Well Denzel Washington plays Whip Whitacker in the movie and is the main character. Whip is a pilot and loves drugs and alcohol. Flight takes off with a pulse pounding opening that will set the tone of the movie. If you are looking for an action movie Flight will disappoint you because it really is about the effects that alcohol causes. The night before he has to fly he drinks alcohol and the next day he has to fly and pilots aren’t supposed to drink before they fly. Well Whip does and he drinks while flying which causes the plane to crash and his life to fall apart. During the investigation of him flying drunk or not his wife leaves him which cause him to turn into an alcoholic and use drugs such as cocaine. To find out if Whip got arrested and thrown in jail watch the movie flight it is a must see for all. Some background on Robert Zemeckis is he directed many popular movies such as Forest Gump, Back to the Future, Who Framed Roger Rabbit, and Polar Express.