Called “Sully” after the pilot’s household nickname, the movie is directed by Clint Eastwood and stars Tom Hanks in the title role and Aaron Eckhart as Skiles. [32], In the United States and Canada, Sully was released on Friday, September 9, 2016, across 3,525 theaters, of which 375 were in IMAX, and was initially projected to make $25 million on its opening weekend, with Box Office Mojo projecting $31 million due to its large theater count and positioning. The Sully movie was based on Chesley Sullenberger's book Highest Duty: My Search for What Really Matters, which is thought to have netted the retired pilot a healthy six figures. The website's critical consensus reads, "As comfortingly workmanlike as its protagonist, Sully makes solid use of typically superlative work from its star and director to deliver a quietly stirring tribute to an everyday hero. Chesley 'Sully' Sullenberger (R) and Lorrie Sullenberger attend The New York Comedy Festival and The Bob Woodruff Foundation present the … "[11], By June 2015, it was reported that Tom Hanks was already in talks to play the lead role of Sullenberger. Both simulations are rerun and relayed to the hearing, this time allowing a 35-second pause before the plane is diverted. From the start, Sullenberger wanted the film to encompass "that sense of our common humanity", noting that the incident had taken place shortly after the 2008 Great Recession. Clint Eastwood’s latest movie, “Sully,” is about a man who is excellent at his job. Sully was one of four wide releases of that weekend. "[67][68] After its release, NTSB investigators objected to their portrayal. [22] Most of the film's budget was spent in Los Angeles, where the crash sequence and water evacuation scenes were filmed at Warner Bros. Studios and Universal Studios Hollywood. It's not just a great movie, Sully is one of the best pieces of cinema that a major Hollywood studio has released this year. Balk at how they're portrayed in film about 2009 "Miracle on the Hudson" landing and pilot Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger. The board announces that analysis of the port engine, now recovered from the river, confirms Sully's account that it was disabled by the bird strikes. [4][34][35][36] Box office trackers were expecting Sully to launch in the same range as Hanks's 2013 hostage drama Captain Phillips, which opened with $25.7 million, and the 2012 airline drama Flight at $24.9 million. With Tom Hanks, Aaron Eckhart, Laura Linney, Valerie Mahaffey. This broke the previous September weekend record held by The Equalizer of $3.1 million in 2014. A review of Sully, the Clint Eastwood-directed and Tom Hanks-fronted film about Chesley Sullenberger's Miracle on the Hudson landing. [55], Outside North America, the biggest markets have been Japan ($13.2 million), Australia ($9.9), the UK ($5.4 million), and Italy ($5.1 million). 3 for the weekend behind Ben-Hur and Sausage Party; also in the UAE with $1 million, It was the second biggest in Australia with $2.4 million, where it had the advantage of opening on Father's Day. Specifically, it tells the story of Capt. Lorraine Sullenberger: Sully, watch the news. Their treatment of the NTSB went very far beyond cinematic license into simple mean-spirited dishonesty. Chesley Sullenberger, Writer: Sully. [12] Much of the rest of the cast was announced in August (with Aaron Eckhart, Laura Linney, Holt McCallany, and Jamey Sheridan joining),[13][14][15][16] September (Jerry Ferarra),[17] and October (Max Adler, Sam Huntington, and Wayne Bastrup).[18][19][20]. Principal photography on the film began on September 28, 2015, in New York City. Sully, however, insists that he lost both engines, which left him without sufficient time, speed, or altitude to land safely at any airport. [55][56], On Rotten Tomatoes the film has an approval rating of 85% based on 341 reviews, with an average rating of 7.21/10. But Warner Bros. domestic distribution chief Jeff Goldstein and his team nevertheless decided to release at that time because "Sully is a story of hope and a real hero who did his job. Way to go, @tomhanks @aaroneckhart @Eastwood_! "[10] Komarnicki said the difficulty was not depicting the landing in the river, but the investigation afterwards: "It wasn't really a challenge of what to do with the event since that is the thing everyone knows about, it was more about how you parse out the information about the man slowly falling apart and becoming a hero in the eyes of the world when internally and with the investigators it was actually seemingly