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Writers (WGA):
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Release Date:
23 April 1999 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
A Comedy about Life, Love, Airplanes and Other Bumpy Rides. See more »
Plot:
A feud develops between two air traffic controllers: one cocky and determined while the other is restrained and laidback, which inevitably affects their lives. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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2 nominations See more »
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Cast

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John Cusack ... Nick Falzone

Billy Bob Thornton ... Russell Bell

Cate Blanchett ... Connie Falzone

Angelina Jolie ... Mary Bell

Jake Weber ... Barry Plotkin

Kurt Fuller ... Ed Clabes

Vicki Lewis ... Tina Leary

Matt Ross ... Ron Hewitt

Jerry Grayson ... Leo Morton

Michael Willis ... Pat Feeney
Philip Akin ... Paul

Mike O'Malley ... Pete
Neil Crone ... Tom

Matt Gordon ... Ken

Joe Pingue ... Mark

Shaun Majumder ... New Controller

Dwight McFee ... Veteran Controller
Robert Smith ... Bob (as Rob Smith)

Catherine Lloyd Burns ... Tanya Hewitt
Star Jasper ... Julie Clabes

Molly Price ... Crystal Plotkin

Sarah Knowlton ... Beverly

Kiersten Warren ... Karen
Andy Dan ... Diner Cook (as Andrew Dan)
Tennyson Loeh ... Diner Waitress

Michael Hyatt ... Trudy
Jillian Cameron ... Falzone Girl
Michael Cameron ... Falzone Boy
Carolyn Scott ... Mrs. Connor
Cody Jones ... Timmy
Jimmy Ruderman ... Scared Student
Paul Brogren ... Supermarket Clerk
Gene Dinovi ... Enzo Sorrento
Emile Belcourt ... Tenor
Robyn Stevan ... Sara
Amanda Delaney ... Bodybuilder
Ferne Downey ... Sorrento Customer
Joe Matheson ... Announcer
Gina Clayton ... Dynajet Flight Attendant

Matthew Bennett ... Dynajet Steward
James Millington ... Dynajet Captain (as Jim Millington)

Ramona Milano ... TV Reporter
Ray Paisley ... K-9 Cop
Rita Tuckett ... Lady Sparta
Robert Bidaman ... Near Miss Pilot (as Bob Bidaman)
Dick Callahan ... TRACON Guard
Brian King ... Honeymoon Man
Julia Paton ... Honeymoon Woman
Jenny Parsons ... Flight Attendant
John Lefebvre ... Pilot
John Robinson ... Co-Pilot
Todd Faithfull ... Tina's Boyfriend
Richard Bauer ... Pilot (voice)
Jim Codrington ... Pilot (voice)
William Colgate ... Pilot Voice (voice)
Craig Eldridge ... Pilot Voice (voice)
Peter Graham ... Pilot Voice (voice)
Peter James Howarth ... Pilot Voice (voice)

Ray Kahnert ... Pilot Voice (voice)

Robert B. Kennedy ... Pilot Voice (voice)

Shawn Lawrence ... Pilot Voice (voice)

Markus Parilo ... Pilot Voice (voice)
Martin Roach ... Pilot Voice (voice)

Jonathan Whittaker ... Pilot Voice (voice)
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John Carroll Lynch ... Doctor Freeze (uncredited)
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Directed by
Mike Newell 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
Darcy Frey (article Something's Got To Give)

Glen Charles (screenplay) &
Les Charles (screenplay)

Produced by
Michael Flynn .... executive producer
Alan Greenspan .... executive producer
Art Linson .... producer
 
Original Music by
Anne Dudley 
Adam Hamilton 
Chris Seefried 
 
Cinematography by
Gale Tattersall 
 
Film Editing by
Jon Gregory 
 
Production Design by
Bruno Rubeo 
 
Art Direction by
John Dondertman 
 
Set Decoration by
Steve Shewchuk 
Clive Thomasson 
 
Costume Design by
Marie-Sylvie Deveau 
 
Makeup Department
David R. Beecroft .... key hair stylist
Mario Cacioppo .... makeup artist (as Mario G. Cacioppo)
Karola Dirnberger .... key hair stylist
Lynne K. Eagan .... makeup artist: John Cusack & Billy Bob Thornton (as Lynne Eagan)
Christine Hart .... makeup department head
Renate Leuschner .... wig maker
Emanuel Millar .... hair stylist: Angelina Jolie, John Cusack & Billy Bob Thornton
Carol Puckrin .... assistant hair stylist
Janeen Schreyer .... makeup artist: Angelina Jolie
Marilyn Terry .... assistant makeup artist
 
