The Note

Synopsis: When a plane crashes, Newspaper columnist Peyton MacGruder discovers a Note that was meant for the child of one of the passengers. "The Note" shows how dramatically life can change in a spilt second...the need to make a connection and reach out to someone you care about. If only we had a chance for those final goodbyes, to offer words of reconciliation, to say I love you or share regret. Who would you write to if you had only a few moments? What would you say?
Genre: Family
Director(s): Douglas Barr
Production: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
88 min

...point eight

pan transit 848.

See you next time.

Have a happy holidays, 848.

Middleborough approach,

pan transit 848 descending

through one-two thousand.

Pt 848, middleborough approach,

radio contact sixty Miles

north of the airport.

Reduce speed

to two-one-zero knots.

You're cleared

at one-zero thousand,

squawk six-three-seven-one.

Pt 848 copy.

Cleared to one-zero thousand.

Maintain two-one-zero,

squawking six-three-zero-one.

Morning, Jim.

Hey, Peyton,

how's the column goin'?

Have you been

reading it?



And your picture

looks great.

Middleborough approach, pt 848.

we're experiencing

a little electrical problem.

848, are you declaring

an emergency?

Not at this time,


We'd just like to expedite

our landing.

He liked my picture.

My writing sucks,

but he liked my picture.

Morning, chief.

Don't call me chief.

This is not

the daily planet.

And don't ever

ask anyone

what they think

of your column.

I don't have

a column.

Yeah, well,

I'm beginning to wish

I didn't either.

speaking of which,

Nora wants to see you

and I quote,

"the second she drags

her butt in here."

Perfect. She probably

wants to comment

on my picture too.


What have you got

on your face?

It's part of the look.

Just so you know,

most people pay to have

stuff like that removed.

Middleborough approach,

pt 848,

we got a generator issue here;

We're losing altitude.

848, say again.

I say again,

we're losing power to avionics.

We're gonna declare

an emergency at this time.

Standby 848.

Kb air, one-one-four,


fire control,

we have an emergency

on final approach,

runway 2-1 right.


How goes the struggle

"to uplift and inform"?

Impressive, Kingston.

You are probably the only one

at "the times"

who not only knows what it says

on our masthead,

but actually quotes it.

This paper's my life,


I thought you knew that.

Hey, hey, hey.

What's your hurry?

Why don't you pull up a step,

chat for a minute?

I can't. I've been called

to the principal's office.

What're you doing

out here anyway?

Smokin' a cigar.

A cigar?

It's virtual.


I would if I could.

Pt 848, middleborough.

We've got you at 20 Miles

straight in.

Descend to five thousand.

We seem to be getting fumes

in the cockpit;

could be an electrical fire.

848, you're cleared to land

on runway two-one right.

Winds are variable,

three knots.

Altimeter two-niner-niner one.

Got your message.

Good. Sit down.

Sounded kind of urgent.

Well, results are in

from the last readers' survey

and the corporate

bean counters

have made some


Such as?

Such as dumping

your column.

They can't do that.

Please, of course they can.

Look at these numbers.

Out of our four regular


your column ranks

the lowest.

How many emails

do you get a week?


When Emma Duncan

wrote the column

she got a thousand.

In the ten months

since she died

and you took over

"the heart healer",

your readership

has steadily declined.

My column is filled

with good,

practical information.

Which is fine

for the style section.

During your time there,

your writing was excellent.

But when you asked

for your own column

and this became available,

I told you

you'd have to do more,

you'd have to give it

your all.

I am!

You're not!

You're not giving it

that part of you it needs

to attract a following.

"The heart healer"

has no heart.

You're not touching

your readers.

Pt 848, middleborough,

we have you at

six Miles on final.

Do you have

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