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The actors are all on key here, but as the movie progress, tension deflates as the far-fetched plot kicks in.



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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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Sean Bean
as Captain Rich
Kate Beahan
as Stephanie
Shane Edelman
as Mr. Loud
Mary Gallagher
as Mrs. Loud
Haley Ramm
as Brittany Loud
Forrest Landis
as Rhett Loud
Judith Scott
as Estella
Gavin Grazer
as FBI Agent
Neil Patil
as Angry Passenger
Bess Wohl
as Katerina
Christian Berkel
as Mortuary Director
Klaus Schindler
as Metal Detector Guard 1
Eva Plackner
as Ion Tracker Guard 1
Jesse Burch
as Row 19 Male Passenger
Greta Scacchi
as Therapist
Drake Johnston
as Main Deck Kid
Lois Hall
as Main Deck Grandma
Dirk Vahle
as Helicopter Pilot
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Critic Reviews for Flightplan

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Audience Reviews for Flightplan

Execellent thriller about Jodie who loses her daughter on board a flight. No one believes her. An unusual role for Sean Bean.

Candy Rose
Candy Rose

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This is the right kind of movie for Jodie Foster to do her thing. Cause she's good at this. It was pretty interesting...But it's the kind of movie where you kind of don't wanna find out what have happened. Cause the secret is more exciting than the truth. But it was a good movie. And I'm glad I saw it

Martin Sahlin
Martin Sahlin

Super Reviewer

Although Flightplan is a highly predictable film, Jodie Foster gives a good performance, which keeps you glued throughout, just sit back and enjoy.

Lady D'arbanville
Lady D'arbanville

Super Reviewer


Atmosphere, tension, and acting are what make this an enjoyable, above average thriller. Paying too much attention to plot holes, contrivances, and that sort of thing will only ruin the movie. Just sit back, turn your brain off for 95 minutes, and enjoy the ride- it's much better that way. Oh yeah, while it does borrow quite a bit of elements from The Lady Vanishes, it's not a total ripoff or remake.

Chris Weber
Chris Weber

Super Reviewer

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