair is on a flight to Washington D.C. when the man seated beside her makes an unusual offer. He explains that the plane they're on is about to be hijacked, and promises to pay her seventy-five million dollars if she can get him safely back on the ground. When a gang of professional thieves takes control of the plane, she realizes he isn't joking. Soon Gretchen finds herself caught in the middle of an elaborate mid-air heist, fighting to save the passengers while the thieves tear the plane apart, searching for the stolen loot hidden somewhere on board.

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A Heist at 30,000 Feet ...


Action | Crime | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language and some violence | See all certifications »

Did You Know?


The film is considered to be a loose remake of Passenger 57 (1992). See more »


At around 17 mins, on the flight deck, the captain is talking to the co-pilot about a previous flight, and is speaking about the co-pilot on that previous flight. He says, "He was sitting "right there in that jump seat, and said to me, "Do you want me to take [control of the aircraft] from here?"" One cannot control an aircraft from the jump seat. He meant the co-pilot's seat. See more »


Sadie: That was almost as good as bad sex.
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Lakmé: Flower Duet
Written by Léo Delibes (uncredited)
Performed by Delibes
Under license from Shutterstock
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User Reviews

Its not a good movie but its still... enjoyable...
25 June 2017 | by destroyerwodSee all my reviews

Honestly i got into this movie in the first act. The character played by Denise Richard is enjoyable and nice and you can really get behind her. The story is unfolding in a nice pace and all. The problems comes in the third act where heavy bad CGI is involved along some bad camera works and lightning, which are probably to hide the lack of budget, and at that point the movie is not as much entertaining to me. You look at this and at part you think "what is going on ?"

Despite this, i still think its a decent low budget Saturday night TV movie... There is nothing that is totally cringe worthy even if you must turn your brain off big time during the third act especially. And sure Air Force One is still by far a better movie, but its not horrible as some said in reviews.

I was never "bored" per say and i wanted to see how it would end.

Denise Richards may seem like an odd choice for this role as she is not really known for action roles, but i think she did the job fine, and even if she aged obviously since her Starship Troopers day, she still charmed me.

This movie is AVERAGE by a low budget standard. If you only crave big budget Hollywood production, do not give it a second look.

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Release Date:

6 October 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Altitude See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »


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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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