- Director:Robert Schwentke
- Writer:Peter A. Dowling,Billy Ray
- Cast:Jodie Foster,Peter Sarsgaard,Sean Bean
- Time:1h 38min
|Cast overview, first billed only:|
|Jodie Foster||-||Kyle Pratt|
|Sean Bean||-||Captain Rich|
|Shane Edelman||-||Mr. Loud|
|Mary Gallagher||-||Mrs. Loud|
|Haley Ramm||-||Brittany Loud|
|Forrest Landis||-||Rhett Loud|
Jodie Foster's role was originally written for Sean Penn. The original character's name of "Kyle" was even kept. Coincidentally, Penn's role in The Game (1997) was originally intended for Jodie Foster.
In real life, Sean Bean, who plays Captain Rich, is terrified of flying and will do it only when absolutely necessary. Peter Sarsgaard also admits to having a lifelong fear of flying.
Although the AALTO Air E-474 featured in this movie is a fictional aircraft, it does bear a strong resemblance in overall design to the real-life double-decker Airbus A380-800, with the movie's cockpit being nearly identical to the A380's.
Film debut of Matt Bomer.
The airplane instrument panel had to be built from scratch because the instrument panel used in many movies was destroyed in Cast Away (2000).
The Berlin airport scenes were actually shot in Leipzig, Germany.
The 35mm prints of this film come from a digital intermediate that has been digitally grain reduced. As a result there are digital grain reduction artifacts visible on all prints.
Portia de Rossi, Christina Ricci, and Josie Davis were each offered the role of Kyle Pratt but turned it down.
The mother's daughter Julia has the same name as Erika Christensen in her TV series Parenthood (2010).
The Association of Professonal Flight Attendants called for an official boycott of the film because they thought it depicted flight attendants as rude, uncaring, indifferent, and even one as a terrorist.
WILHELM SCREAM: heard just after the 1 hr. 26 min. mark (just after the plane's cockpit windows are blown out).