Pushing Tin

Pushing Tin

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Director: Mike Newell

Cast: John Cusack, Billy Bob Thornton, Cate Blanchett

     
 

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The intense world of air-traffic controllers is played for both drama and laughs in Pushing Tin. John Cusack plays Nick Falzone, the top air traffic controller at New York's Terminal Radar Approach Control (TRACON) Center, where he negotiates air traffic and landing patterns for the Kennedy, LaGuardia and Newark airports, America's most congested airspace. It's

Overview

The intense world of air-traffic controllers is played for both drama and laughs in Pushing Tin. John Cusack plays Nick Falzone, the top air traffic controller at New York's Terminal Radar Approach Control (TRACON) Center, where he negotiates air traffic and landing patterns for the Kennedy, LaGuardia and Newark airports, America's most congested airspace. It's a tough, stressful job that's highly demanding and Nick is very good at it -- and he takes no small amount of pride in that. So Nick is less than enthusiastic when a new controller comes on board; Russell Bell (Billy Bob Thornton) transferred into TRACON from the Southwest, in search of a greater challenge. In direct contrast to the wired edginess of Nick's personality, Russell is a model of Zen cool who is so focused on planes it's said he once stood in the wake of a 747 just to know what it felt like. Soon work becomes a constant competition between Russell and Nick, and their competitiveness doesn't stop when work is over. However, the rivalry begins to take a different turn when Nick takes notice of Russell's beautiful but hard-drinking wife Mary (Angelina Jolie), while Nick's wife Connie (Cate Blanchett) finds herself more than a bit intrigued by Russell. Pushing Tin was written by Glen Charles and Les Charles, who previously received notice for their television work on such series as M*A*S*H, Cheers and Taxi, and directed by British filmmaker Mike Newell, who's last project, Donnie Brasco, also took him into a little seen side of New York City.

Product Details

Release Date:
01/13/2009
UPC:
0024543560951
Original Release:
1999
Rating:
R
Source:
20th Century Fox
Region Code:
1
Time:
2:04:00

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Closed Caption

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
John Cusack Nick "The Zone" Falzone
Billy Bob Thornton Russell Bell
Cate Blanchett Connie Falzone
Angelina Jolie Mary Bell
Vicki Lewis Tina Leary
Jake Weber Barry Plotkin
Kurt Fuller Ed Clabes
Matt Ross Ron Hewitt
Jerry Grayson Leo Morton
Michael Willis Pat Feeney
Shaun Majumder Actor

Technical Credits
Mike Newell Director
Blue Sky Special Effects
Bruce Carwardine Sound/Sound Designer
Les Charles Screenwriter
Glen Charles Screenwriter
Marie-Sylvie Deveau Costumes/Costume Designer
John Dondertman Art Director
Anne Dudley Score Composer
Michael Flynn Executive Producer
Alan Greenspan Executive Producer
Jon Gregory Editor
Elis Lam Set Decoration/Design
Art Linson Producer
Bruno Rubeo Production Designer
Gale Tattersall Cinematographer
Clive Thomasson Set Decoration/Design
VIFX Special Effects
David J. Webb Asst. Director
Gordon White Set Decoration/Design

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Pushing Tin
1. Main Titles [3:49]
2. The Zone [:29]
3. Mrs Zone [4:13]
4. A Near-Miss [3:54]
5. The New Guy [3:15]
6. Drop the Match [5:03]
7. Dr Freeze [2:50]
8. The Cowboy Controller [2:14]
9. Russell's Wife [6:18]
10. The Bet [1:59]
11. Where's the Hole? [3:54]
12. The Donut Fix [3:38]
13. The Humanitarian Gesture [1:40]
14. Follow Me Home [2:12]
15. Getting Personal [7:10]
16. Dinner at Enzo's [2:09]
17. Unbelievably Personal [5:14]
18. The Language of Love [4:40]
19. The Unwritten Rule [5:05]
20. Daddy's Gone [3:57]
21. A Little Turbulence [:46]
22. 26 Minutes [2:06]
23. The Hero [5:30]
24. Losing It [4:00]
25. Where's Russell? [:36]
26. I Want My Life Back! [7:07]
27. You Gotta Lose Control [2:32]
28. Back in the Zone [4:30]
29. Return to Me [2:04]
30. End Titles [5:37]

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