Chris Rini had to see the movie, if only out of curiosity.
Rini, a Pro Nitrous racer in the Professional Drag Racers Association, a series which regularly races at NHRA facilities, went to see Sully, a film based on US Air Flight 1549 and its pilot Captain Chesley Burnett “Sully” Sullenberger.
Rini didn't let the fact he knew how the movie ended spoil the experience because he lived it. He was one of the 155 passengers who survived the January 2009 Miracle on the Hudson, described in the movie as a controlled water landing on the Hudson River.
The ironic part of the whole scenario for Rini is he'd been drag racing for nearly a decade, and experienced his first airplane crash before wrecking a race car. Adding to the already ironic scenario, Rini walked away from the plane crash without as much as a scratch while his first racing incident left him hospitalized.