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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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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) (11 September 2016)

Gross:

$125,070,033 (USA)
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Trivia

The real Det. Robert Rodriguez and Det. Michael Delaney from the NYPD Scuba Team/ Air Sea Rescue Unit reenacted their helicopter jump in NYC. See more »

Goofs

In the air traffic control facility, the flight is shown on a radar scope as "USA1549". US Airways and America West Airlines merged in 2005, and they received a single operator certificate from the FAA in October of 2008. Since this accident occurred in 2009, the ICAO identification (which is what is displayed on radar scopes) would have been "AWE", which is a throwback to America West. So the radar scope should have shown "AWE1549" instead of "USA1549". See more »

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[last lines]
Elizabeth Davis: [At the NTSB investigation proceedings] First Officer Skiles, is there anything you'd like to add? Anything... you would have done differently if you... had to do it again?
Jeff Skiles: Yes. I would've done it in July.
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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 Lost (2004) 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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