Lights. Camera. Action.
On January 15, 2009, the world witnessed the “Miracle on the Hudson” when Captain “Sully” Sullenberger glided his disabled plane onto the frigid waters of the Hudson River. On that day, the American Red Cross was on the scene bringing much needed relief to the passengers and crew.
The Red Cross recreated their rescue actions for the major motion picture Sully, directed by Oscar-winning director Clint Eastwood. Red Cross volunteers and employees from the original disaster response served as extras, portraying their dedicated service by wrapping passengers in blankets for warmth and providing critical comfort and hope following such a traumatic event.
The American Red Cross was proud to be a partner with this film which, in part, honors the bravery and dedication of our volunteers in New York City and those around the world who provide these services every day.