going the other way. The movie may actually be detrimental to aviation safety. ", "Box-Office Preview: 'Sully' Buckles Up for Strong Takeoff as Fall Commences", "Box Office: Tom Hanks' Sully' Set to Land With Moderate $25 Million", "Friday Box Office: Tom Hanks And Clint Eastwood's 'Sully' Soars To $12.2 Million", "Weekend Box Office: Tom Hanks' 'Sully' Flies to Stellar $35.5M Debut", "Box Office: 'Sully' Soars With $35.5 Million Debut Weekend", "Weekend Box Office: 'Bridget Jones's Baby' Bombs in U.S. With $8M; 'Sully' Stays No. [47] Deadline Hollywood pointed out that the marketing effort had been key to the robust opening (as well as good reviews and positive word of mouth), despite the absence of both Eastwood and Hanks on social media. 39% said Hanks was their principal reason for seeing it. Pilots involved in accidents will now expect harsh, unfair treatment by investigators. In Brazil, after the aircraft disaster involving the football team Chapecoense, Warner Bros ordered the delaying of the release from December 1[53] to December 15. [5] It broke the September record for biggest global IMAX opening for a 2D film with $5.1 million from 523 IMAX screens, eclipsing the previous record held by The Maze Runner ($4.2 million in 2014). Sullenberger with Clint Eastwood, Tom Hanks, and Aaron Eckhart, at a round table discussion moderated by Robin Roberts – September 2016, Capt. [38] It is the second-biggest Friday ever for a wide Eastwood opening, trailing behind only the $30 million opening day of American Sniper. 1", "Tom Hanks's 'Sully' soars at box office with $35.5M", "7 Reasons Why 'Sully' Shattered Expectations at the Box Office", "Japan Box Office: 'Your Name,' 'Shin Godzilla' Chase Records", "Congrats to @SullyMovie on their A #CinemaScore! [24] The film was initially going to be framed for IMAX 1.90:1 and protected for 2.39:1, but by the second day of filming, Eastwood said that they were shooting a movie in IMAX and decided to frame for IMAX. The weekend after Labor Day has historically been a lackluster period for film revenues, although Deadline Hollywood noted that this doesn't apply to the "more intriguing titles". Sully premiered at the 43rd Annual Telluride Film Festival on September 2, 2016, and was released in the United States by Warner Bros. on September 9, 2016, in conventional and IMAX theaters. [45], Warner Bros. and Village Roadshow were thrilled by these results, as were theater owners, particularly as September tends to see a fall in box offices as schools re-open and new TV shows are marketed. [54] The film was released in China during a crowded period (December 9), but managed to score an opening weekend worth $5.5 million from about 5,000 screens. Chesley ‘Sully’ Sullenberger: Everyone’s going have to get used to it, … Sully is played by Tom Hanks in a new movie directed by Clint Eastwood. On January 15, 2009, the world witnessed the “Miracle on the Hudson” when Captain “Sully” Sullenberger (Hanks) glided his disabled plane onto the frigid waters of … [39] In total, it grossed $35 million from its opening weekend, which is one of the top five September openings of all time (or twelfth adjusted for inflation). He served as the co-chairman, along with first officer Jeffrey Skiles(his co-pil… The story of Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger (Tom Hanks), an American pilot who became a hero after landing his damaged plane on the Hudson River in order to save the flight's passengers and crew. In a promotional video preceding the release, Eastwood claimed that the NTSB had "railroaded" Sullenberger by "trying to paint the picture that he had done the wrong thing. "[65], In a negative review, John Anderson of Time wrote, "Inevitable is how Sully feels. The film follows Sullenberger's January 2009 emergency landing of US Airways Flight 1549 on the Hudson River, in which all 155 passengers and crew survived—most suffering only minor injuries—and the subsequent publicity and investigation. [21] On October 15, filming started in Atlanta, where a building in downtown Atlanta was transformed into a New York hotel. Katie Couric also appears as herself. [31] In total it had grossed $10 million in IMAX plays globally. Sully (9,455) IMDb 7.4 1h 35min 2016 X-Ray PG-13 The story of Chesley Sullenberger, who became a hero after gliding his plane along the water in the Hudson River, saving all of his 155 passengers. Based on true events, Sully follows the story of Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger, the heroic captain who was able to safely