A Navy navigator is shot down over enemy territory and is ruthlessly pursued by a secret police enforcer and the opposing troops. Meanwhile his commanding officer goes against orders in an attempt to rescue him.
A look at the inspiration behind Thomas Kinkade's painting The Christmas Cottage, and how the artist was motivated to begin his career after discovering his mother was in danger of losing their family home.
Marcia Gay Harden
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
The Movie is about a group of Oil well engineers who are stranded in the Gobi desert after the plane that came to evacuate them crashes. The movie is full of holes for those looking for them.
But those who enjoy good acting this movie will bring some real surprise from almost all the actors. Giovanni Ribisi performs well as an arrogant engineer who is confident about his plane building capability even when he is exposed as a model (Toy) plane builder.
I was also surprised by Hugh Laurie who performs as a "corporate man" who goes through various phases of confidence, dejection and courage.
Tyrese Gibson as A.J, Miranda Otto as Kelly and Tony Curran as Rodney all did well.
Scott Campbell as Liddle was another surprising performance. He comes forth as the key motivator who actually leads all by his exemplary actions. When Dennis Quaid as the Captain and pilot refuses to build the plane, he walks out into the desert to show his determination to "try" something and gives his memorable quote " All a man needs in this life is love. And if you can't give him that, give him something to hope for. And if you can't give him that then give him something to do." When Giovanni Ribisi insists everyone say "please" to him, and when everyone is shocked from his childish insistence, Liddle comes forth and says "Please".
The movie is more about how people react in a dire situation and the director brings a host of different characters to live. I just saw this movie recently in video. And saw the previous review and was motivated to provide an alternative.
Kudos to the filmmakers. By the way, this film never appeared in any theaters.
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