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PUSHING TIN (1999) ***
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(focus on air traffic controllers, male rivalry)

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Contains 6 movie quotes & 22 Academic Words (AWL*).
Nick Falzone (John Cusack) is the hotshot air traffic controller (ATC).  Russell Bell (Billy Bob Thornton) is the half-Indian new guy, who doesn't talk much in this pre-9/11 comedy about pushing the limits of competition.  Mary (Angelina Jolie) is the alluring and mysterious 20-year-old wife of Russell.  Connie (Cate Blanchett) is Nick’s suburban New York housewife in a story about the world inside a terminal radar approach control (TRACON), where the job description includes depression, nervous breakdown, heart attack, and hypertension.  Rated R (124 min.) mike laib 2010.


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