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.
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 »
When Roman is standing at the grave site looking at the family marker, the grave is flat and the same color as the surrounding turf - it takes months, or even a year or more for the dirt to settle smooth and the grass to come back. See more »
Look at this photo. I would like for someone to say that they're sorry for killing my family.
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Written by James Pierpont (uncredited)
[Incorrectly credited as Traditional]
Arrangement by Mark Todd
Performed by Phil Jeffrey See more »
Schwarzenegger has never been better, but the movie was eh
Aftermath was not what I expected at all. It's strongest moments were early as the story of the crash unfolded. It was terrifyingly mundane, just another work day for Jake in which a very understandably human mistake was made. Only, this mistake resulted in the collision of two passenger planes and unspeakable tragic loss of life. Arnold Schwarzenegger does a fantastic job portraying the strong, older man who loses his family and lacks the emotional equipment to process it. Scoot McNairy is perfectly cast and conveys the guilt and depression of Jake with heart wrenching power.
Unfortunately this story becomes less and less interesting as it progresses. perhaps that's a credit to the filmmakers for not adding dramatic power by adapting it too much. But, ultimately at the end I felt a sort of, "That's it...?" If you're a Schwarzenegger or McNairy fan, you might enjoy it. Otherwise, Aftermath fails to deliver.
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