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"Okay, yes you have people flying in a plane and all of a sudden something happens, but this in not your ordinary airplane movie nor is it your ordinary DVD. Elisha Cuthbert (Are You Afraid Of The Dark) stars as Nicole, a 13-year-old spoiled daughter of parents who own a software company. On her way to her parent's convention, the plane she is traveling in with two of her relatives gets hit by lightning, knocking the pilots and everyone on the plane oncouncious except for her, and not to mention, making a hull-breach in the plane. Now it is up to Nicole to, of course, take matters into her own hands. She has many helpful tools and air-tower support to survive. Will she make it? You will never know unless you buy this DVD now from Amazon.com! This unique DVD comes in a very unique jewel case which is thinner than any case I have seen and saves space on the shelve. Upon inserting the DVD, the main menu has tons of action immediately. All the scene selections are displayed in full movie motion so you can easily see what you need to jump to without the hassle of guessing. Excellent movie score. Great acting Elisha!"
Very Watchable Airplane Disaster Movie
Jim Liftin | Fort Wayne, Indiana | 03/31/2005
(3 out of 5 stars)
"Millionaire's private plane with bratty 13-yr.-old daughter and father's friends aboard is struck by lightning knocking pilots unconscious, leaving it up to the daughter, Nicole, to fly the plane and land it safely. This movie has parts borrowed from other movies, but that's ok: private plane (Airport '77), daughter on board, refueler plane, and rescue to get people off plane (Air Force One), turbulance from one plane near another (Executive Decision), Lightning hits plane (Panic in the Skies), and finally -- and one which the "reference" is actually mentioned in the dialogue -- female takes control of the plane and professional talks her through flying the plane (Airport 1975). One of my favorite lines in this movie is when Nicole says, "Charlton Heston? Let's make it Brad Pitt." Another of my favorite lines is when the Air traffic Controller asks Nicole, "What's your status?" she answers, "My status? My status sux!" While it is somewhat implausible for a teenager to actually fly the plane, her actions, her reactions, her attitude (i.e. "The auto-pilot is p*ssing me off!" as she grabs a bat to use to disengage the stubborn auto-pilot), and what she says is very real and believable. It is not one of the best airplane disaster movies, but it is not bad either. It is very watchable and worth watching."
Elisha can save the plane but not this movie
C. Chow | Leesburg VA | 07/29/2004
(3 out of 5 stars)
"This B movie is obviously only being released on DVD because of Elisha Cuthbert's recent rise to fame. While we wait for '24' part four and 'The Girls Next Door II' Elisha fans like myself are passing the time by reviewing her early work on Canadian children's television. The sad thing is I remember seeing this movie on Cinamax one summer.
The plot: Elisha is flying home on her father's (Joe Mantegna) company jet when a lightening bolt knocks the crew unconscious, leaving only Elisha to fly the plane as Joe Mantegna in a control tower talks her down.
The review: As nice as it is to see little Elisha when she was 15, seeing her behind the controls saying, "I can't keep it steady." for 90 minutes is pretty boring. She doesn't move around or change outfits enough. It's hard to believe someone thought this would be a good movie. If you want to see young Elisha I recommend 'Believe' also on DVD. 'Believe' is just as B but Elisha does a lot more.
To settle the dispute here on the Amazon reviews, Elisha is 15 in this movie NOT 13. Her character Nicole is 13. "
"It's not good or bad, it just is."
dj_hydrogen | Madison, Wisconsin United States | 03/01/2004
(1 out of 5 stars)
"Well, if you are looking for a good movie to make fun of, this is certainly it. The plot is rather ridiculous, and lacks realism to the max. Somehow a plane is struck by lighting, and this destroys several control components, and injurs the pilots. Somehow, the lights and radio are still functional, but a hole has been ripped in the side of the plane. But it's a good thing that the hole only sucks things out at oppoutune moments, but allows the girl to walk by without flying out of the plane on several occasions. And it's a good thing she has a cell-phone on board, for when the radio mysteriously explodes. And since there was no "do not attempt these stunts at home" disclaimer, I think I'll try jumping off the back of a refueling plane onto the landing gear of a nearby plane, hopefully suffering no personal injury, despite the high velocity at which I would be traveling. Yes, a bad movie, but definitely worth seeing, it's a good laugh. Oh yeah, and the box looks a whole lot like the box for Turbulence, another awesomely bad movie."
Elisha Cuthbert is great!
dj_hydrogen | 10/19/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Elisha Cuthbert, the lead, is one of the best child actresses i have seen! I love this movie and hope it makes it to DVD!"