- 1 hr 38 min
Kyle Pratt (Jodie Foster) is preparing to accompany her husband's body back to the United States after his unfortunate demise. There is some concern as to whether he took his own life, or whether he accidentally fell to his death from the top of his apartment building. Whatever the case, Kyle and her 6 year old daughter, Julia, must prepare themselves for the final journey. During the flight, Kyle falls asleep, and when she awakes, her daughter is nowhere to be found. Kyle is not overly concerned, especially since her daughter has a tendency to wander off on her own anyway. Kyle begins to show concern when the flight attendants indicate that there is no record of the child even boarding the aircraft in the first place. The search for the 6 year old child gets underway and the passengers are questioned as to whether they have seen the 6 year old, however, no passenger remembers seeing the child in the first place. What makes this situation a little more disheartening is the fact that there is no boarding pass to match up with the young child. Although everybody thinks that the child never boarded in the first place, Kyle insists that it is just a misunderstanding, because she knows that she boarded the aircraft with her child. As any mother would, Kyle is now becoming uncontrollable, so much so that she is causing some measure of inconvenience for the rest of the passengers. At this point, Kyle is beginning to second guess herself, due to what she classifies as stress because of her late husband's demise. Kyle is drawing attention to herself and it is becoming an issue with the captain and the sky marshal is getting involved, but they won't help her look for the 6 year old. Robert Schwentke directs this thriller, with supporting roles being played by Sean Bean as Captain Rich, Kate Beahan as Stephanie and Erika Christensen as Fiona.