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Aaron Eckhart on how Sully goes behind the 'Miracle on the Hudson'

In 2009, Capt. Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger made an emergency plane landing on the Hudson River and saved the lives of all 155 passengers and crew. Director Clint Eastwood’s Sully — which debuts in theaters Friday and stars Tom Hanks as the title pilot, Laura Linney as his wife, Lorrie, and Aaron Eckhart as his co-pilot, Jeff Skiles — brings that event to the big screen, and looks at the heroism of it, and criticism that surrounded it.  

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Sully reviews: Tom Hanks film is 'thrilling,' 'elegant,' and 'compelling'

Most people know the story of “The Miracle on the Hudson.” On Jan. 15, 2009, birds crashed into the engines of U.S. Airways Flight 1549 out of LaGuardia Airport in New York, and the pilot, Captain Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger, had to make a split-second decision. In the end, he landed the plane in the Hudson River and saved the lives of its 155 passengers.

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Sully trailer: Tom Hanks, Clint Eastwood dive into the intense true events

Many know the story of the “Miracle on the Hudson” as the moment when Capt. Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger landed an airplane safely in the Hudson River after it struck a flock of geese shortly after takeoff. With the new IMAX trailer for Sully, starring Tom Hanks, comes an exploration of the “untold story” on the behind-the-scenes turmoil. 

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Sully: Tom Hanks becomes hero pilot in first look at Clint Eastwood drama

In Tom Hanks’ latest film, he suits up as Capt. Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger — the U.S. Airways pilot who made a heroic emergency landing on the Hudson River in 2009.

And the two-time Oscar winner embraced the role in every way, costar Aaron Eckhart, who plays copilot Jeffrey Skiles, says in an exclusive interview with PEOPLE.

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Miles Teller enters the ring in Bleed for This
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Vinny Pazienza was a five-time world boxing champion, and the colorful brawler nicknamed “The Pazmanian Devil” had plenty of career highlights in the ring. But the bout that may best exemplify his heart and grit is his 1995 title fight against the legendary Roy Jones Jr., in which he was pummeled to a bloody pulp and knocked out in the sixth round. Three times he was sent to the canvas by the champion, and three times, he courageously shook off the blows and tried to continue.

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London Has Fallen trailer: Gerard Butler still has the president's back

Whatever they’re paying Gerard Butler’s Secret Service agent Mike Banning in what we should now presumably describe as the “…Has Fallen universe,” it really isn’t enough. In 2013’s Olympus Has Fallen, Banning heroically saved the life of the U.S. president (Aaron Eckhart) after the White House came under attack.

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See the explosive first teaser trailer for London Has Fallen

The U.K. is under attack (and Gerard Butler is there to save the day) in this first teaser trailer for London Has Fallen.

The sequel to Olympus Has Fallen brings the action across the pond, where the British prime minister has died under mysterious circumstances. Secret Service agent Mike Banning (Butler) accompanies the president (Aaron Eckhart) to attend the funeral, which becomes a target of a deadly plot to kill the world’s most powerful leaders.

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Casting Net: Cheryl Hines, Judy Greer join Woody Harrelson in Wilson

  • Judy Greer and Cheryl Hines have joined Wilson, the dramedy starring Woody Harrelson and Laura Dern. Craig Johnson (The Skeleton Twins) will direct from a screenplay penned by Daniel Clowes, based on Clowes’ own graphic novel of the same name. Harrelson plays a lonely and neurotic middle-aged man who attempts to reunite with his estranged wife (Dern) and ha

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Rudy screenwriter Angelo Pizzo brings Texas' undersized underdog to the big screen

Freddie Steinmark was no Rudy. He may have been an undersized, underestimated college football player, but he was a star for the championship Texas Longhorns teams of the late 1960s. But come Oct. 9, Steinmark will join Notre Dame’s Daniel Ruettiger in the cinematic pantheon of gridiron underdogs when My All American opens in theaters.

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