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Flight Details


In Robert Zemeckis' drama Flight, alcoholic pilot Whip Whittaker (Denzel Washington) does a miraculous job crash-landing a plane that has suffered a severe mechanical breakdown in midair, however the mandated investigation into the incident will inevitably lead to the discovery that he was flying the plane while drunk and on cocaine. As he attempts to sober up, Whip befriends a fellow addict he meets during his post-accident stay in the hospital. Soon he fails in his attempts to white-knuckle himself to sobriety, and with the help of his favorite drug-dealer (John Goodman) and his lawyer (Don Cheadle), Whip must prepare to testify about what happened on that fateful flight. ~ Perry Seibert, Rovi

  • Release date:November 2, 2012


Awarded by
Writers Guild of America John Gatins Best Original Screenplay 2012 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences John Gatins Best Original Screenplay 2012 Nominee
Art Directors Guild Nelson Coates Best Art Direction in a Contemporary Film 2012 Nominee
Screen Actors Guild Denzel Washington Best Actor 2012 Nominee
Hollywood Foreign Press Association Denzel Washington Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama 2012 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Denzel Washington Best Actor 2012 Nominee
National Board of Review John Goodman Spotlight Award 2012 Winner


Denzel Washington
as Whip Whitaker
Don Cheadle
as Hugh Lang
Kelly Reilly
as Nicole
John Goodman
as Harling Mays
Bruce Greenwood
as Charlie Anderson
Melissa Leo
as Ellen Block
Brian Geraghty
as Ken Evans
Tamara Tunie
as Margaret Thomason
Peter Gerety
as Avington Carr
Nadine Velazquez
as Katerina Marquez
Garcelle Beauvais
as Deana
Conor O'Neill
as Kip
Boni Yanagisawa
as Camelia Satou
Adam Tomei
as Fran
E. Roger Mitchell
as Craig Matson
Ravi Kapoor
as Dr. Kenan
Jill Jane Clements
as Morning Nurse
James Badge Dale
as Gaunt Young Man
Susie Spear
as Waitress
Philip Pavel
as Bartender
Tom Nowicki
as Len Caldwell
Ric Reitz
as Carr's Attorney
Timothy James Adams
as Whip's Dad
Dylan Kussman
as Two Beer Barry
Sharon Blackwood
as Peach Tree Employee
Pam Smith
as Peach Tree Employee
Justin Martin
as Will
Rhoda Griffis
as Amanda Anderson
Ted Huckabee
as Prison Guard


Robert Zemeckis
Robert Zemeckis
Laurie MacDonald
Steve Starkey
Walter Parkes
Jack Rapke
John Gatins
Don Burgess
Alan Silvestri
Composer (Music Score)
Jeremiah O'Driscoll
Nelson Coates
Production Designer
David S. Lazan
Art Director
Heather Smith Kelton
Associate Producer
Cherylanne Martin
Executive Producer
James Edward Ferrell, Jr.
Set Decorator
Louise Frogley
Costume Designer
Randy Thom
Sound/Sound Designer
Huck Wirtz
Julie Jaros
William B. Kaplan
Sound Mixer
Victoria Burrows
Drew Kilcoin
Assistant Editor
Michael Lantieri
Special Effects Supervisor
Lisa Vijitchanton
Production Coordinator
Gretel Twombly
Production Supervisor
Robert Zuckerman
Still Photographer
Ryan Tudhope
Visual Effects Producer
Luca Kouimelis
Script Supervisor
Will Sherrod
Production Supervisor
Katrina Chevalier
Key Hairstylist
Arthur Schmidt
Additional Editing
Greg Gilman
Second Assistant Director
Carin-Anne Strohmaier
Assistant Editor
Kevin Baillie
Visual Effects Supervisor
Teressa Hill
Department Head Hair
Dennis Leonard
Re-Recording Mixer
Dennis Leonard
Supervising Sound Editor
Randy Thom
Re-Recording Mixer
Steve Starkey
Second Unit Director
David Gunter
Set Dresser
Dennis S. Sands
Re-Recording Mixer
Nikoletta Skarlatos
Department Head Makeup