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Flight of the Phoenix (2004)

Survivors of a plane crash in the Mongolian desert work together to build a new plane.

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A group of air crash survivors are stranded in the Mongolian desert with no chance of rescue. Facing a brutal environment, dwindling resources, and an attack by desert smugglers, they realize their only hope is doing the impossible... building a new plane from the wreckage of the old one. Written by austin4577@aol.com

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Rated PG-13 for some language, action and violence | See all certifications »

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17 December 2004 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

El vuelo del Fénix  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$45,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$5,019,430 (USA) (17 December 2004)

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$21,009,180 (USA) (11 March 2005)
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Trivia

Miranda Otto's character, an engineer, is named "Kelly Johnson". Kelly Johnson is the name of a legendary aircraft engineer for Lockheed who designed the P-38 Lightning fighter of WWII (like the C-119, a unique twin-boom fuselage design). Later he ran the Lockheed "Skunk Works" which secretly produced the U-2 and SR-71 spy planes. In view of the fact that aircraft design is a key element of the plot, it is unlikely that the name is a coincidence. See more »

Goofs

Though the C-119 used in this film is a direct descendant of the C-82 used in the original, the engines of the C-119 were started by power from an APU, not using the Coffman cartridge start system of the original. See more »

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Rady: Let me tell you a story. A rabbi and a priest attend a boxing match. They watch as the boxers come into the ring. The rabbi sees one of the boxers cross himself. So the rabbi turns to the priest and asks, "What does that mean?" The priest says, "Not a damn thing if the man can't fight."
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Connections

Featured in Phoenix Diaries (2005) See more »

Soundtracks

Hey Ya
Written by André Benjamin
Performed by Outkast
Courtesy of La Face Records/Zomba Label Group
Under license from BMG Film & TV Music
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So many flaws
21 December 2004 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Do not waste your money. This remake is extremely flawed, and my child could have done a better editing job. For the first 10 minutes, I thought it was fantastic. But, once the plane wrecked and came to a complete stop, so did the movie. The other IMDb threads cover the flaws, so I won't repeat. Rcristia's entry contains just a sampling of the many annoyances and distractions.

If I were forced at gunpoint to find something positive about the movie, it would be Giovanni Ribisi. Excellent, funny, worth a $1 video rental just to see him.

On the other hand, Dennis Quaid, who I really enjoyed in Frequency, Far from Home, and The Rookie, sucked. Especially during the flight in the sand storm, when I would think a pilot would be at least a little apprehensive, he delivered his lines as though he were taking a leisurely Sunday drive in the country.


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