Non-Stop

Non-Stop

Director: Jaume Collet-Serra

Cast: Jaume Collet-Serra, Liam Neeson, Julianne Moore, Nate Parker

     
 

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Liam Neeson reunites with Unknown director Jaume Collet-Serra) for this airborne thriller about an Air Marshal racing to stop the villain who has framed him as a hijacker during a non-stop flight from New York to London. From the moment we first meet Air Marshal Bill Marks (Neeson), it's apparent his nerves are frayed. After furtively knocking back a stiffSee more details below

Overview

Liam Neeson reunites with Unknown director Jaume Collet-Serra) for this airborne thriller about an Air Marshal racing to stop the villain who has framed him as a hijacker during a non-stop flight from New York to London. From the moment we first meet Air Marshal Bill Marks (Neeson), it's apparent his nerves are frayed. After furtively knocking back a stiff drink in the airport parking lot, he enters the crowded terminal to board a plane bound for London. Carefully observing his fellow travelers along the way, Marks eventually ends up seated next to nervous flyer Jen (Julianne Moore), who begins to breathe easier once she's seated near a window. Later, as the plane hits cruising altitude, Marks receives a mysterious text message stating that a passenger on the flight will be killed every 20 minutes unless $150 million is deposited into a secure bank account. But the harder Marks works to identify a suspect, the deeper he implicates himself in what becomes a deadly hostage crisis unfolding at 30,000 feet over the Atlantic Ocean. When it's revealed that the account for the ransom money is in Marks' name, the FAA revokes his marshal status and the media paints him as a hijacker. As the frightened passengers begin to turn on Marks, he suspects the true culprit may not even be on the plane. And with the help of Jen and perceptive airline hostess Nancy (Michelle Dockery), he attempts to clear his name and protect the passengers by any means possible.

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Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide - Jason Buchanan
A high-flying whodunit that will keep you guessing until the very end, Non-Stop reunites Unknown director Jaume Collet-Serra and star Liam Neeson to tell the story of a haunted federal air marshal who becomes a suspect in the very hijacking he is racing to halt. Red herrings abound as screenwriters Chris Roach, Ryan Engle, and John W. Richardson steadily raise the stakes and offer clunky commentary on media accountability and the post-9/11 culture of "security" in America, but they rarely falter when it comes to developing the mystery. From the moment we first meet Air Marshal Bill Marks (Neeson), it's apparent his nerves are frayed. After furtively knocking back a stiff drink in the airport parking lot, he enters the crowded terminal to board a plane bound for London. Carefully observing his fellow travelers along the way, Marks eventually ends up seated next to nervous flyer Jen (Julianne Moore), who begins to breathe easier once she's seated near a window. Later, as the plane hits cruising altitude, Marks receives a mysterious text message stating that a passenger on the flight will be killed every 20 minutes unless $150 million is deposited into a secure bank account. But the harder Marks works to identify a suspect, the deeper he implicates himself in what becomes a deadly hostage crisis unfolding at 30,000 feet over the Atlantic Ocean. When it's revealed that the account for the ransom money is in Marks' name, the FAA revokes his marshal status and the media paints him as a hijacker. As the frightened passengers begin to turn on Marks, he suspects the true culprit may not even be on the plane. And with the help of Jen and perceptive airline hostess Nancy (Michelle Dockery), he attempts to clear his name and protect the passengers by any means possible. As with any mystery, the key to establishing a tense atmosphere is a solid setup. By painting their protagonist as seriously flawed and subtly establishing a rogue's gallery of suspects before the flight even takes off, Roach, Engle, and Richardson rouse our inner-detectives as Collet-Serra's anxious direction summons some serious pre-flight jitters. Neither the writers nor director try to reinvent the genre here, but that isn't their goal. They know just how much to show in order to keep us guessing, and even when Collet-Serra's stylized visualization of text messages (Neeson seems constantly flanked by floating text bubbles early on) begins to grow repetitive, he manages to freshen things up with a few clever sight gags. Likewise, when the bursts of action eventually come, the director makes exceptional use of limited space - using tight shots to emphasize the claustrophobia of the crisis, and highlighting the conflict experienced by Marks through his interactions with the crew members who have worked with him before. Meanwhile, the supporting players aid the filmmakers by keeping their cards close to their chests -- a factor that will certainly come as a relief to those who thought they had cracked the case simply by watching the trailer and assessing the cast. The less you know walking into Non-Stop, the more satisfying of an experience you're likely to have, and following the massive disappointment of Taken 2, it's refreshing to see Neeson's tough-guy image turned against him as he fights to save the passengers and clear his reputation. That factor and some ingenious misdirection help make Non-Stop an improvement over the director/star duo's slick yet derivative Unknown. This is ultimately a satisfying update on the airplane-disaster genre, which has never been quite the same since Leslie Nielsen famously deadpanned, "Don't call me Shirley."

