When terrorists try to seize control of a Berlin-Paris flight, a soft-spoken American co-pilot struggles to save the lives of the passengers and crew while forging a surprising connection with one of the hijackers.


Patrick Vollrath


Patrick Vollrath, Senad Halilbasic (co-writer)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Joseph Gordon-Levitt ... Tobias Ellis
Omid Memar Omid Memar ... Vedat
Aylin Tezel ... Gökce
Carlo Kitzlinger ... Michael Lutzmann
Murathan Muslu ... Kenan
Aurélie Thépaut ... Nathalie
Paul Wollin Paul Wollin ... Daniel
Hicham Sebiai Hicham Sebiai ... Hopper
Cornel Nussbaum Cornel Nussbaum ... Peter (as Cornel Nußbaum)
Passar Hariky Passar Hariky ... Kalkan
Denis Schmidt ... Ramp Agent Mario
Christoph Wielinger Christoph Wielinger ... Businessman
Max Schimmelpfennig ... Student
Anna Suk Anna Suk ... Female Student
Mario Klischies Mario Klischies ... Bremen Radar (voice)


The Emergency Code for a plane hijacking is 7500: a tense, intense thriller, told from the cockpit. A flight from Berlin to Paris. Everyday routine in the cockpit of an Airbus A319. Co-pilot Tobias Ellis is preparing the plane for take-off, which then follows without incident. Then we hear shouting in the passenger cabin. A group of young men try and storm the cockpit, among them 18-year old Vedat. A fight begins between crew and attackers, with the desire on the one hand to save individual lives and on the other to avert an even bigger catastrophe. The cockpit door becomes a battleground - and Tobias ends up being the arbiter over life and death.

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Action | Drama | Thriller

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Rated R for violence/terror and language | See all certifications »

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Did You Know?


"Gökçe", the name of the half Turkish flight attendant, means "Celestial" in Turkish. "Deniz", the name of her son, means "Sea". See more »


When landing the airplane the altimeter shows 1000 feet, however the radar altimeter shows as 2400 feet. Radar altimeter shows exactly how close to the ground you are while the altimeter shows how many feet above sea level the airplane is. See more »


Tobias Ellis: You're in control. But we need more fuel.
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Crazy Credits

At the very end of the credits is a section called "THANKS TO OUR EXTRAS" that lists the names of each of the 121 extras. See more »

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7500 thriller
13 June 2020 | by mountstorSee all my reviews

This film kept popping up in my browser so decided to watch it. Glad I did. Had me glued to the screen all the way through. Filmed entirely in a planes cockpit which in itself was different. Simple and somewhat a predictable terrorists on a plane plot but plenty of excitement. Well filmed I thought. Think you will enjoy it. Nothing not to like

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