Whip Whittaker is an alcoholic, he drinks the night and the morning before flying plus the three days before and he uses cocaine to get himself together. Once he’s in the cockpit, he uses oxygen to clear his head and try to sober up. His co-pilot is very worried before they take off plus there is a very bad rainstorm. They encounter a lot of turbulence on their take off and accent. Once they are fully in the air, their problems are not over and the plane experiences major mechanical failure. Whip turns the plane into a flip to keep from losing more altitude, reorients the plane and they make a belly down landing in a field. The mandated investigation into the incident will be a battle for Whip and his lawyer plus he tries to force himself to stay off alcohol.
I am really glad I was not on this plane!! You think you can have confidence in the pilot but this shows you never really know what is going on in the cockpit. Whip has allowed alcohol to rule his life, will he be able to subdue this beast or will it get the better of him? There are a lot of errors in this film, 22 items are listed on imdb. 3 ½* (I liked this movie)
138 min, Drama directed by Robert Zemeckis with Nadine Velazquez, Denzel Washington, John Goodman, Tamara Tunie, Kelly Reilly, Bruce Greenwood, Don Cheadle.
Note: Blockbuster 3 ½*, imdb 7.3 out of 10, 79% critic 76% audience on Rotten Tomatoes.