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  • Genre: Biography | Drama
  • Release Date: 9 September 2016 (USA)
  • Runtime: 96 min
  • Filming Location: New York City, New York, USA
  • Budget: $60,000,000 (estimated)
  • Gross: $72,220,376 (USA) (19 September 2016)
  • Director: Clint Eastwood
  • Stars: Tom Hanks, Aaron Eckhart, Laura Linney |See full cast & crew »
  • Original Music By: Christian Jacob (music by) Tierney Sutton Band (music by)
  • Soundtrack: Flying Home (Theme from ‘Sully’)
  • Sound Mix: Dolby Atmos
  • Plot Keyword: Hudson River | Investigation | Airplane | Aviation | Bathroom

Sully (2016) Writing Credits By:

  • Todd Komarnicki (screenplay)
  • Chesley Sullenberger (based on the book “Highest Duty” by) (as Chesley ‘Sully’ Sullenberger) and
  • Jeffrey Zaslow (based on the book “Highest Duty” by)

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Sully (2016) Known Trivia

  • Ferry Captain, Vincent Lombardi, who was the Captain of the first ferry to reach the plane, played himself in the movie. Sully 2016 89 of 89 found this interesting Interesting? Yes No |
  • Crash landing rescue scenes were filmed at the same Hudson River location where the actual survivors were recovered. Sully 2016 53 of 53 found this interesting Interesting? Yes No |
  • At 96 minutes, this is the shortest film Clint Eastwood directed. Sully 2016 85 of 88 found this interesting Interesting? Yes No |
  • First collaboration between Clint Eastwood and Tom Hanks. Sully 2016 176 of 186 found this interesting Interesting? Yes No |
  • Hanks spent half a day with Chesley Sullenberger at his Bay Area home during pre-production. Sully 2016 Sullenberger said he was impressed by how well the actor caught him. Sully 2016 33 of 33 found this interesting Interesting? Yes No |
  • Director Clint Eastwood shot Sully almost entirely with the new ALEXA IMAX® 65mm cameras. Sully 2016 80 of 84 found this interesting Interesting? Yes No |
  • Tom Hanks claimed that whitening his hair to play Sully was surprisingly difficult for the makeup department. Sully 2016 24 of 24 found this interesting Interesting? Yes No |
  • When Sully is jogging through Time Square, signs referencing other Clint Eastwood projects, Gran Torino and Jersey Boys are visible. Sully 2016 51 of 54 found this interesting Interesting? Yes No |
  • The production filmed scenes at the New York Marriot Downtown hotel where the original crash landing survivors were brought after the actual accident. Sully 2016 21 of 21 found this interesting Interesting? Yes No |
  • Laura Linney claimed that despite not sharing any screen-time with Tom Hanks, they were genuinely on-line with each other during the filming of the phone conversations. Sully 2016 30 of 31 found this interesting Interesting? Yes No |

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Goofs: Factual errors: On the A320’s ECAM a gauge for EPR was shown, however at the time US Airways A320s were solely CFM engines, which rely on N1 primarily, not EPR.

Sully (2016) Plot: The story of Chesley Sullenberger, who became a hero after gliding his plane along the water in the Hudson River, saving all of the airplane flights 155 crew and passengers. Sully 2016 Full summary » »

Sully (2016) Story: On Thursday, January 15th, 2009, the world witnessed the “Miracle on the Hudson” when Captain Chesley Sullenberger, nicknamed “Sully” & is portrayed by Tom Hanks glided his disabled plane onto the frigid waters of the Hudson River, saving the lives of all 155 aboard. Sully 2016 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. Sully 2016 Written byWarner Bros.

Sully (2016) Synopsis: The film opens with Captain Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger (Tom Hanks) trying to maneuver a plane above New York City. Sully 2016 The plane’s engines have both failed, and the pilot is trying to find a safe place to land. Sully 2016 Sully loses control and crashes the plane into a building, resulting in a fiery explosion. Sully 2016 This is just a nightmare, and Sully wakes up sweating and gasping for breath.

It’s been barely a week when Sully successfully landed U.S. Sully 2016 Airways Flight 1549 on the Hudson River, saving the lives of all 155 passengers in what the media has dubbed “The Miracle on the Hudson”. Sully 2016 However, Sully remains haunted by the incident.

Sully and his co-pilot/friend Jeff Skiles (Aaron Eckhart) are called in to meet with a board of people investigating the incident. Sully 2016 One of the men, Charles Porter (Mike O’Malley), questions Sully over basic things such as if he had gotten enough sleep, whether or not he had taken any drugs or alcohol, or if he has been having troubles at home. Sully 2016 The big question is why Sully chose to land on the Hudson instead of simply returning to LaGuardia Airport. Sully 2016 Skiles defends Sully’s actions as he was right next to him when the incident occurred. Sully 2016 It is argued that the left engine had been determined to be idle and still functioning, but Sully disputes that and says that he felt both engines die.

