The Flight of the Phoenix (1965)
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Based on Elleston Trevor's novel, The Flight of the Phoenix opens with a well-staged plane crash in the middle of the Sahara desert. The pilot (James Stewart) and the navigator (Richard Attenborough) do their best to maintain order among the survivors, a group of oil men not well-suited for survival in the desert wastes. Some of those who appear to be the most resourceful reveal themselves to be inept or cowardly, while other less prepossessing types -- notably bespectacled Standish (Dan Duryea)
Dec 15, 1965 Wide
May 20, 2003
Stanley Ralph Ross
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Directed by Aldrich, this disaster picture about a plane crash boasts a terrific ensemble cast, headed by Jimmy Stewart and inluding Peter Finch and Ian Bannen in Oscar nominated turn.
A criminally underrated adventure classic.
A smart character study disguised as a thriller, and well worth viewing.
Don't watch this before your next flight.
Audience Reviews for The Flight of the Phoenix
- Frank Towns: Your theory's fine, but you get this mister... that engine's rated at two thousand horsepower and if I was ever fool enough to let it get started up it'd shake your patched-up pile of junk into a thousand pieces, and cut us up into mincemeat with the propeller.
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