land a damaged plane in the Hudson River without losing a single life. The pilot, Captain Chelsey Sullenberger, had a split-second decision to make. However, this meant that the release coincided with the 15th anniversary of the September 11 attacks, which made executives wary as the film contains a dream sequence in which the plane crashes into Manhattan skyscrapers. [25] [71], Hanks told the Associated Press that Sullenberger himself was disturbed by the fictionalized version, going so far as to ask (having reviewed an early draft of the script) that the NTSB investigators' real names be removed from the characters. [8] They developed the screenplay with Stewart's partner executive producer Kipp Nelson, hiring screenwriter Todd Komarnicki. Sullenberger, whose heroics were depicted by Tom Hanks in the 2016 movie "Sully," hopes to be a resource for people seeking to manage crisis, which millions of … Capt. [36] On its opening day it made $12.2 million (including Thursday previews), of which $1.3 million came from IMAX. Sully realizes that the Board believes the accident may have been pilot error, which would end his career. [27] According to a comScore audience survey, 82% of the moviegoers were older than 25, 80% above 35, and women comprised 56% of the opening weekend. [68], aircraft disaster involving the football team Chapecoense, Dallas–Fort Worth Film Critics Association, St. Louis Gateway Film Critics Association, Outstanding Supporting Visual Effects in a Photoreal Feature, Washington D.C. Area Film Critics Association, "Sully | Nearby Showtimes, Movie Tickets", "Clint Eastwood's 'Sully' Launches Fall Awards Season, But Can 'Bough' Break At No. [44] It finally lost the top spot in its third weekend, after the releases of The Magnificent Seven and Storks. Given the total loss of power and time constraints, he ultimately opted to land on the Hudson River. 1? “Tom came to our home and spent almost half a day there. Sullenberger is a speaker on aviation safety and has helped develop new protocols for airline safety. [46] Scott Mendelson of Forbes magazine suggested that the film had potential to surpass $100 million, since Tom Hanks's films tend to be "leggy" and post big multiples, and Sully is aimed at older audiences who don't usually go to the opening weekend. On 15th January 2009, Captain Chesley Sullenberger landed US Airways Flight 1549 on the Hudson River in New York city after both engines of the plane were … [52] Chesley ‘Sully’ Sullenberger: What if I did get this wrong, so close to the end of my career? Vince Lombardi, the captain of the first ferry to reach the downed plane, appears as himself. Sullenberger with Stephen Colbert – September 2016. "[64] Richard Roeper of the Chicago Sun-Times awarded it 4 out of 4 stars, praising the film as "an absolute triumph" and saying that Hanks "delivers another in a long line of memorable, nomination-worthy performances. [69] Christine Negroni wrote in The New York Times that "the film's version of the inquiry veers from the official record in both tone and substance", depicting the investigators as "departing from standard protocol in airline accident inquiries" and instead fictionalizing them as "prosecutorial and closed-minded". Chesley Burnett "Sully" Sullenberger III (born January 23, 1951) is an American retired Air Force fighter pilot and airline captain. Tom Hanks played Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger. Captain Sullenberger (also known as Captain Sully) had important elements of a successful career — deep passion, aptitude, high-quality, continuing education, and full commitment to his craft and his profession. He explains: "People were wondering if everything was about self-interest an… [43], The film continued to dominate the box office, with only a modest decline of 36% to post $21.6 million in its second weekend, despite competition from three new wide releases: Blair Witch, Bridget Jones's Baby and Snowden. 