Sully keeps in touch with his wife Lorraine (Laura Linney), who lives with their two daughters. Sully 2016 Lorraine has been worried about Sully’s well-being ever since the incident.

The media also looks into the incident, with Sully being questioned by reporters. Sully 2016 He sits for an interview with Katie Couric, who asks him what it feels like to be seen as a hero. Sully 2016 Sully says he doesn’t feel like a hero. Sully 2016 Following the interview, Sully looks out the window and experiences another hallucination of his plane crashing into the city.

We see a brief flashback of Sully as a teenager when he was first learning to fly under LT Cook (Jeff Kober).

Sully and Skiles meet with the board again. Sully 2016 They inform the pilots that several tests were run on a simulator that proved that it was possible and probable to return to LaGuardia.

We go back to the day of the incident on January 15, 2009. Sully 2016 Sully and Skiles take off, but roughly two minutes into the flight, a large flock of geese fly head-on into the engines, causing both of them to falter. Sully 2016 Sully maintains contact with the people at the control center, but the flight is lost from the radar. Sully 2016 Sully then warns everyone on board to brace for impact. Sully 2016 The flight attendants mind the passengers and repeat instructions for them to be careful. Sully 2016 Sully and Skiles then make their descent onto the Hudson.

In the present day, Sully and Skiles make an appearance on David Letterman’s show with the three flight attendants who were with them during the incident.

Sully goes jogging through Times Square and runs by the base where an old plane that he flew rests. Sully 2016 We see another quick flashback of him flying that plane over a field. Sully 2016 Afterwards, Sully goes to a bar where the bartender (Michael Rapaport) gives him a drink named after Sully – grey goose with a splash of water. Sully 2016 Sully then watches coverage of the incident on the TV.

We see another flashback to that day, but with a more extensive look at the passengers. Sully 2016 There’s a woman with her elderly mother that wants to bring back a souvenir for her grandchildren. Sully 2016 Two grown men are traveling with their father, and they just barely make it onto the plane before it departs. Sully 2016 There is a woman with her baby and a polite man sitting next to her. Sully 2016 We even meet the flight attendants joining the trip. Sully 2016 As the plane malfunctions and begins its descent, the passengers brace themselves for the worst. Sully 2016 Some are texting their loved ones, while others are holding on tight. Sully 2016 The polite man holds the woman’s baby for her. Sully 2016 The plane lands on the river, and soon starts to fill up with water. Sully 2016 Sully orders everyone to evacuate as the doors are opened and the rafts are inflated.

A ferry team led by Captain Vincent Lombardi (playing himself) heads out into the Hudson to rescue the passengers, who have been separated onto both wings. Sully 2016 At least two people have jumped into the freezing cold water, but both are recovered. Sully 2016 The ferry team starts pulling people on board. Sully 2016 Some people are brought to Jersey. Sully 2016 One of the men that almost missed the flight calls his father, who is with his other son since they were separated, but they are elated to know that they’re all okay.

Sully is brought to a hospital, and he is told that all 155 souls on board had survived. Sully 2016 He is later brought to a hotel to stay, and one of the employees gives him a big hug, leaving him stunned. Sully 2016 He calls Lorraine to let her know he is okay, even though she has no idea just yet of what has happened until Sully tells her to turn on the TV with their daughters.

Back in the present, Lorraine calls Sully in tears as it just hits her that he was one of the 155 people on board, and how terrified she is to realize that.

At the film’s climax, Sully and Skiles attend a hearing with the board and other officials to discuss the incident. Sully 2016 Again, it is brought up that all test pilots in the simulators were able to successfully make it back to LaGuardia without a problem. Sully 2016 Sully argues that what they did not take into account was the “human factor”, in that it was a matter of life and death, and that none of the test pilots were under the same pressure that he and Skiles were facing. Sully 2016 The directors run tests again with the apparent reaction time of 35 seconds (Sully repeatedly mentions that he acted within 208 seconds), which show that had the test pilots reacted under the same circumstances, they all would have crashed into the city if they tried going back to LaGuardia. Sully 2016 Even attempts at making it to Teterboro Airport would have proved fatal. Sully 2016 Everyone then listens to a recording of Sully and Skiles on the flight as they made their moves. Sully 2016 It is enough to prove to the board that Sully and Skiles acted properly. Sully 2016 Dr. Sully 2016 Elizabeth Davis (Anna Gunn) comments that if Sully had been removed from the equation, everything would have gone wrong. Sully 2016 Sully disagrees, saying that Skiles and the flight attendants also deserve credit for the landing. Sully 2016 Davis asks Skiles what they would have done differently. Sully 2016 Skiles replies that he would have done this in July. Sully 2016 Everyone laughs.

