An airline pilot saves almost all his passengers on his malfunctioning airliner which eventually crashed, but an investigation into the accident reveals something troubling.
“Flight” is a 2012 American drama film directed by Robert Zemeckis and starring Denzel Washington as Whip Whitaker, an airline pilot who miraculously crash-lands his plane after a mid-air mechanical failure, saving almost all of the passengers on board. The film also features performances by Don Cheadle, John Goodman, Kelly Reilly, and Bruce Greenwood.
After the crash, Whitaker is hailed as a hero, but an investigation into the incident reveals that he was under the influence of alcohol and cocaine at the time of the flight. As he faces the possibility of criminal charges and a ruined reputation, he struggles with his addiction and attempts to get his life back on track.
The film received critical acclaim for its performances, particularly Washington’s, and its exploration of themes such as addiction, morality, and redemption. It was nominated for two Academy Awards, including Best Actor for Washington.