The project marks first ever teaming of
Washington and academy award winning director
Robert Zemeckis, while also marking a return to
live action for the director, who previously
helmed such hits as “Castaway,” “Forest Gump,”
“Back To The Future,” and the live action &
animated classic “Who Framed Roger Rabbit”.
Captain Whitaker “Whip” is encountered with an
aircraft that begins to break apart at 30,000
feet, the crash landing is considered a miracle
somewhat reminiscent of real life "Miracle on
34th Street. In which Captain Chesley
Sullenberger, in a miracle saved all 150
passengers on a US Airways
Flight 1549 that ditches into the Hudson
after hitting a flock of geese on take-off from
New York's La Guardia Airport.
Whitaker is hospitalized, he is told that "the
way you landed the plane was nothing short of a
miracle. You saved a lot of lives." However,
Whitaker soon comes to realize he is under
investigation by the NTSB for allegedly having a
high level of alcohol in his system. Whitaker in
disbelief states "no one could have landed that
plane like I did!"
"The FAA placed 10 pilots in simulators,
recreated the events ... every pilot killed
everybody on board. You were the only one who
could do it." And, "you had alcohol in your
system; that could be life in prison." The court
room drama will have you on your feet as Don
Cheadle as Whitaker’s defense lawyer attempts to
establish his innocents.