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Flight of the Phoenix [WS] [DVD] [2004]

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    Overview

    Ratings & Reviews


    Overall Customer Rating:
    100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (12 out of 12)

    Special Features


    • Full-length commentary by director John Moore, producers John Davis and Wyck Godfrey and production designer Patrick Lumb
    • Deleted/Extended scenes
    • The Phoenix Diaries

    Synopsis


    Flight of the Phoenix
    Based on a novel by Elleston Trevor, director John Moore's The Flight of the Phoenix is a remake of a 1965 film of the same name starring film icon James Stewart. The story revolves around the plight of Captain Frank Towns (Dennis Quaid), a pilot whose C-119 cargo plane full of oil workers could not withstand the violent winds of a desert sandstorm. Stranded in the harsh terrain of Mongolia's Gobi Desert (a departure from the original, in which the plane crashed in the Sahara), Frank and his navigator face an equal challenge in maintaining order among the survivors. The group of oilmen had planned on an uneventful trip to shut off a group of rigs falling below their productivity expectations -- not fending for their very lives. Before long, some men are revealed as cowards, while others exhibit a surprising show of strength, all the while hoping that the wreckage of the original plane can be salvaged before a Lord of the Flies situation occurs. Miranda Otto is featured in a supporting role, as well as Giovanni Ribisi and Tyrese Gibson. ~ Tracie Cooper, Rovi

    Cast & Crew


    • Dennis Quaid
      Dennis Quaid - Capt. Frank Towns
    • Tyrese Gibson
      Tyrese Gibson - AJ
    • Giovanni Ribisi
      Giovanni Ribisi - Elliott
    • Miranda Otto
      Miranda Otto - Kelly
    • Tony Curran
      Tony Curran - Rodney



    Customer rating

    Rating 4.3 out of 5 stars with 12 reviews

    100%
    would recommend to a friend
    • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

      Unbelievable but entertaining

      Posted
      JaneA

      Be prepared to suspend your disbelief. The second time the plane got buried under the sand and they dug themselves out, I had to try not to laugh. And dancing to the music on the radio in the middle of the day when they were half-dead from thirst did make me laugh. (It was included because the actors all have great bodies -- so what if it was absurd.) Nvertheless, the action sequences are exciting and the scenery was beautiful. The extra track -- the making of -- was interesting. The parts with the actors were fun and I learned that the director was an egomaniacal jerk. I'd recommend this movie with reservations. If you really like one or more of the actors, it's worth it. If you like action and don't care if it makes sense, you'll probably enjoy it too. Otherwise, there are many better films out there.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      one of my favorites...

      Posted
      lucky55
      • Top 250 ContributorTop 250 Contributor

      I think this film has been overlooked and or underrated. but it has a great cast and a great story and the blu-ray version is better than expected and the acting is excellent. btw it says that this film is backordered but i know of at least one store that has copy's in stock so if you like good character driven action films then this is a great one for you...

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Good movie

      Posted
      nightfury
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      I saw this movie, and the original as well. The original is interesting, but boring & too long. This new version is better. It's a very interesting movie about being stranded in a desert and how the survivors attempt to get themselves home.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Action Packed!!

      Posted
      Guitarist101

      When I first bought this movie it was more for a test run to see how it was. Well lucky I did, because it is one of my favorite movies in my entire library. Great action that keeps the viewers on the edge of their seats. Actors did an incredible job.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Love

      Posted
      Nlskidz
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      Great movie. Great purchase plus it was on sale. It was one of the first three movies we ever bought on Blu-ray when we first got our Blu-ray player

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      decent remake

      Posted
      badmoon007
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

      the James Stewart original is a better movie, in a world bombarded by remakes this one keeps the feeling of the original yet adding fresh new generational acting talent.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      clean and exciting

      Posted
      Buddy
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase

      Edge of the seat viewing at times with great action and pure entertainment from a solid crew. Just sit back and enjoy!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Improved on a classic

      Posted
      Photo136
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

      A well-casted and well acted version of the original. Try line is the same with a modern twist. Overall, a better film than the original.

      I would recommend this to a friend



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