Sully parents guide


Behind every hero is an ordinary man.

Overall A-

Director Clint Eastwood explore the story behind the headlines in his bio-pic of pilot Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger (played by Tom Hanks), the man who heroically landing a crippled aircraft on the Hudson river in 2009.

Release date September 9, 2016

Violence B
Sexual Content A
Profanity C-
Substance Use B

Why is Sully rated PG-13? The MPAA rated Sully PG-13 for some peril and brief strong language.

Run Time: 96 minutes

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Rating & Content Info

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Why is Sully rated PG-13? Sully is rated PG-13 by the MPAA for some peril and brief strong language.

Violence: When an airplane loses power to both its engines, the crew and passengers face a serious, life-threatening situation:Variousscenarios and outcomes are depicted in imaginary and flashback scenes. These portrayals include explosions, property damage, terrified passengers, a water landing, and mild injuries (a little blood is shown). Characters face the possibilities of drowning and hypothermia. A distracted character is nearly hit by a car. Birds fly into the path of a plane and are presumably killed. Members of the press mob people and homes seeking interviews. Characters face emotional distress and fear of dying.

Sexual Content: A man’s bare chest is seen as he prepares to take a shower. A man is hugged and kissed by appreciative strangers. Mild sexual innuendo occurs.

Language: A strong sexual expletive is used once. Some mild and moderate profanity, terms of deity and scatological slang are also heard.

Alcohol / Drug Use: Characters drink alcohol in a bar.

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Canadian Movie Rating Info
Province Rating Rating Descriptor
British Columbia PG Coarse Language.
Alberta PG
Manitoba PG Not Recommended For Young Children, Language May Offend.
Ontario PG Frightening Scenes, Language May Offend.
Quebec Not Rated
Martimes Not Rated
Canadian Home Video PG

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News About "Sully"

Cast and Crew

Sully is directed by Clint Eastwood and stars Tom Hanks, Anna Gunn, Laura Linney.

Learn more about the real Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger. This movie is based on the book Highest Duty: My Search For What Really Matters by Chesley Sullenberger and Jeffrey Zaslow.

From the Studio:
On January 15, 2009, the world witnessed the "Miracle on the Hudson" when Captain "Sully" Sullenberger (Tom Hanks) glided his disabled plane onto the frigid waters of the Hudson River, saving the lives of all 155 aboard. However, even as Sully was being heralded by the public and the media for his unprecedented feat of aviation skill, an investigation was unfolding that threatened to destroy his reputation and his career.
Written by Warner Brothers.

Home Video

The most recent home video release of Sully movie is December 20, 2016. Here are some details…

Home Video Notes: Sully
Release Date: 20 December 2016
Sully releases to home video (Blu-ray/DVD/Digital HD) with the following extras:
- Sully Sullenberger: The Man Behind the Miracle
- Moment by Moment: Averting Disaster on the Hudson
- Neck Deep in the Hudson: Shooting Sully

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Tom Hanks plays other ordinary men turned heroes in the movies Bridge of Spies, Captain Phillips and the Toy Story franchise.

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