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Director: Robert Aldrich     Starring: James Stewart
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Format: DVD
Sku: 40219399
UPC: 024543075455
UPC 14: 00024543075455
Sales Rank: 10860
Rating: NR
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One of the most startling twists of fate you have ever experienced in a motion picture!
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.
Editor's 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.

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Release Information
Video Mfg Name Studio: Foxvideo
Video Release Date Release Date: 1/30/2007
Video Play Time Running Time: 149 minutes
Video Release Year Original Release Date: 1965
Video CategoryId Catalog ID: 2007545
Video UPC UPC: 00024543075455
Video Number of Discs Number of Discs: 1

Audio & Video
Video Original Language Original Language: English
Video Audio Spec Available Audio Tracks: English, French Dubbed, Spanish Dubbed
Video Subtitle Available Subtitles: English, Spanish
Video Color Spec Video: Color

Aspect Ratio
Video Aspect Ratio 4:3
Cast & Crew
Video Cast Info Ernest Borgnine
Video Cast Info James Stewart
Video Cast Info Peter Finch
Video Cast Info Richard Attenborough
Video Cast Info Adam Hall - Based On Novel By
Video Cast Info Joseph Biroc - Cinematographer
Video Cast Info Robert Aldrich - Director
Video Cast Info Michael Luciano - Editor
Video Cast Info Lukas Heller - Screenplay

Awards


Oscar (1966)
   Video Award Name Ian Bannen, Nominee, Best Actor in a Supporting Role
   Video Award Name Michael Luciano, Nominee, Best Film Editing

Professional Reviews

USA Today
"...One of the best adventure movies ever..." 05/23/2003 p.8E
Product Attributes
Product attributeActor:   Stewart,James
Product attributeLabel:   Fox Home Entertainment
Product attributeMusic Format:   DVD
Product attributeVideo Format:   DVD
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