Production Management
Joseph Boccia .... unit production manager
Michael Saxton .... post-production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Bruno Bryniarski .... second assistant director
Christy Garland .... third assistant director
Paul Hiscock .... fourth assistant director
Sarah Jarvis .... assistant director
Kathleen Hallam Kibzey .... key third assistant director
Philip C. Pfeiffer .... second unit director
Tom Quinn .... first assistant director: second unit, Toronto
Michele Rakich .... second assistant director: second unit, Toronto
Mike Topoozian .... first assistant director: Los Angeles
Bob Wagner .... second assistant director: Los Angeles
David J. Webb .... first assistant director (as David Webb)
 
Art Department
Carlos Caneca .... set dresser
Guy Hendrix Dyas .... conceptual illustrator (as Guy Dyas)
Bill Harman .... construction coordinator
Elis Lam .... set designer (as Elis Y. Lam)
Peter Legault .... carpenter
Jae Pak .... assistant art director
Gordon White .... set designer
 
Sound Department
Ross Adams .... additional dialogue editor
Sue Baker .... supervising sound editor
Geoff R. Brown .... assistant sound editor
Martin Cantwell .... assistant sound effects editor
Bruce Carwardine .... production sound mixer (as D. Bruce Carwardine)
Tim Cavagin .... sound re-recording mixer
Derek Holding .... adr editor
Dean Humphreys .... sound re-recording mixer (as Dean Humphries)
Jacques Leroide .... foley editor
Peter Melnychuk .... boom operator
Colin Miller .... sound effects editor
Victor Nunes .... assistant adr editor
Dennis Sager .... adr engineer
Jon Vogl .... adr mixer
John Lajvort .... sound editorial engineer (uncredited)
John Soukup .... sound transfer (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Warren Appleby .... special effects assistant
Michael Kavanagh .... special effects coordinator
Michael Kavanagh .... special effects supervisor
David P. Kelsey .... special effects coordinator: Los Angeles (as David Kelsey)
Travis Price .... texture painter
Dawn Rivard .... special effects
Jeff Skochko .... special effects assistant
Daniel White .... key special effects
Derek Liscoumb .... special effects technician (uncredited)
Michael Rifkin .... mechanical special effects (uncredited)
 
