Non-Stop (film)

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Non-Stop
A man falling back along an airplane, firing a gun.
Theatrical release poster
Directed byJaume Collet-Serra
Produced by
Screenplay by
  • John W. Richardson
  • Chris Roach
  • Ryan Engle
Story by
  • John W. Richardson
  • Chris Roach
Starring
Music byJohn Ottman
CinematographyFlavio Martínez Labiano
Editing byJim May
Studio
  • Anton Capital Entertainment
Distributed byUniversal Pictures
Release dates
  • January 27, 2014 (2014-01-27) (Paris)
  • February 26, 2014 (2014-02-26) (France)
  • February 28, 2014 (2014-02-28) (United States)
Running time106 minutes
Country
  • United Kingdom
  • France
  • United States
Language
  • English
  • German
Budget$50 million[1][2]
Box office$198,742,160[2]
 
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Non-Stop
A man falling back along an airplane, firing a gun.
Theatrical release poster
Directed byJaume Collet-Serra
Produced by
Screenplay by
  • John W. Richardson
  • Chris Roach
  • Ryan Engle
Story by
  • John W. Richardson
  • Chris Roach
Starring
Music byJohn Ottman
CinematographyFlavio Martínez Labiano
Editing byJim May
Studio
  • Anton Capital Entertainment
Distributed byUniversal Pictures
Release dates
  • January 27, 2014 (2014-01-27) (Paris)
  • February 26, 2014 (2014-02-26) (France)
  • February 28, 2014 (2014-02-28) (United States)
Running time106 minutes
Country
  • United Kingdom
  • France
  • United States
Language
  • English
  • German
Budget$50 million[1][2]
Box office$198,742,160[2]

Non-Stop is a 2014 French–American mystery-action film starring Liam Neeson, Julianne Moore, Michelle Dockery, Lupita Nyong'o and Scoot McNairy and directed by Jaume Collet-Serra.[3] This is the first Silver Pictures film to be distributed by Universal Pictures after the end of the production company's deal with Warner Bros. The film received mixed reviews from critics.

Plot[edit]

Bill Marks is an alcoholic U.S. federal air marshal; he enrolled in the Air Marshal service after he was discharged from the police force. On a non-stop flight from New York to London aboard British Aqualantic Flight 10, midway over the Atlantic Ocean, Marks receives text messages on his secure phone stating that someone on the plane will die every 20 minutes unless $150 million is transferred into a specific bank account. Breaking protocol, Marks consults with Jack Hammond, the other air marshal on the flight. Hammond is revealed to be smuggling cocaine in a briefcase and following an altercation Marks ends up killing him in a lavatory. This occurs exactly at the 20 minute mark, resulting in the first death. As Marks attempts to stall for time with the texter, he works with the flight crew and Jen Summers, who sits next to Marks, to discover the texter's identity. When the time runs out again, the captain suddenly dies of poisoning.

The public becomes convinced that Marks is hijacking the plane, as the bank account is in his name and a passenger uploads video footage of him treating passengers aggressively with no explanation. Co-pilot Kyle Rice has been instructed by the TSA to ignore Marks and land in Iceland, the closest destination; he diverts the plane but continues to cautiously trust Marks. Marks has cell phone programmer Zack White design a hack which will cause the texter's cell phone to ring. Ringing the phone, he discovers it in the pocket of a passenger, who claims to have never seen the phone before. Following a fight with Marks, the passenger dies in a similar fashion to the captain.

In the lavatory, Marks finds a hole in the wall that allowed someone to shoot a poison dart at the captain; he finds that the most recently deceased passenger was struck with a dart as well. While Marks and Summers try to gain access to the texter's phone, it suddenly activates, sending automated messages to TSA implying that Marks is suicidal and is going to detonate a bomb on the plane. Marks finds the bomb hidden in the cocaine smuggled by Hammond. Unable to land the plane in time, he attempts to initiate a protocol of least damage: by bringing the plane to 8,000 feet to equalize air pressure, placing the bomb in the rear of the plane, covering it with baggage and moving the passengers to the front in order to contain the explosion and minimize casualties. As he begins to initiate these actions, some of the passengers attempt to disable Marks, convinced by the media that he is a terrorist. They overpower Marks but are stopped when passenger Tom Bowen uses Marks's gun to make them move away. Marks finally explains the situation to them, and they agree to work with him.

Watching a video clip of himself handling passengers, Marks notices Bowen—whom he had initially cleared of any suspicion—slipping the texter's phone into the pocket of the second poison victim. Realizing that Bowen is the culprit, Marks engages him in a fight, and by then it was revealed that Bowen's father was killed in the 9/11 terrorist attacks and White was a soldier. Bowen was appalled by the lack of security at U.S. airports after 9/11, hoping that framing Marks as a terrorist will lead to drastically increased security. Bowen is prepared to die with the plane and shoots White, who planned to get off the plane with the money, after Marks convinces him to disarm the bomb. Following another fight, Marks shoots Bowen in the head. White recovers and attacks Marks with a knife, but White dies in the explosion as Marks retreats to the front of the plane.

