7500 (film)

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7500
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Directed by Takashi Shimizu
Written by Craig Rosenberg
Starring
Music by Tyler Bates[1]
Cinematography David Tattersall
Edited by Sean Valla
Production
company
Distributed by CBS Films
Release dates
June 11, 2014 (Philippines)
Running time
97 minutes
Country  United States
Language English
Box office $1,348,896

7500 is a 2014 American supernatural horror film directed by Takashi Shimizu. It was originally scheduled to be released on August 12, 2012, but was delayed to April 19, 2013, and then to an unspecified date in October, 2013,[2] which was pushed back again another year to October 3, 2014 for the US release before being pushed back to an indefinite date. The film was given an international release in the Philippines on June 11, 2014.

Plot[edit]

Flight 7500 is departing from Los Angeles to Tokyo. Passengers on board include: a group of two vacationing couples, Jenn (Aja Evans) and Jack (Ben Sharples) and Brad (Ryan Kwanten) and Pia (Amy Smart), who have secretly broken up; a thief Jake (Alex Frost); a suspicious businessman travelling with a strange wooden box, Lance (Rick Kelly); a young woman Raquel (Christian Serratos); newlyweds Rick (Jerry Ferrara) and the snobby Liz (Nicky Whelan), and; the goth Jacinta (Scout Taylor-Compton). Air hostesses Laura (Leslie Bibb) and Suzy (Jamie Chung) welcome the passengers on board, and Suzy questions Laura about her secret relationship with the married captain, Pete (Johnathon Schaech).

A few hours into the flight, the plane hits turbulence that soon passes.

Lance has a panic attack and begins to bleed profusely from his mouth. When Lance suddenly dies, Captain Pete continue to Japan, moving the first class passengers into economy and keeping Lance's body in the closed off first class.

Laura notices plastic water bottles collapsing and quickly warns everyone to fasten their seat belts, just as the cabin pressure drops. As the oxygen masks are dispensed above the seats, a thick smoke fills the cabin. After the cabin pressure returns to normal and the smoke disappears, Laura finds Raquel unconscious in the toilet and revives her with an oxygen tank. Meanwhile, the plane's radio has stopped working and Captain Pete can not contact ground control.

Jake foes to first class to steal from Lance's body when the body suddenly moves. Suzy notices that Jake, and Lance's body, have both disappeared. When Laura notices a fighter jet flying beside their plane and calls the cockpit to inform Pete, he replies that no fighter jets are present. Brad's inflight movie malfunctions and he is shocked to see an image of Lance, while Liz is startled by a reflection of Lance on her laptop screen. Raquel returns to the washroom to do a pregnancy test and is relieved to find it negative. However smoke begins to fill the toilet and a hand grabs her and pulls her into the floor.

The images of Lance appearing on their screens leads the group to search his belongings. Inside his carry on are multiple tubes of hair with women's names taped onto them. They open Lance's small wooden box and find a 'death doll', which Jacinta explains is a shinigami — a being who collects peoples souls after they die, but only if they let go of whatever is holding them to this world. Subsequently, Suzy informs Laura that Lance's death has made her realise she does not want to marry her fiancé, which in turn leads to Laura breaking up with Pete.

Laura searches Lance's checked luggage, entering the hold through a small hatch. A hand emerges and drags Laura away. As Suzy waits for Laura by the hatch, another hand grabs at her. Suzy runs into first class, while a cloud of smoke follows her. The smoke quickly clears and Brad, Pia, Rick, Liz and Jacinta rush to find out what is wrong. As Suzy walks towards them, one of the overhead compartments opens and she disappears into it. While the others rush towards the cockpit, Jacinta accepts that her only option is death, and she willingly walks towards an unknown figure which appears before her. The others discover that Captain Pete, Jenn and Jack are dead.

The television in the cabin suddenly switches on, showing a breaking news story that flight 7500 suffered a catastrophic decompression, communication had been lost, and a fighter jet has confirmed the death of everyone on board. Each of the group find their own deceased body, before Brad and Pia accept their death and reconcile. Some time after, Liz awakens to find the plane empty. She hears a strange noise coming from one of the bins before a hand jumps out and grabs her.

Box office[edit]

As of July 27, 2014, the international gross for the film is $1,348,896. http://www.boxofficemojo.com/movies/?page=intl&id=7500.htm

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