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  • Not wanted for questioning:

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  • You can get drunk off Bud? I thought you could only get IBS.

    /the more you know.
  • "The lawsuit claimes your product encourages minors to drink alcohol therefor you are responsible for the deaths of 5 minors who who driving intoxicated. We will settle for $25million or we can take this to court where we will doup some jury into awarding us $100million by showing them pictures of dead babies and appealing to their emotions rather than facts."

    Yeah, in this day and age I wouldn't want my product promoting anything I specifically endorse
  • tuff shiat, Anheuser-Busch, it is what it is. accept it. you want to spend all the dollars to be on top, this shows how popular you are.

    you Anheuser-Busch CEO's chose this lifestyle. deal with it
  • Whatever. Call me when they don't want their precious trademarks associated with, say James Bond or Batman.
  • My understanding of the film is that the guy would have crashed the plane if he wasn't drunk. Go Budweser! Drink and fly straight.
  • Millions in product placement on the line. You think Hollywood would be smarter than this. What are they on?
  • I find myself outraged at the kind of people that get drunk on Budweiser also.
  • i guess the producers used Anheuser-Busch as the prop, because it would be absurd any airline pilot would drink that crap.

    their product is drunk by only rednecks and wrestlers.
  • I'm not exactly "outraged", but certainly appalled and disgusted at the implication that people get drunk off Budweiser.
  • Gdalescrboz: "The lawsuit claimes your product encourages minors to drink alcohol therefor you are responsible for the deaths of 5 minors who who driving intoxicated. We will settle for $25million or we can take this to court where we will doup some jury into awarding us $100million by showing them pictures of dead babies and appealing to their emotions rather than facts."

    Yeah, in this day and age I wouldn't want my product promoting anything I specifically endorse


    If it worked that way, brewers would all be getting sued constantly, and losing. If Busch tried to sue a movie studio for encouraging drunk driving, they would suffer just as badly as the studio, if not worse, since the movie itself can't harm anyone, but their beer can.

    /lol, beer can
  • HotWingAgenda: /lol, beer can


    people make fun of beer in a can. the guinness cans are pretty good.

  • HotWingAgenda
    Gdalescrboz: "The lawsuit claimes your product encourages minors to drink alcohol therefor you are responsible for the deaths of 5 minors who who driving intoxicated. We will settle for $25million or we can take this to court where we will doup some jury into awarding us $100million by showing them pictures of dead babies and appealing to their emotions rather than facts."

    Yeah, in this day and age I wouldn't want my product promoting anything I specifically endorse

    If it worked that way, brewers would all be getting sued constantly, and losing. If Busch tried to sue a movie studio for encouraging drunk driving, they would suffer just as badly as the studio, if not worse, since the movie itself can't harm anyone, but their beer can.

    /lol, beer can


    No, i mean parents/family of those killed could sue. They could easily be sued if someone wants to claim their product encouraged their husband to drink a bottle of Stolichnaya vodka and go fly a plane, which is exactly what is happening in the movie.
  • HotWingAgenda

    Would they win that lawsuit? In todays world, probably. But even if they didnt Budweiser would spend a fortune defending themselves. They are just trying to stop it before it happens
  • take the farkin' rice out of it already!

    /hangover
  • i havent seen the movie, but doesn't the drunk dude save lives? i say go fark yourselves.
  • What_Would_Jimi_Do: i havent seen the movie, but doesn't the drunk dude save lives? i say go fark yourselves.


    it is fiction.
  • Anheuser-Busch can go Fark themselves.
  • Sounds like a publicity stunt. Budweiser has been featured in virtually every studio movie and TV show that has had a scene that takes place in a bar. Why are they butthurt now?
  • This is awesome! Its like an opposition to brand promotion through films through legal loopholes. Why don't they run a mafia style scheme where they extort cash from people to *not* embarrass/implicate them on film?
  • While I am not a bee rsnob, I can say that I have never been so drunk of Bud to have a hangover the next day
  • mikewadestr: My understanding of the film is that the guy would have crashed the plane if he wasn't drunk. Go Budweser! Drink and fly straight.


    I haven't seen the film but I sort of watched Denzel Washington on Charlie Rose last week. He related a story of when he was making a film early in his career. He and another cast member had a few drinks before a scene was filmed and they both thought they were brilliant.

    The director disagreed with their performance and cancelled filming that night because they were both horrible. The point of that story was that they thought they were doing a good job and apparently the pilot in Flight thinks he's doing a good job too. As long as nobody notices Denzel's character is drunk he thinks he's doing well.

    This is a rare case of a movie that I actually want to see (but I don't go to movie theaters so I'll have to wait). Whether or not he could have avoided a crash if he were sober is inconsequential. It certainly didn't help the situation and since he was drunk all of the blame is placed on him.

    That's just my understanding - as I said I haven't actually seen the movie.
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