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Flight Movie Quotes

Updated September 15, 2017 197 votes 54 voters 19.9k views8 items

"Flight" movie quotes follow the twists and turns of the mystery drama film from Academy Award-winner Robert Zemeckis. "Flight" tells the tale of an airline pilot whose miraculous heroics saved many lives but personal issues put his efforts into jeopardy. The film, given a November 2, 2012, release date in the United States, earned critical praise after its debut at the 2012 New York Film Festival.

In "Flight," Denzel Washington portrays Captain "Whip" Whitaker, a troubled yet highly skilled pilot. A routine short flight turns into terror when the plane he's flying falls apart in midair. Using an unconventional maneuver, Captain Whitaker amazingly lands the plane rather than crashing it into a residential area. He and numerous passengers survive and Whip becomes an American hero.

But the instant celebrity that comes with his heroics comes at a price for Whip as he's constantly under the microscope of the press and the country. Things only get worse when it's revealed that Whip had alcohol in his system at the time of the crash. Even though experts agree that a mechanical malfunction was the cause of the crash, Captain Whitaker still must deal with trying to defend himself against charges that could land him in prison. Don Cheadle, John Goodman, Kelly Reilly, Bruce Greenwood, Melissa Leo and Garcelle Beauvais co-star in the stellar ensemble cast.

According to critics, "Flight" is sure to get some attention from the Oscars as awards season approaches. It will face some stiff competition with other movies also hungry for recognition including "Cloud Atlas," "Wreck-It Ralph," "Nobody Walks," "The Sessions," "Silent Hill: Revelation 3D," "Chasing Mavericks," "Alex Cross," "Smashed," "Sinister," "Seven Psychopaths," "Argo," "Here Comes the Boom," "The Paperboy," "Taken 2," "Frankenweenie," "Butter," "Won't Back Down," and "Looper."
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    No One

    No One
    Video: YouTube

    Captain Whitaker: "No one could have landed that plane like I did. No one."


    Captain Whitaker is confident in his flying skills and knows that he did something so many other pilot could not have. This only goes so far though as his legal battle continues.
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    We're in a Dive

    We're in a Dive
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    Captain Whitaker: "We are in a dive."

    Co-Pilot: "I have no control on my side."

    Trina: "Are we going down?"

    Captain Whitaker: "Everybody brace positions."

    Co-Pilot: "I see nothing but houses!"

    Captain Whitaker: "Evan, listen to me. Trim us nose down. We're gonna roll it."

    Co-Pilot: "What do you mean roll it?"

    Captain Whitaker: "Ready? Here we go."

    Moments before the crash, Captain Whitaker and his co-pilot try their best to land the non-responsive airplane as safely as possible. To do this, they will however have to perform a very unusual roll.
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    Someone Has to Pay

    Someone Has to Pay
    Video: YouTube

    Captain Whitaker: "Why do we need a lawyer?"

    Hugh Lang: "You don't remember getting your blood drawn the night of the crash? You had alcohol in your system. That could be life in prison."

    Captain Whitaker: "Someone put me in a broken plane."

    Hugh Lang: "Someone has to pay."


    Meeting his new attorney for the first time, Captain Whitaker is shocked to learn that legal counsel is required after his heroics but soon feels as if he's the victim of a conspiracy.
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    Good Morning

    Good Morning
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    Captain Whitaker: "Good morning, Trina."

    Trina: "Good morning, Captain Whitaker. Here's your manifest with 102 souls on board."

    Captain Whitaker: "Let's get them tucked in. We're ready to push."

    This flight starts like every other for Captain Whitaker and his crew. As he's greeted by flight attendant Trina, no one knows then that this flight will change the lives of everyone on board.
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