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Old-fashioned adventure flick is a remake of Robert Aldrich's 1965 film that makes use of both Lukas Heller's original screenplay and the Elleston Trevor novel. Frank Towns (Quaid) is the tough, cynical pilot of a rusty C-119 cargo plane who, accompanied by his cocky co-pilot AJ (Gibson), has just picked up a disparate group of oil rig workers, including lone woman Kelly (Otto), from the Mongolian desert. They crash during a sandstorm and their survival comes to depend on arrogant oddball Elliott (Ribisi, who resembles a blond Hitler youth). Claiming to be an aircraft designer, Elliott announces he can make a new plane from the crash pieces. If the reluctant Towns' will cede him authority. Tensions grow, supplies dwindle, and desert nomads wait like vultures to prey on the weakening survivors. Remake has CGI advantages but less-compelling characters.

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Available on Running time 112 minutes. Originally from United States.

Cast and Crew

Action-Drama, Air Disasters, Deserts, Survival
Scott Frank, Edward Burns
Dennis Quaid, Miranda Otto, Giovanni Ribisi, Tyrese Gibson, Hugh Laurie, Tony Curran, Kirk Jones, Jacob Vargas, Scott Michael Campbell, Kevork Malikyan
Brendan Galvin
John Moore
Marco Beltrami
Ian Voigt, Don Zimmerman, Christopher James Bass, Alan Hook, George L. Little, Patrick Lamb
John Davis, Wyck Godfrey, William Aldrich, T. Alex Blum, Davis Entertainment Company, Andrew Lloyd Webber, 20th Century-Fox

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Flight of the Phoenix
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Flight of the Phoenix released in 2004. The movie can be purchased on either VHS or DVD and has a total running time of 112 minutes. Dennis Quaid (as Frank Towns), Tyrese Gibson (as A.J.) Giovanni Ribisi (as Eliott) and Miranda Otto (as Kelly Johnson) star in Flight of the Phoenix. Oh no! A plane crashes in the Mongolian desert! With Captain Frank Towns and others survivors they are faced a huge struggle to survive. They have no communication to any other area, the environment is very brutal and they don’t have many resources. The survivors also face desert smugglers while stranded. Now, it’s up to them to survive and get home. After many different ideas on how to get home, they group decide to build a new plane using the wreckage of their old plane.