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‘Sully’ Is Latest Historical Film to Prompt Off-Screen Drama
An investigator of the plane crash at the center of the story disputes events as portrayed — which may be beside the point in a Hollywood film.
2658 points by The New York Times | US Airways Flight 1549 US Airways Chesley Sullenberger Film Airbus A320 family Water landing Danville California LaGuardia Airport
As ‘Sully’ premieres, passengers of Flight 1549 remain grateful

-1 points by Atlanta Journal Constitution | US Airways Flight 1549 Hudson River US Airways Infant Chesley Sullenberger LaGuardia Airport Takeoff Water landing
Review: Uplifting ‘Sully’ celebrates humans at their best
Director Clint Eastwood captures essence of what made the 2009 Miracle on the Hudson so inspiring        
-1 points by Detroit Free Press | US Airways Flight 1549 Chesley Sullenberger Hudson River New York City American film actors Hero Water landing Manhattan
Real-life investigators object to portrayal in ‘Sully’ movie
WASHINGTON (AP) — The world knows Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger as the pilot who managed to land an airliner full of people in the Hudson River without the loss of a single life after the plane lost thrust in both engines. But in the movie “Sully,” about the “Miracle on the Hudson” ditching of US Airways […]
2 points by Chicago Sun-Times | US Airways Flight 1549 National Transportation Safety Board Hudson River Chesley Sullenberger US Airways LaGuardia Airport Water landing Tom Hanks
Tom Hanks-piloted ‘Sully’ as solid and unassuming as its hero
Put Tom Hanks in charge of pretty much any vessel — be it the container ship from “Captain Phillips,” the lunar module from “Apollo 13,” even the school bus from “Bachelor Party” — and something is bound to go wrong. But he’s exactly the actor you’d want to calmly save the day without a lot of fuss.
12 points by Las Vegas Review-Journal | US Airways Flight 1549 US Airways Chesley Sullenberger LaGuardia Airport Hudson River Water landing Katie Couric Clint Eastwood
Clint Eastwood and Tom Hanks team up to tell the tale of a stoic, heroic 'Sully'
Several factors might have drawn Clint Eastwood to directing "Sully," the story of 2009's "Miracle on the Hudson" emergency landing of a U.S. Airways passenger jet on that frigid New York river, but one that's not the most obvious might be the most significant. "Sully" stars Tom Hanks as Captain...
329 points by Los Angeles Times | US Airways Flight 1549 US Airways Hudson River National Transportation Safety Board Water landing Chesley Sullenberger Academy Award for Best Actor LaGuardia Airport
What the real Sully thinks about the Tom Hanks movie
On Jan. 15, 2009, Captain Chesley Sullenberger and co-pilot Jeff Skiles successfully set down their bird-damaged airliner on the river next to Manhattan, and all 155 people on board were soon safely off-loaded.
24 points by The Denver Post | US Airways Flight 1549 Chesley Sullenberger US Airways Clint Eastwood Airline Water landing LaGuardia Airport Film
Investigators dispute ‘Sully’ portrayal: ‘We’re not the KGB’
WASHINGTON — Losing thrust in both engines but still managing to land an airliner full of people in the Hudson River without the loss of a single life is plenty dramatic. But the drama in “Sully,” the movie about the “Miracle on the Hudson” ditching of U.S. Airways Flight 1549, doesn’t stop there. And that’s...
8 points by New York Post | US Airways Flight 1549 Chesley Sullenberger Water landing Hudson River LaGuardia Airport US Airways United States National Transportation Safety Board
'Sully' offers the untold story of the 'Miracle on the Hudson' water landing of a jet (review)
Clint Eastwood's direction is rock-solid, and the script by Todd Komarnicki, based on the book "Highest Duty" by Sullenberger and co-writer Jeff Zaslow, gives the story the kind of pacing it needs to build to a powerful but subdued crescendo. CLEVELAND, Ohio -- We all know the story. Or do we? In December 2009, US Air flight 1549 took off from New York's La Guardia airport and hit a flock of geese. The bird strike took out both engines. Captain Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger had no choice but to put the plane down in the Hudson River. The landing was successful, and all 155 people on board survived. The event came to be known as "The Miracle on the Hudson," and Sullenberger was hailed as an aviation hero from coast to coast. So where's the movie in this all-too-familiar story? Here's what we didn't know until this movie was made. Executives at US Airways were looking for someone to blame for the loss of the plane. They held hearings trying to prove that Sullenberger had the time and ability to bring the plane back to the airport. Tom Hanks plays Sully with great understatement. Aaron Eckhart plays Jeff Skiles, Sully's younger co-pilot. While newspapers and television talk shows are singing Sully's praises for his courage under fire, for his concern for his passengers, he waits nervously in his hotel room waiting to see if his career is over. Sully has just started his own security firm business, and his family needs money. He wonders if he will lose his pension. He expresses these concerns over the phone to his wife, played by Laura Linney. All of Linney's scenes are of her alone in her suburban kitchen, talking to her worried husband over the phone. Maybe that's why she is the weakest link in an otherwise strong cast. Clint Eastwood's direction is rock-solid, and the script by Todd Komarnicki, based on the book "Highest Duty" by Sullenberger and co-writer Jeff Zaslow, gives the story the kind of pacing it needs to build to a powerful but subdued crescendo. The hearing before the National Transportation Safety Board has all the tension and surprises that any good trial movie needs to succeed. But the heart of the movie takes place when the actual water landing is re-created for the film. This is not the movie you want to see on the night before a flight. "Sully" doesn't have the dramatic fireworks of the 2013 Somali pirate film "Captain Phillips," in which the lead character was also played by Hanks. But the writing, acting and direction all combine for a satisfying real-life-hero, ripped-from-the-headlines story that was well worth telling. REVIEW Sully Who: With Tom Hanks, Aaron Eckhart, Laura Linney and Jamey Sheridan. Directed by Clint Eastwood. Written by Todd Komarnicki. Rated: PG-13. Running time: 96 minutes. When: Opens Friday. Where: Area theaters. Grade: B+
35 points by The Plain Dealer | US Airways Flight 1549 American film actors Chesley Sullenberger US Airways American television actors LaGuardia Airport Hudson River Water landing
NTSB investigators say ‘Sully’ portrays them as bad guys
Losing thrust in both engines but still managing to land an airliner full of people in the Hudson River without the loss of a single life is plenty dramatic. But the drama in “Sully” doesn’t stop there.
76 points by Las Vegas Review-Journal | US Airways Flight 1549 US Airways National Transportation Safety Board LaGuardia Airport Hudson River Chesley Sullenberger Water landing Tom Hanks
Hanks, Eckhart take flight as real-life heroes in 'Sully'
WEST HOLLYWOOD, Calif. (AP) — As far as everyday heroes go, commercial airline pilots might be among the most unsung.
-1 points by Arizona Daily Star | US Airways Flight 1549 Jim Lovell Water landing Chesley Sullenberger Landing American film actors US Airways Hudson River
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With key roles in two acclaimed films, Aaron Eckhart revels in being out of actor jail
See the most read stories this hour » You don’t have to tell Aaron Eckhart that he’s been through something of a dry spell.  He’s well aware that landing prominent roles in both Clint Eastwood’s “Sully” and Ben Younger’s “Bleed for This” is something that, as far as his career goes, comes along...
4 points by Los Angeles Times | Clint Eastwood American film actors Two-Face The Dark Knight Water landing Aaron Eckhart