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.
In an IMAX featurette, editor Blu Murray revealed that two weeks were spent on trying to get the IMAX 1.90:1 framing for the film and to protect for the widescreen 2.39:1 ratio. But by the second day of filming, Clint Eastwood said that he was shooting an IMAX movie and decided to frame the movie for IMAX. 1.90:1. Ironically, the Blu-ray does not preserve the IMAX ratio for the film and presents it in a cropped 2.39:1 aspect ratio.
Just once I'd like to get out of LaGuardia on time.
Donna Dent: Well, you know the only way to get out of LaGuardia on time.
Sheila Dail: Yeah, what's that?
Donna Dent: Fly out of JFK.
The NYPD helicopter in the movie is a Bell model 205, a civilian version of the UH-1D/H Huey flown in Vietnam. This version has one gas turbine engine and two main rotor blades. In actuality, as seen during the end credits, the NYPD helicopter used in the rescue was a Bell model 214. This aircraft is equipped with twin gas turbine engines and four main rotor blades.
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.
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.
$35,028,301 (USA) (11 September 2016)