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
366 Views


- Let it go.

Okay, guys. Right up here.

- Cute kids, Pat. They all yours?

- In the past, I laid my share of pipe.

- Each of these blips is an airplane.

- Mind stepping off the rubber?

Did you know that an

air traffic controller...

...is responsible for more lives in a shift...

...than a surgeon is in his life?

- It looks like a computer game.

- This is no game.

You make a mistake here,

there's no reset button.

Don't touch me.

I hear controllers have

the highest rates of depression...

...nervous breakdowns,

heart attacks and alcoholism.

- Don't forget suicide, kid.

- He always researches our field trips.

- He's been online since he was 4.

- Pat.

- What?

- Take them somewhere else.

Okay, this way. Here we go.

Controlling air traffic's

much like conducting an orchestra.

Mr. Feeney used a metaphor.

Can you say "metaphor"?

That wasn't a metaphor. That was

a simile. "Laying pipe" is a metaphor.

I got a departure, he didn't tag up.

- What did you give last?

- 28 and 8.

- Climbing to 8? I don't see him.

- There!

Turn him left!

- I don't see his prime!

- Turn him.

- Turn him!

- I'm not seeing him!

- I don't see him.

- Right there.

- He's got no data block.

- Is there gonna be a crash?

- Get these kids out of here.

- Come on, kids.

Econojet 2166, traffic at 2:00.

You see him?

That's a negative.

Correction. I see him!

He's headed right at me!

2166, immediate left turn heading 070.

Expedite!

Lmmediate. Roger.

- They're in pieces.

- No, please.

Econojet 2166. Left turn expedited.

- I told you to turn him!

- Go, Ronnie. Go, Ronnie.

- Knock it off!

- Big guy.

- Nick, plug in.

- Why are you upset? Nobody got killed.

- Wasn't a squawk. Not my fault.

- It's okay.

- There's a Jetlink...

- I got the picture.

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