Flight | 2012

Directed by: Robert Zemeckis

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Main Plot

An airline pilot saves almost all his passengers on his malfunctioning airliner which eventually crashed, but an investigation into the accident reveals something troubling.


  • Denzel Washington's character in Flight is an alcoholic pilot who saves a plane from crashing but faces consequences.
  • Nadine Velazquez plays Katerina Marquez, a flight attendant who becomes involved in the aftermath of a plane crash.
  • Don Cheadle's character, Hugh Lang, serves as the defense attorney for the protagonist, Whip Whitaker, in the plot of Flight.

Ending Explained

In the ending of Flight, Whip, the troubled pilot, is acquitted of criminal charges for the plane crash due to technicalities. However, he accepts responsibility for his actions and begins his journey towards recovery. Whip attends a support group meeting and meets Nicole, a recovering drug addict, with whom he forms a connection. The film concludes with Whip choosing to stay committed to his sobriety and starting a new chapter in his life.

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Robert Zemeckis Denzel Washington Nadine Velazquez Don Cheadle