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Navy S.E.A.L. sniper Chris Kyle's (Bradley Cooper's) pinpoint accuracy saves countless lives on the battlefield and turns him into a legend. Back home to his wife and kids after four tours of duty, however, Chris finds that it is the war he can't leave behind.
A murder inside the Louvre, and clues in Da Vinci paintings, lead to the discovery of a religious mystery protected by a secret society for two thousand years, which could shake the foundations of Christianity.
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
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 »
When Sully leaves the airport news stand after buying a sandwich before his fateful January 15, 2009 flight, magazine issues published in February 2015 and October 2015 are visible on the racks. The most prominent issue visible during the whole scene is New York Magazine's 2009 "Best of New York" issue, but that was a double-issue dated about six weeks later (March 2-9, 2009). See more »
A pilot never stops acquiring knowledge. You'll make mistakes, everyone does. Just learn from them.
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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 »
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 »
Clint Eastwood masters doing a lot with the bare minimum.
What makes Sully exceptional is that Clint Eastwood lets the story tell itself.
Specifically real with the water landing itself. Nothing is really taken out of content in the way Hollywood thinks and usually takes it.
The event was dramatic enough without anything needed to be added to enhance that.
Tom Hanks is a fine actor. Not the greatest performance, but it was cool that Hanks and Eastwood did a movie together.
Sully gives us an in depth look at the miracle of the Hudson. Though the title does state that the we focus on Capt. Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger who did an amazing water landing on the Hudson in January of 2009, and got his 15 mins because of it, Eastwood shows us that even one man can see things in many different ways, as Eastwood goes through all those angles.
I love Aaron Eckhart as Jeff Skiles, the co pilot who supported greatly the pilots decision. He was a great supporting actor for Tom Hanks.
In the end this movie is about heroes, not just Sully but everyone involved in the US Airways Flight 1549 water landing. From the well trained flight attendances to the rescue police on the water fairy. Its about the 155 passengers and the their accounts of what happen. It's about how sometimes we forget how to treat a hero, but true heroes will always shine though, and Eastwood tells the story as real as possible knowing that he has an incredible story here.
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