Turbulence

  • 18
  • Robert Butler (1997)
  • US
  • 96 min
Film Review
Reviewed By
3 out of 5

This is one of the more manic of the numerous Die Hard imitations, with Ray Liotta as a psycho who hijacks a Christmas Eve flight transporting him to prison. Lauren Holly plays the plucky flight attendant who has to beat off Liotta's advances and attempt to land the aircraft safely. This is far from sophisticated adult entertainment, but it's so ludicrously overblown that it's hard not to be won over by the sheer enthusiasm and abandonment of logic and credibility. Veteran director Robert Butler is an old hand when it comes to this kind of airborne nonsense, having made the 1976 TV movie Mayday at 40,000 Feet!, not to mention several episodes of the TV series The New Adventures of Superman.

Plot Summary

A convicted killer breaks free while being flown to his place of execution on Christmas eve, and embarks on a murderous rampage, leaving a plucky stewardess with the harrowing task of outwitting him. Thriller, starring Ray Liotta, Lauren Holly, Brendan Gleeson, Ben Cross and Hector Elizondo.

Cast and crew

Cast

Ryan Weaver
Ray Liotta
Teri Halloran
Lauren Holly
Stubbs
Brendan Gleeson
Detective Aldo Hines
Hector Elizondo
Rachel Taper
Rachel Ticotin
Brooks
Jeffrey DeMunn
Sinclair
John Finn
Captain Bowen
Ben Cross
Maggie
Catherine Hicks
Betty
Heidi Kling

Crew

Director
Robert Butler

Other Information

Language: 
English
Colour
Guidance: 
Contains violence and swearing.
Available on video and DVD
Certificate 18
Categories
Drama