PG-13 | | Biography, Drama
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.
The scene where Sully and some of his crew appear on Late Show with David Letterman: Episode #16.88 (2009), was CGI altered from the original interview, (similar to the various "Tom Hanks in history" scenes in Forrest Gump (1994)), and was not recreated for the movie. David Letterman's appearance has changed a great deal since 2009, and he is ... ...
Just once I'd like to get out of LaGuardia on time.
Doreen Welsh: Well, you know the only way to get out of LaGuardia on time.
Sheila Dail: Yeah, what's that?
Doreen Welsh: Fly out of JFK.
At no time during the NTSB hearing are the lives of people on the ground considered. If Sully had chosen to try for either La Guardia or Teterboro airports, he would also have had to consider the possible loss of life other than passengers and crew had he crashed.
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.
$35,028,301 (USA) (11 September 2016)
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