The story of Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger (Tom Hanks), 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.

Director:

Clint Eastwood

Writers:

Todd Komarnicki, Chesley Sullenberger (based on the book "Highest Duty" by) (as Chesley 'Sully' Sullenberger) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tom Hanks ... Chesley 'Sully' Sullenberger
Aaron Eckhart ... Jeff Skiles
Valerie Mahaffey ... Diane Higgins
Delphi Harrington ... Lucille Palmer
Mike O'Malley ... Charles Porter
Jamey Sheridan ... Ben Edwards
Anna Gunn ... Elizabeth Davis
Holt McCallany ... Mike Cleary
Ahmed Lucan ... Egyptian Driver
Laura Linney ... Lorrie Sullenberger
Laura Lundy ... Reporter #1 (as Laura Lundy Wheale)
Onira Tares Onira Tares ... Reporter #2 (as Onira Tarés)
Gary Weeks ... Reporter #3
Katie Couric ... Katie Couric
Jeff Kober ... LT Cook
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Storyline

On Thursday, January 15, 2009, the world witnessed the "Miracle on the Hudson" when pilot Chesley"Sully" Sullenberger (Tom Hanks) glided his disabled plane onto the frigid waters of the Hudson River, saving the lives of all one hundred fifty-five 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

Genres:

Biography | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Aaron Eckhart (Jeff Skiles) played Harvey Dent/Two-Face in The Dark Knight (2008). Coincidentally, Clint Eastwood was briefly considered for the role of Two-Face on the television series Batman (1966). See more »

Goofs

The film shows the Hudson river pouring into the back of the aircraft, making the aft exits unusable. This did not happen in the real event. A passenger pushed past the aft flight attendant and opened the exit door just enough so the water came flooding in. The flight attendant stationed at the back tried twice to re-close the door to no avail. See more »

Quotes

Bartender - Pete: [Sully walks into a pub and sits at the bar] Hey, is that you? Are you the pilot, Sully? that is you, right?
Chesley 'Sully' Sullenberger: Yeah.
Bartender - Pete: Hey, it's a pleasure to meet you. That was unreal what you did the other day, that was really something. It's a real pleasure to meet you. You know, we invented a drink after you as soon as that happened, ain't that right, Johnny?
Johnny - Drunk Customer: Yeah, yeah, you did.
Bartender - Pete: The Sully: It's a shot of Grey Goose with a splash of water.
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Crazy Credits

As the credits roll, there is a reuniting scene with the passengers and crew. Another scene follows shortly with Sully's wife talking briefly about what has been going on at their home since the miraculous landing on the Hudson River. See more »

Alternate Versions

The film's IMAX release presented the film open-matte, at an aspect ratio of 1.90:1, meaning there was more picture information visible in the top and bottom of the frame than in normal theaters and on home video. See more »

Connections

Referenced in You Were Never Really Here (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 claudio_carvalhoSee 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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 September 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Miracle on the Hudson See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$60,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$35,028,301, 11 September 2016

Gross USA:

$125,070,033

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$240,797,623
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2.39 : 1
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