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Red Eye (2005)

Red Eye tells the story of a young hotel manager Lisa Reisert who after attending the funeral of her grandmother is on her way back to Miami to make it in time for work the next day. She takes the much delayed Red Eye flight of Fresh Air where she meets Jack Ripner.

Soon after take off she realizes that she is in fact kidnapped by Jack who needs her in order to assassinate William Keefe, head of Homeland Security. Jack threatens her with her fathers death if she refuses to co-operate. At 30000 feet and nowhere to run, what does she do?

Director: Wes Craven
Writer: Carl Ellsworth
Cillian as: Jackson Rippner
Additional Cast: Rachel McAdams, Brian Cox, Jayma Mays
Runtime: 85 mins
Genre: Thriller
MPAA Rating: Rated PG-13 for some intense sequences of violence, and language
UK Release: September 2, 2005
US Release: August 19, 2005
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Additional Info: Internet Movie Database

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Trivia and Fun Facts

– The entire airplane set was build on hydraulics so when turbulence was called for in the script, the set actually shook from side to side.

– For the movie, fake airline tickets were printed up for passengers to carry and use. On the back was listed 12 “terms and conditions” for buying the ticket, just like on real airline tickets. However, the twelfth read: “All the provisions of this Passenger Ticket and Baggage Claim Check are completely bogus. It’s all a bunch of excessive detail, and if you happen to be reading this you’ve got too much time on your hands. Bring a good book next time.”

– Cillian Murphy wanted the role of Jackson so badly that he took a plane from England to Hollywood two days before his wedding to have lunch with Wes Craven. Craven later gave him the part saying that his eyes won him over.

– In the scene in the plane bathroom, Cillian Murphy actually missed the place to throw Rachel McAdams. She hit her head and was knocked unconscious for a half hour. After that she was ready for work and Murphy was afraid to do it again. This was captured on film and is included in the gag reel on the DVD. In the take that’s in the film Murphy’s hand can be seen holding the back of McAdams’ head to guard it from it hitting again.

– Originally allotted $44 million, the movie’s budget was later cut back to $25 million.

Movie Quotes

Jackson Rippner: “Sometimes bad things happen to good people.”

Lisa Reisert: “Please, just stop whoever’s outside my dad’s house!”
Jackson Rippner: “I already have, by twice intercepting these little communiques! You know, if they’d have fallen into the hands of a by-the-book stewardess, she’d have gone straight to the cockpit and we’d have landed somewhere else! If that happens, Leese, our guy in the BMW’s gonna know about it, so do Dad a favor and stop gambling with his life!”

Lisa Reisert: “That’s actually my seat.”
Jackson Rippner: “You’re kidding.”
Lisa Reisert: “Well, I don’t know. That says 18G.”
Jackson Rippner: “You’re not kidding.”

Jackson Rippner: “Pretty clear thinking given the circumstances. Wait, let me guess, some stress management courses? They’re really paying off. When we get out of this, I may have to steal you.”

Jackson Rippner: “You know what I think? I think you’re not such an honest person. Because I’ve been following you for eight weeks now, and I never once saw you order anything but a fucking Sea Breeze!”

Lisa Reisert: “Is it Jack for short?”
Jackson Rippner: “No. I haven’t gone by Jack since I was ten years old. Last name’s Rippner.”
Lisa Reisert: “Jack Rippner… Jack theee… oooohhhh.”
Jackson Rippner: “There you go.”
Lisa Reisert: “That wasn’t very nice of your parents.”
Jackson Rippner: “That’s what I told them. Before I killed them.”

Jackson Rippner: “You know what I think? I think you’re not such an honest person. Because I’ve followed you for eight weeks now and I never once saw you order anything but a fucking seabreeze!”

Jackson Rippner: “Lisa, whatever female-driven, emotion-based dilemma you may be dealing with right now, you have my sympathy. But for the sake of time and sanity, let’s break this down into a little male-driven fact-based logic. One simple phone call saves your dad’s life.”

Jackson Rippner: “What’s wrong now?”
Lisa Reisert: “You hit me in the head and slammed me against the wall, remember?”
Jackson Rippner: “Oh, suck it up. You’ve come too far – don’t blow it now.”