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Product Details

Release Date:
06/10/2014
UPC:
0025192184925
Original Release:
2014
Rating:
PG13
Source:
Universal Studios
Region Code:
1
Time:
1:47:00
Sales rank:
17,812

Special Features

Blu-ray exclusives: ; Non-Stop action - How do you create exciting and original action on a 20 by 30 foot set the shape of a tube? Director Jaume Collet-Serra, stunt co-coordinator Mark Vanselow, producer Joel Silver, and Liam Neeson discuss the film's visceral action sequences; ; Additional features:; Suspense at 40,000 feet - Journey behind the scenes with Liam Neeson, Julianne Moore, director Jaume Collet-Serra and producer Joel Silver as they discuss the making of Non-Stop and the film's suspenseful story

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Liam Neeson Bill Marks
Julianne Moore Jen Summers
Nate Parker Zack White
Scoot McNairy Tom Bowen
Michelle Dockery Nancy
Corey Stoll Austin Reilly
Lupita Nyong'o Gwen
Omar Metwally Dr. Fahim Nassir
Jason Butler Harner Kyle Rice
Linus Roache David McMillan
Shea Whigham Agent Marenick
Anson Mount Jack Hammond
Quinn McColgan Becca
Corey Antonio Hawkins Travis Mitchell
Frank Deal Charles Wheeler
Bar Paly Iris Marianne
Edoardo Costa Herve Philbert
Jon Abrahams David Norton
Amanda Quaid Emily Norton
Beth Dixon Older Woman
Cameron Moir Steward
Lars Gerhard German Father
Oliver Lehne German Son
Michael Thomas Walker Michael Tate
Pat Kiernan NY1 Anchor
Annika Pergament NY1 Reporter
Victoria Arbiter Tilkynna 3 Reporter
Jefrey Pollock Pundit
Hank Sheinkopf Pundit
Dani DeWaal Airline Attendant
Adi Hanash Security Officer
Alex Heineman Conductor
Allan Wilson Conductor

Technical Credits
Jaume Collet-Serra Director
Stephen Bender Associate Producer
Jeff Brink Special Effects Supervisor
Kyle Cooper Executive Producer
Olivier Courson Executive Producer
Jeff Cutter Cinematographer
Tim Devlin Animator
Scott Dougan Art Director
Ryan Engle Screenwriter
Herbert W. Gains Executive Producer
Cathy Sandrich Gelfond Casting
Ron Halpern Executive Producer
Alexander Hammond Production Designer
Alex Heineman Producer
Dong Hyun Kim Animator
Adam Kuhn Co-producer
Flavio M. LaBiano Cinematographer
Amanda Mackey Casting
Jim May Editor
Danny Michael Sound Mixer
Richard Mirisch Co-producer
Carmel Musgrove Associate Producer
John Ottman Score Composer
Henry Peng Animator
Steve Richards Executive Producer
John J. Richardson Original Story
John W. Richardson Screenwriter
Chris Roach Original Story,Screenwriter
Andrew Rona Producer
Andy Ross Musical Direction/Supervision
Joel Silver Producer
Christopher Surgent Asst. Director
David Swayze Art Director
Catherine Marie Thomas Costumes/Costume Designer
Jeff Wadlow Executive Producer
Julian Wall Asst. Director

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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Non-Stop
1. Scene 1
2. Scene 2
3. Scene 3
4. Scene 4
5. Scene 5
6. Scene 6
7. Scene 7
8. Scene 8
9. Scene 9
10. Scene 10
11. Scene 11
12. Scene 12
13. Scene 13
14. Scene 14
15. Scene 15
16. Scene 16
17. Scene 17
18. Scene 18
19. Scene 19
20. Scene 20

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