The final text states that it took about 24 minutes for the ferry team to rescue everyone from Flight 1549. Sully 2016 The end credits feature photos from the real event.

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  • Bruce Berman known as executive producer
  • Clint Eastwood known as producer
  • Frank Marshall known as producer (produced by)
  • Jessica Meier known as co-producer
  • Steven Mnuchin known as executive producer
  • Tim Moore known as producer (produced by)
  • Kipp Nelson known as executive producer
  • Kristina Rivera known as co-producer
  • Allyn Stewart known as producer (produced by)
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  • Tom Hanks known as Chesley ‘Sully’ Sullenberger
  • Aaron Eckhart known as Jeff Skiles
  • Valerie Mahaffey known as Diane Higgins
  • Delphi Harrington known as Lucille Palmer
  • Mike O’Malley known as Charles Porter
  • Jamey Sheridan known as Ben Edwards
  • Anna Gunn known as Elizabeth Davis
  • Holt McCallany known as Mike Cleary
  • Ahmed Lucan known as Egyptian Driver
  • Laura Linney known as Lorraine Sullenberger
  • Laura Lundy Wheale known as Reporter #1
  • Onira Tares known as Reporter #2
  • Gary Weeks known as Reporter #3
  • Katie Couric known as Katie Couric
  • Jeff Kober known as LT Cook
  • Blake Jones known as Sully (16 Years Old)
  • Molly Bernard known as Alison
  • Chris Bauer known as Larry Rooney
  • Jane Gabbert known as Sheila Dail
  • Ann Cusack known as Donna Dent
  • Molly Hagan known as Doreen Welsh
  • Purva Bedi known as Gurisman
  • Max Adler known as Jimmy Stefanik
  • Sam Huntington known as Jeff Kolodjay
  • Christopher Curry known as Rob Kolodjay
  • Ashley Austin Morris known as Emily – Gate Attendant
  • Cooper Thornton known as Jim Whitaker
  • Autumn Reeser known as Passenger with Baby
  • Jeffrey Nordling known as Barry Leonard
  • Patch Darragh known as Patrick Harten
  • Rob Treveiler known as ATC Supervisor
  • Billy Richards known as Male Pilot
  • Aida Manassy known as French Woman
  • Pascal Yen-Pfister known as French Man
  • Marcia DeBonis known as Shae Childers
  • Noel Fisher known as GIB – Andrew Carrigan
  • Adam Boyer known as Johnny – Drunk Customer
  • Wilbur Fitzgerald known as Drunk Customer #2
  • Michael Rapaport known as Bartender – Pete
  • Vincent Lombardi known as Captain Vincent Peter Lombardi (as Captain Vincent Peter Lombardi)
  • Jeremy Luke known as Victor Gaggero
  • Bernardo Badillo known as Robert Rodriguez
  • Jerry Ferrara known as Michael Delaney
  • Viktoria Khartchenko known as Russian Woman
  • Randall Pinkston known as Randall Pinkston
  • Graham Sibley known as Carlo Alfonso
  • Grant Roberts known as Franco Santini
  • Wayne Bastrup known as Brian Kellly
  • Bobby Cuza known as Bobby Cuza
  • Billy Smith known as Dan Britt
  • Martin Barabas known as Police Captain
  • E. Sully 2016 Roger Mitchell known as ATC #1
  • Robert Pralgo known as St Luke’s Doctor
  • Clayton Landey known as Arnie Gentile (as Clayton Landry Landey)
  • Tracee Chimo known as Evelyn May
  • Brett Rice known as Carl Clark
  • Kristine Johnson known as Kristine Johnson
  • Phil Cappadora known as Plane Passenger
  • Shane P. Sully 2016 Allen known as Rescued Passenger (uncredited)
  • Scott Alan Berk known as Passenger 19B (uncredited)
  • Roger Brenner known as FDNY / EMT (uncredited)
  • Lisa Brown known as Passenger 20D (uncredited)
  • Aric Bunch known as DOT Representative (uncredited)
  • Kris Bunch known as Union Pilot (uncredited)
  • Christine J. Sully 2016 Carlson known as Reporter (uncredited)
  • Kenneth Carrella known as FDNY (uncredited)
  • Leslie Castay known as Pauline Sullenberger (uncredited)
  • Karan Choudhary known as Ferry Passenger (uncredited)
  • Marc Chouen known as ESU (uncredited)
  • Jameson Jamey Copeland known as Camera – Guy (uncredited)
  • Jessica Corbett known as Passenger 14C (uncredited)
  • Vicki Damante known as Passenger 4E (uncredited)
  • Payson Durant known as Pilot (uncredited)
  • Mark Falvo known as Reporter (uncredited)
  • D. Sully 2016 Paul Faulkner known as Passenger 19F (uncredited)
  • Cathy Fielding known as Passenger 25F (uncredited)
  • Noelle Fink known as Passenger 13F (uncredited)
  • Tahseen Ghauri known as NTSB Hearing Member (uncredited)
  • Steve Goffner known as Passenger 22C (uncredited)
  • Emelita T. Sully 2016 Gonzalez known as Nurse (uncredited)
  • Kyle Julian Graham known as EMT (uncredited)
  • Takako Haywood known as EMT 1 (uncredited)
  • Jedediah Jenk known as Chris Cobb (uncredited)
  • Michael D. Sully 2016 Joseph known as Rescued Passenger (uncredited)
  • Inder Kumar known as Reporter (uncredited)
  • Kamron Leal known as Reporter (uncredited)
  • Scott Ledbetter known as Police Officer (uncredited)
  • Lynn Marocola known as NYC Police Officer (uncredited)
  • Doris McCarthy known as Passenger 12B (uncredited)
  • Lindsey McCollough known as Federal Aviation Administration Rep (uncredited)
  • Kevin Edward McGinn known as Passenger 1D (uncredited)
  • Tommy McInnis known as EMT (uncredited)
  • Scarlett Mellinger known as Sofia Sosa (uncredited)
  • Sierra Mellinger known as Sofia Sosa (uncredited)
  • Frank Mercuri known as Passenger with Lifejacket (uncredited)
  • Gary Miller known as Airline Mechanic (uncredited)
  • Kelly L. Sully 2016 Moran known as Passenger Fl 1549 (uncredited)
  • Mia Mya known as Airline Representative (uncredited)
  • Michael Peavey known as NYPD Helicopter Pilot (uncredited)
  • David Philip Reed known as Passenger 20A (uncredited)
  • Shaun Rey known as EMT (uncredited)
  • Denise Scilabra known as NYPD Officer (uncredited)
  • Carla Shinall known as Paparazzi / Pedestrian (uncredited)
  • Daniel Patrick Shook known as FDNY Medic (uncredited)
  • Nancy Ellen Shore known as Airport Traveler (uncredited)
  • Travis Thompson known as Reporter (uncredited)
  • Patty Tobin known as Passenger 12A (uncredited)
  • Miguel J. Sully 2016 Torres known as Federal Aviation Administration Rep (uncredited)
  • Brad Trettien known as TV Reporter (uncredited)
  • Brandon Van Vliet known as Airline Passenger (uncredited)
  • Justin Michael Woods known as EMT (uncredited)



