Director: Robert Zemeckis
National hero or drunken loser? Denzel Washington stars as a smooth operator in the cockpit as well as with his hottie cabin attendants. One morning in a rainstorm, he takes the plane too high, too fast, and when the engines malfunction he pulls off a feat of heroic maneuvering. There are casualties, however, and an investigative hearing reveals aspects of Whip’s character he had kept well under wraps — even from himself. Gripping.