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

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Storyline

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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desert | survivor | rescue | stranded | captain | See more »

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

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17 December 2004 (USA)  »

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Flight of the Phoenix  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$45,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$335,330 (Australia) (22 July 2005)

Gross:

$830,815 (Australia) (5 August 2005)
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The production transported three C-119 fuselages to Namibia where the film was shot. During transportation, a ferry carrying the fuselage and its trailer across a river sank and the parts had to be salvaged. See more »

Goofs

The Captain is hailed as an extraordinary pilot who manages to save an aircraft that "not many pilots could save". However, at the time of the initial engine failure, he takes absolutely no action to shut down the engine or to feather the propeller. See more »

Quotes

[preparing for takeoff]
A.J.: [as Bill Cosby] OK, all set, Mr. President. I think it's about that time that we do the checklist as the two Bills. What do you say, buddy?
Frank Towns: [as Bill Clinton] Why change a good thing? Go ahead, good buddy.
A.J.: Allow me to grab my bulletin. Seatbelts.
Frank Towns: I always like to have a little something strapped to my lap. Check.
A.J.: Ha, ha, ha, ha, ha! Windows, doors and hatches.
Frank Towns: Closed and secure, so no-one can disturb us.
A.J.: Water injection.
Frank Towns: That's what she said.
[A.J. laughs]
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References Who Wants to Be a Millionaire (1999) See more »

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If you need a lift after watching "Ladder 49", check this out!
19 March 2005 | by (Long Lake, Minnesota) – See all my reviews

If you need a lift after watching the excellent yet rip your heart out epic "Ladder 49", check this out! It's a better remake than even 2003's "The In-Laws", because not only is it more upbeat and hip, the new cast of characters in this remake avoids the pitfall of the annoying obnoxiousness that sinks some of the characters in the "In Laws" remake (chiefly the friends of the bride. Ack!) Yes, Dennis Quaid might not be Jimmy Stewart, but he is more than capable as an actor, and the way this remake is scripted makes him perfect for the role Jimmy played, Captain Frank Towns, since Towns is a tougher guy in this version than in the original. Ditto the rest of the cast, especially good IL' Giovanni Ribisi as the plane designer. It is more action/adventure oriented than the original, which was more a character study in a hostile environment, which is a good change, considering the current taste for action/adventure that propelled flicks like the last two "Matrix" movies to beau coup dollars-ville. At the same time, the characters are likable and sketched out enough that we like and root for them. Most memorable moment in this "Flight": the climax! Man, what a RUSH... All in all, if you rent "Ladder 49", be sure to pick this up too and watch it after "49" to perk yourself up. Heck, pick this flick up anyway. IT ROCKS!


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