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.
Bryce Dallas Howard
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
In the scene where Nicole throws her purse on the coffee table, knocking over a box of drug paraphernalia, the song 'Under the Bridge' by Red Hot Chili Peppers is playing. 'Under the Bridge' is about Red Hot Chili Peppers lead singer Anthony Kiedis experiences shooting heroin under a bridge in downtown Los Angeles. See more »
During the moments just before the crash, the First Officer extinguishes the right engine fire by pulling its "T-handle". A minute or two later, he did the same for the left engine. When the emergency "T-handle" is pulled to extinguish an engine fire, the flames are not only extinguished, but the entire engine is also isolated from the aircraft. Fuel, hydraulics, electrical, and air systems are completely shut off, resulting in a complete shutdown of the engine. Yet during this scene the engines kept operating after the T-handles were pulled, with the Captain even ordering changes in engine power. See more »
You gonna shoot me? Or can I come inside?
Yeah, come on inside. I'll shoot you inside.
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I want to start out by saying that this was the best opening for a movie that I have ever seen. What an awesome way to kick off the film. Great performances from Denzel Washington, John Goodman, and Don Cheadle. It is not just a movie about a plane crash even though the film is built on the foundation of that. The movie focuses more on the life of the pilot and his struggles to overcome serious addiction. I almost felt like they tried a little too hard to capture the lifestyle of addicts because of how raunchy and dirty the movie can get. I can handle a movie with foul language but there are a few scenes where it was just so vile that I couldn't help but feel awkward and cringe since I went to go see it with my mom. Maybe they could have left out a few specific details which I wont discuss here. Overall it was a great movie! One of the best ones I have seen in a long time.
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