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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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Fear is in the air See more »

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Action | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for terror, strong violence and language | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Despite its box-office failure when of its release, the movie managed to get two direct-to-video sequels due to the film's good performance as being one of the most rented films of that year. See more »

Goofs

The airplane shows no scrapes on the bottom after crashing into the hotel. 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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Connections

Followed by Turbulence 3: Heavy Metal (2001) See more »

Soundtracks

Carol o' the Bells
Written by Mykola Dmytrovych Leontovych
(Incorrectly credited as Traditional)
Arranged by Shirley Walker
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User Reviews

Sure the movie's cheesy...
22 July 2003 | by drealm25See all my reviews

But who cares? Ray Liotta is hands down unforgettable. Every time he gets hurt it's very funny to watch. I had to rewind the part where Teri blows the fire extinguisher in his face. The way he reacts is priceless! That and when Teri shoves him down stairs and closes an automatic door on his foot. He starts crying like a baby. Hilarious! And his lines, "You aren't having much luck with men lately, are you Teri?" or "I'm never flying this airline again." are by far worse than anything imaginable but thats what makes it all the more entertaining. Other than that the movie is pretty lame. I would recommend renting Turbulence for Liotta's performance only, and yes that makes it worth renting.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 January 1997 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

$55,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,464,008, 12 January 1997

Gross USA:

$11,538,235

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$11,538,235
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Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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