Airline pilot Captain Whip Whitaker uses cocaine to wake up after a sleepless night in his Orlando hotel room. He pilots SouthJet Air Flight 227 aboard an MD-88 to Atlanta, which experiences severe turbulence at takeoff. Copilot Ken Evans takes over while Whip discreetly mixes vodka in his orange juice and takes a nap. Just before starting the descent to 22,000 feet, he is jolted awake by a loud metallic bang as the plane goes into a steep dive. Unable to control the elevators, Whip is forced to invert the aircraft to maintain altitude. At the last moment, he is able to right the plane for a controlled belly landing in an open field in Clayton County, Georgia, with the plane's wing shearing off the spire of a church on its final descent. Upon the plane hitting the ground, Whip is knocked unconscious.

MPAA Rating:R
Genre:Drama, Thriller
Country:United States, United Arab Emirates
Produced By:Walter F. Parkes, Heather Kelton, Jack Rapke, Robert Zemeckis, Laurie Macdonald, Steve Starkey, Cherylanne Martin
Directed By:Robert Zemeckis
Written By:John Gatins
Cast:Amy Wolkis, Samantha Gillies Cox, Will Sherrod, Timothy Scott, Anna Lumbo, Thomas Elliott, Carlos Aviles, Tony D Sims, Sharon Blackwood, Sarah Clark, Pam Smith, Carter Cabassa, Ric Reitz, Bradford Haynes, Kwesi Boakye, Randy Thom, Melissa Leo, Tara Jones, Jermaine Thomas, Bruce Greenwood, Tamara Tunie, Anthony B. Harris, Holly Firfer, Adam Tomei, Dane Davenport, John Crow, Curtis Gammage, Don Cheadle, Bethany Anne Lind, Boni Yanagisawa, Candace Blanchard, Ron Caldwell, Precious Bright, John Goodman, Hal Williams, Brian F. Durkin, Michael Jaegers, Jill Jane Clements, Jon Bailey, Tom Nowicki, Susie Spear Purcell, Garcelle Beauvais, Piers Morgan, Joel Rogers, Pj McDonnell, Justin Martin, Todd Maynor, E. Roger Mitchell, James Badge Dale, Wayne Webb, Zack Kibria, Tommy Kane, Michael Beasley, Charlie E. Schmidt, Memi West, Tara Bond, Nicky Buggs, Anisa Nyell Johnson, Gerald Duckworth, Denzel Washington, Alonzo Cook, Miller Carbon, Jennifer Olympia Bentley, Jason Benjamin, Ted Huckabee, Al G. Sillah, Steve Coulter, Rob Fuller, Kelly Reilly, Laila Pruitt, Adam C. Edwards, Jonathan Cook, Philip Pavel, Judi Blair, Brian Geraghty, Larry A. Brewer, Sean Nix, Vinnie Hasson, Ravi Kapoor, Peter Gerety, Christopher Payne, Dylan Kussman, Nadine Velazquez, Jessica J. Stowes, Cabrenna H Burks, Conor O'Neill, Garrick Parks, Rhoda Griffis, Gregory Marshall Smith
In Theaters:Nov 02, 2012
Runtime:2 hours 18 minutes
Production:Paramount Pictures, ImageMovers, Parkes/MacDonald Image Nation
Box Office:$93,772,375
Available On:Amazon, Itunes, Vudu
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