History Film / Flight

17th Feb '18 4:31:03 AM Saveelich
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A 2012 live-action film directed and co-produced by Creator/RobertZemeckis. ''Flight'' features an ensemble cast including Creator/DenzelWashington, Creator/DonCheadle, Melissa Leo, Creator/BruceGreenwood, Kelly Reilly, and Creator/JohnGoodman.

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A 2012 live-action film directed and co-produced by Creator/RobertZemeckis. ''Flight'' features an ensemble cast including Creator/DenzelWashington, Creator/DonCheadle, Melissa Leo, Creator/BruceGreenwood, Kelly Reilly, Creator/KellyReilly, and Creator/JohnGoodman.
8th Dec '17 9:47:39 AM nombretomado
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The story revolves around Captain William "Whip" Whitaker (DenzelWashington), a pilot who pulls off a miraculous crash landing after his commercial airliner plunges out of the sky due to a catastrophic mechanical failure. Hailed as a hero in the press, trouble arises behind the scenes due to Whitaker being both drunk and high on cocaine during the flight, facts which could result in serious prison time and even manslaughter charges. Further complicating matters for both him and his legal defenders is Whitaker's losing battle with alcoholism.

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The story revolves around Captain William "Whip" Whitaker (DenzelWashington), (Denzel Washington), a pilot who pulls off a miraculous crash landing after his commercial airliner plunges out of the sky due to a catastrophic mechanical failure. Hailed as a hero in the press, trouble arises behind the scenes due to Whitaker being both drunk and high on cocaine during the flight, facts which could result in serious prison time and even manslaughter charges. Further complicating matters for both him and his legal defenders is Whitaker's losing battle with alcoholism.
21st Apr '17 2:39:43 PM xcountryguy
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11th Apr '17 5:30:24 PM cluosborne
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* BatmanGambit: [[spoiler: It's implied that the lead NTSB investigator pulls one during the hearing to get Whitaker to admit that he was drunk during the flight. Notable in that it was clearly not out of malice but simply that the whole truth would come out.]]
9th Jan '17 5:49:37 AM FuzzyBoots
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* ShellShockedSilence: When the plane crashes, Whip hits his head on his control yoke, knocking him out cold. From that moment until he's loaded into the ambulance, the sound of ringing ears can be heard and all other sounds are muffled or distorted to varying degrees.

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* ShellShockedSilence: ShellShockSilence: When the plane crashes, Whip hits his head on his control yoke, knocking him out cold. From that moment until he's loaded into the ambulance, the sound of ringing ears can be heard and all other sounds are muffled or distorted to varying degrees.
5th Jan '17 11:26:10 PM Orca1_9904
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* ShellShockedSilence: When the plane crashes, Whip hits his head on his control yoke, knocking him out cold. From that moment until he's loaded into the ambulance, the sound of ringing ears can be heard and all other sounds are muffled or distorted to varying degrees.
5th Jan '17 11:16:10 PM Orca1_9904
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* StukaScream: Can be heard briefly when [=SouthJet=] 227 resumes diving after the First Officer deploys flaps to try to curtail the initial dive. This is noticeably out of place considering there's no possible way for an MD-80 airliner to make this sound.
11th Dec '16 10:33:53 PM Tuckerscreator
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* EvenEvilHasStandards: Hugh Lang may be ruthless about winning Whip's case, down to discrediting legitimate evidence and falsely blaming dead coworkers, but when [[spoiler:hiring Harling to give Whip a wake-up cocaine snort from a hangover, he noticeably avoids handing Harling money directly, instead making Anderson give Harling the cash.]]
11th Dec '16 10:27:55 PM Tuckerscreator
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* WorstAid: Whip twice uses cocaine as a hangover cure after heavy nights of drinking. The health hazards of putting so many substances into your body notwithstanding, [[http://www.hangoverheaven.com/blog/2015/7/16/cocaine-and-hangovers cocaine's effects on relieving a hangover are pretty short term]]. Realistically, Whip would fall back into a daze after 15 to 30 minutes, but aside from one mention of a later offscreen snort at the climax, he's sharp-minded and steady again for the rest of the day each time.
11th Dec '16 10:14:34 PM Tuckerscreator
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* GoingColdTurkey: Subverted.
* GoryDiscretionShot: After the crash, [[spoiler: Katerina's]] body is only visible below the neck, with the splash of blood hinting at what happened to the head.

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* GoingColdTurkey: Subverted.
After being released from the hospital, Whip goes through the house he's staying at and throws out or flushes down all the alcohol he can find. However, his sobriety only lasts for a day or so and then he's back to drinking again.
* GoryDiscretionShot: After Right after the crash, [[spoiler: Katerina's]] body is only visible below the neck, with the splash of blood hinting at what happened to the head.
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