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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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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

Katie Couric, who appears in the film, interviewed Chesley Sullenberger for 60 Minutes: Saving Flight 1549/Coldplay (2009), which aired on February 8, 2009, 24 days after the miraculous event. See more »

Goofs

About the middle of the movie Sully struggles his way towards the rear end of the plane waist deep in the water to check if everyone has evacuated. Seconds later when he goes into pilot's cabin his pants are completely dry. See more »

Quotes

Lorraine Sullenberger: [almost bursting into tears] Oh my *God*...
Chesley 'Sully' Sullenberger: What?
Lorraine Sullenberger: I just realized there were a hundred and fifty-five people on that plane and you were one of them!
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Crazy Credits

As the credits roll, there is a reuniting scene with the passengers and crew. Another scene follows shortly with Sully's wife talking briefly about what has been going on at their home since the miraculous landing on the Hudson River. 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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Fabulous screenplay and intense acting and emotional
6 September 2016 | by (Boston, MA) – See all my reviews

I am one of the lucky few who had the opportunity to get an advance premier screening for Sully at AMC IMAX Somerville, Boston ten days prior to the release.

This is easily the best movie of 2016. I have been following the Jan 15 controlled ditching incident of US Airways Flight 1549 case for a while. Everything about this case was covered on TV and the hearings are uploaded on YouTube. I have watched nearly 5 hours of the footage on YouTube and I was skeptical before the film whether if it offers us anything new.

I was mind-blown; the movie is truly an untold story. The drama, action and intensity is all along. It left me and many audience in tears. It feels realistic in the IMAX edition with great sound effects surrounding you. The screenplay of this film is unique, Client Eastwood is an outstanding director has outdone himself with this gripping tale.

Tom hanks has been the heart of the film. The acting was top notch. I am sure his meetings with Chesley SUllenberger must have contributed something in the acting department. Aaron Eckhart as Jeff Skiles also did a great job with his subtle humor and great screen presence. He makes you wanting more of the character.

Coming back to the facts, Client Eastwood has left what we all know because of the footages shown in YouTube and the hearings.

Overall, great performances, superb screenplay, neat editing and fabulous visual and audio effects make this film easily the best in 2016.

Above all, this one has a heart!

9/10


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