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Flightplan | 2005 | PG-13 | - 0.5.4

Jodie Foster stars as an aeronautical engineer working in Berlin until her husband dies in a freak accident. She and her six-year-old daughter are returning to New York to bury him and live with her parents, but when she falls asleep on the plane she wakes up to find her daughter missing. To make things worse, nobody seems to remember the little girl boarding the plane, or even being on the flight manifest. Also with Peter Sarsgaard, Erika Christensen, Sean Bean and Haley Ramm. Directed by Robert Schwentke. [1:33]

SEX/NUDITY 0 - None.


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VIOLENCE/GORE 5 - Two explosive devices are set off and a character is engulfed in flames from the explosion. A man shoots at a woman as she runs away. A man holds a gun on a woman.
 A woman hits a man hard on the head with a fire extinguisher (we see his bloody head and ear), and he falls to the floor and moans. A man knocks a woman to the floor, she hits her face on the arm of a chair on the way down and is knocked unconscious (we see a bloody scratch on her cheek). A woman punches another woman in the face (we see her bloody nose and mouth).
 A woman yells at a man and accuses him of taking her daughter; she tackles him and scratches his face, another woman is knocked to the floor, and the first woman is pulled off the man. A man lunges toward another man, tries to punch him, and several other people pile on the two men trying to break the fight up. A man climbs down through a passage way, falls into a bathroom, breaks a mirror and hurts his leg when he hits the floor.
 A woman pounds on the cockpit door of an airplane and yells, and a man grabs her arm from behind and twists it until she calms down. A man grabs a woman by the arm and the woman yells at the man. A woman frantically looks for her daughter who is missing on an airplane. A woman is terror stricken when she loses sight of her daughter in a crowded airport, and when she finds her she holds her by the arms and yells at her.
 A woman walks into a morgue and toward a casket, she becomes increasingly uneasy as she gets closer and eventually sees her dead husband lying in the casket and another man in the room says that he died from trauma to the head from a fall. A woman opens a casket and sees her dead husband inside. Passengers on an airplane panic and scream when oxygen masks fall from the compartments above them and then the lights go out. A little girl watches as a coffin with her dead father inside is loaded onto an airplane.
 A woman becomes frightened and agitated when she sees two men in a window across a courtyard watching her in her apartment. A woman breaks the windshield of a car with a baseball bat looking for her daughter.
 Two children argue and hit each other in a couple of scenes. We hear that a girl died of internal injuries. A woman imagines walking with her dead husband. A little girl is "afraid of everything" after her father dies. A woman appears air sick and opens an airsickness bag.


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LANGUAGE 4 - 4 scatological terms, 5 mild obscenities, 2 religious profanities, 5 religious exclamations.


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SUBSTANCE USE - None.


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DISCUSSION TOPICS - Grief, anxiety, stress, suicide, murder, criminal conspiracy, air marshals, political correctness, post 9/11 airline security measures, mental illness, hijacking planes.

MESSAGE - You are not necessarily insane just because many people seem to think so.

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