DVD - 2016 | Widescreen version
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On Thursday, January 15th, 2009, the world witnessed the "Miracle on the Hudson" when Captain Chesley Sullenberger, nicknamed "Sully" glided his disabled plane onto the frigid waters of the Hudson River, saving the lives of all 155 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. Includes bonus disc of special features: Sully Sullenberger, The man behind the miracle; Moment by moment, averting disaster on the Hudson; Neck deep in the Hudson, Shooting Sully.
Publisher: Hollywood, CA : Warner Bros. Ent., [2016]
Edition: Widescreen version
Branch Call Number: SULLY
Characteristics: 2 videodiscs (95 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
DVD video, 4 3/4 in., rda
digital, optical, 5.1 surround, Dolby digital, rda
widescreen (1.78:1), rda
DVD-video, NTSC, rda
video file, DVD video, region 1, rda


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d2013 Feb 25, 2017

Very interesting story, must have been hard to remain calm in the storm!

ontherideau Jan 20, 2017

Captain Sully and his crew, brave people who acted calmly and with confidence, even if they weren't feeling calm or confident.

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Jun 29, 2018

I fast-forwarded this movie quite a lot of times. It was dreadfully slow and felt pointless to watch, so I shut it off prematurely.

Jun 19, 2018

They created a significant amount of drama out of the NTSB investigation & the interactions between Sully & his wife; she was portrayed as a bit of a drama queen. The Mayday & National Geographic Aircraft Investigation series have covered this event offering more insight into the details of the event, recovery of the plane, & NTSB investigation. This film offers more details on the personal experiences of the First Officer Jeff Skiles & Captain Chesley Sullenberger.

The compelling aspect of this movie is not the emergency water landing on the Hudson River, it is the NTSB investigation and how the pilot, played convincingly by Tom Hanks, struggles to defend his decision not to return to LaGuardia. Say what you will about Clint Eastwood, he knows how to make a middle-brow Hollywood motion picture.

Mar 13, 2018

Clint Eastwood deftly brings a 2 hour movie to life about a 5 minute incident. Only a superior director and stellar acting could tell the whole story behind the landing everyone thinks they know about...but don't. Worth a watch.

Jan 07, 2018

I think it would've been ok for t.v., but I felt like they were trying to make 2 hours of big screen drama from 2 paragraphs of story. There's just not much to tell, but boy did they put in a lot of effort telling it.

Dec 02, 2017

A very troubling movie this guy had money troubles . Now with the plane crash he got a book deal a movie deal out of this incident. Troubling? Flight was better.

Nov 27, 2017

5 planes for excellent for an avaition reality film.
It made me research the Malayasian flight that crashed and lost forever in 2014. It makes us American release why we have strict professional training and importance for work experience.

I watched this twice on my loan and this holiday of gratitude; it resonates the season; we Americans are lucky we had him on our plans with wit and experience; compared to Malayasia 370 crashed

Nov 26, 2017

This is a great movie! I've watched it twice now. I showed it to my brother who worked for Boeing for 30 years, and he really enjoyed it. He worked in Human Factors, cockpit design, and accident review. Watching it with him confirmed my initial impression that the crash and the pilots' actions were very realistic. We both also very much appreciated the Extras on the second disc.

And Tom Hanks does an amazing job as Sully. (Although this confirmed my pre-existing opinion that you shouldn't get on a mode of transportation with Tom Hanks - Cast Away, Apollo 13, Captain Phillips). ;)

Nov 25, 2017

I love movies based on a true story and I also love Tom Hanks. I did not enjoy this movie at all. It was very mundane and I was quite bored with it. For some reason there was not any kind of wow factor and it lacked a "climax" so to speak.

Oct 23, 2017

Oh, the bureaucracy. I'm glad Sully was able to advocate for himself. Good movie; recommend.

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Jan 28, 2017

Flight 1549: A Routine Takeoff Turns Ugly
Captain Sullenberger Recalls The Bird Strike And The Tense And Crucial Minutes That Followed:

In February, just two weeks later, Capt. Sullenberger gave Katie Couric and 60 Minutes his first account of the harrowing five minutes in the sky over New York City.


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Jan 28, 2017

Many quotes in IMDb. Favorite is:
Elizabeth Davis: [At the NTSB investigation proceedings] First Officer Skiles, is there anything you'd like to add? Anything... you would have done differently if you... had to do it again?
Jeff Skiles: Yes. I would've done it in July.
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Here's a funny thing: I've delivered a million passengers over 40 years in the air... but in the end I'lm gonna be judged on 208 seconds.
Just once I'd like to get out of LaGuardia on time.
-Well you know the only way to get out of LaGuardia.
No, what's that?
-Flight from JFK.

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