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  1. jdesando from United States says:

    “Everything is unprecedented until it happens for the first time.”Sully (Tom Hanks)

    On January 15, 2009, a decidedly un-cinematic hero, Captain Chesley”Sully” Sullenberger of US Airways, landed 155 souls into the HudsonRiver, safely, as he struggled with a plane crippled by birds in bothengines. As we all know, the passengers and crew survived, so what doesdirector Clint Eastwood bring to the big screen that could engage anaudience knowing the blessed outcome?

    First, he brings Tom Hanks, not unknown to portray low-key heroes (seeBridge of Spies and Captain Phillips most recently), whose understatedcourage seems accurately to reflect the Sully we have come to know andsee displayed with the credits. Second, Eastwood crafts one of the mostbelievable crash and rescue scenes I have ever encountered.

    As in the authentic Hanks interpretation of the quiet Sully, thedisaster is compelling and understated. No swelling or morbid musictakes away from the terror. Because the simulations at the NationalTransportation Safety Board hearings were necessary to prove fault, thecontrast between the NTSB creations and Eastwood’s rendition of thereal incident is starkly evocative of the film’s attempt to get it allright.

    Even the NTSB’s grilling Sully at the hearings, while it unsettlinglytracks his alleged errors in the “Miracle on the Hudson,” has alow-profile approach. It confirms Eastwood’s and writer ToddKomarnicki’s affirmation that everyone in the film is doing his and herjob, from pilots, investigators, and rescuers to director and writer.

    Even Sully’s wife, Lorraine (Laura Linney), in the ever-annoyingwife-in-waiting-role, is stronger and more balanced than the stockcharacter. Although the passengers are not always first-rate actors,they do seem sincere. However, it is Hanks’s film with his stolid, nofrills acting, followed by a supportive Aaron Eckhart as his co-pilot,Jeff Skiles.

