Flightplan

Flightplan

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Director: Robert Schwentke

Cast: Jodie Foster, Peter Sarsgaard, Sean Bean

     
 

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A woman is forced to prove her own sanity to save the life of her daughter in this taut thriller. Kyle Pratt (Jodie Foster) is a successful aircraft designer who has recently been dealing with the traumatic death of her husband. After traveling to Berlin on business with her six-year-old daughter, Julia (Marlene Lawston), Kyle falls asleep on their flight back to New…  See more details below

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A woman is forced to prove her own sanity to save the life of her daughter in this taut thriller. Kyle Pratt (Jodie Foster) is a successful aircraft designer who has recently been dealing with the traumatic death of her husband. After traveling to Berlin on business with her six-year-old daughter, Julia (Marlene Lawston), Kyle falls asleep on their flight back to New York, only to discover that her daughter has gone missing. While not knowing where Julia has gone is troubling enough, even more disturbing is the insistence by sky marshal Gene Carson (Peter Sarsgaard) and Captain Rich (Sean Bean) that no records indicate that the child ever boarded the jet. As Kyle becomes increasingly desperate to find her daughter, she must prove to the men in charge that her daughter did in fact board the plane with her, and that this turn of events is not a product of her imagination. But if Julia has gone missing, who has taken her and why? Also starring Erika Christensen and Kate Beahan, Flightplan was the first English-language feature from German director Robert Schwentke.

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Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - Ed Hulse
A chilling variation on the old “locked room” whodunit, Flightplan is a tense thriller that, like the best of that type, tells a highly improbable story with cold, implacable logic. Jet-propulsion engineer Kyle Pratt (Jodie Foster), accompanied by her young daughter, Julia (Marlene Lawston), flies from Berlin to New York on an airliner she helped design. The journey is already a sad one for Kyle: She’s bringing home the body of her recently deceased husband. But the trip gets worse when she wakes up from a mid-flight nap to find Julia gone -- and nobody remembers having seen the child to begin with. Working from a nearly airtight script, director Robert Schwentke (Tattoo) extracts the fullest possible measure of suspense from every sequence. His job is made easier by Foster’s sensational performance. The Oscar-winning actress is so convincing as the distraught, tightly wound -- and possibly mentally disturbed -- widow that you’ll begin to wonder if the child isn’t a figment of her overworked imagination. The supporting players deliver naturalistic, casual portrayals that reinforce Schwentke’s depiction of a normal transatlantic flight thrown into turmoil by the increasingly harsh ravings of what appears to be a deranged woman. Peter Sarsgaard is competence personified as a no-nonsense air marshal; Sean Bean impresses as the concerned captain; and Erika Christensen shines as a sympathetic flight attendant. For its first two-thirds the film recalls Alfred Hitchcock’s classic The Lady Vanishes, but the third act shifts into action-movie mode and brings to mind Die Hard, among others. Once the film is over you may be able to chip away at the solution and find some inconsistencies, but while it’s unfolding Flightplan will keep you glued to your seat -- and that’s just what you want in a nail-biter, isn’t it?

Product Details

Release Date:
01/24/2006
UPC:
0786936270525
Original Release:
2005
Rating:
PG13
Source:
Touchstone / Disney
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Full Frame]
Sound:
[Dolby AC-3 Surround Sound]
Time:
1:38:00
Sales rank:
32,118

Special Features

Closed Caption; "The In-Flight Movie: The Making of Flightplan" featurette; "Cabin Pressure: Designing the Aalto E-474" featurette; Filmmaker audio commentary

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Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Jodie Foster Kyle Pratt
Peter Sarsgaard Gene Carson
Sean Bean Captain Rich
Kate Beahan Stephanie
Michael Irby Obaid
Erika Christensen Fiona
Shane Edelman Mr. Loud
Mary Gallagher Mrs. Loud
Brent Sexton Elias
Judith Scott Estella
Marlene Lawston Julia
Assaf Cohen Ahmed
Haley Ramm Brittany Loud
Forrest Landis Rhett Loud
Jana Kolesarova Claudia
John Benjamin Hickey David
Matthew Bomer Eric
Gavin Grazer FBI Agent
Christopher Gartin Mike
Bess Wohl Katerina
Kirk B.R. Woller Grunick
Stephanie Faracy Anna
Christian Berkel Mortuary Director
Cooper Thornton West
Klaus Schindler Metal Detector Guard #1
Eva Plackner Ion Tracker Guard #1
Amanda Brooks Irene
Jesse Burch Row 19 Male Passenger
Greta Scacchi Therapist
Drake Johnston Main Deck Kid
Lois Hall Main Deck Grandma
Dirk Vahle Helicopter Pilot

