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Aftermath (2017)

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Two strangers' lives become inextricably bound together after a devastating plane crash.

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Elliott Lester

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Javier Gullón (as Javier Gullon)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Arnold Schwarzenegger ... Roman
Scoot McNairy ... Jake
Maggie Grace ... Christina
Judah Nelson ... Samuel
Larry Sullivan ... James Gullick
Jason McCune ... Thomas
Glenn Morshower ... Matt
Mariana Klaveno ... Eve
Martin Donovan ... Robert
Hannah Ware ... Tessa
Christopher Darga ... Andrew / Corpulent Man
Teri Clark ... Airline Supervisor (as Teri Clark Linden)
Dani Sherrick ... Nadiya (as Danielle Sherrick)
Jeff Panzarella ... Airport Employee
Aaron Crutchfield Aaron Crutchfield ... Technician
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Two strangers' lives become inextricably bound together after a devastating plane crash. Inspired by actual events, AFTERMATH tells a story of guilt and revenge after an air traffic controller's (Scoot McNairy) error causes the death of a construction foreman's (Arnold Schwarzenegger) wife and daughter.

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When a man loses everything, he is capable of anything. See more »

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Drama | Thriller

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Rated R for a scene of violence | See all certifications »

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USA | UK

Language:

English | Thai

Release Date:

7 April 2017 (USA) See more »

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Aftermath See more »

Filming Locations:

Columbus, Ohio, USA

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$10,500,000 (estimated)
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2.39 : 1
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Trivia

The news reporter in the film named Yolanda Harris is a real life journalist who is very well known thoroughout Columbus and much of Ohio. See more »

Goofs

In the United States, the transition altitude is 18,000 ft. Flight levels, which are approximated altitudes based on standard air pressure, are only used above the transition altitude, as it simplifies operations at high altitude. However, under 18,000 ft, the actual altitude as read using the correct local air pressure is used instead, and expressed in feet, not flight levels. Therefore, an air controller would not ask an aircraft to descend to flight level 65, but rather ask to descend to 6500 ft. Correction: This statement is true for the United States, but not every country uses 18,000 ft as the transition altitude. Germany for example uses 5000 ft, and in Switzerland it's 7000 ft. So, issuing a clearance to FL 065 is correct depending on the country. This accident happened over Germany. See more »

Quotes

Roman: Maybe I should spend less time at the cemetery. The only thing is that Nadiya and Olena are there. They can't leave. So I go there and visit them, because... they can't go anywhere. They can't...
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Referenced in Filmbarátok Podcast: Episode #1.123 (2017) See more »

Soundtracks

Jingle Bells
Written by James Pierpont (uncredited)
[Incorrectly credited as Traditional]
Arrangement by Mark Todd
Performed by Phil Jeffrey
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Not about the plane crash, but the aftermath of the event.
4 July 2017 | by Reno RanganSee all my reviews

The best part of this film is it was based on the real. This is the story that follows after the event of two planes crashed head to head in the mid air. Focused on Roman, the one who had lost his wife and daughter in the crash and the Jake, an air traffic controller who was on the duty on the day.

Roman was not happy for how the officials treated him, and the declaration of the result of the event. On the other hand, Jake was mentally disturbed, that's affecting his family. A year later, when everything was coming back to normal with a book on the plane crash is getting released, a twist in tale emerges and fast forwarding to a few years, the story comes to an end.

There's no judgement on the crash, that's how the story carefully evolved. Like how it happened and whose fault it was. If you understand the title properly, you won't ask that, because the film is not about that. It was the aftermath of the crash. Like how people related to the event coped with. I think decently written screenplay with good performances. But the film was slow.

Everything about the film was the opening and the end parts, the rest of the film was just a drag in the name of gap between the events and letting us know more about the film's two main characters. So, overall a simple film, but depicting the real event matters here. Once viewable film, especially if you are the actor's fan, then the percentage goes up. Though expect less from it or from him, as he's not young anymore and this film is not an action flick, just a decent drama.

6.5/10


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