1/2 Among many lessons, one that I learned on, 1/7 It’s hard to believe that this Friday, January 15, will mark the 12th anniversary of, “Leaders... are the catalysts that create and manage environments of innovation.” Good leaders give their team memb…. With his snowy white hair and moustache to match, Hanks conveys a man confident in his abilities, yet humble in his actions, which could also be said of Eastwood as a director. On Jan. 15, 2009, Capt. Virgin allowed it, "to celebrate the fantastic skills, training and dedication of airline pilots". [3] It earned $1.35 million from Thursday previews at 2,700 theaters, which marked the biggest of Hanks's career,[37] and was considered strong by Box Office Mojo given that it coincided with the first NFL game of the season. He is an actor and writer, … [40][41] The debut is the second-biggest wide release opening for an Eastwood movie, behind the $89 million of American Sniper, and Hanks's third-biggest live-action debut behind The Da Vinci Code ($77 million in 2006) and Angels & Demons ($46 million in 2009). The film is based on Sully's autobiography Highest Duty, rights to which were optioned by producers Frank Marshall and Allyn Stewart in 2010. Movie info: 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. CATION: Sully movie spoilers ahead. 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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. [2] The film received positive reviews from critics and grossed over $240 million worldwide, but created controversy with its fictionalized portrayal of the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) as "prosecutorial and closed-minded." That investigation provided much of the drama for the 2016 movie “Sully” about the event. "[61] Manohla Dargis of The New York Times praised both the film and Eastwood's direction, saying it is "economical and solid, and generally low-key when it's not freaking you out". [9] From the start, Sullenberger wanted the film to encompass "that sense of our common humanity", noting that the incident had taken place shortly after the 2008 Great Recession. [32] In Japan, it scored the third biggest opening for Eastwood with $2.3 million, behind American Sniper and Letters from Iwo Jima. His final wordsbefore losing contact with air traffic control were calm but direct: With the support of his cre… Sullenberger with Clint Eastwood, Tom Hanks, and Aaron Eckhart, at a round table discussion moderated by Robin Roberts – September 2016 He chose the water as the only viable option. In January of 2009, Captain Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger (played by Tom Hanks in the movie) safely landed an Airbus A320 in New York’s Hudson River after … Sully argues that they are unrealistic because the pilots knew in advance of the situation they would face and of the suggested emergency action, and were able to practice the scenario several times. [70] After the film was released Benzon said: .mw-parser-output .templatequote{overflow:hidden;margin:1em 0;padding:0 40px}.mw-parser-output .templatequote .templatequotecite{line-height:1.5em;text-align:left;padding-left:1.6em;margin-top:0}, I do not know why the writer and director chose to twist the role of the NTSB into such an inaccurate depiction. Captain Sullenberger immediately lowered the aircraft’s nose to optimise glide speed and weighed up his options including turning back to LaGuardia Airport or landing at Teterboro Airport in New Jersey. Sullenberger with Flight 1549 First Officer Jeff Skiles at the NY “Sully” premiere – September 2016 Capt. Leadership decisions may haunt you. In a way, I think it gave everyone a chance to have hope, at a time when we all needed it. Without engine power and judging themselves unable to reach nearby airports (Teterboro Airport being the closest), Sully ditches the aircraft on the Hudson River. Fly the disabled plane to an airport or land the plane on water. Captain Sullenberger (Tom Hanks) and co-pilot Jeffrey Skiles (Aaron Eckhart) takeoff and hit birds soon after reaching approximately 2800 feet in altitude. The board accepts that in real life the pilots would have taken some time to react and run emergency checks before deciding to divert the plane. Furthermore, the National Transportation Safety Board claims that several confidential computerized simulations show the plane could have landed safely at either airport without engines. The film is based on Sully's autobiography Highest Duty, rights to which were optioned by producers Frank Marshall and Allyn Stewart in 2010. "[66], The film generated controversy for its depiction of the National Transportation Safety Board as antagonistic. [59], Peter Debruge of Variety gave a positive review, praising Hanks and saying, "This is Hanks' show, and he delivers a typically strong performance, quickly allowing us to forget that we're watching an actor. In this incident a collision with a flock of geese at low altitude caused both engines of the plane to lose thrust. Adding controversy and personal drama to the story certainly helps to fill in the time around the three-minute water landing. Spoiler Alert! Several