Pushing Tin

Synopsis: Nick and the other boys (and Vicki Lewis) working the hotspot of air traffic control in New York are impressed with themselves, to say the least. They thrive on the no-room-for-error, fast-paced job and let it infect their lives. The undisputed king of pushing tin, "The Zone" Falzone, rules his workplace and his wedded life with the same short-attention span that gets planes where they need to be in the nick of time. That is, until Russell Bell, a new transfer with a reputation for recklessness but a record of pure perfection shatters the tensely-held status quo. The game of one-upmanship between the two flies so high as to lead Nick into Russell's bed with his wife. His sanity slipping just as fast as his hold on #1, Cusack's controller is thrown out-of-control when Thornton's wanderer quietly leaves town. Nick must now find a way to regain his sanity and repair his marriage before he breaks down completely.
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Director(s): Mike Newell
Production: Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment
  2 nominations.
 
IMDB:
6.0
Metacritic:
47
Rotten Tomatoes:
48%
R
Year:
1999
124 min
Website
356 Views


- You hungry?

- No, we ate at Ted's.

- Lipstick.

- Where are you going?

School, to talk about

Nicky's attention span.

- What about it?

- Apparently he doesn't have one.

How do I look?

Do I look parental and concerned?

You look great. Maybe I should go too.

That's okay. I can handle this.

- I want you to stay, get some sleep.

- Sleep is boring.

I worry about you.

- Do you have to go right away?

- Why?

Oh, that feels good.

Will you at least hurry back?

- From what?

- The attention thing.

Save it, honey.

There's a casserole in the...

- In the fridge.

- Fridge.

- Be fast.

- It'll be like it never happened.

We need one of those chairs,

the things that the old people have.

Yes, I'll be right there. I'm...

I'm sorry, Sister Beatrice.

Yes, I understand. I'm sorry.

Yes, I'm very sorry. Yeah, bye-bye.

I hate conferences like this. I always

feel like a failure as a parent.

She's a nun.

They're very unhappy people.

- I'll help with his homework.

- Only when you work days.

- He'll be a third smarter.

- You work days 12 times.

- It's not a third.

- Like what? 12 into 31. It's like...

- I've got my art class tonight.

- What are you talking about?

The adult extension class,

Drawing the Human Form. I told you.

You know, I just...

...I need to feel a little more...

I need to have a life of the mind.

- Will there be lots of bare-assed guys?

- No.

- They come later.

- That's why you're doing it.

Do you think it's a bad idea?

No, I think all that stuff is good.

Whatever makes you happy, you know?

You're happy, aren't you, Connie?

Yeah. Sure.

What a funny old question.

This is the radar to show us

all the planes over New York.

Kennedy, La Guardia and Newark

are all within 20 miles.

7000 flights take off every...

- What are you doing?

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