"I've got 40 years in the air, but in the end I'm going to be judged on 208 seconds."
We get so used to seeing Captain "Sully" Sullenberger called a "hero" for his January 15, 2009 "Miracle on the Hudson" water landing, but Clint Eastwood's movie "Sully" is far from a big pat on the back. It reveals the other side the public didn't see, with Sully investigated and questioned for his actions that day. "When was your last drink, Captain Sullenberger? Have you had any troubles at home?" Instead of a gushing biopic, it plays more like a taut thriller.
The heart-pounding first trailer just dropped -- teasing one helluva plane landing sequence -- starring Tom Hanks as Sully, with Aaron Eckhart as his co-pilot, Jeff Skiles; and Laura Linney as Sully's wife, Lorraine. It's Lorraine who says, tearfully, "There were 155 people on that plane, and you were one of them." He's not a superhero, he's a person who was scared and almost lost his life, doing more than enough in the short time that he had to make a call. But as Sully worries, "What if I did get this wrong? What if I endangered the lives of all those passengers?"
Watch the trailer:
Here's the synopsis from Warner Bros.:
From Oscar-winning director Clint Eastwood ("American Sniper," "Million Dollar Baby") comes Warner Bros. Pictures' drama "Sully," starring Oscar winner Tom Hanks ("Bridge of Spies," "Forrest Gump") as Captain Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger.
On January 15, 2009, the world witnessed the "Miracle on the Hudson" when Captain "Sully" Sullenberger 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.
"Sully" is scheduled for release September 9.
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On Jan. 15, 2009, Capt. Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger (Tom Hanks) tries to make an emergency landing in New York's Hudson River after US Airways Flight 1549 strikes a flock of geese. Miraculously, all of the 155 passengers and crew survive the harrowing ordeal, and Sullenberger becomes a national hero in the eyes of the public and the media. Despite the accolades, the famed pilot now faces an investigation that threatens to destroy his career and reputation. Read More