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Sully (2016)

PG-13 | | Biography, Drama | 9 September 2016 (USA)
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The story of Chesley Sullenberger, an American pilot who became a hero after landing his damaged plane on the Hudson River in order to save the flight's passengers and crew.

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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 8 wins & 27 nominations. See more awards »

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Charles Porter
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Ben Edwards
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Storyline

On Thursday, January 15th, 2009, the world witnessed the "Miracle on the Hudson" when Captain Chesley Sullenberger, nicknamed "Sully", glided his disabled plane onto the frigid waters of the Hudson River, saving the lives of all 155 aboard. However, even as Sully was being heralded by the public and the media for his unprecedented feat of aviation skill, an investigation was unfolding that threatened to destroy his reputation and his career. Written by Warner Bros.

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The untold story behind the miracle on the Hudson

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Biography | Drama

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Rated PG-13 for some peril and brief strong language | See all certifications »

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9 September 2016 (USA)  »

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Miracle on the Hudson  »

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Budget:

$60,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$35,028,301 (USA) (9 September 2016)

Gross:

$125,065,700 (USA) (20 January 2017)
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Trivia

Tom Hanks and Brett Rice also starred in Forrest Gump (1994), where Rice played Gump's football coach in high school. See more »

Goofs

In the final simulation, the Airbus is clearly in a stall before impact. However, there is no stall horn (in the A320, this is accompanied by a male voice calling "Stall! Stall!") See more »

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Ben Edwards: Multiple airports, runways, two successful landings, we are simply mimicking what the computer already told us.
Charles Porter: Now, a lot of toes were stepped on in order to set this up for today, and frankly... I really don't know what you gentlemen plan to gain by it.
Chesley 'Sully' Sullenberger: Can we get serious now?
Charles Porter: Captain?
Chesley 'Sully' Sullenberger: We've all heard about the computer simulations, and now we are watching actual sims, but I can't quite believe you still have not taken into account the human factor.
Charles Porter: Human piloted simulations show that you ...
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Crazy Credits

Photos of the real plane and rescue are shown during the credits. They are followed by a brief video with real people from that day including the passengers and Captain Sullenburger. See more »

Connections

References Seinfeld (1989) See more »

Soundtracks

Flying Home (Theme from 'Sully')
Written by Clint Eastwood, Tierney Sutton and J.B. Eckl
Performed by Tierney Sutton Band (as The Tierney Sutton Band)
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This isn't a documentary, the NTSB weren't attack dogs as portrayed.
13 October 2016 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Clint Eastwood, his political views aside, might be wise to stick with comedy, like Space Cowboys (since he's too old to play Dirty Harry anymore), and leave the directing to better people. Are there any left in Hollywood?

I realize that this movie was not meant to be a documentary, which is a genre that I often enjoy, and I also realize that Hollywood has to do what is best for their revenue, which often means sensationalizing "true stories", (Like the movie Race the Sun, about a good friend of mine, but almost totally fictitious) but we're talking about the Miracle on the Hudson here, it's sensational as it is. Granted, the intensity only lasted for 208 seconds (plus another minute or two to get out of the plane), but there is sooo much of the story that this movie could have told, but didn't, like the rescue, background of those involved, etc.

All the confusing bouncing back and forth in the timeline, all of the distortion of the events, were beneath Tom Hanks acting abilities. And the portrayal of the NTSB was pure fiction. So much so, that they spoke out as soon as they heard about the movie. Search: bloomberg crash investigators pan their portrayal

I still give the movie 4 stars, because Tom Hanks played his roll well (and the other actors tried, especially Aaron Eckhart), although Tom's heart didn't seem to be in this one. And if you don't care about accuracy, it was an OK movie. It's worth seeing once, I guess, with a grain of salt (or a mine), but unlike many movies in the same "True Story" genre, I doubt I'll watch this one more than once.


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