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Stealth [2005] (1 disc)

Director:Rob Cohen
Writer:W.D. Richter
Length:121 minutes
(2 hours 1 minute)
MPAA Rating:PG-13
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IMDB Rating:4.8/10
Rotten Tomatoes Rating:13%
Amazon Rating:3.0/5 stars
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Synopsis: Three ace pilots take part in a military project that could become the next big thing in modern warfare. The experiment, however, develops a mind of its own and things go bad from there.

Reaction: It doesn't play out exactly as I'd expected, which is good. What I expected from the trailer was much more of a by-the-numbers computer-goes-power-crazy kind of story, and that's not quite what happens. Yes it goes rogue, but it's handled more "realistically" in my opinion.

Personal Rating: 6/10

Rob Cohen => Director
W.D. Richter => Writer
BT => Composer
Alexandra Davies => Ben's Date
Caroline de Souza Correa => Henry's Date
David Andrews => Ray
Ebon Moss-Bachrach => Tim
Ian Bliss => Lt. Aaron Shaftsbury
Jamie Foxx => Lt. Henry Purcell
Jason Lee => Colonel Yune
Jaypetch Toonchalong => Henry's Thai Girlfriend
Jessica Biel => Lt. Kara Wade
Joe Morton => Capt. Dick Marshfield
Joel Tobeck => Black Ops Leader
John Waters => Black Ops Doctor
Josh Lucas => Lt. Ben Gannon
Megan Gale => Dr. Orbit's Secretary
Richard Roxburgh => Dr. Keith Orbit
Robert L. Keane => Aircraft Carrier Chaplain (as CDR Robert L. Keane CMC USN)
Sam Shepard => Capt. George Cummings
Sara Saliba => Korean Girl
Vanessa Trezise => Sky News Reporter
Wentworth Miller => EDI (voice)

Random Trivia For This Title:

  • This was one of the biggest box office bombs of all time, losing a total box office revenue of 58.1 million US dollars (135 million was the original budget for the film).
  • For most of the flight scenes, the artists at Digital Domain used "EnGen" (Environment Generator) to create the virtual landscapes, also used on The Time Machine & Star Trek: Nemesis. An earlier version of the program, called "Terragen", is on-line available for free.
  • Rock band [?] Incubus was commissioned to write songs for this film.
  • This picture was made with the support of the U.S. Navy and was the first picture to film a completely fictional military aircraft on an actual carrier.
  • When Keith Orbit is looking at the code for the AI, we can see that the code is written in LaTeX, which is a language for typesetting mathematics much as HTML is used on the Internet for typesetting web pages.
  • Jessica Biel was the only one to not get motion sickness from the gimballed cockpit.
  • 500 gallons of gasoline were used for the explosion in the Alaska airfield sequence. NASA had to be notified of it in advance because it was so big.
  • Environmentalists who opposed this film being shot in the Blue Mountains Wilderness Area took the film producers to court, along with the government department which issued the filming permit. The court found that the filming permit had been issued illegally and ordered the producers to stop shooting the film in the wilderness area immediately. An alternative location had to be found.
  • The design of the Talon jets is based on the Northrop Grumman Switchblade, a forward-swept swing wing fighter-bomber intended to replace the F-111. A photo of one of the F/A-37 Talon mock-ups, snapped on the deck of the USS Abraham Lincoln during filming was published in an Australian aviation magazine, claiming that the Talon was an actual prototype aircraft being tested by the US Navy.
  • Originally written and conceived as a live action [Star Fox] film.