Pushing Tin

  • 1999,
  • Mike Newell

  • Starring:
  • John Cusack,
  • Billy Bob Thornton,
  • Cate Blanchett,
  • Angelina Jolie,
  • Jake Weber


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, Nick "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.


Chicago Sun Times

Like an overloaded airplane struggling to lift off, the characters in ``Pushing Tin'' leap free of the runway, only to be pulled... Read More >>>

Rolling Stone

"For a movie about New York air traffic controllers stuffed into a crowded, windowless room, Pushing Tin manages to be rowdy, raunchy and action-packed. Read More >>>


"Oh, you really think the pilot is controlling this plane? That would really scare me."

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