• Sully (2016)


Release Date: September 9th, 2016

DVD Release Date: December 20th, 2016

PG-13 |1 hr 36 min

Plot Summary

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.

Cast: Tom Hanks, Aaron Eckhart, Valerie Mahaffey, Delphi Harrington, Mike O'Malley, Jamey Sheridan, Anna Gunn, Holt McCallany

Director: Clint Eastwood

Genres: Drama , Biography

Production Co: Warner Bros. Pictures, Malpaso Company, Village Roadshow Pictures, IMAX Corporation

Distributors: Warner Bros. Pictures

Keywords: Investigation, Sacrifice, 2000s, Escape, Brooding, Intense, Wife, Emotional, Rescue, House, New York City

Ratings & Reviews

  • 90
    Todd McCarthyThe Hollywood Reporter

    A vigorous and involving salute to professionalism and being good at your job, Sully vividly portrays the physical realities and human elements in the dramatic safe landing of a crippled US Airways jet on the Hudson River on January 15, 2009. show more

  • 88
    Steven ReaPhiladelphia Inquirer

    The movie is a winner. One of the commuter ferry men declares, as he starts plucking people out of the water, "No one dies today." And no one does. If that isn't hopeful, I don't know what is. show more

  • 90
    Joe MorgensternWall Street Journal

    Clint Eastwood and his collaborators have made one of the best aviation movies ever, although “Apollo 13” — also starring Tom Hanks — comes very close. show more

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