An aspiring author during the civil rights movement of the 1960s decides to write a book detailing the African-American maids' point of view on the white families for which they work, and the hardships they go through on a daily basis.
A teacher lives a lonely life, all the while struggling over his son's custody. His life slowly gets better as he finds love and receives good news from his son, but his new luck is about to be brutally shattered by an innocent little lie.
Thomas Bo Larsen,
Whip Whitaker is a commuter airline pilot. While on a flight from Orlando to Atlanta something goes wrong and the plane starts to fly erratically. With little choice Whip crashes the plane and saves almost all on board. When he wakes up in the hospital, his friend from the airline union introduces him to a lawyer who tells him there's a chance he could face criminal charges because his blood test reveals that he is intoxicated with alcohol and cocaine. He denies being impaired, so while an investigation is underway, he is told to keep his act together. However, letting go of his addiction is not as easy as it seems... Written by
The flight number, 227, used in the movie is a common superstition to those flights that have crashed where the flight number digits add up to 11. A number of spectacular airline crashes also had this feature such as AA 191, the DC-10 that lost an engine in Chicago and crashed in 1979 as well as PSA 182 that nosed dived into San Diego in 1978 (where the pilots and flight attendants had been drinking and frolicking the night before as overheard by passengers who got off the same plane in Los Angeles). See more »
Washington's character refers to his dad's Army Air Force unit as the "332nd Airborne." He adds that they were also known as the Tuskegee Airmen. While the latter is correct, that was actually the 332nd Fighter Group. They were not an "airborne" unit. Airborne units were paratroopers, not fighter pilots. The 332nd, with its four squadrons, was the only black fighter group in the segregated U.S. Army Air Force in World War II. See more »
Nobody could've landed that plane like I did.
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It's been a while since i really felt that moved by a movie,and i'm a Zemicks fan since Forrest GUMP,so it came as no surprise that he would deliver that great piece of art,i was taken by this film from start to end even though it's more than 2 hours,you just wanted it to keep going. From the crash of the plane ,you feel like you are actually inside the plane yourself,to the many struggles of Washington with his inner demons,and every time you think he finally was able to beat those inner demons,you get mistaken,but the end makes you believe in him once again. as underneath that surface of a careless drunk hopeless man,there lies a hero who just needed to have his faith back. There are no words to describe how breath taking Washington is,his talent is overwhelming,so amazing. The last scene is bound to make you cry,as it shows when Washington IS FINALLY FREE. The soundtrack is classic rock,all the cast were great,especially don cheadle,great music,wonderful story of how one could lose his way and drift so far off track,but he manages to pick himself back up and confront himself with the truth he spends his whole life running from. Just one of the finest movies ever.
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