During the Cold War, an American lawyer is recruited to defend an arrested Soviet spy in court, and then help the CIA facilitate an exchange of the spy for the Soviet captured American U2 spy plane pilot, Francis Gary Powers.
On Thursday, January 15th, 2009, the world witnessed the "Miracle on the Hudson" when Captain Chesley Sullenberger, nicknamed "Sully", glided his disabled plane onto the frigid waters of the Hudson River, saving the lives of all 155 aboard. However, even as Sully was being heralded by the public and the media for his unprecedented feat of aviation skill, an investigation was unfolding that threatened to destroy his reputation and his career. Written by
To create the post-crash scenes in the river, the producers first shot footage of the rescue boats, surrounding a large empty space, on the Hudson River. They combined those shots with footage of a retired A320 aircraft in Universal Studio's artificial lake ("Falls Lake") in southern California. (Parts of another Tom Hanks historical flight disaster movie, Apollo 13 (1995) were also filmed in Falls Lake.) See more »
In an early scene showing LaGuardia airport, a Continental Airlines Boeing 737 is shown with Split Scimitar Winglets that were not introduced on commercial aircraft until 2014. See more »
A pilot never stops acquiring knowledge. You'll make mistakes, everyone does. Just learn from them.
Sully (16 Years Old):
And never forget, no matter what's happening, to fly the airplane.
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Photos of the real plane and rescue are shown during the credits. They are followed by a brief video with real people from that day including the passengers and Captain Sullenburger. See more »
Fabulous screenplay and intense acting and emotional
I am one of the lucky few who had the opportunity to get an advance premier screening for Sully at AMC IMAX Somerville, Boston ten days prior to the release.
This is easily the best movie of 2016. I have been following the Jan 15 controlled ditching incident of US Airways Flight 1549 case for a while. Everything about this case was covered on TV and the hearings are uploaded on YouTube. I have watched nearly 5 hours of the footage on YouTube and I was skeptical before the film whether if it offers us anything new.
I was mind-blown; the movie is truly an untold story. The drama, action and intensity is all along. It left me and many audience in tears. It feels realistic in the IMAX edition with great sound effects surrounding you. The screenplay of this film is unique, Client Eastwood is an outstanding director has outdone himself with this gripping tale.
Tom hanks has been the heart of the film. The acting was top notch. I am sure his meetings with Chesley SUllenberger must have contributed something in the acting department. Aaron Eckhart as Jeff Skiles also did a great job with his subtle humor and great screen presence. He makes you wanting more of the character.
Coming back to the facts, Client Eastwood has left what we all know because of the footages shown in YouTube and the hearings.
Overall, great performances, superb screenplay, neat editing and fabulous visual and audio effects make this film easily the best in 2016.
Above all, this one has a heart!
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