Federal Air Marshal Bill Marks (Liam Neeson) sits in his car at the top of an airport parking deck, looking forlornly at a picture of his young daughter stuck to his sun visor while drinking from a coffee cup he's just spiked with hard liquor. Thirty seconds into "Non-Stop," director Jaume Collet-Serra (2011's "Unknown") and scribes John W. Richardson, Chris Roach and Ryan Engle have made it readily apparent in the most obvious ways that this is a guy haunted by a host of demons. Once onboard his Aqualantic Airlines flight from New York to London, seated next to a friendly stranger, window-seat enthusiast Jen (Julianne Moore), Bill begins receiving portentous text messages. A passenger on the plane not only knows who he is, but is threatening to kill someone on the plane every twenty minutes until $150-million is wired to the provided account. More damning still, said account has been opened in Bill's name. Enlisting Jen and flight attendant Nancy (Michelle Dockery) to help him secretly sniff out the culprit without attracting attention, he is thrust into a battle of wits as the body count rises and an even greater danger looms.
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