In the near future, the Navy develops a fighter jet piloted by an artificial intelligence computer. The jet is placed on an aircraft carrier in the Pacific to learn combat maneuvers from the human pilots aboard. But when the computer develops a mind of its own, it’s the humans who are charged with stopping it before it incites a war.
- Josh Lucas as Lt. Ben Gannon
- Jessica Biel as Lt. Kara Wade
- Jamie Foxx as Lt. Henry Purcell
- Sam Shephard as Capt. George Cummings
- Richard Roxburgh as Dr. Keith Orbit
Jessica was the only one to not get motion sickness from the gimballed cockpit.
This was one of the biggest box office bombs of all time, losing a total box office revenue of 99.6 million US dollars (135 million was the original budget for the film).
The submachine gun Lt. Wade uses after landing in North Korea is a Heckler & Koch MP7.
The film was made without the support of the U.S. Department of the Navy or the Department of Defense.
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.
- BET Awards – Best Actor, Jamie Foxx (Nominated)