PG | | Action, Adventure, Mystery
After New York City receives a series of attacks from giant flying robots, a reporter teams up with a pilot in search of their origin, as well as the reason for the disappearances of famous scientists around the world.
The paint job on Joe Sullivan's plane is that of the "Flying Tigers", a group of American fighter pilots (supposedly) paid by the Chinese government to fight the Japanese in Burma. The "Tigers" themselves got the idea from RAF planes based in Africa in the early part of WW II. Joe briefly mentioned flying for them while arguing with Polly Perkins about his sabotaged plane. The Flying Tigers were revealed in 1991 to have been a "black" operation of the US Armed Forces under direct authorization by President Franklin D. Roosevelt.
Attention. Please prepare for docking procedure.
Polly is wearing her own clothes on the island -- despite their having been destroyed (along with all her luggage) in Tibet.
Laurence Olivier is given a major on-screen credit, despite only being in the film through archive footage and having another actor voice his character's lines.
English, Tibetan, German
$15,580,278 (USA) (19 September 2004)
$37,760,080 (USA) (19 December 2004)
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