over 6 years
over 7 years
Guilty pleasure flick + Billy Bob and Jolie play odd couple hubby/wife on screen. How odd.
A just below average Rom Com - The air traffic bit is inconsequential.
Pushing Tin is a 1999 comedy-drama film directed by Mike Newell. It centers on a cocky air traffic controller (John Cusack) who quarrels over proving "who's more of a man" with fellow employee Bell (Billy Bob Thornton). The film was a box office failure and moderate critical success.
Nick "The Zone" Falzone (John Cusack) and his fellow air traffic controllers at New York TRACON pride themselves on their ability to handle the intense stress of being a controller for one of the busiest airspaces in the country, even boasting of the 50% drop-out rate for new additions to the staff who are unable to cope with the pressure. The group is joined by the quiet and confident Russell Bell (Billy Bob Thornton), a veteran of TRACONs in the Western United States. Russell quickly proves to be exceptionally capable of handling the increased workload by using unorthodox and risky methods. Nick feels challenged by the new controller's ability to out-perform him at seemingly every task and warns his...