Visual Effects by
Gary Abrahamian .... 3D artist
Chris Allen .... software programming & support
Hunter Athey .... 2D artist
Lee Berger .... digital production executive producer
Clifford Bohm .... software programming & support
Ruth Caspary .... digital texture supervisor
Patrick Clancey .... visual effects compositor: The Post Group
Joyce Cox .... visual effects producer (as Joyce Weisiger)
Daphne Dentz .... visual effects production manager
Don Devine .... visual effects director of photography
Bill Dietrich .... R&D supervisor
Nousha Emami .... texture painter
David Eubank .... additional first assistant camera: visual effects unit
Michael Feder .... software programming & support
Kelly Fischer .... digital paint and rotoscope artist: Blue Sky/VIFX
Dan Foster .... visual effects production manager
Meg Freeman .... matte painting
Bob Froehlig .... software programming & support
Robb Gardner .... visual effects lighting technical director
Christopher Glass .... storyboard artist
Meher Gourjian .... pre-visualization
Robert Grasmere .... visual effects location producer
Laura Hanigan .... 2D artist
Jessica Harris .... 2D artist
Douglas Harsch .... 3D artist
John Heller .... Inferno artist
Bryan Hirota .... digital effects supervisor: Blue Sky-VIFX
Phil Holland .... scanning & recording operator
Richard E. Hollander .... president: Blue Sky/VIFX (as Richard Hollander)
Richard E. Hollander .... senior visual effects supervisor (as Richard Hollander)
Chris Holmes .... digital compositor
Sean Hyunin Lee .... Inferno artist (as Sean Lee)
Arthur Jeppe .... digital artist: VIFX
Rimas Juchnevicius .... digital artist: rotoscope artist and compositor
Lisa Kahatriya .... matte painting
JoAnn Knox .... visual effects location producer
Marta Knudsen .... matte painter: VIFX
Marta Knudsen .... texture painter (as Marta Recio)
Marta Knudsen .... texture painter: VIFX
Gene Kozicki .... digital production manager
Gauth Krishnamurti .... software programming & support (as Gautham Krishnamurti)
Roger Kupelian .... texture painter
Harry Lam .... 2D artist
Mark Leo Perry .... 3D animator
André Mazzone .... software programming and support: Blue Sky/VIFX
Michael J. McAlister .... visual effects consultant
Sean McPherson .... 2D visual effects supervisor
Rob Menapace .... motion control operator
Diana Miao .... texture painter
Stuart Mintz .... 3D artist
David Palmer .... matte painting
Lisa L. Pollaro .... 2D artist
Travis Price .... texture painter
Tim Pyle .... pre-visualization animator
Robert Rioux .... 3D artist
Christopher Romano .... 3D artist
Christopher Romano .... technical director
César Romero .... Inferno artist
Marc Rubone .... 2D artist
Rob Schultz .... texture painter
Boyd Shermis .... visual effects supervisor
Craig Shumard .... motion control technician
Cybele Sierra .... 2D artist
Derek Spears .... 3D artist
Dottie Starling .... texture painter
Trevor Thomson .... software programming & support
Antonio Torres .... 2D artist: Blue Sky/VIFX
Juan Carlos Vargas .... visual effects: pre-vis (as Juan Vargas)
Jim Weisiger .... visual effects director of photography
Russ Woolnough .... visual effects editor
Serkan Zelzele .... 2D artist
Scot Byrd .... publicist: Rhythm & Hues (uncredited)
Jack Holland .... art department assistant: Blue Sky/VIFX (uncredited)
John Karner .... previsualization animator (uncredited)
Eric Withee .... data/film manager: The Post Group (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Matt Birman .... stunt performer
Joe Bucaro III .... stunt double
Randy Butcher .... stunt driver
Doug Coleman .... stunt coordinator: Los Angeles
Rick Forsayeth .... stunt coordinator
Donald John Hewitt .... stunt driver
Jery Hewitt .... stunt coordinator: second unit, New York
Danny Lima .... stunts
Duncan McLeod .... stunt double: John Cusack
Edward A. Queffelec .... stunts
Branko Racki .... stunt driver
Robert Racki .... stunt driver
John Stead .... lead stunt double
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Abby Anderson .... video assist
Thomas Bango .... assistant camera
Russel Bowie .... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Paolo Cascio .... first assistant camera: "a" camera, second unit
Ciaran Copelin .... first assistant camera
Brad Crosbie .... camera trainee
Dennis Daigle .... camera car operator
Tim Davis .... video assist operator
Gary Deneault .... rigging gaffer
William Engel .... grip
Candide Franklyn .... Steadicam operator
Candide Franklyn .... camera operator
Dylan Goss .... aerial camera operator
Duane Gullison .... assistant chief lighting technician
Mike Kirilenko .... key grip
Harry Lake .... director of photography: airports unit
Joseph Lederer .... still photographer (as Joe Lederer)
Matthew F. Leonetti .... director of photography: second unit
Christopher Nethercoat .... key rigging grip
Harald Ortenburger .... camera operator
Philip C. Pfeiffer .... director of photography: second unit
Larry Portmann .... focus puller: Vancouver second unit
Ron Renzetti .... dolly grip
Tony Rudenko .... playback operator
Philip Shanahan .... second assistant camera
Neil Trafford .... second assistant camera
Chuck Weiss .... additional video assist operator
Mark D. Acheson .... rigging grip (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Johnny Gidcomb .... adr casting
Amanda Koblin .... casting associate
Jane Rogers .... extras casting
Alex Wald .... additional casting: Los Angeles
Juli-Ann Kay .... casting associate: Canada (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Gayle Franklin .... costume assistant set supervisor
Susan MacLeod .... costume extras coordinator
Sharon McDonell .... wardrobe assistant
Linda Petty .... assistant costume designer
Andre Schulz .... costume supervisor
 
