Sully

Sully

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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"--from www.imdb.com.
Copyright Date: ♭2016
Characteristics: 2 videodiscs (96 min.) :,sound, colour ;,12 cm., in container
video file, DVD video, region 1, rda
digital, optical, surround, Dolby 5.1, rda

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The compelling aspect of this movie is not the emergency water landing on the Hudson River, it is the NTSB investigation and how the pilot, played convincingly by Tom Hanks, struggles to defend his decision not to return to LaGuardia. Say what you will about Clint Eastwood, he knows how to make a middle-brow Hollywood motion picture.

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cubbie01
Mar 13, 2018

Clint Eastwood deftly brings a 2 hour movie to life about a 5 minute incident. Only a superior director and stellar acting could tell the whole story behind the landing everyone thinks they know about...but don't. Worth a watch.

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Icheckitout
Jan 07, 2018

I think it would've been ok for t.v., but I felt like they were trying to make 2 hours of big screen drama from 2 paragraphs of story. There's just not much to tell, but boy did they put in a lot of effort telling it.

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publicenemy45
Dec 02, 2017

A very troubling movie this guy had money troubles . Now with the plane crash he got a book deal a movie deal out of this incident. Troubling? Flight was better.

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Mouziey
Nov 27, 2017

5 planes for excellent for an avaition reality film.
It made me research the Malayasian flight that crashed and lost forever in 2014. It makes us American release why we have strict professional training and importance for work experience.

I watched this twice on my loan and this holiday of gratitude; it resonates the season; we Americans are lucky we had him on our plans with wit and experience; compared to Malayasia 370 crashed

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pashas
Nov 26, 2017

This is a great movie! I've watched it twice now. I showed it to my brother who worked for Boeing for 30 years, and he really enjoyed it. He worked in Human Factors, cockpit design, and accident review. Watching it with him confirmed my initial impression that the crash and the pilots' actions were very realistic. We both also very much appreciated the Extras on the second disc.

And Tom Hanks does an amazing job as Sully. (Although this confirmed my pre-existing opinion that you shouldn't get on a mode of transportation with Tom Hanks - Cast Away, Apollo 13, Captain Phillips). ;)

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avantmegan
Nov 25, 2017

I love movies based on a true story and I also love Tom Hanks. I did not enjoy this movie at all. It was very mundane and I was quite bored with it. For some reason there was not any kind of wow factor and it lacked a "climax" so to speak.

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No_Stalkers4Me
Oct 23, 2017

Oh, the bureaucracy. I'm glad Sully was able to advocate for himself. Good movie; recommend.

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strider643
Oct 16, 2017

A really dull sleep inducing movie. Awful.

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movie20
Oct 10, 2017

A slow, but a good movie. Fascinating true story.

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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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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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