• Film ID:
  • 12374
  • Availability:
  • DVD Available from Shop
  • Film cert:
  • Running time:
  • DVD=108 min.
  • Nationality(ies):
  • America.America.
  • Primary Language(s):
  • English.
FLIGHT OF THE PHOENIX (2004)
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Dennis Quaid is a nonchalant, acerbic, fly-by-the-seat-of-your-pants kinda pilot, and when he picks up a disgruntled oil rig crew in the middle of a desert no one is keen to make friends. A couple of hours later, having barely survived a vicious storm, everyone is stranded deep in the Gobi thousands of miles from civilisation and with only the remnants of a plane. Rather than accept their fate the survivors’ band together and decide to build a new craft from the bits that are left, a pointless act of desperation? Or their only hope of salvation. Flight Of The Phoenix is a remake of the nail-knawing classic of the same name starring James Stewart, and while it fails to capture the tension, or indeed bother with the characterisation, this is a likeable action drama….though the question remains, why keep re-doing great films as bog standard pop-corn fodder?
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