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Flight 1549

I’ve heard it again and again: the site of those passengers standing on the wings of US Airways Flight 1549 was like “something out of a movie.” It DID look like something out of a disaster movie, only this time the story had a happy ending. Everyone survived. The most serious injury was a broken leg. And a previously unknown veteran pilot named Sully is the new Harrison Ford. He’s a true hero.

Now let’s start casting the TV movie about the flight. James Brolin as Sully, Kathy Griffin as a wise-cracking passenger, Angie Harmon as a flight attendant who’s getting married in a week but ends up on the plane after switching shifts with her best friend, Masi Oka as the graduate student who warns the airport about geese migration patterns, but no one will listen to him…

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