Flight of the Phoenix

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Product Overview

A cargo plane goes down in a sandstorm in the sahara with less than a dozen men on board. One of the passengers is an airplane designer who comes up with the idea of ripping off the undamaged wing and using it as the basis for an airplane they will build to escape before their food and water run out.

Specifications

Studio Foxvideo
SKU 40219399
UPC 024543075455
UPC 14 00024543075455
Format DVD
Rating NR
Keywords
Adventure
Africa
Classic
Recommended
Stranded/Castaway
Suspense
Theatrical Release
Thriller
Editors Note
Note In Robert Aldrich's THE FLIGHT OF THE PHOENIX, based on Elleston Trevor's novel, a small plane carrying oil workers and military personnel crashes, stranding a group of survivors in the Sahara Desert. As the lethal heat and grating sand begin to take a toll on the group, the conscientious pilot, Frank Towns (James Stewart), struggles with his inability to lead the party to safety. Hope arises, however, when German aircraft designer Heinrich Dorfman (Hardy Kruger) begins to theorize about rebuilding the wreckage into a single-engine plane capable of lifting the crash victims to safety.^Aldrich (KISS ME DEADLY) opens his film with the pulsating tension (intercut with the opening credits) of Towns trying and cataclysmically failing to pilot his aircraft through a sandstorm, and from there the white-knuckle intensity never lets up. Boasting an intriguing cast--headed up by Stewart with a poignantly ragged-edged, heartfelt portrayal--and a taut story line, THE FLIGHT OF THE PHOENIX is a powerful and psychologically penetrating thriller.
Reviews
USA Today "...One of the best adventure movies ever..." 05/23/2003 p.8E
Directors
Robert Aldrich
Actors
James Stewart
Cast & Crew
Ernest Borgnine - Actor
James Stewart - Actor
Peter Finch - Actor
Richard Attenborough - Actor
Adam Hall - Based On Novel By
Joseph Biroc - Cinematographer
Robert Aldrich - Director
Michael Luciano - Editor
Lukas Heller - Screenplay
Technical Info
Original Release Date 1965
Catalog ID 2007545
UPC 00024543075455
Number of Discs 1
Running Time 149 minutes
Color Color
Original Language English
Available Subtitles English, Spanish
Available Audio Tracks English, French Dubbed, Spanish Dubbed
Aspect Ratio
4:3
Awards
Oscar (1966) Ian Bannen, Nominee, Best Actor in a Supporting Role,Michael Luciano, Nominee, Best Film Editing
Features
DVD
Product Attributes
Actor Stewart,James
Label Fox Home Entertainment
Music Format DVD
Video Format DVD
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