History Film / Flight

30th Apr '16 2:08:58 PM Fireblood
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* HookersAndBlow: Whip's general behavior before the accident. Note, Katerina isn't a prostitute, but the promiscuity is still there.

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* HookersAndBlow: Whip's general behavior before the accident. Note, Note that Katerina isn't a prostitute, but the promiscuity is still there.



* ProductPlacement: Subverted, while Whitaker drinks many brands of alcoholic beverage, each only appears for single scenes and none were paid placements (for obvious reasons). [[http://www.heraldnet.com/article/20121105/BIZ/711059883 At least one complained.]]

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* ProductPlacement: Subverted, while {{Subverted}}. While Whitaker drinks many brands of alcoholic beverage, beverages, each only appears for single scenes and none were paid placements (for obvious reasons). [[http://www.heraldnet.com/article/20121105/BIZ/711059883 At least one complained.]]
5th Apr '16 9:33:06 AM hullflyer
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* DrunkenMaster: Deconstructed. Whip can pull off a maneuver to save his plane that no other pilot can do ''while drunk and high'', but his personal life suffers severely and [[spoiler:once the authorities find out about his addiction, his flight career is over]].

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* DrunkenMaster: Deconstructed. Whip can pull off a maneuver to save his plane that no other pilot can do ''while drunk and high'', high'' (maybe even ''because'' he was drunk and high, allowing him to stay unnaturally calm and in control), but his personal life suffers severely and [[spoiler:once the authorities find out about his addiction, his flight career is over]].
2nd Feb '16 4:55:30 AM crazyrabbits
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* ChekhovsGun: After the plane passes through the storm, Whitaker addresses the passengers while surreptitiously filling up a small jug of orange juice with three small bottles of vodka. During this, the camera [[NoticeThis lingers on him throwing the flasks into a trashbin]]. After the crash, the discovery of the vodka bottles is what eventually leads to the inquiry and misplaced blame on Katerina until Whitaker admits to his alcoholism.



* FunctionalAddict: Whitaker and [[spoiler: Katerina]]

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* FunctionalAddict: Whitaker and [[spoiler: Katerina]]Katerina]].



* HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler:When the plane inverts, Katerina unbuckles her restraints to help lift a child who fell down to the ceiling-turned-floor back into his seat. Unfortunately, she's unable to secure herself again before the crash [[{{Squick}} and is pile-drivered into the cabin floor on impact]]]].

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* HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler:When [[spoiler: When the plane inverts, Katerina unbuckles her restraints to help lift a child who fell down to the ceiling-turned-floor back into his seat. Unfortunately, she's unable to secure herself again before the crash [[{{Squick}} and is pile-drivered into the cabin floor on impact]]]].



* ImpairmentShot: Whip when taken out of the plane and again when waking up in the hospital.

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* ImpairmentShot: Whip Whip, when he's taken out of the plane and again when waking up in the hospital.



* NailedToTheWagon: The night before the NTSB public hearing, his layer and union rep check Whitaker into a hotel room with a guard outside the door, and whose mini-bar has been stripped of alcohol. [[spoiler: Too bad that the interior door to the next room over was accidentally left unlocked]].

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* NailedToTheWagon: The night before the NTSB public hearing, his layer lawyer and union rep check Whitaker into a hotel room with a guard outside the door, and whose mini-bar has been stripped of alcohol. [[spoiler: Too bad that the interior door to the next room over was accidentally left unlocked]].



* NeverMyFault: Whip insists through the majority of the movie, that it's all the defected plane's fault for the crash and the death of some of the passengers and crew.

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* NeverMyFault: Whip insists this through the majority of the movie, that it's all the defected plane's fault for the crash and the death of some of the passengers and crew.