    But then, that powerful under-acting is emblematic of the directorhimself, a lean craftsman who wastes no time in production and has notime for puffery. Although not Unforgiven, Sully is one of Eastwood’sbest and one of the best films of the year.

    After seeing this film, you may have a heightened respect even forflight attendants, who evidence a more sincere bravery than summerblockbuster heroes could ever do as that crew directs the passengers:”Brace. Brace. Brace. Head down, stay down!” If you see Sully in IMAX,your head will be up in the clouds and your heart too.

  2. subxerogravity from United States says:

    What makes Sully exceptional is that Clint Eastwood lets the story tellitself.

    Specifically real with the water landing itself. Nothing is reallytaken out of content in the way Hollywood thinks and usually takes it.

    The event was dramatic enough without anything needed to be added toenhance that.

    Tom Hanks is a fine actor. Not the greatest performance, but it wascool that Hanks and Eastwood did a movie together.

    Sully gives us an in depth look at the miracle of the Hudson. Thoughthe title does state that the we focus on Capt. Chesley “Sully”Sullenberger who did an amazing water landing on the Hudson in Januaryof 2009, and got his 15 mins because of it, Eastwood shows us that evenone man can see things in many different ways, as Eastwood goes throughall those angles.

    I love Aaron Eckhart as Jeff Skiles, the co pilot who supported greatlythe pilots decision. He was a great supporting actor for Tom Hanks.

    In the end this movie is about heroes, not just Sully but everyoneinvolved in the US Airways Flight 1549 water landing. From the welltrained flight attendances to the rescue police on the water fairy. Itsabout the 155 passengers and the their accounts of what happen. It’sabout how sometimes we forget how to treat a hero, but true heroes willalways shine though, and Eastwood tells the story as real as possibleknowing that he has an incredible story here.

  3. ctowyi from Singapore says:

    Running at a lean and spry 96min, Clint Eastwood’s Sully isn’t so mucha clinical bio-pic in the traditional sense, but an absorbing showcaseof a man’s extraordinary professionalism in the face of danger.

    On Thursday, January 15th, 2009, the world witnessed the “Miracle onthe Hudson” when Captain Chesley Sullenburger (Tom Hanks) glided hisdisabled plane onto the frigid waters of the Hudson River, saving thelives of all 155 aboard. However, even as Sully was being heralded bythe public and the media for his unprecedented feat of aviation skill,an investigation was unfolding that threatened to destroy hisreputation and his career.

    Tom Hanks underplays Sullenburger but in so doing he brings out themulti-layered human qualities in the man. This is about a man who has42 years of flying experience and he knows the aircraft like it is theback of his hand. Here is a man who does his job to the best of hisabilities and he does it well. He will tell you he is not a hero butsimply a man who is just doing his job. From a man with no time hebecomes the man of all time. However, he is shaken to his very corewhen the doubts start to set in as the NTSB rips apart his heroicmaneuver. Is Sullenburger a hero or a fraud?

    The story rests on Tom Hank’s abled shoulders who has built areputation playing understated and reluctant heroes in Bridge of Spiesand Captain Phillips. On first look Hank didn’t seem to put on hisacting hat, but after a night of rumination his character continues tostay with me. His sullenly insular and taciturn manner displays a fullyfunctioning problem-solver’s mind, calculating the probability ofsurvival in that instance when the birds hit the plane engines. Thankgoodness he trusts his instincts rather than the computer.

    Hank isn’t the only star in the story. At 86, Eastwood has meticulouslycrafted an honest story we thought we already knew into a tense dramawith little bell and whistle. His unfazed skill in storytelling isassured and Sully definitely belongs to the top tier of his pantheon ofgood movies that include Unforgiven and Million Dollar Baby. InEastwood’s hands, the film flies above the usual biopic tropes and itfeels like a homage to a modest man who rose to an extraordinaryoccasion and a salute to professionalism. It is a wonder the storydoesn’t carry an ounce of jingoism and it is a superb amalgam of theloud and the silence and the human elements of a near air disaster.

    The final star is definitely the plane crash. For a home-theatreenthusiast, the visuals and sonics are a feast for the senses. We getto see the crash and its aftermath from every physical and emotionalangle. I can’t remember the last time I see a reenactment of a planecrash so visceral and real. This is the closest you will get toexperience one without actually being in one.

    I didn’t care much for Eastwood’s last directorial effort AmericanSniper because it carried too many skull-numbing and blatantembellishments, but with Sully he has redeemed himself. This may feellike a straight-forward story but the use of Rashomon-resque plotmanipulation transcends the film above the usual biopics that you wouldforget after a night’s sleep. I didn’t forget this one today.

