Director: Robert Zemeckis
Running time: 138 mins Released: 1st February 2013
Denzel Washington stars as Whip Whitaker, a pilot whose alcohol addiction gets him into trouble in this heavyweight drama. As a seasoned and frequently sozzled airline employee, Whip has survived for years by putting vodka in his morning orange juice and carefully escaped detection by his superiors. But during a flight one day, the plane malfunctions. Despite being drunk Whip manages to land safely with most passengers unharmed. He is hailed as a hero but it is not long before an investigation reveals his secrets, and his guilt eats away at him. He starts seeing a woman with her own problems (Kelly Reilly) and vows not to drink before his hearing. Will the pressure cause him to break down? And should he tell the truth about the flight?