Sully

Sully

Blu-ray Disc - 2016
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On Thursday, January 15th, 2009, the world witnessed the "Miracle on the Hudson" when Captain Chesley Sullenberger 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.

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trcookIIImddmd
Sep 17, 2017

Another great one from the greatest: Clint Eastwood. Hanks is excellent as Sullenburger--a true hero. Pilots are the most highly trained people in the world; brain surgeons and heart surgeons are also highly trained, but they help people one at a time; pilots are responsible for the lives of many people at once; Sullenburger saved 155 lives. I was a Marine helo pilot in Vietnam shot down twice with loads of Marines on board and no loss of life; we do our jobs.

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courtws
Sep 04, 2017

WOW! What suspense! Tom Hanks delivers a masterful performance. LOVED the simulation scenes, such build-up of dramatic intrigue. I don't give 5 stars lightly but the acting and the truth in this story were so compelling I was on the edge of my seat. WOW.

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LPL_Sarah
Aug 28, 2017

Great movie! Who doesn't love Tom Hanks??

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glotet
Aug 17, 2017

Very engaging movie about a true and astounding event.

loonylovesgood Aug 15, 2017

Great movie. Tom Hanks is brilliant, as usual. Really incredible story of "The Miracle on the Hudson." Do not watch right before going on an airplane, though!

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momneedsabreak3
Jul 10, 2017

tearjerker for sure !!! wonderfully done.

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Dundas10
Jul 06, 2017

Watch archived news footage of the event instead. That way you save yourself 90 minutes of sheer boredom

A good movie about a great story. Fine for the whole family.

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VonHafenstaaad
Jun 25, 2017

Eastwood has delivered a no-frills affair, almost to a fault. A brisk 96 minutes, the movie is workmanlike in its approach, yet still manages to be stirring thanks to the subject matter.

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GinaFin
Jun 24, 2017

Absolutely did NOT disappoint. This is an awesome film that takes you in the seat of the hero bringing down the plane. Tom Hanks and Aaron Eckhart were excellent in their roles. They couldn't have chosen a better person to play Sully.
If you love flying as I do then you will LOVE this film. After seeing this, I'm seriously thinking of purchasing a copy for my own library.
Sully and his co-pilot were so humble about the whole thing... giving credit to the entire crew, the air traffic controllers, the passengers. Amazing how everyone came together and had the situation under control in just 24 minutes!
I was on hold to borrow this movie for several months - it was definitely worth the wait.
HIGHLY recommend it! Another of Clint Eastwood's masterpieces.

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jimg2000
Jan 28, 2017

Flight 1549: A Routine Takeoff Turns Ugly
Captain Sullenberger Recalls The Bird Strike And The Tense And Crucial Minutes That Followed:

In February, just two weeks later, Capt. Sullenberger gave Katie Couric and 60 Minutes his first account of the harrowing five minutes in the sky over New York City.

http://www.cbsnews.com/news/flight-1549-a-routine-takeoff-turns-ugly/

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jimg2000
Jan 28, 2017

Many quotes in IMDb. Favorite is:
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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This one is not in IMDb:

Here's a funny thing: I've delivered a million passengers over 40 years in the air... but in the end I'lm gonna be judged on 208 seconds.
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Just once I'd like to get out of LaGuardia on time.
-Well you know the only way to get out of LaGuardia.
No, what's that?
-Flight from JFK.

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