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Flight of the Phoenix (2004)

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

Director:

John Moore

Writers:

Lukas Heller, Scott Frank (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
2 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Dennis Quaid ... Frank Towns
Tyrese Gibson ... A.J.
Giovanni Ribisi ... Elliott
Miranda Otto ... Kelly Johnson
Tony Curran ... Alex Rodney
Sticky Fingaz ... Jeremy (as Kirk Jones)
Jacob Vargas ... Sammi
Hugh Laurie ... Ian
Scott Michael Campbell ... James Liddle
Kevork Malikyan ... Rady
Jared Padalecki ... John Davis
Paul Ditchfield Paul Ditchfield ... Dr. Gerber
Martin Hindy Martin Hindy ... Newman (as Martin 'Mako' Hindy)
Bob Brown ... Kyle
Anthony Brandon Wong ... Lead Smuggler (as Anthony Wong)
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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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If they stand together, they stand a chance See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 December 2004 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

El vuelo del Fénix See more »

Filming Locations:

Namib Desert, Namibia See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$45,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,019,430, 19 December 2004, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$21,009,180, 13 March 2005

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$34,586,268, 31 December 2005
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

This film premiered in U.S. theaters on December 17, 2004, which marked cast member Giovanni Ribisi's 30th birthday. See more »

Goofs

The sands and the mountains shown around the crash site setting of the film clearly indicate that it is not being filmed in the Gobi Desert. Additionally, the nighttime weather and temperatures are not as they would in the northerly Gobi, which is located between the 43th and 45th parallels, placing it north of Vancouver, BC. The Gobi is a mostly an exposed rock, and not a sandy, desert. And, with a few exceptions, it is also relatively flat. See more »

Quotes

Sammi: I thought you weren't religious, Rady.
Rady: Spirituality is not religion. Religion divides people. Believe in something you must.
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Connections

Referenced in Bad Movie Beatdown: A Good Day to Die Hard (2015) See more »

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Angel
Written by Robert Del Naja, Grant Marshall (as Grantley Marshall), Andrew Vowles and Horace Andy
Performed by Massive Attack
Courtesy of Virgin Records
Under license from EMI Film & Television Music
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Lifeless in the sand
18 September 2006 | by TirogesflairSee 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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