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Top 10 Most Memorable Sully Movie Quotes According to Fans

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Sully movie quotes provide the tense dialogue for the biographical drama film chronicling how Captain Chesley Sullenberger piloted US Airways Flight 1549 to an emergency landing on the Hudson River. Clint Eastwood directed the movie, which was adapted by Todd Komarnicki from the autobiography Highest Duty by Chesley Sullenberger and Jeffrey Zaslow. Showing in IMAX, Sully opened in theaters on September 9, 2016.

In Sully, Captain Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger (Tom Hanks) and First Officer Jeff Skiles (Aaron Exkhart) take off from LaGuardia Airport in New York City when moments after takeoff, they encounter a flock of geese that disables both of their engines. Captain Sullenberger radios back to the airport tower to request an emergency landing but soon realizes that the aircraft will not make it that far. He makes the bold choice to force a water landing in the Hudson River, one that resulted in all 155 people on board surviving.

In the wake of the water landing, Captain Sullenberger is bombarded by the media and interrogated by the NTSB (including Mike O'Malley and Anna Gunn), who tries to suggest that Sully made the wrong choice in the incident that was later dubbed the Miracle on the Hudson. This sudden attention takes a toll on Captain Sullenberger's life, his legacy and his family, including wife Lorraine (Laura Linney).

If you enjoy these Sully movie quotes, check out quotes from other summer 2016 movies including Blood Father, Mechanic: ResurrectionWar Dogs, and Kubo and the Two Strings.

  • 5

    Brace for Impact!

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    Chesley Sullenberger: This is the captain. Brace for impact.
    Diane Higgins: What?
    Flight Attendants: Brace! Brace! Brace! Heads down! Stay down! 

    The moment of impact with the Hudson River is chronicled in this Sully movie quote. As passengers begin to panic, the pilots and flight attendants do all they can to keep everyone safe.

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  • 6

    I Did the Best I Could

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    Chesley Sullenberger: I want you to know, I did the best I could.
    Lorraine Sullenberger: Of course you did, you saved everyone. There were 155 people on that plane and you were one of them.

    On the phone with wife Lorraine, Captain Sullenberger appears to question his decision to land the plane in the Hudson. Lorraine reaffirms that he did indeed make the right choice, one that saved 155 lives.

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  • 7

    What If I Did Get This Wrong?

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    Chesley Sullenberger: What if I did get this wrong? What if I endangered the lives of all those passengers? 
    Jeff Skiles: You did everything you could. It was more than enough.

    Captain Sullenberger and First Officer Jeffrey Skiles reflect on the water landing in this Sully movie quote. Sully questions if they made the wrong choice, something Jeff feels he did not.

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  • 8

    Our Job is to Investigate

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    Charles Porter: Our job is to investigate how a plane ended up in the Hudson River. 
    Jeff Skiles: On the Hudson River
    Chesley Sullenberger: It's not a crash. It's a forced water landing.
    Charles Porter: Simulation showed that you could make it back to the airport.
    Chesley Sullenberger: Not possible, I felt it go.

    Members of the NTSB question Captain Sullenberger and First Officer Jeff Skiles about the forced water landing. The NTSB officials argue that the plane could have made it back to the airport, something the pilots firmly disagree with.

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