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Director: John Moore     Starring: Dennis Quaid
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Format: DVD
Sku: 40707701
UPC: 024543174530
UPC 14: 00024543174530
Category Keywords: Desert  Rescue  Theatrical Release
Rating: Game Rating Code
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A group of crash survivors - cast-offs from society who will never be missed - are stranded in the mongolian desert with no hope of rescue. As they attempt to build a new plane from the wreckage of the old one, in hopes of flying back to civilization, they experience a rebirth of their own.

"The action is thrilling...  Chris Kaltenbach, Baltimore Sun
"An excellent job of retaining key elements of the original plot but have created a whole new set of characters that gives the film an entirely contemporary feel.  Kevin Thomas, Los Angeles Times
"...high-carb filmmaking at its finest.  Michael O'Sullivan, Washington Post

Editor's Note
Originally a 1965 Jimmy Stewart vehicle, this FLIGHT gets a rough and ready updating for the new century, with the stalwart Dennis Quaid now inhabiting the title role. He's a pilot on a routine trip out to investigate some remote oil rigs in the Gobi Desert, but things go wrong and he makes a crash landing in the middle of nowhere. For him, and the men along for the ride, a slow, tortured, thirsty death seems certain, unless the plucky mechanic in the crew (Giovanni Ribisi) can design a whole new plane from the wreckage. As with the original, this is a manly adventure of rugged survival and mechanical ingenuity, only this time there's a woman on board, Kelly (Miranda Otto) who generates some romantic sparks. Some of the other survivors are played by: Tyrese Gibson, Sticky Fingaz, Bob Brown and Kirk Jones. The men and one woman have to tangle with murderous desert raiders and numerous sandstorms in addition to the frequent squabbling amongst themselves. Director John Moore gets a lot of mileage out of the desert backdrop and Ribisi is solid as the mechanic with a troubled past. It was produced by William Aldrich, whose dad Robert directed the Stewart original. Edward Burns (THE BROTHERS McMULLEN) co-wrote the new screenplay.


Video Features DVD, Widescreen, Sensormatic, No Longer Produced

Technical Info

Release Information
Video Mfg Name Studio: Foxvideo
Video Release Date Release Date: 9/27/2005
Video Play Time Running Time: 105 minutes
Video Release Year Original Release Date: 2004
Video CategoryId Catalog ID: 2227453
Video UPC UPC: 00024543174530
Video Number of Discs Number of Discs: 1

Audio & Video
Video Original Language Original Language: English
Video Audio Spec Available Audio Tracks: English [CC], English, French Dubbed
Video Color Spec Video: Color

Cast & Crew

Video Cast Info Dennis Quaid
Video Cast Info Giovanni Ribisio
Video Cast Info Miranda Otto
Video Cast Info Tony Curran
Video Cast Info Tyrese
Video Cast Info Brendan Galvin - Cinematographer
Video Cast Info Don Zimmerman - Editor
Video Cast Info Edward Burns - Screenplay
Video Cast Info John Moore - Director
Video Cast Info Marco Beltrami - Musical Score
Video Cast Info Patrick Lumb - Production Designer
Video Cast Info Ric Kidney - Executive Producer
Video Cast Info William Aldrich - Producer

Professional Reviews

Los Angeles Times
"The writers and Moore are especially good at the tense interplay between their characters....Desert locations in Namibia are spectacular in their grandeur, nicely completing the first-class package..." 12/17/2004 p.E16

Entertainment Weekly
"FLIGHT is foremost an action picture. Refreshingly, it's actually about action..." 12/24/2004 p.51-2

"[S]creenwriters Edward Burns and Scott Frank have stayed true to the simple but compelling story..." 03/01/2005 p.133

James Berardinelli's ReelViews 6 of 10
The 1965 version of Flight of the Phoenix is not a great movie, but it has a lot more going f - James Berardinelli

Village Voice 6 of 10
This Phoenix screams hack job, although producer William Aldrich (son of Robert) claims to have spen - Mark Holcomb

Product Attributes

Product attributeActor:   Quaid,Dennis
Product attributeLabel:   Fox Home Entertainment
Product attributeMusic Format:   DVD
Product attributeVideo Format:   DVD
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