In Robert Zemeckis' drama Flight, alcoholic pilot Whip Whittaker (Denzel Washington) does a miraculous job crash-landing a plane that has suffered a severe mechanical breakdown in midair, however the mandated investigation into the incident will inevitably lead to the discovery that he was flying the plane while drunk and on cocaine. As he attempts to sober up, Whip befriends a fellow addict he meets during his post-accident stay in the hospital. Soon he fails in his attempts to white-knuckle himself to sobriety, and with the help of his favorite drug-dealer (John Goodman) and his lawyer (Don Cheadle), Whip must prepare to testify about what happened on that fateful flight. ~ Perry Seibert, Rovi
An all around well done film. Washington as always is excellent and supported by a good cast. The crash scene is very intense and realistic as is the crashing of Washington's character. One of the year's best from Hollywood.
another expose about what a pilot does to start his day...maj(sp), coke, liquor and whatever else they didn't run out of from the day before...I recommend churches in every airport so you can pray before and after the flight (also you have to worrry about connecting flights).
A very good movie which held my interest all the way through. Denzel did his usual great job, and was surrounded by an excellent cast. I went into the movie and was not sure where the movie was going to head. It was a powerful addition story which did have some redeeming value, which is not present often in todays movies...Good one.