major airlines, including American Airlines and British Airways, did not include the movie in their onboard entertainment, since it could upset viewers. Directed by Clint Eastwood. That, and a little soggy, given that the storyline is rooted not in the few seconds of Sullenberger's defining act of heroism, but in the way his conscience, and the National Transportation Safety Board, plagued him in its aftermath. [62], Todd McCarthy of The Hollywood Reporter called it "[A] vigorous and involving salute to professionalism and being good at your job". A consummate leader, Sully Sullenberger shares timeless management principles — including his credo of “leadership by personal example” — and the lessons from his life which prepared him to handle the unprecedented crisis presented by the “Miracle on the Hudson.”, Capt. If I endangered the lives of all those passengers? [31] It was released in Hong Kong during the Mid-Autumn Festival, delivering first place at the box office with $777,000. Sully premiered at the 43rd Annual Telluride Film Festival on September 2, 2016, and was released in the United States in conventional and IMAX theaters on September 9 by Warner Bros.[26] When deciding when to release the film, Warner Bros. executives had begun circling the first weekend after Labor Day, considering that most adult fall dramas do not begin opening until September or October. On January 15, 2009, US Airways pilots Captain Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger and First Officer Jeff Skiles board US Airways Flight 1549 from LaGuardia Airport to Charlotte Douglas International Airport. The Tom Hanks-fronted film feels inevitable — and a … On January 15th, 2009, Sullenberger took off with co-pilot Jeff Skiles from LaGuardia airport heading for Charlotte, North Carolina. [67] NTSB lead investigator Robert Benzon further disputed the film's depiction, saying that investigators "weren't out to embarrass anybody at all", while a former NTSB investigator expressed concern that moviegoers would take it as evidence of "government incompetence". © 2012 - 2019 All Rights Reserved. Sullenberger with Clint Eastwood, Tom Hanks, and Aaron Eckhart at the LA “Sully” premiere – September 2016, Capt. Called “Sully” after the pilot’s household nickname, the movie is directed by Clint Eastwood and stars Tom Hanks in the title role and Aaron Eckhart as Skiles. [43] IMAX comprised $1.1 million of that from 148 IMAX screens. [63] Peter Travers of Rolling Stone gave 3.5 out of 4 stars and wrote, "the movie earns your attention and respect by digging deep, by finding the fear and self-doubt inside a man who'd never accept being defined as a hero. Chesley Sullenberger was born on January 23, 1951 in Denison, Texas, USA as Chesley Burnett Sullenberger III. [3] According to ticket selling website Fandango, it outsold Hanks's previous film, Bridge of Spies in advance ticket sales. Despite being shot, almost entirely, with IMAX cameras and released in IMAX theaters in the 1.90:1 aspect ratio, the home media release did not include the film in that aspect ratio, instead including a cropped 2.39:1 aspect ratio that was used for non-IMAX screenings. Theoretically, this would have left him with enough power to return to LaGuardia or land at Teterboro. Sullenberger with Flight 1549 First Officer Jeff Skiles at the NY “Sully” premiere – September 2016, Capt. He arranges to have the simulations rerun with live pilots, and the results are relayed to the public hearing. [68], While the film has the NTSB presenting flight simulations showing that the airplane could have been landed at an airport, in the actual public hearing, Investigator-in-Charge Robert Benzon stated that "These flight simulations revealed that a successful return to LaGuardia or a diversion to Teterboro Airport was not assured". Chesley 'Sully' Sullenberger was the height of professionalism while flying, and while working on "Sully." Preview", "Sully: Miracle on the Hudson (2016 Sully Movie) - Warner Bros. UK", "AFI Awards: Best Of 2016 List Includes 'Silence', 'Hacksaw Ridge' & More", "Clint Eastwood's Next Movie Revealed: Capt. They were doubting human nature. Sullenberger with Tom Hanks at the LA “Sully” premiere – September 2016, Capt. Sullenberger with Clint Eastwood at the NY “Sully” premiere after-party – September 2016, Capt. ", https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Sully_(film)&oldid=1000665547, Films about aviation accidents or incidents, Articles with dead external links from January 2019, Short description is different