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.
A moment after the encounter with the hologram of the face of Dr. Totenkopf (Laurence Olivier), Joe, wondering if the door is still booby-trapped, asks Dex: "Is it safe?" This appears to be a reference to the line "Is it safe?" asked repeatedly by Dr. Szell, the villain of the movie "Marathon Man." Szell was played by Laurence Olivier.
Attention. Please prepare for docking procedure.
When Joe's plane runs out of fuel, the first thing he does is lower the landing gear, which is literally the last thing he would do, as it would greatly reduce his glide ratio. Even an inexperience pilot (let alone a "Sky Captain") in that situation would wait until the last moment to lower the gear.
The film's title is written in the sky, in large, steel letters extruding from the clouds at an angle. The opening credits are shown against a backdrop of an extreme close-up of the letters, and when it comes time for the title to show, the camera zooms out.
English, Tibetan, German
$15,580,278 (USA) (19 September 2004)
$37,760,080 (USA) (19 December 2004)
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