Armed men hijack a New York City subway train, holding the passengers hostage in return for a ransom, and turning an ordinary day's work for dispatcher Walter Garber into a face-off with the mastermind behind the crime.
A DEA agent and a naval intelligence officer find themselves on the run after a botched attempt to infiltrate a drug cartel. While fleeing, they learn the secret of their shaky alliance: Neither knew that the other was an undercover agent.
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
According to Denzel Washington, neither the AA meeting nor the prison scene were in the original screenplay. See more »
The whites of Whip's eyes change from extremely bloodshot to normal in the first scene of him in the hospital after the crash. See more »
There's whole lot of people out there whose mothers die and they don't fucking drink.
You are sick, Whip.
Yeah, well, I embrace it, shit! I choose to drink.
Yes, I do.
You choose it? Well, I don't see a whole lot of choice going on here!
I choose to drink! And I blame myself! I am happy to! And you know why? Because I choose to drink! I got an ex-wife and a son I never talk to! And you know why? Because I choose to drink!
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The ending was unbelievably bad. How many times have we seen that? The end of Straw Dogs with Dustin Hoffman comes to mind, only less so. There are scenes where the acting is just awful, including especially the breakfast scene when Cheadle appears for the first time. Setting up the status of the investigation to inform the audience was like being spoon fed, and by wooden, inept characters. And not in a good way. Goodman, while intended to be over the top, was playing crazy for the sake of playing crazy. Not genuine, not believable, not good. I love the guy, but that character was terrible, and terribly delivered.
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