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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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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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El vuelo del Fénix  »

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$45,000,000 (estimated)

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

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$830,815 (Australia) (5 August 2005)
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Hugh Laurie auditioned for House while filming this film. See more »

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When speaking to Elliot, Captain Towns refers to the engine as having "more than 2,000 pounds of thrust". The C-119 has reciprocating radial engines, which are not rated in pounds of thrust as jet engines are. The C-119 had either the Pratt & Whitney R-4360-20 engine producing 3,500 Horsepower, or the Wright Cyclone 3350-85 engine producing 2,500 horsepower. No professional pilot would confuse the two. See more »

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[after having shot a wounded nomad who the group is debating whether to help]
Elliott: Well, that settles that.
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If you love Dennis Quaid, you'll love this
25 November 2005 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

Dennis Quaid sure is in a lot of movies these days. It almost seems any movie that needs a solid actor but not at the Brad Pitt/Russell Crowe fee goes for Dennis.

Flight Of The Phoenix is about a pilot (Quaid) sent in to pick up a team of workers (no name actors- they blew the budget on Dennis. OK maybe Giovani Ribisi) at a failed oil rig. On the flight home the plane is caught in a violent storm and crashes in the middle of the desert. The group agonises over what to do- to stay put and hope for help, to walk 100's of miles in the hope of finding help or something else. Eventually one of the group (Ribisi) suggests trying to make a new plane out of the old crashed plane. The team decides this is their only help. There's lots of obstacles that come in their way, making it even tougher for the gang. Will they make it? You'll have to see it to find out (or take a wild guess) It's not brilliant but held my attention. Sure, it got annoying at times but was better than expected when wifey pulled it off the video store shelf.


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