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Turbulence (1997)

After a shootout on a flight transporting prisoners, a flight attendant must outwit a smooth-talking serial killer and land the plane herself.

Director:

Robert Butler

Writer:

Jonathan Brett
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ray Liotta ... Ryan Weaver
Lauren Holly ... Teri Halloran
Brendan Gleeson ... Stubbs
Hector Elizondo ... Lt. Aldo Hines
Rachel Ticotin ... Rachel Taper
Jeffrey DeMunn ... Brooks
John Finn ... FBI Agent Frank Sinclair
Ben Cross ... Captain Samuel Bowen
Catherine Hicks ... Maggie
Heidi Kling ... Betty
Gordy Owens Gordy Owens ... Carl
J. Kenneth Campbell ... Captain Matt Powell
James MacDonald ... 1st Officer Ted Kary
Michael Harney ... Marshall Marty Douglas
Grand L. Bush ... Marshal Al Arquette
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Storyline

Ryan Weaver romances beautiful women before he kills them. Ryan is arrested, convicted, and is part of a Christmas Eve transfer of prisoners on a transcontinental 747 commercial flight. Other airlines at JFK may have holiday passengers waiting on stand-by, but this jumbo jet takes off with a lot of empty seats. Ryan and another prisoner overpower and kill their guards. The few civilian passengers are herded into a "pantry" on the plane and are not seen again until the end of the movie. Ryan eliminates the other prisoners and all the crew members except Teri Halloran. The remainder of the movie follows a "cat-and-mouse" game between Ryan and Teri on the 747. Written by Dennis Lewis <dsl@sprynet.com>

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Can You Survive The Ride? See more »

Genres:

Action | Thriller

Certificate:

16 | See all certifications »

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Details

Official Sites:

MGM

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 June 1997 (Netherlands) See more »

Also Known As:

Turbulencia See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$71,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,464,008, 12 January 1997, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$11,466,088, 16 March 1997
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DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

MGM pulled trailers from theaters and temporarily suspended its marketing campaign after the crash of TWA Flight 800 on July 17, 1996. See more »

Goofs

The plane shown being refuelled is a 747-400, yet the flight engineer manuals in the cockpit indicate a 747-200, as do shots and dialog during the remainder of the movie. See more »

Quotes

Lt. Aldo Hines: Here's who you're dealing with: male Caucasian, 35, well educated, raised by his aunt who mysteriously disappeared when he was 16, has raped and strangled five women, escaped when being transported to San Quentin.
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References Dirty Harry (1971) See more »

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Carol o' the Bells
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Arranged by Shirley Walker
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I enjoyed it
5 June 2012 | by raisleygordonSee all my reviews

I happen to love movies that take place on airplanes, maybe because they're usually, or always about the same thing: A terrorist (or more) hijacks the plane and threatens to kill the passengers, sometimes along with the pilot. Plus, there's a storm too, making matters worse. That's basically all you can do in an airplane movie. The only exception is "Snakes on a Plane". Anyway, I had a good time the whole way through, even though I think the film could have used more characters (and complications), and a flight attendant who is a lot more smarter. This flight attendant, played by Holly, isn't very bright, even for a victim. Maybe she should have been the one choked to death. The other stewardess, played by Hicks, is more interesting. Besides, aren't the victims killed off in horror movies usually the not-so-smart ones? I suppose I could give the movie credit for trying something a little different.

*** out of ****


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