Editorial Department
Gary Burritt .... negative cutter
Gary Fluxgold .... first assistant film editor
Lauren Giordano .... editor: main titles
Russell Langille .... second assistant editor
Giulia Maura .... post-production coordinator
Dennis McNeill .... color timer
Ian Seymour .... associate editor
Kristina Trirogoff .... first assistant editor
 
Music Department
John Bradbury .... orchestra leader
Michael Connell .... music editor
Anne Dudley .... conductor
Anne Dudley .... orchestrator
Isobel Griffiths .... orchestra contractor
Bob Last .... music consultant
Brendan Power .... musician: harmonica
David Warrack .... music and vocal coach
Bruce White .... viola
 
Transportation Department
John Coles .... driver
Ron Hilts .... head driver
Ted Nobles .... driver: basecamp
Mike Shannon .... transportation captain
Nick Sweetman .... transportation coordinator
 
Other crew
Scott Alexander .... key location pa
Chris Allies .... title designer
John 'Frenchie' Berger .... armorer
Kim Bodner .... post-production accountant
Aneikit Bonnel .... assistant to director
Brady Breen .... coordinator: Chicago
Joe Cappelletti .... adr voice artist
Al Cerullo .... aerial coordinator: second unit, New York
Al Cerullo .... helicopter pilot: second unit, New York
Kyle Cooper .... title designer: main titles
Marty Dejczak .... location manager
Anne Devereux .... assistant: Mr. Cusack
Deborah Evans .... first accountant: New York
Joe Everett .... unit publicist
David Gorder .... assistant to producer
Damon Michael Gordon .... location assistant
Michael Hendrickson .... production executive: Fox
Christian Henson .... drum programmer
Paul Hiscock .... assistant: Billy Bob Thornton
Ira Hurvitz .... script supervisor: reshoots
Joanne Jackson .... production accountant
Angela Mastronardi .... script supervisor second unit
Tom McDonnell .... animal wrangler: second unit
David McIlroy .... assistant location manager
Don McLean .... consultant: fly fishing
Veronica Miller .... first assistant accountant
Rick Parker .... animal wrangler (as Richard A. Parker)
Perry Petrzilka .... assistant coordinator
Robin M. Reelis .... assistant production coordinator
Tony Rudenko .... computer graphic artist
Sue Sparling .... payroll accountant
Philip Spurvey .... production assistant
Heidi Topper .... location manager: New York
Brooke Weslak .... assistant production coordinator
Kris Wood .... video and computer playback operator
 

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MPAA:
Rated R for language and a scene of sexuality
Runtime:
124 min | Finland:119 min
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Trivia:
Billy Bob Thornton's character (Russell Bell) states in the movie that he is half Irish (his father) and half Choctaw Indian (his mother). In real life, Mr. Thornton's father is of Irish ancestry, while his mother is half Choctaw Indian and half Italian.See more »
Goofs:
Factual errors: In the scene where Russell works for the first time he gives some headings which are totally incorrect compared to the radar picture. He sends Continental on heading 060 which seconds later you see he is not flying. He also gives Delta "A steep left turn heading 090" when in fact Delta is already flying on heading 090 or maybe on heading 100 but still wouldn't be a steep turn at all.See more »
Quotes:
Russell Bell:Thought is the enemy.
Nick Falzone:I know. I've been thinking too much. I had that thought actually.
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Soundtrack:
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23 out of 35 people found the following review useful.
Not Bad of a Flight!, 26 September 2000
Author: meeza (themeezaman@hotmail.com) from Miami, Fl

Director Mike Newell's `Pushing Tin' is about the turbulent life of air traffic controllers. Its delightful and thought-provoking screenplay is not intended for the usual `airhead' moviegoer. So please put on your thinking cap for this one. The film stars John Cusack, Billy Bob Thornton, Cate Blanchett, and Angelina Jolie. Thornton and Jolie executed average `plane' performances. However, Cusack and Blanchett rose high with theirs. I do not blame Billy Bob or Angelina for not going up to par with John and Cate. Maybe, Billy Bob and Angelina were way too much in the clouds on and off the set, or maybe it was just that their characters were not fully developed in the script. Even though i am not `Pushing Tin' as one of the best film of 99, it is still one that you should put on the `safe landing looking' section. *** Average

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