I bought this film on the advice of my brother, who had found it intriguing. It tells the tale of ten people who take an overnight flight to Boston from Los Angeles. They fall asleep during the flight but when they wake up, they discover that all the other passengers and crew have disappeared. Somewhat fortuitously, there is a pilot among the ten who can fly the plane, so he is able to land the aircraft. But why is everywhere deserted?
I have to say that my family spent much of the time laughing at the bad acting and predictable scenes/dialogue, yet this film kept my two cynical teenagers firmly in their seats until the end. No mean feat, when you consider it lasted three hours.
We were staggered to find that this was made in 1995 - it looks as though it's a 1970s production. The special effects seem dated, but we found ourselves watching them with an odd fascination!
All criticism aside, we really enjoyed the movie. Mark Lindsay Chapman (who plays Nick Hopewell) did a pretty good job with the lines he had, but our favourite character was undoubtedly Craig Toomy (played by Bronson Pinchot). Superbly oddball, his acting was wonderful!
If you want an evening's viewing which isn't too taxing on the brain, this is the one for you. We'll certainly be watching it again.