* OnlySaneMan: It's almost comical watching Whip remain utterly calm and collected whilst everyone else freaks out when the plane goes into a nosedive toward a seemingly certain crash landing.
** TruthInTelevision as many pilots have failed to save the plane/passengers because they panicked. As a result, they couldn't think clearly enough to perform the tasks needed to save the plane. However, pilots that have remained calm and collected throughout the situation were able to act rationally, and save most (if not all) of the passengers. The plane however is usually written off for... obvious reasons.

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* OnlySaneMan: OnlySaneMan:
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It's almost comical watching Whip remain utterly calm and collected whilst everyone else freaks out when the plane goes into a nosedive toward a seemingly certain crash landing.
** TruthInTelevision It's also TruthInTelevision, as many pilots have failed to save the plane/passengers because they panicked. As a result, they couldn't think clearly enough to perform the tasks needed to save the plane. However, pilots that have remained calm and collected throughout the situation were able to act rationally, and save most (if not all) of the passengers. The plane however is usually written off for... obvious reasons.



* ShownTheirWork: The physics of Whitaker's fatal flight are fairly well done, though some ArtisticLicensePhysics was taken to amp up the drama. With his elevators jammed nose-down, vertical flight controls broken, he did pretty much the ONLY thing that would have had a [[StealthPun prayer]] of keeping that plane in the air a short time - ''inverting the plane'', turning nose-down into nose-up. The stuff that should fail in an inverted jumbo jet - like the gravity-assisted oil pumps - indeed fail, causing the engines to overheat and catch fire. Why did the plane not explode on impact? He dumped almost all the fuel and ran the remaining fuel out the burning engines.

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* ShownTheirWork: ShownTheirWork:
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The physics of Whitaker's fatal flight are fairly well done, though some ArtisticLicensePhysics was taken to amp up the drama. With his elevators jammed nose-down, vertical flight controls broken, he did pretty much the ONLY thing that would have had a [[StealthPun prayer]] of keeping that plane in the air a short time - ''inverting the plane'', turning nose-down into nose-up. The stuff that should fail in an inverted jumbo jet - like the gravity-assisted oil pumps - indeed fail, causing the engines to overheat and catch fire. Why did the plane not explode on impact? He dumped almost all the fuel and ran the remaining fuel out the burning engines.



* VomitIndiscretionShot: A flight attendant quite understandably vomits during the crash sequence.

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* VomitIndiscretionShot: A flight attendant passenger quite understandably vomits during the crash sequence.
6th Nov '15 12:27:29 PM Morgenthaler
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A 2012 live-action film directed and co-produced by Creator/RobertZemeckis. ''Flight'' features an ensemble cast including DenzelWashington, Don Cheadle, Melissa Leo, Bruce Greenwood, Kelly Reilly, and John Goodman.

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A 2012 live-action film directed and co-produced by Creator/RobertZemeckis. ''Flight'' features an ensemble cast including DenzelWashington, Don Cheadle, Creator/DenzelWashington, Creator/DonCheadle, Melissa Leo, Bruce Greenwood, Creator/BruceGreenwood, Kelly Reilly, and John Goodman.
Creator/JohnGoodman.
28th Jun '15 3:31:30 PM Naoto_best_waifu
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* BeliefMakesYouStupid: Averted. Although the more intense Christian believers (like Evans and his wife) may come across as eccentric at first, they all show genuine courage in the face of life-changing disaster.

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* BeliefMakesYouStupid: Averted. Although the more intense Christian believers (like Evans and his wife) may come across as eccentric at first, they all show genuine courage in the face of life-changing disaster. The fact that Denzel Washington is a Christian in real life probably had something to do with this.
25th Mar '15 12:16:09 AM MBI
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* NailedToTheWagon: The night before the NTSB public hearing, his layer and union rep check Whitaker into a hotel room whose mini-bar has been stripped of alcohol. [[spoiler: Too bad that the interior door to the next room over was accidentally left unlocked]].

