Directed and co-produced by Robert Zemeckis (“Cast Away”, “What Lies Beneath”), “Flight” is an American drama film that tells the tale of an airline pilot who miraculously saves a flight from crashing. However, despite the initial turbulence and panic, still water run deep, and soon the investigation would unravel deeper troubles.
William “Whip” Whitaker (played by Denzel Washington) is an airline captain who threads against an apparent catastrophic plane failure and manages to save a majority of the passengers who were on the flight with him. He escaped with only minor injuries. It was something that no other pilots would’ve been able to do under the same circumstances, whether in real-life or in simulations.
The only problem is, Whip knows that no other pilot would’ve been “under the same circumstances” anyway. Or should we say, “under the same substances”?:
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As the investigation begins to thicken with suspicion and his story begins to make headlines, Whip finds himself running away from the media. But a hearing is approaching and soon he would have to face the music. Should Whip straight up tell it like it is and quite possibly lose everything that he has ever had, everything that he has worked hard for? Or should he remain mum to retain his dignity and his status as a hero?
Find out when “Flight” is released in a cinema near you on 21st February 2013 (Thursday).
For more information, visit the movie’s official website.