  4. virek213 from San Gabriel, Ca., USA says:

    It was an aviation event the likes of which few, if any, in the worldcould ever recall happening. On January 15, 2009, US Airways Flight1509, bound from New York’s LaGuardia International Airport toCharlotte, North Carolina, was hit by a large flock of birds justthirty seconds after takeoff. The bird strike disabled and damaged bothof the jet’s engines; and though it managed to keep flight for anotherthree minutes, there was no way it could return to LaGuardia, or makeany attempts at an emergency landing at either JFK, Newark, or nearbyTeterboro Airport in New Jersey. The flight’s captain, Chesley “Sully”Sullenberger, made the split-second decision to ditch the aircraft inthe Hudson River, rather than risk flying into any buildings.Incredibly, the aircraft, though damaged by the bird strikes and thewater landing, stayed afloat long enough for rescue personnel to savethe lives of all 155 people on that flight, an operation that took onlytwenty-four minutes in all. The incident has been into the highlyengaging cinematic docudrama SULLY.

    Based on the book “Highest Duty” by Sullenberger and Jeffrey Zaslow,the film, as directed by Clint Eastwood (who some time back traded hisacting career for one focused solely on direction, though he had beendoing both on and off since 1971’s PLAY MISTY FOR ME), focuses in onthe pressures that Sullenberger, excellently played by Tom Hanks (asalways), underwent in the months following the crash. The mediaattention was enormous, but it was also highly scrutinizing as well.And in those months, Sullenberger and his co-pilot Jeffrey Skiles(Aaron Eckhart) went before a seemingly endless battery of hearingsconducted by both the Federal Aviation Administration and the NationalTranspiration Safety Board as to whether Sullenberger’s judgment onthat day was sound, given that flight simulations supposedly had shownthat the plane could have accomplished either one of the four scenarios(return to LaGuardia; landing at JFK; Newark; or Teterboro) whileachieving the same result that Hanks and Eckhart had achieved. But inthe testimony the two men give, Hanks argues that the basic humanelement was totally left out of those scenarios. From the moment thebird strikes happened until US Airways 1509 ditched into the HudsonRiver, there were only 208 seconds (three minutes and twenty-eightseconds); and in that time, trying to fly the disabled craft onto a dryrunway was totally unrealistic and could have resulted in the deaths ofall onboard and even more on the ground.

    Since restaging the actual saga of Flight 1509 would be a matter ofgetting all the details right, helped out by Sullenberger’s own bookand his four decades worth of flight experience, it was really up toEastwood’s direction, and Hanks’ ability to underplay, to get into themindset of “Sully” as he dealt with all the media and governmentattention that he, his wife (Laura Linney), and Eckhart went through inthose months following what the media had deemed the “Miracle On TheHudson.” Hanks deftly shows the struggles that Sullenberger faced, viaflashbacks to that cold wintry day in the skies over the Big Apple,with respect to what he could have done differently (or what both themedia and the government investigators think he could have donedifferently). But at no time during the actual FAA/NTSB hearings didSully ever lose his cool and his composure. He merely pointed out thatthe human element needed to be taken into consideration, not just whatsome alternate computer simulation said could have been done, tofacilitate the saving of everyone on Flight 1509; and the playback ofthe flight voice recorders clears up any questions as to the judgmentand veracity behind Sully’s decisions.

    That this saga, which, like 1995’s APOLLO 13 (which also starred Hanks)and 2015’s THE 33, had a hugely successful outcome, should have beenmade into a movie probably shouldn’t surprise anyone. But just asimportantly, and also just like those films, SULLY, thanks to Hanks’usual great Everyman portrayal of Sullenberger, the kind of heroism ondisplay is that of common people, including Hanks, his crew, his wife,the passengers, and the rescue personnel of New York City, and not justsome comic-book, super-patriotic depiction of heroism that too much ofHollywood has been about in the 21st century. Nothing about the saga ofUS Airways Flight 1509, or the resulting Miracle On The Hudson, wascut-and-dried; it was reality, and Eastwood and Hanks should both becommended for making it that way, and successfully so.

  5. foxhound-37781 from New South Wales says:

    There’s obviously a lot of research and accuracy of facts that need tobe considered when making a film out of a real life incident. ClintEastwood once again shows he knows what he’s doing when it comes tositting in the directors chair.

    January 15th, 2009, Captain Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger landed anAirbus A320 in the Hudson River after it suffered dual engine failuresfrom a bird strike. What he endures following the incident is ascathing investigation team hell bent on showing him he made a mistakeand he could have in fact turned the plane around and landed it safelyon one of the many runways available to him in New York.