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* NailedToTheWagon: The night before the NTSB public hearing, his layer and union rep check Whitaker into a hotel room with a guard outside the door, and whose mini-bar has been stripped of alcohol. [[spoiler: Too bad that the interior door to the next room over was accidentally left unlocked]].
11th Jan '15 7:02:56 PM alchemy3083
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** While extremely dramatic, two errors that didn't appear all that necessary crop up. First, Whitaker narrates dramatically to Air Traffic Control when the aircraft was uncontrollable; real-life pilots know that communicating their issue to ATC just wastes valuable headspace, speech, and time that simply can't be spared when dealing with an extremely dangerous control malfunction; a pilot calls Mayday only when the situation has somewhat stabilized. Second, each engine gives a fire warning, and the First Officer correctly activates the fire handles on each engine (which cuts off all fuel to the engine, then sprays the engine down with fire retardant, i.e., shutting down the engine permanently so that it does not destroy the wing) and yet, after deliberately shutting down each engine, the First Officer seems surprised when each engine spins down and loses power.

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** While extremely dramatic, two errors that didn't appear all that necessary crop up. First, Whitaker narrates dramatically to Air Traffic Control when the aircraft was uncontrollable; real-life pilots know that communicating their issue to ATC just wastes valuable headspace, speech, and time that simply can't be spared when dealing with an extremely dangerous control malfunction; a pilot calls Mayday only when the situation has somewhat stabilized. Second, each engine gives a fire warning, and the First Officer correctly activates the fire handles on each engine (which cuts off all fuel to the engine, then sprays the engine down with fire retardant, i.e., shutting down the engine permanently so that it does not destroy the wing) airframe) and yet, after deliberately shutting down each engine, the First Officer seems surprised when each engine spins down and loses power.
11th Jan '15 6:47:26 PM alchemy3083
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** While extremely dramatic, two errors that didn't appear all that necessary crop up. First, Whitaker narrates dramatically to Air Traffic Control when the aircraft was uncontrollable; real-life pilots know that communicating their issue to ATC just wastes valuable headspace, speech, and time that simply can't be spared when dealing with an extremely dangerous control malfunction; a pilot calls Mayday only when the situation has somewhat stabilized. Second, each engine gives a fire warning, and the First Officer correctly activates the fire handles on each engine (which cuts off all fuel to the engine, then sprays the engine down with fire retardant, i.e., shutting down the engine permanently so that it does not destroy the wing) and yet, after deliberately shutting down each engine, the First Officer seems surprised when each engine spins down and loses power.
5th Oct '14 12:12:57 PM majohe
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* ItsNotMyFault: Whip insists through the majority of the movie, that it's all the defected plane's fault for the crash and the death of some of the passengers and crew.


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* NeverMyFault: Whip insists through the majority of the movie, that it's all the defected plane's fault for the crash and the death of some of the passengers and crew.
25th May '14 7:46:33 PM poi99
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* TheCaptain: Whitaker subverts the archetype in many ways, but there's no doubt who the man in charge on that plane was and who got it on the ground in more less one piece. The movie juxtaposes his absolute calm and mastery of the aircraft with the absolute lack of any control in his personal life.

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* TheCaptain: Whitaker subverts averts the archetype in many ways, but there's no doubt who the man in charge on that plane was and who got it on the ground in more less one piece. The movie juxtaposes his absolute calm and mastery of the aircraft with the absolute lack of any control in his personal life.



* DrunkenMaster: Verging on BrokenAesop territory. Whip can pull off a maneuver to save his plane that no other pilot can do ''while drunk and high''. He also bluffs his way through questioning and hearings...[[spoiler:until the NTSB offers to make Katerina the scapegoat and he refuses to do it.]]

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* DrunkenMaster: Verging on BrokenAesop territory. Deconstructed. Whip can pull off a maneuver to save his plane that no other pilot can do ''while drunk and high''. He also bluffs high'', but his way through questioning personal life suffers severely and hearings...[[spoiler:until [[spoiler:once the NTSB offers to make Katerina the scapegoat and he refuses to do it.]]authorities find out about his addiction, his flight career is over]].
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