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Final Approach (2005)

Junior Pilot (original title)
A kid is convinced that the plane he is on is being hijacked.


James Becket


James Becket


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Veronica Alicino ... 911 Operator
Tom Ayers ... Air Traffic Controller
Allen Barton ... State Department Official
Jordi Caballero ... Doctor Hector
Adam Cagley ... Bruno
Art Cohan ... Mr. Dorchester
Julie Condra ... Marge
Makoa Dacascos Makoa Dacascos ... Child
Mark Dacascos ... Kato
John D'Aquino ... Senator Claghorn
Yvonne Delarosa ... Maria
Marianna Elliott ... Tower Controller 2 (as Marianna Elliot)
Jordan Garrett ... Ricky
Kristin Herold ... Midge
Tully Hunt Tully Hunt ... Little Monster


A kid is convinced that the plane he is on is being hijacked.

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A high flying adventure! See more »









Release Date:

14 January 2005 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Final Approach See more »

Filming Locations:

San Fernando, California, USA

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Production Co:

Cool Productions See more »
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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


The last 20 minutes were filmed at the Mojave Air & Space Port in California. The airport is home to an aircraft "boneyard" where unwanted aircraft are placed in storage until sold or returns to service. Aircraft are also cut up for scrap here.

In the film you may notice a particular aircraft. A Boeing 767-200 last flown by Ansett Airlines. Ansett were an Australian airline until September 2001 when it filed for bankruptcy. The aircraft was registered as "VH-RMO" when flown by Ansett. Prior to Ansett, it was flown by Britannia Airways. The aircraft arrived at Mojave in June 2002 for storage. Parting out for scrap didn't commence until August 2004. See more »


The plane was referred to as a Triple 7, but it was definitely a narrowbody, more like a 757. And the view showing the nose head on, it looked like a 727 or 737. See more »


References The X-Files (1993) See more »


Written and Performed by Safi
Produced by Rick Mitra
Recorded at DBC Studios (London, England)
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Good clean family fun!
29 April 2005 | by fetchyourmoviesSee all my reviews

I've just watched this with my three children - 12yrs (boy), 10yrs (boy) and 8yrs (girl) and this film was good old fashioned family action adventure. Although definitely aimed at the kid market (I'd say 5 to 13)it was certainly watchable and as a parent it is a pleasure to find a movie that appeals to a broad range of ages whilst still being suitable for the whole family to watch - particularly younger children.

The story revolves around Ricky, a bit of a nerd with a vivid imagination (this can definitely be seen in his daydream sequences) who foils a kidnapping and major art theft while on on-board a flight to Washington for a school trip. Ricky's dad is an airplane mechanic, so Ricky not only knows the structure of the aircraft inside out but is also a top-gun on his computer flight simulator. This comes in handy when the pilot and co-pilot are out cold through a series of misadventures and there is no-one left to fly the plane. I don't want to give away any more of the plot.

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