    Tom Hanks, as always, plays a solid role and character and a verybelievable Aircraft pilot, although i felt at times he could have shownjust a little more emotion in certain spots. Aaron Eckhart and AnnaGunn made good additions to the cast fitting into their roles nicely.

    The film itself, jumps all over the place, it starts straight away witha nightmare from our hero. we see the timeline of events is post-incident, then eventually goes back to the beginning of the flightbefore Sully even steps foot on the plane. I wasn’t expecting the filmto be structured this way and found it kind of annoying at first, butit doesn’t at all affect the pacing.

    Clocking in at just an hour and a half, Sully is a good hero flickdepicting the events of January 15th, 2009, because we learn everythingwe need to know in just that short space of time. Nothing feelsoverdone or over dramatized and I walked out of the cinema feelingthoroughly satisfied with what Eastwood managed to do with this story.Really good stuff!


  6. seshasai-tris from Boston, MA says:

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

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

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

    Tom hanks has been the heart of the film. The acting was top notch. Iam sure his meetings with Chesley SUllenberger must have contributedsomething in the acting department. Aaron Eckhart as Jeff Skiles alsodid a great job with his subtle humor and great screen presence. Hemakes you wanting more of the character.

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

    Overall, great performances, superb screenplay, neat editing andfabulous visual and audio effects make this film easily the best in2016.

    Above all, this one has a heart!


  7. A_Different_Drummer from North America says:

    First, the film itself:

    * technically perfect. What Clint Eastwood shares with Ron Howard isthat they are both actors-turned-directors who consistently maketechnically perfect films. (Howard, on the other hand, was never voted”sexiest man alive” in his acting career. Just a trivia point…)

    * what they also share is a penchant for taking larger-than-life peopleand literally making them much-larger-than-life on the big screen.After this, you will feel like you have known Sully as long as hisfamily.

    * in the presence of such directorial talent, it is easy to overlookthe casting choices. In this case, I suggest that Hanks may not get thecredit he is due. This may be the best performance of his career. Hesets a deer-in-the-headlights tone early; and by mid-movie, the viewerstarts to feel as paranoid as his character. Amazing performance.

    * recommended for multiple reasons, not the least of which is that itis one of the best films of the year.

    And now the esoteric part of the review:

    * have a friend, a university professor, who once explained to me, atsome length, that the #1 most “unnatural” event in life is an MRI scan.You are placed immobile in a life-size cassette and then inserted intoan appliance that bombards you with EM waves while deafening you withnoise unlike you have ever heard before. Like a baby, you arecompletely dependent on outside help, and, if the machine failed, it isfar from certain you could escape on your own. Yet this is a part ofour culture, and the common wisdom is we should be grateful the techexists in the first place.

    * the second most un-natural event in our culture? Air travel, he said.(You can do the comparisons on your own.)

    * the kicker is that my friend ended his dissertation by mentioningthere are “standing” MRIs which do the same job and are morecomfortable but expensive, so many hospitals and clinics avoid them. Weare, after all, a society that is all about money.

    * watching the people leave the plane in the film I remembered myfriend’s strong views. A century ago, air travel was a very differentexperience. If you think about it, as is the case with the MRI, it isreally all about the money.

  8. Thomas Drufke says:

    If there’s one thing you can count on Clint Eastwood doing well, it’sdirecting an emotionally heartfelt story. Sully continues Eastwood’ssuccess by giving us probably the most human drama of 2016.

    “The miracle on the Hudson” is the subject of this Eastwood drama,starring Tom Hanks, Aaron Eckhart, and Laura Linney. There will beplenty of obstacles with any film based on a true story, but with afilm based on an event that lasted a mere 208 seconds, it’s extradifficult. But Eastwood manages to pull a great story out of theseunbelievable events that comes in just under 2 hours. Of course, theflight itself isn’t the only hurdle that captain Sully went through, ashe dealt with reporters, investigators, and the National TransportationSafety Board determined to diminish his heroic efforts.

    Who could possibly be better to play Captain Sully than the great TomHanks. Having wonderfully played another “controversial” captain backin 2013 as Captain Phillips, there was no doubt he could pull off asomewhat similar role. Boy does Hanks deliver. He always effortlesslypulls out the big speeches and powerful dialogue well, but I often findhis more subtle acting to be more impressive. It’s the moments whenSully is reacting to the big moments with only his facial expressionsand body languages that give me goosebumps. Not many actors are able tobring me to the verge of tears just by a facial expression, but Hanksis one of them.