from Wikidata, Pages using multiple image with auto scaled images, Official website different in Wikidata and Wikipedia, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, Outstanding Achievement in Sound Mixing for a Motion Picture – Live Action, Feature-Length Motion Picture – Contemporary Hair Styling, Mark Curtis, Tyler Kehl, Bryan Litson, Michael Owens and Steven Riley, This page was last edited on 16 January 2021, at 03:35. The film was shot almost entirely with Arri Alexa IMAX cameras. However, the film was released in 2.39 in standard theaters and 1.90 in IMAX. Sully. On 15 January 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. Three minutes into the flight, at an approximate altitude of 2,800 ft (853 m), the Airbus A320 strikes a flock of birds, disabling both engines. [23] Filming also took place in North Carolina; Holloman AFB, New Mexico; and Kearny, New Jersey and concluded on April 29, 2016. How much personal drama was injected or heightened for the story is hard to say, but Sullenberger himself … The board concludes that Sullenberger acted correctly in selecting the best of the options available to him, which in the event saved the lives of everyone aboard. – B.O. [49][50], The film opened across 39 countries simultaneously with America and grossed an estimated $10.5 million from about 3,600 screens. [42] It also performed exceptionally well in IMAX, having been shot entirely in that format: for the weekend alone, it brought in a record $4 million from 375 auditoriums, being 11% of the total gross. He showed a fascination with flying from a very early age. Sully Sullenberger. "[27] However, according to Komarnicki, the release date was coincidental rather than planned, and he attributed it to box-office logistics, principally the limited availability of IMAX screens during the summer and at Christmas time. [30], Sully grossed $125.1 million in the United States and Canada and $115.7 million in other countries for a worldwide total of $240.8 million, against a production budget of $60 million. David Letterman appears via archive footage from the night he interviewed the real crew of Flight 1549 which are digitally swapped with their film counterparts. Feb. 12, 2009 - Teacher reveals Sullenberger was unable to attend daughter's piano recital in 2001; parents' groups call him unfit father. He explains: "People were wondering if everything was about self-interest and greed. Tom Hanks stars as Sullenberger, with Aaron Eckhart, Laura Linney, Anna Gunn, Autumn Reeser, Holt McCallany, Jamey Sheridan, and Jerry Ferrara in supporting roles. He is best known for his role as pilot in command in the 2009 ditching of US Airways Flight 1549 in the Hudson River off Manhattan after both engines were disabled by a bird strike; all 155 people aboard survived. The simulated diversion to LaGuardia ends with the plane landing short of the runway, and to Teterboro with a crash into buildings before the airport. ", "Review: Sully Landed the Plane. 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 … Sullenberger with Tom Hanks at the NY “Sully” premiere – September 2016, Capt. On January 15, 2009, the world witnessed the “Miracle on the Hudson” when Captain “Sully” Sullenberger (Hanks) glided his disabled plane onto the frigid waters of the Hudson River, saving the lives of all 155 aboard. The press and public hail Sullenburger a hero, but the incident leaves him haunted, and experiencing a dream in which the plane crashes into a building. 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"[60] IGN reviewer Simon Thompson awarded 9/10, writing: "Sully is a beautifully balanced, classily nuanced and hugely engaging film that avoids all the clichéd pitfalls it could have slipped into. Both simulations result in successful landings, one at each airport. You’re a hero. “Sully” was directed by Clint Eastwood. Sully (also known as Sully: Miracle on the Hudson)[6] is a 2016 American biographical drama film directed by Clint Eastwood and written by Todd Komarnicki, based on the 2009 autobiography Highest Duty by Chesley Sullenberger and Jeffrey Zaslow. According to Hanks, Sullenberger felt that the real-life investigators "were not prosecutors" and it was not fair to associate them with changes in the story to depict "more of a prosecutorial process". Leadership Lessons And Quotes From Sully 1. It's an eye-opener. Tom Hanks gives one of the best performances of his career and Clint Eastwood's direction is beautiful and rich. IMDB: 7.4. 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