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Flight plan (Flightplan) - Robert Schwentke, Jodie Foster, Erika Christensen, Sean Bean

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If someone took everything you live for... how far would you go to get it back?

Flying at 40,000 feet in a cavernous, state-of-the-art E-474 aircraft, Kyle Pratt (Jodie Foster) faces every mother's worst nightmare when her 6-year-old daughter Julia vanishes without a trace, mid-flight from Berlin to New York. Already emotionally devastated by the unexpected death of her husband, Kyle desperately struggles to prove her sanity to the disbelieving flight crew and passengers while facing the very real possibility that she may be losing her mind. While neither the plane's Captain Rich (Sean Bean), nor Air Marshal Gene Carson (Peter Sarsgaard) want to doubt the bereaved widow, all evidence indicates that her daughter was never on board resulting in paranoia and doubt among the passengers and crew of the plane. Finding herself desperately alone, Kyle can only rely on her own wits to solve the mystery and save her daughter.

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Target demographic movie keyword propaganda

  • Film thriller air aeroplane hijack kidnap pilot Air Marshal widow mother daughter

Persons of interest

  • Jodie Foster .... Kyle Pratt
  • Peter Sarsgaard .... Gene Carson
  • Marlene Lawston .... Julia
  • Kate Beahan .... Stephanie
  • Sean Bean .... Captain Rich
  • Matthew Bomer .... Eric
  • Erika Christensen .... Fiona
  • Assaf Cohen .... Ahmed
  • Shane Edelman .... Bob Loud
  • David A Farkas .... Steward
  • Mary Gallagher .... Mrs Loud
  • Christopher Gartin .... Mike
  • Michael Irby .... Obaid
  • Drake Johnston .... Little Boy
  • Jana Kolesarova .... Claudia
  • Forrest Landis .... Rhett Loud
  • Haley Ramm .... Brittany Loud
  • Judith Scott .... Estella
  • Brent Sexton .... Elias
  • Bess Wohl .... Katerina
  • Kirk BR Woller .... Grunick
  • Peter A Dowling .... Screenwriter
  • Terry Hayes .... Screenwriter
  • Billy Ray .... Screenwriter
  • Robert Schwentke .... Director

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Intelligence analyst

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Theatrical report

If you imagine a desperate woman trying to save her daughter from an unknown monster while being locked up in a sterile environment and then you make it into a movie then you have just made Alien and Aliens. Flightplan, while not having any stars twinkling outside the windows, does manage to duplicate these classic thriller films as a starting point. From there, however, things go downhill. I can't believe that anyone would go to the lengths that Peter Sarsgaard did in order to get a mere $50 million. Murdering the husband, bombing the plane, performing psychological warfare on Jodie Foster, kidnapping her daughter... it's all too complex and the first rule of crime is KISS: Keep It Simple, Stupid.

All that said, the acting is reasonable in that when you get to the end you can look back and understand why the actors were behaving like that. The special effects (of the plane) are reasonable, but only reasonable. (If you want to see a big commercial passenger plane then check out the Airbus A350.)

Anyway, Get away from her, you bitch.

Security censorship classification

M (Moderate violence)

Surveillance time

98 minutes (1:38 hours)

Not for public release in Australia before date

Film: 10 November 2005
Blu ray retail: 21 March 2007

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