After a ferry is bombed in New Orleans, an A.T.F. agent joins a unique investigation using experimental surveillance technology to find the bomber, but soon finds himself becoming obsessed with one of the victims.
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.
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 was 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
When Whip is in the bar and orders and orange juice and a double Stoli, the bartender only serves him a single. The standard US shot is 1.5oz (47ml) and takes three seconds to pour with a standard shot pour, which is exactly how long it took the bartender to pour. It's also evident that there is only a single shot in the glass. See more »
Washington plays Whip Whitaker, an alcoholic and coke sniffing airline pilot who, due to his exceptional piloting skills, manages to land a crashing plane in a field with minimal casualties.
Apart from the very captivating first 20 minutes, the movie is as much a disaster as the plane crash itself. With a horrible, no-where-to-go screenplay, the film mostly succeeds in annoying the viewer by dishing out a more than solid premise and opening, only to nose dive into a harrowing mess of cheap love interest subplots and a general turn of events that at no point makes any sense.
Goodman seemed to struggle while playing the generic role he's been doing for the last 35 years, which was nothing short of depressing. Thankfully the acting chops and screen presence of Washington, as those of the rest of cast, went some distance towards forgiving this embarrassing casting flub.
The movie does contain a couple of memorable scenes (not excluding the opening one that could have been directed by Snoop Dog) but since the sound editing is so outrageously botched and the subplots so thoroughly cliché and derivative, the film as a whole can hardly be taken seriously.
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