Rice manages an emergency crash-landing at an air base in Iceland after the bomb explodes, disregarding orders from his fighter plane escort. Despite their warnings, the fighter planes do not shoot the plane down. The plane is damaged in the landing and a young girl is almost sucked out the hole in the plane, but ultimately there are no casualties. Marks is hailed as a hero in the media, and the film ends with him and Summers beginning their friendship.

Cast[edit]

Filming[edit]

Filming began on November 1, 2012 at York Studios in Maspeth, Queens, New York City, at JFK Airport on December 7, 2012, and at Long Island MacArthur Airport. This was the inaugural movie filmed at York Studios.[4][5][6]

Reception[edit]

Critical response[edit]

Non-Stop received mixed reviews. Review aggregation website Rotten Tomatoes gives it a rating of 59%, based on reviews from 193 critics, with an average score of 5.8/10. The site's consensus states: "While Liam Neeson is undoubtedly an asset, Non-Stop wastes its cast—not to mention its solid premise and tense setup—on a poorly conceived story that hinges on a thoroughly unbelievable final act."[7] On another aggregation website, Metacritic, it holds a 56/100 score (indicating "mixed or average reviews"), based on reviews from 40 critics.[8] Audiences surveyed by Cinemascore gave the film a grade A−.[9][10]

Director William Friedkin praised the film saying: "Non-Stop is a great action suspense movie. I highly recommend it."[11]

Box office[edit]

The film opened in 3,090 theaters in the United States and Canada. It grossed $10 million on opening day and was ranked #1 at the end of weekend with $28.9 million, ahead of former box office leader The Lego Movie and fellow new release Son of God.[12]

The film earned $91,742,160 at the North American box office, and in other markets it took in an additional $107,000,000 for a total of $198,742,160 worldwide—against a budget of $50 million.[2]

Soundtrack[edit]

Non-Stop
Studio album by John Ottman
ReleasedApril 3, 2014
Length53:10
LabelVarese Sarabande 302 067 251 8

The original motion picture soundtrack was composed by John Ottman. The record was released on April 3, 2014 via Varese Sarabande label.

No.TitleArtistLength
1."Non-Stop"  John Ottman3:13
2."Damaged Goods"  John Ottman3:43
3."Usual Suspects"  John Ottman1:20
4."Welcome to Aqualantic"  John Ottman1:04
5."First Text"  John Ottman3:16
6."Random Search"  John Ottman1:41
7."Do Something For Me"  John Ottman2:43
8."Circling Passengers"  John Ottman3:12
9."Interrogations"  John Ottman3:24
10."What Happened to Amsterdam?"  John Ottman3:46
11."Death Number One"  John Ottman2:08
12."Reluctant Passenger/Blue Ribbon"  John Ottman2:09
13."Fuck It"  John Ottman3:43
14."Explosions Protocol"  John Ottman1:56
15."Ambush"  John Ottman1:40
16."Message Received"  John Ottman3:21
17."Bathroom Discovery"  John Ottman1:49
18."8000 Feet"  John Ottman2:11
19."Unloaded Weapon"  John Ottman1:31
20."Crash Landing"  John Ottman1:27
21."Epilouge"  John Ottman3:53
Total length:
53:10[13]

Home media[edit]

Non-Stop was released on Blu-ray Disc and DVD on June 10, 2014.[14]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Lupita Nyong’o stars Alongside Liam Neeson & Julianne Moore in 'Non-Stop'". bellanaija. 2014-01-28. Retrieved 2014-04-16. 
  2. ^ a b c "Non-Stop". Box Office Mojo. March 27, 2014. Retrieved May 13, 2014. 
  3. ^ Chitwood, Adam (November 8, 2012). "First Synopsis for Director Jaume Collet-Serra’s NON-STOP Starring Liam Neeson". Collider.com. Retrieved December 11, 2012. 
  4. ^ "'Non-Stop', starring Liam Neeson, filming in NYC". onlocationvacations.com. December 10, 2012. Retrieved December 11, 2012. 
  5. ^ "Action Thriller to be Filmed at MacArthur Airport".
  6. ^ "Silver Pictures Picks Up Remake Rights to French Heist Film 'Le Convoyeur' (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter. December 4, 2012. Retrieved December 14, 2012. 
  7. ^ "Non-Stop (2014)". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved February 25, 2014. 
  8. ^ "Non-Stop". Metacritic. Retrieved February 26, 2014. 
  9. ^ Brevet, Brad (2014-03-02). "Weekend Box Office: 'Non-Stop' Tops 'Son of God' as 'Lego' Passes $200 Million". Rope of Silicon. Retrieved 2014-03-28. 
  10. ^ Stewart, Andrew (2014-03-02). "Box Office: Liam Neeson’s ‘Non-Stop’ Soars With $30 Mil, While ‘Son of God’ Earns Solid $26.5 Mil". Variety. Retrieved 2014-03-28. 
  11. ^ Friedkin, William (2014-03-02). "NON-STOP is a great action suspense movie. I highly recommend it.". Twitter. Retrieved 2014-03-28. 
  12. ^ "Friday, February 28, 2014". Box Office Mojo. February 28, 2014. Retrieved March 1, 2014. 
  13. ^ Non-Stop Soundtrack AllMusic. Retrieved May 31, 2014
  14. ^ "Non-Stop". Blu-ray.com. Retrieved 2014-05-04. 

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