History Film / Flight

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.
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.
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