DVD - 2013
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A seasoned airline pilot miraculously crash lands his plane after a mid-air catastrophe, saving nearly every soul on board. After the crash, Whip is hailed as a hero, but as more is learned, more questions than answers arise as to who or what was really at fault and what really happened on the plane.
Publisher: Hollywood, Calif. : Paramount Pictures, c2013.
Edition: Widescreen.
Branch Call Number: DVD-AD DRAMA FLIG
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (138 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.


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Mar 16, 2020

Another movie with a low down Denzel.

Jan 22, 2020

I had a tear in my eye at the end. Worth watching .. it is Denzel Washington.

Jan 14, 2019

Denzel had just finished collecting Oscar gold for TRAINING DAY and I assumed that was a movie role/actor combo not to be seen again. Flight is greatly ascerbic (?) yet full of realism like no known genre. He may have been in a an all-time zone!

Apr 24, 2018

While watching this film I thought it was all about drinking, drugs and sex and was ready to give up on watching this. I am very glad I stayed with it, this is a very worthwhile film to watch. Great performance by Denzel Washington and John Goodman gives an interesting performance as well. Perhaps not entirely believable, but entertaining. Good acting all around.

Sep 28, 2017

This film is well-worth your time. It has many twists, turns, and surprises. Just when you think you know something is going to happen...the result takes a different turn. There is one question one needs to ask: When will they allow, let, permit a man/woman-of-color be the pilot of a major (or minor) airline?
-- Mark A. Payne

Jul 03, 2017

Oh my, WHY did I waste my time on this one?! I thought it might be worthy to spend 218 minutes on because of pilots and airline based film. I wanted to be a pilot growing up and love to fly so I rented this movie at the library. I'm SO glad I didn't spend a cent on it! This movie is a disgrace to the airline industry.
First of all, a co-pilot is going to report an intoxicated pilot! It was obvious that Denzel's character was intoxicated. The co-pilot even said later that he reeked of gin. Like I said, this movie made a complete farce of the airlines.
Pilots must be issued a medical certificate and must renew it regularly after an exam from an aviation medical examiner specifically licensed to give medical certificates. My dad was a road engineer (drove the trains) for Santa Fe RR for 30 years and had to pass a medical exam and alcohol/drug test each year by a physician who gave exams in accordance to Santa Fe guidelines. So Denzel Washington's character could not have been an alcoholic, druggie for years without the airline knowing it.
Well, Hollywood provides entertainment that is not always based in fact. It is not likely that a jet transport airplane would fly inverted for an extended period of time. Rolling a commercial airliner and flying for like that - very, very low chance. It was just not realistic.
The producers and directors couldn't even keep things consistent! Anyone who has any knowledge of airplanes would see that there is a MD-80 airplane in one scene and some kind of regional jet in another. They think we wouldn't notice?!
This movie had vulgar language, full nudity of one woman that added zero nothing to the movie. Other than the airplane scenes, it was very boring. Denzel Washington's character was an arrogant, rude jerk.
I do not recommend this movie whatsoever. If you want to see a good airline movie, watch "Sully". That movie was fact-based and realistic.

Oct 16, 2016

Another plane crash movie. Densel Washington was a good actor. But I don't believe a pilot would ever fly a plane upside down!!! Good they saved most of the passengers but still not a great movie at all. The airport movies were a lot better for sure

If you're a Denzel Washington fan, you'll enjoy this film. He nailed the character's addict swagger. Denzel's walk is different for every character he plays. John Goodman an entertaining surprise. Okay, flying upside down probably not realistic, but thrilling nonetheless. Nudity necessary to plot and explanation of lifestyle and anti-hero's tribunal scene decision. Enjoyed the cast of characters and pleasantly surprised by the ending.

Dec 15, 2015

This was way boring flick

Nov 22, 2015

This movie is very upsetting to me as I hate plane crash flicks and this scares the living daylights out of me!

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Dec 13, 2014

Other: Does not play - must be damaged.

Jul 24, 2013

Other: The protagonist is an alcoholic drug user, which is essential to the plot. He also smokes plenty of cigarettes. He is shown snorting cocaine, as well as other characters snorting cocaine and shooting up heroin.

Jul 24, 2013

Frightening or Intense Scenes: An accident is conveyed in a very vivid and realistic fashion. It may be intense and frightening for some audiences. There are also scenes of heavy drug use.

Jul 24, 2013

Sexual Content: One woman is seen fully nude frontal and behind. No frontal male nudity is shown, other than a shirtless torso. Male backsides are shown, including that of protagonist Whip. Sex is implied a few times, but never explicitly seen.

Jul 24, 2013

Coarse Language: The f-words and mf-words are used a number of times. Profanities, blasphemous phrases, and rough slang are used frequently, but the words tend to blend into the background and aren't used for shock; they flow with the story and their use makes sense.

Jul 24, 2013

Violence: The violence is minimal in the conventional sense, but blood is spilled in an accident. Dead bodies and injured survivors are shown. People scream in pain. The protagonist's eye is damaged and bloody and shown in close-up. The violence is more of that nature.

btmslt Jun 11, 2013

Other: This film deals with mature topics such as alcoholism.


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mrsgail5756 Aug 01, 2013

“Darkness cannot drive out darkness, only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.” ― Martin Luther King, Jr

mrsgail5756 Aug 01, 2013

“One person can make a difference and every person should try.” –John F Kennedy

Jul 24, 2013

"Honey, could you hustle us up a couple of daiquiris and a cocktail weenie? On second thought, just bring the booze, I brought my own weenie. Oh, she's offended. And she should be. I'm a pig. And I hate me. That's what we have in common, Nurse Ratchet. We both hate me."

Jul 24, 2013

"What the hell kind of meds they giving you? Alprazolam: that's generic xanax. Hydrocodone: that's generic Vicodin. Probably Canadian. Where's the dihydromorphine? Is this amateur hour?"


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btmslt Jun 11, 2013

An alcoholic and drug abuser air plane pilot manages to complete the miraculous landing after a mid-air mechanical problem on an airplane makes flying the craft difficult. However, the role his addiction plays in the landing is the question for the NTSB to answer. Also, how and weather the pilot can recognize his problem with drugs brings this film to a end.

cdsrus Mar 30, 2013

The Lost Weekend meets The High and the Mighty. Denzel is good, too bad the script wasn't.

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