Flightplan (2005)

Ending / spoiler

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Carson is actually a terrorist, working with that weird flight attendant seen throughout the movie (the one with too much mascara on). He drugged the girl somehow and hid her in the avionics room in the nose of the plane. He is planning on blowing up the plane with the bomb that he planted in the coffin of Jodie Foster's husband (who was killed by Carson) and making everyone think that Jodie Foster is the real terrorist because she looks crazy. He tells the captain that she wants 50 million dollars, but he tells the captain that she will let everyone off the plane, as they are landing, originally to arrest Jodie Foster for being disorderly. Jodie Foster runs into the Captain just as the people are exiting the plane and figures out Carson's plan. Knowing that no one will believe her, she outsmarts Carson and tells him that he leaves the plane when she says so, making it look like she's still making demands. As Carson shuts the door, leaving only Carson, the weird flight attendant, Jodie Foster and her girl on the plane, Jodie Foster hits Carson in the side of the head with a fire extinguisher. She takes the bomb detonator from Carson. Carson pulls out a gun (his previous one was taken by the captain as he left the plane as was Jodie Foster's orders) and tries to shoot her with it, but she runs away towards the cockpit. After going through a series of air vents and crawlspaces and such, Jodie Foster finds her kid in the nose of the plane and hides in a compartment just as Carson comes. He trips into the avionics area and Jodie Foster blows him up. The police figure that Jodie Foster is not crazy when she brings her kid out of the plane and they aren't hurt. As the people of the plane gather in a warehouse in Newfoundland (where they were forced to land), (the flight attendant got arrested for working with Carson) Jodie Foster drives off in a minivan. The Arab guy that pushed her into the side of the chair helps her with her bags. The girl asks if they are there yet.

Devon Caine 17

Factual error: Jodie Foster states that as a propulsion engineer, she knows the internal structure of the plane by heart and has worked extensively on it. The problem with that is that propulsion engineers work on the jet engines - which are all on the outside of the plane, on the wings. Sure, a propulsion engineer might have some basic knowledge of the plane's interior design and engineering, but the in-depth knowledge she claims comes from her job simply isn't right - that's the job of avionics engineers.


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Question: So no-one saw Jodie Foster bring her kid on the plane, I understand that. The plane was empty when the 2 of them boarded as they were the first to board. There wasn't anyone else on the plane and as soon as they got to their seats her little girl bent down on the floor to play with a toy, so I fully understand that no-one saw the girl. What I want to know, is how did the hijackers know she was going to be boarding first? Had she boarded much later with other passengers then SOMEONE would have seen the kid, and that would have totally foiled the plan. How could they have banked on her boarding first?


Chosen answer: He didn't know for sure, but he had a hunch. As far as he could tell she would arrive early to register the body for the U.S. and they would let her board the plane first (as a common courtesy, since her husband died) Plus, he knew that she had knowledge of planes and that it was her interest to see a new model of an aircraft that she helped build before it was to take off.

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