PG-13 | | Drama, Mystery, Thriller
A bereaved woman and her daughter are flying home from Berlin to America. At 30,000 feet, the child vanishes, and nobody will admit she was ever on the plane.
Portia de Rossi, Christina Ricci, and Josie Davis were each offered the role of Kyle Pratt but turned it down.
Would you like a moment of privacy before the casket is sealed?
The production designers did a rather poor job with the design of the fictional airplane. Besides the large amounts of unproductive empty space already noted, and the mismatch between number of engines and cockpit instrumentation, there are several other glaring mistakes. First, the aircraft fuselage structure is depicted as a tubular metallic design like buildings on the ground, when in fact all modern commercial aircraft use monocoque structure where the skin is the main strength element. Second, the heroine messed with an open panel consisting of many switchboard-like cables terminated with phone jacks like an old telephone system; no aircraft would use anything like this in the general or specific sense. Third, cabin lighting is shown being on the wall shining into passengers' eyes, instead of overhead.
Some of the opening credits are reflected on the side of a subway train as if they are actually present in the scene. Other credits interact with the background in many other ways, for example by being obscured by foreground objects or moving in perspective to match a closing door.
English, French, German, Arabic, Italian, Japanese
$24,629,938 25 September 2005