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Sully

In January 2009, a US Airways flight that had just lifted off from LaGuardia collided with a flock of geese that took out both its engines, and the plane began losing altitude over the Bronx. The veteran pilot, Captain Chesley Sullenberger, decided that the plane would never reach an airport runway in time and instead staged a perfect water landing on the Hudson River, from which the passengers and crew were rescued. A crisis that might have ended with 155 people dead instead resulted in no loss of life, and was hailed worldwide as "the Miracle on the Hudson." What incredible material for a movie! Continue reading >>

Credits

Director:

  • Clint Eastwood

Cast:

  • Tom Hanks
  • Aaron Eckhart
  • Valerie Mahaffey
  • Delphi Harrington
  • Mike O'Malley
  • Jamey Sheridan
  • Anna Gunn
  • Holt McCallany
  • Ahmed Lucan
  • Laura Linney
  • Wayne Bastrup
  • Jerry Ferrara
  • Autumn Reeser

Producers:

  • Clint Eastwood
  • Frank Marshall
  • Allyn Stewart
  • Tim Moore
  • Steven Mnuchin
  • Kipp Nelson
  • Bruce Berman

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    Most films need some semblance of villainy to provide dramatic tension, and here it comes in the form of a panel of National Transportation Safety Board investigators determined to prove that a water landing wasn’t necessary and Sully could easily have made it back to LaGuardia. — By Matt Brunson

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