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
285 Views


Continental 901,

eight miles from marker...

...maintain 2000 till

intercepting the localizer.

TWA 732, runway 04.

Newark altimeter is 2992.

Continental 525,

turn left heading 140.

Maintain 5000, 220 knots.

- Please let that mean you're finished.

- Yes.

We're here all week.

- Contact Boston Center now.

- Ed, Tower wants them out faster.

I've only got so much room.

Airspace is finite.

- Ed's going down the pipes.

- I am not.

You are. It happens when

you use the word "finite."

American 427, heading 210.

Traffic 5:
00 above you.

- Correction, below you. No, no!

- Blow you? Blow me, correct.

- Nick, could you take Allegheny 2629?

- Sure, I got room for the whole fleet.

You don't have to take it.

You're full.

- Teamwork.

- Don't be a pain, Pat.

- Off the rubber!

- Get off!

Allegheny 2629 reduce speed

to 180 knots. Altimeter 2992.

One-eighty, 2629.

KLM 3729, three miles southeast bound.

I put him ahead of you. Caution...

...turbulence.

- He's in sight, 3729.

Thanks. Turn 20 degrees left.

I'll keep you on the ILS.

"4 out of 5 dentists surveyed

recommend sugarless gum."

Sugarless gum, sugarless gum,

sugarless...

...gum, gum, gum, income, become...

Continental 962, head 140.

140, Continental 962.

American 7736, contact

Newark tower, 118.3.

- Thanks.

- You do good work. American 7736.

- I need more planes to stay interested.

- I'll be damned.

- Continental 428, descend to 5000.

- 6 to 5. Continental 428.

- Continental 961, go to Robbinsville.

- To Robbinsville.

He shoots. He scores.

It's sleek, it's crisp.

Is that crisp vectoring or what?

I got them lined up like Rockettes.

- You think Tina looks good lately?

- Too muscular.

- We see her every day.

- It'd be like sex with your wife.

- Extra-crispy makes me ill.

- I'll take them.

- I want a side of berries.

- White toast for me.

- Whatever toast you got.

- No butter, wheat toast.

- I gotta start again.

- Not to worry there, Kim.

Everybody loses the picture sometimes.

Take the weight off.

Don't worry, he bails us out too.

She was gonna sit here.

Two eggs easy, crisp bacon,

browns, wheat.

A 3-egg ham and cheddar,

no onion, rye.

A 3-egg sunny, tall buttermilk...

...pigs, browns, double white

and side berries.

Move it! Strive for greatness.

I'm a restaurant critic for The Times.

Pardon me. Would you join us

until something opens up?

- We'll wait.

- My mother'd be ashamed of me sitting.

She'll have a heart attack if I tell her.

I think it would be okay.

- How you doing?

- Good.

- Come on, now. Part the Red Sea.

- Have a seat.

- Thank you.

- Barry, Ron, Ed, I'm Nick. You are?

- Karen.

- Nice to meet you.

- I'm Beverly.

- Hi, how are you?

- Thank you.

- You're welcome.

I'm married.

- You were about to attack him, huh?

- Do you work together?

We're in aviation.

- Pilots?

- How can you tell?

I drive a plane.

What are they doing?

What are they doing? Karen?

You're safe.

- We're air traffic controllers.

- So you work in a tower somewhere?

No, we work in a big building

on the island.

- A TRACON.

- A what?

Terminal Radar Approach Control.

- It's not near an airport.

- We funnel planes through New York.

- Tower turns you over to us.

- 7000 a day.

More planes closer together

than any other place.

- It's true.

- It sounds tough.

- It is.

- I don't know what the big deal is.

Seems to me like you just sit around

talking on the radio.

- It's much more complicated than that.

- It's complicated.

- This job can be a bit stressful...

- Stop saying it's stressful!

- Hey, baby.

- Hey, honey.

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