Denzel Washington’s latest film, Flight, is a cross between Sully Sullenberger and Sid Vicious. He plays a heroic pilot that can’t seem to put down the bottle, or the cocaine for that matter. And what does every film depicting drug abuse need? An awesome soundtrack. Via Vulture:

Robert Zemeckis and Denzel Washington both took pay cuts in order to bring Flight to the big screen. Is it possible that some of that cash went to fund the film’s hits-heavy soundtrack? Two Rolling Stones song, a Beatles track, Marvin Gaye’s “What’s Going On” — this music doesn’t come cheap. It’s like the Forrest Gump soundtrack all over again! And none of it, old or new, is subtle. The first song on the soundtrack of a movie about an alcoholic is… “Alcohol” by the Barenaked Ladies.

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