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Posted: November 7, 2012 at 4:49 a.m.

Denzel Washington’s character in Flight drinks a lot throughout the film, but his portrayal of a highly functioning alcoholic airline pilot isn’t going down well with brewing company Anheuser-Busch or the distributor of Stolichnaya vodka. Anheuser-Busch said Monday that it has asked Paramount Pictures Corp. in Los Angeles to obscure or remove the Budweiser logo from the film, which at one point shows Washington’s character drinking the beer while at the controls.

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Front Section, Pages 2 on 11/07/2012