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Flight (2012)

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An airline pilot saves almost all his passengers on his malfunctioning airliner which eventually crashed, but an investigation into the accident reveals something troubling.

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Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 16 wins & 42 nominations. See more awards »

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Son on Plane
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Tiki Pot (as Charlie E. Schmidt Jr.)
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Schecter
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Storyline

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 Immanuel Ambhara

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Drama | Thriller

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Rated R for drug and alcohol abuse, language, sexuality/nudity and an intense action sequence | See all certifications »

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2 November 2012 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

El vuelo  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$31,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$24,900,566, 4 November 2012, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$93,772,375, 14 February 2013

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$161,772,375, 14 February 2013
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2.39 : 1
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Trivia

In High Road to China (1983), the character of Patrick O'Malley (Tom Selleck) drinks heavily, and flies a plane while hungover, even flying it upside-down. These combined story elements are performed by Denzel Washington in this movie as well. See more »

Goofs

When the plane is out of control and flying upside down, the view from the house on the ground shows that the plane is only about 100ft above the ground, however the view from the cockpit window suggests the plane is flying about 2000ft above the ground. See more »

Quotes

Whip: This thing is so heavy it's killing me.
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Connections

Featured in The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #21.22 (2012) See more »

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What's Going On
Written by Renaldo Benson, Al Cleveland (as Alfred Cleveland) & Marvin Gaye
Performed by Marvin Gaye
Courtesy of Motown Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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Don't read too many reviews - experience it for yourself.
6 December 2012 | by See all my reviews

By now you know what the movie is about, so I won't rehash.

What you have here is the anti-Sully Sullenberg. Denzel is incredible as the best pilot you don't want flying your plane, or do you????? Tough questions and tough decisions as Denzel deals with, or doesn't deal with, the aftermath. You pull for him every step of the way, but the problem is which way do you pull? The visuals are very good, gripping, scary. I felt like I was hit hard in the chest while watching the plane.

Make sure the little kiddies stay home, but you need to see this movie. I hope the Academy hands Denzel the Oscar.


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