• Pushing Tin (1999)

Pushing Tin

Release Date: April 23rd, 1999

DVD Release Date: October 5th, 1999

R |2 hr 4 min

Plot Summary

Two air traffic controllers (John Cusack, Billy Bob Thornton) who thrive on living dangerously compete to outdo each other on several levels.

Cast: John Cusack, Billy Bob Thornton, Cate Blanchett, Angelina Jolie, Vicki Lewis, Jake Weber, Kurt Fuller, Matt Ross

Director: Mike Newell

Genres: Comedy drama

Production Co: Fox 2000 Pictures, Regency Enterprises

Distributors: 20th Century Fox

Keywords: Quest, Brash, Office, Car, Intense, Bar, 1990s, Rivalry, Friend

Ratings & Reviews

  • 75
    Roger EbertChicago Sun-Times

    The movie is worth seeing, for the good stuff. I'm recommending it because of the performances and the details in the air-traffic control center. show more

  • 75
    G. Allen JohnsonSan Francisco Examiner

    It succeeds because of the frenzied, kinetic direction by Mike Newell, one of the most interesting big-hit directors. show more

  • 75
    Mick LaSalleSan Francisco Chronicle

    Takes viewers into a unique world. It's not just about air traffic controllers. It's about controllers in a specific place and from a specific social background. show more

See all critic reviews on metacritic.com

Similar Movies

The Terminal
The Terminal

When Viktor Navorski (Tom Hanks), an Eastern European tourist, arrives at JFK in New York, war breaks out in his country and he finds himself caught up in international politics. Because of the war, t...

Stream OnlineWatch Trailer
Up in the Air
Up in the Air

An idea from a young, new co-worker (Anna Kendrick) would put an end to the constant travel of corporate downsizer Ryan Bingham (George Clooney), so he takes her on a tour to demonstrate the importanc...

Stream OnlineWatch Trailer
The Ice Harvest
The Ice Harvest

As the attorney for a mobster (Randy Quaid), Charlie Arglist (John Cusack) has access to some not-so-clean money, which he readily embezzles with the help of an associate, Vic (Billy Bob Thornton). On...

Stream OnlineWatch Trailer