Technical Credits
Robert Schwentke Director
Deborah Aquila Casting
Florian Ballhaus Cinematographer
Roy Barnes Set Decoration/Design
Steve Barsony Set Decoration/Design
Annette Borgmann Casting
Sarah Bowen Associate Producer
Mick Cukurs Set Decoration/Design
Robert DiNozzi Executive Producer
Tony Donno Stunts
Peter A. Dowling Screenwriter
Christopher Duskin Camera Operator
Timothy M. Earls Set Decoration/Design
Robert Eber Sound Mixer
Eagle Egilsson Cinematographer
Megan Godfrey Stunts
Nina Gold Casting
Hector M. Gonzalez Set Decoration/Design
Adrian H. Gorton Set Decoration/Design
Brian Grazer Producer
David Hallinan Asst. Director
Alexander Hammond Production Designer
Julie Hewett Makeup
James Horner Score Composer
Erica Huggins Executive Producer
Kevin Ishioka Art Director
Josh Kent Animator
Kim Robert Koscki Stunts
Sebastian Krawinkel Art Director
Gary Kudroff Set Decoration/Design
Colleen La Baff Makeup
Tom Lappin Camera Operator
Susan Lyall Costumes/Costume Designer
Picture Mill Producer
Marcel Muller Makeup
Thom Noble Editor
Harry E. Otto Set Decoration/Design
Sam Page Set Decoration/Design
Billy Ray Screenwriter
Simon Rhodes Sound Mixer
Andrew Rowlands Camera Operator
Lynn Salvatori Stunts
Petra Schaumann Makeup
Captain Barry Schiff Consultant/advisor
Valeska Schitthelm Makeup
Charles Schlissel Executive Producer
Jennifer Smith Casting
Vera Steimberg Makeup
Jordan Steinberg Set Decoration/Design
John Streiber Special Effects Supervisor
David G. Stump Cinematographer
Jon Title Sound/Sound Designer
Caroline Veyssiere Asst. Director
Michelle Vittone-McNeil Makeup
Jonathan Watson Asst. Director
Sylvia Wells Musical Direction/Supervision
James Whitaker Executive Producer
Joerg Widmer Camera Operator,Cinematographer
Gigi Williams Makeup
Tricia Wood Casting

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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Flightplan
1. Opening Credits/Berlin
2. Departure
3. Boarding
4. Julia Is Missing
5. No Record
6. Cabin Search
7. Delusion or Reality?
8. Believing Something Else
9. Search the Holds
10. Descent
11. Demands
12. Arrival
13. Taken Away
14. End Credits
1. Proof

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Flightplan 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 15 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I loved this movie. It had good acting and had me on the edge of my seat. You need to see it. I recromend that you let 11 and up year old s see it. It would be scary foy younger kids.
Guest More than 1 year ago
this movie rox my sox it was my first thriller ever to see in thearters i was 11 then i recomend this movie to evryone who likes a good phcialchical thriller
Guest More than 1 year ago
What I loved about this movie was the great performance by Jodie Foster who also did a spectacular performance in Anna and the King. It really made me laugh at how brutal a mother could be when she can't find her kid. I loved all the characters in it. The lead actor was also very well played. Rent this the day it comes out cause it roks my soks. It also has amazing effects. Thumbs up!
Guest More than 1 year ago
The acting is top-notch, but the plot and storyline could have been much better. It wasn't very suspensful or frightening. I would recommend it for ages 11-14, but anyone will love it! It is DEFINATELY worth watching... and multiple times at that!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This movie is just awful. The plot is stupid and ridiculous. Not even Jodie Foster's acting can save this film. It's that bad.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Wow, thrilling, entertaining, fast, smart,awesome movie. Jodie Foster and the rest of the actors are outstanding, this movie takes you into the NEW age of travelling, what is possible, what will people believe. How much do the news and common fear take us, you have to be aware... This is a must see, thanks for sharing this work. Brilliant
Guest More than 1 year ago
Flightplan was a very good Thriller. I think the title of the movie let's the viewer now that this is indeed a thriller but it doesn't get too much away about the movie. It kept the movie very suspensful and unpredictable from the time it began till the time it ended. I was at the edge of my seat throughout the movie wondering what was going to happen next. While I was watching this movie I was unable to get distracted by anything, it was so good. I would definetely say this is one of the best thrilles i've seen and I would reccommend this movie to children over the age of 10 because it could be a little frightening for young children. This is a movie I could watch over and over again.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This new DVD, "Flightplan" is a great movie! Proof of sanity is a key fact in this movie right down to the ending. Kyle Pratt is an engineer designer who is dealing with much grief over the sudden death of her husband. She is returning to New York in a new plane that she helped to design. While on the plane with her six-year old daughter she awakes to find Julia gone. Though she has searched she finds that nobody has ever seen her daughter, so she comes to believe that her daughter has been kidnapped. She wants and has to desperately find her daughter to prove to everyone she is not crazy. In the end the question that is answered is who took Julia and why? This such a great and thrilling movie right down to the end. Not only does it express somethinfg that can happen in everday life, but it also shows th ebonding love a mother has for her children, in that she will stop at nothing to save them. It was an awesome movie that kept me glued to my seat in expectation and anxiousness. In watching this movie make sure you don't jump to conclusions anbout the ending. Also pay much attention during the movie because it does give you some clues as to what the ending and answers are. Have fun!!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This airplane thriller will have you suspecting everybody on the plane. Great acting, plot, and the sets are first rate. Jodie has done it again.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This movie was the best i have ever seen. The plot was amazingly good. Especially the end. If you are looking for a thriller,than this one is for you.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The movie was just awesome. It was action packed all at once. I would defanitly recomend this movie to anyone. It was a excellent movie. Kept me guessing. It will leave you Guessing!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Wow! This movie kept me guessing until the very end. This was one of Jodie Foster's best films ever!
Guest More than 1 year ago
the film was okay and we the viewer were like no way can they not see the girl and we wonder did she really exist. anyway the film stars jodie foster from panic room and inside man. while on a plane with her husband's coffin, her daughter goes missing and that's where the real suspense begins where if she's telling the truth or imagining it. I was very surprised by who the real villian was and thought it was an okay movie and a little confusing near the end. watch it if you like. honestly panic room and red eye is better but glad that sean bean was at least in it.
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