Flight of the Phoenix

Flight of the Phoenix

Director: John Moore Cast: Dennis Quaid, Tyrese Gibson, Giovanni Ribisi
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Overview

Flight of the Phoenix

Based on a novel by Elleston Trevor, director John Moore's The Flight of the Phoenix is a remake of a 1965 film of the same name starring film icon James Stewart. The story revolves around the plight of Captain Frank Towns (Dennis Quaid), a pilot whose C-119 cargo plane full of oil workers could not withstand the violent winds of a desert sandstorm. Stranded in the harsh terrain of Mongolia's Gobi Desert (a departure from the original, in which the plane crashed in the Sahara), Frank and his navigator face an equal challenge in maintaining order among the survivors. The group of oilmen had planned on an uneventful trip to shut off a group of rigs falling below their productivity expectations -- not fending for their very lives. Before long, some men are revealed as cowards, while others exhibit a surprising show of strength, all the while hoping that the wreckage of the original plane can be salvaged before a Lord of the Flies situation occurs. Miranda Otto is featured in a supporting role, as well as Giovanni Ribisi and Tyrese Gibson. ~ Tracie Cooper, All Movie Guide

Product Details

Release Date: 12/05/2006
UPC: 0024543401124
Original Release: 2004
Rating: PG-13
Source: 20th Century Fox
Region Code: A
Presentation: [Letterbox]
Sound: [DTS 5.1-Channel Surround Sound, Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround]
Time: 1:53:00

Special Features

Full-length audio commentary by director John Moore, producers John Davis and Wyck Godfrey, and production designer patrick Lumb

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Dennis Quaid Capt. Frank Towns
Tyrese Gibson AJ
Giovanni Ribisi Elliott
Miranda Otto Kelly
Tony Curran Rodney
Jacob Vargas Sammi
Jared Padalecki Davis
Scott Michael Campbell Liddle
Hugh Laurie Ian
Kirk "Sticky Fingaz" Jones Jeremy
Kevork Malikyan Rady
Paul Ditchfield Dr. Gerber
Martin "Mako" Hindy Newman
Bobby Brown Kyle
Anthony Wong Lead Smuggler
Yi-Ding Wang Smuggler #2
Kee-Yick Cheng Smuggler #3
Vernon Lehmann Smuggler #4
Derek Barton (Voice)
Jim Lau (Voice)

Technical Credits
John Moore Director,Producer
William Aldrich Producer
Marco Beltrami Score Composer
T. Alex Blum Producer
Edward Burns Screenwriter
Scott Frank Screenwriter
Brendan Galvin Cinematographer
Wyck Godfrey Producer
Ron Hutchinson Original Story
Ric Kidney Executive Producer
George Little Costumes/Costume Designer
Patrick Lumb Production Designer
Don Zimmerman Editor

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Flight of the Phoenix
1. Main Titles
2. "Shut-It-Down" Towns
3. A Bunch of Zeroes
4. The Two Bills
5. Sandstorm
6. Mayday!
7. Survivors
8. Last Rites
9. Screwed
10. Lost in the Night
11. Bad Odds
12. Elliott's Idea
13. Loooking for Liddle
14. Something to Do
15. No Compromises
16. The Night Shift
17. Fuel Shortage
18. The Day Shift
19. Wing Man
20. Break Time
21. The Electrical Storm
22. The Phoenix
23. Indispensable
24. Nomads?
25. Liddle's Watch
26. Last Words
27. Wrong Decisions
28. The Boss of Everyone
29. It's Ready
30. Toy Planes
31. Let's Go Home
32. Something Really Amazing
33. Five Chances
34. Rough Takeoff
35. Flight of the Phoenix
36. End Titles

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Flight of the Phoenix 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This movie had lots of potential, but failed to deliver. There isn't too much excitment, but the action parts are very well done, though they're few and far inbetween. When the Mongolian Nomads chase after the stranded oilmen, you're left wishing for more. The actors are alright, Hugh Laurie nails his part. But the best actor in the movie is Giovanni Ribisi (sp?). Giovanni hits the nail on the head with as he portrays the character Elliott. Elliott is a quiet, quirky, smart individual with a soft voice, and a secret to hide behind his plane making skill.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I expected this movie to be lame but was pleasantly surprised and well-entertained for 2 hours. One of Dennis Quaid's best in recent years.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I sat spell bound through this one. I bought the movie because I am a Dennis Quaid fan. I was not disappointed. The cast was great and the action was the sort that keeps you glued to your seat!
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