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
In the elevator with the small child, as Whip wipes his nose, a muzak version of The Beatles "With a little Help from my Friends," can be heard. The verse begins, "I get high with a little help from my friends," right after Whip's friend gets him high. 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 »
This essay, the essay that I have to write, it's called, "The Most Fascinating Person That I've Never Met."
[turns on his tape recorder]
who are you?
That's a good question...
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FLIGHT is a great film! In a day and age where almost all Hollywood movies try to thrill us with special effects and gore, FLIGHT 'soars' with extraordinary acting and a story that will change lives. I went not knowing really what to expect. A drama about a crashed airplane, right? Well this film is much much more. It is truth. Truth about life. Truth about addictions. Denzel Washington does an awesome, believable job as an alcoholic airplane captain, struggling with his addiction and accusations after the plane crash. John Goodman plays an interesting character and provides some laughs. Without giving too much away, I will say that if you like drama movies or Denzel, go see it. If you are, or know anyone who is struggling with an addiction of ANY KIND... go see it! It just might change your life. 9/10 A+
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