    Eastwood and his editors also deserve tons of credit for their workhere. Much like Hanks’ subtle acting, I love when Eastwood holds backthe bombastic music (that can sometimes take you out of a story likethis) and lets the audience choose how to feel by watching gorgeouscinematography and poignant acting and directing. This may beEastwood’s best directorial work since Million Dollar Baby. Heunderstood exactly the moments to use and not music in order to pullthe emotion out of his audience.

    Most of all, this film is a great display of the power of the humanspirit. Everything about this film is grounded with humanity. No oneseems fake. So often Hollywood is flooded with over-the-top filmmakingthat can easily dilute the power of the film’s message. Sully knowsexactly what it’s going for, and it does it to near perfection.

    +Eastwood back at the top

    +Hanks subtle acting

    +Power of human spirit


  9. David Ferguson (fergusontx@gmail) from Dallas, Texas says:

    Greetings again from the darkness. Society has a tendency to go toextremes – hero worship for those who probably don’t deserve it andcharacter assassination for those who have the gall to be less thanperfect. Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger has experienced both. On January15, 2009, Sully made the decision to land the crippled aircraft of USAirways flight 1549 right into a river … an event immediately labeled”Miracle on the Hudson”.

    Surprisingly, this is the first film collaboration for Tom Hanks anddirector Clint Eastwood. Both have cinematic experience with true lifestories and real people: Hanks most recently in Captain Phillips andBridge of Spies; and Clint with American Sniper and J. Edgar. This oneis the perfect fit as Hanks takes on a good man who takes pride indoing his job, and Clint brings to life a story that showcases the bestof human nature.

    Tom Komanicki adapted the screenplay from the book “Highest Duty”,co-written by Sully and Jeffrey Zaslow. Much of the attention is givento the doubts and uncertainty Sully experienced during the NTSB review.The scrutiny of his work by the committee (played here by theultra-serious Mike O’Malley, Anna Gunn, Jamey Sheridan) left his careerand reputation dangling, inspiring nightmares that are much worse thanyours and mine.

    Certainly we are in awe of what Sully pulled off that morning, but asmovie goers, we are anxious to see the plane crash/splash/landing.Clint comes through in breath-taking fashion. While it lacks thehysterics and drama of the upside-down plane in Flight, thisre-creation is so realistic that we nearly obey the flight attendantsrepeated instructions of “Heads down. Stay down”. Even the cockpitchatter, passenger evacuation, and first responder’s (many of whom arereal life folks, not actors) activities are played in matter-of-factmanner … more people just doing their job. We shiver knowing the icyHudson River water is 36 degrees, and we feel Sully’s anxiety as hedesperately tries to get a final count … a count that he prays will hit155.

    Aaron Eckhart plays co-pilot Jeff Skiles and has a couple of memorablescenes, and Laura Linney embraces the thankless role of telephone wifeof Sully during the aftermath and hearings. We get a glimpse of Sully’sbackground with flashbacks to his flight lessons at a Denison Texasprivate airfield, as well as a portion of his military service. Hanksis the perfect choice for a role that would have suited James Stewartjust fine if it were the 1940’s.

    The conflict here comes from the NTSB inquiry. Backed by computersimulators that show the plane could have coasted back to LaGuardia, weget the distinct feeling that the committee’s goal is finding humanerror – naming a scapegoat (other than Canadian geese) for their “lost”plane. It’s Sully who reminds us that the committee is simply doingtheir job … just as he was, Skiles was, the Flight Attendants were, andthe first responders were.

    This is technically expert filmmaking. We know the ending, but areglued to the screen. Frequent Eastwood collaborator Tom Stern handlesthe cinematography, and like the acting and story-telling, the camerawork avoids any excess or over-dramatization. The film provides one ofthe best examples ever of the duality of hero worship and intensescrutiny, and how a person can be a hero by simply doing their job. Theclosing credits show clips of the flight’s reunion and every survivorwould agree that the best among us allowed a continuation of life …something that could have gone to the other extreme.

  10. natione says:

    Frankly, I don’t understand the script of the movie… He successfullylands a plane with 155 passengers on the Hudson river, and he feelssorry afterwards? And his wife is critical of him (“Couldn’t you’vedone anything more dangerous”)? Why?

    During the whole movie, Tom Hanks has an expression of someone who didsomething bad, or hides something because he’s afraid it will berevealed, only for us viewers to find out a the end of the movie thathe did that in order to create the much needed drama this moviedesperately wanted, in order justify itself of being a movie…

    This “movie”, however well directed it is, should have been adocumentary in the first place. The events of this plane crash are notenough to create the drama or tensions a movie needs in order to createengagement with the audience. When the movie ends, I found myself a bitconfused, with only one question in my mind: “That was it?”

    It’s an OK-ish movie, although if it was placed under the “documentary”title it would be more appropriate.

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