Top 7 Sully Movie Facts

Following is our collection of Sully facts. Handpicked and verified, these little-known details can be obscure enough most people will miss. These behind the scene easter eggs and hidden messages will give you another view of Sully film message.

During the investigation hearing in Sully (2016) Capt Chelsey "Sully" Sullenberger mentions the "human factor," 35 seconds were added to the flight simulations to accommodate. When they replay the recording, the scene took exactly 35 seconds between the bird strike and Capt Sully calling in to ATC
During the investigation hearing in Sully (2016) Capt Chelsey "Sully" Sullenberger mentions the "human factor," 35 seconds were added to the flight simulations to accommodate. When they replay the recording, the scene took exactly 35 seconds between the bird strike and Capt Sully calling in to ATC
You can see a movie poster for Gran Torino (2008), both films were directed by Clint Eastwood.
You can see a movie poster for Gran Torino (2008), both films were directed by Clint Eastwood.

Sully Trivia

These trivia from Reddit and other sources can be used as questions with answers in quizzes or games.

  1. The ferry captain Vincent Lombardi, who was the Captain of the first ferry to reach the plane, played himself in the movie.

  2. The paper towel he throws away doesn't appear in the mirror / reach the bin

  3. During the water landing scene there is a building in NYC visible that wasn't completed until 2015 which is six years after the Miracle on the Hudson event in 2009. The building is 432 Park Avenue.

Sully Easter Eggs

Hidden objects, characters, easter eggs, and their meanings are wonderful ways to discover the filmmaker's perspectives of any given movie.

  • 1 - Movie posters for Gran Torino (2008) another film by the same director Clint Eastwood, are visible in Times Square. Sully takes place in January 2009, when Gran Torino was in wide release
    Movie posters for Gran Torino (2008) another film by the same director Clint Eastwood, are visible in Times Square. Sully takes place in January 2009, when Gran Torino was in wide release
  • 1 - Directed by Clint Eastwood, there is an ad for Gran Torino - starring and directed by Eastwood - which was in theaters when the film is set (January 2009)
    Directed by Clint Eastwood, there is an ad for Gran Torino - starring and directed by Eastwood - which was in theaters when the film is set (January 2009)
Sully poster
Sully poster

Sully Plot

The story of Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger (Tom Hanks), an American pilot who became a hero after landing his damaged plane on the Hudson River in order to save the flight's passengers and crew.

Cast and Details

Here are the full cast and crew of Sully. The goofs, crazy credits, and trivia they have performed may have not taken your attention. Some are hidden for a reason, while others randomly forgotten.

Genre Biography, Drama
Director Clint Eastwood
Production Warner Bros.
Stars Tom Hanks, Aaron Eckhart, Valerie Mahaffey, Delphi Harrington
IMDB score 7.4