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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.

Director:

Robert Zemeckis

Writer:

John Gatins
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Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 15 wins & 43 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Nadine Velazquez ... Katerina Marquez
Denzel Washington ... Whip Whitaker
Carter Cabassa Carter Cabassa ... Son on Plane
Adam C. Edwards ... Father on Plane (as Adam Ciesielski)
Tamara Tunie ... Margaret Thomason
Brian Geraghty ... Ken Evans
Kelly Reilly ... Nicole
Conor O'Neill ... Kip
Charlie E. Schmidt ... Tiki Pot (as Charlie E. Schmidt Jr.)
Will Sherrod Will Sherrod ... Schecter
Boni Yanagisawa ... Camelia Satou
Adam Tomei ... Fran
Dane Davenport ... Derek Hogue
John Crow John Crow ... Field Reporter
Bruce Greenwood ... Charlie Anderson
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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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Genres:

Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Did You Know?

Trivia

In keeping with 'alcohol' songs, "Ain't no sunshine (when she's gone) plays as he is dumping the alcohol out at his father's farm. See more »

Goofs

From the farm porch cattle seen in the distance instantly move from the fence to the tree line. See more »

Quotes

Hugh Lang: Death demands responsibility.
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Connections

Referenced in The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #21.70 (2013) See more »

Soundtracks

Sympathy for the Devil
Written by Mick Jagger & Keith Richards
Performed by The Rolling Stones
Courtesy of ABKCO Music and Records, Inc.
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Lifted me up on the wings of flight
30 December 2019 | by stevojaxonSee all my reviews

I liked this a lot. Because I'm a Denzel fan and even if I don't like a movie he is in, I still like it. He is one of those actors who has that effect on me. Either I'm a fanboy or he really is a great actor. I suggest he is a great actor. This is a way cool movie and too close to reality for comfort. I mean, don't they screen pilots before they fly full of booze? It seems a bit thin on the ground at times, given the seriousness of the subject matter but upon reflection, the way it ends, suggests this is a super intelligent way of dealing with the subject matter. It is my second favorite movie ever about alcoholism, as one of its central themes. For those who don't care about the subject of too much booze too often, it is just another very good Denzel movie.


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Language:

English

Release Date:

2 November 2012 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

$31,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$24,900,566, 4 November 2012

Gross USA:

$93,772,375

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$161,772,375
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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