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Sully (2016)

PG-13 | | Biography, Drama | 9 September 2016 (USA)
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The story of Chesley Sullenberger, an American pilot who became a hero after landing his damaged plane on the Hudson River in order to save the flight's passengers and crew.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Chesley 'Sully' Sullenberger
... Jeff Skiles
... Diane Higgins
... Lucille Palmer
... Charles Porter
... Ben Edwards
... Elizabeth Davis
... Mike Cleary
... Egyptian Driver
... Lorrie Sullenberger
... Reporter #1 (as Laura Lundy Wheale)
Onira Tares ... Reporter #2 (as Onira Tarés)
... Reporter #3
... Katie Couric
... LT Cook
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Storyline

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 Warner Bros.

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The untold story behind the miracle on the Hudson

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Biography | Drama

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Rated PG-13 for some peril and brief strong language | See all certifications »

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9 September 2016 (USA)  »

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Miracle on the Hudson  »

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Budget:

$60,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$35,028,301, 11 September 2016, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$125,070,033

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$238,552,082
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2.39 : 1
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Trivia

The biplane that Sully is training on, in the flashback scene, is a very rare Stearman Cloudboy, one of just six still flying at the time the movie was made. See more »

Goofs

During the second NTSB meeting, Elizabeth Davis mentions that there were 20 computer flight simulations that simulated the safe return to LaGuardia Airport in New York and/or Teterboro Airport in New Jersey. She says a different number of simulations in the CVR hearing. When sully mentions about human factor she then says that there were 17 simulations. Three simulations are missing from her facts. See more »

Quotes

Chesley 'Sully' Sullenberger: You were looking for a human error then make it human.
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Crazy Credits

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 »

Connections

Referenced in Vsechnopárty: Episode dated 19 May 2017 (2017) See more »

Soundtracks

Flying Home (Theme from 'Sully')
Written by Clint Eastwood, Tierney Sutton, and J.B. Eckl
Performed by Tierney Sutton Band (as The Tierney Sutton Band)
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The Hero of the Hudson River
19 November 2016 | by See all my reviews

On January 15th 2009, after a bird strike with the loss of two turbines, Captain Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger (Tom Hanks) and First Officer Jeff Skiles (Aaron Eckhart) land an Airbus A320 with 155 passengers on the Hudson River saving their lives. Sully is claimed a hero by the press and public; however the official investigation reports that one of the left engines was running at idle and not damaged. And the flight simulator indicates that it would be possible to land at LaGuardia or Teterboro. Sully has to defend himself to the commission; otherwise Sully has to defend his reputation and career showing new evidences of the incident. Will he succeed?

"Sully" is another great film directed by Clint Eastwood with Tom Hanks in the lead role. These two names would be enough to show the quality of this movie. But the story is excellent, based on the biography of Sully and the screenplay keeps the attention of the viewer until the credits. In addition, there are Aaron Eckhart and Laura Linney in a support role. In the end, "Sully" is a great tribute to the hero of the Hudson River. Mt vote is eight.

Title (Brazil): "Sully: O Herói do Rio Hudson" ("Sully: the Hero of the Hudson River")


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