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Flight of the Phoenix (2004)

PG-13  |   |  Action, Adventure, Drama  |  17 December 2004 (USA)
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Survivors of a plane crash in the Mongolian desert work together to build a new plane.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jeremy (as Kirk Jones)
Paul Ditchfield ...
Martin Hindy ...
Newman (as Martin 'Mako' Hindy)
Lead Smuggler (as Anthony Wong)


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

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The only way out is up See more »

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

17 December 2004 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

El vuelo del Fénix  »

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Box Office


$45,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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


$830,815 (Australia) (5 August 2005)

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2.35 : 1
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The aircraft used in the film is a Fairchild C-119, a direct descendent of the WWII era C-82 used in the original film See more »


About halfway through the film, when Rady is telling the cook, Sammi, a joke about a Rabbi and a Priest, a crew member is clearly visible walking up and standing behind some webbing to the left of the screen (inside the plane). See more »


[after having shot a wounded nomad who the group is debating whether to help]
Elliott: Well, that settles that.
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Remake of The Flight of the Phoenix (1965) See more »


Written by Robert del Naja, Grantley Marshall, Andrew Vowles and Horace Hinds
Performed by Massive Attack
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Lifeless in the sand
18 September 2006 | by (London) – See all my reviews

An instantly forgettable - a film that rewards no one with renewed viewings. I got the impression no one cared about this film - certainly not the actors and all the tech stuff was thrown away . So how do you build a plane out of a crashed one ? That bit was skimped over but if so, where was the film's plot ? There was no love interest, no real threat (except at the end when the 'Nomads' lined up on a horizon in the way I think I have seen in many Westerns). Everyone phoned in a performance on this movie and it should have been scrapped on the runway.

I trust everyone will be tempted to see the original 1965 film.

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