HIGH FIDELITY star John Cusack risked life and limb recently when he
literally flew into the eye of a storm to research a new movie.
The movie star joined military weather experts and extreme sports star pal
Laird Hamilton onboard a Hercules jet that flew into Hurricane Ivan, which
ravaged the Caribbean and parts of Florida last month (SEP04).
He was taking the danger trip to research a new movie role about freak
Cusack says, "It was fantastic. It was scary, exciting and thrilling, all
at the same time.
"At times it was like being in a clothes dryer with incredible wind gusts
shaking the whole plane. The worst part was when the plane suddenly plunged
like a brick. It felt like my stomach left my body."