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Flight of the Phoenix [1]
ID:
1965
Comments:
Director: Robert Aldrich
Screenplay: Lukas Heller, Trevor Dudley Smith
Producer: Robert Aldrich, Walter Blake
Cast: James Stewart, Richard Attenborough, Peter Finch, Hardy Krüger, Ernest Borgnine
Genre: Action & Adventure

Running Time: 142
Aspect Ratio:  1.85:1 (NTSC Widescreen)
Sound: Dolby
Subtitles: English, Spanish
Features:
Studio:  20th Century Fox DVD Region:  1 NR
DVD Release:  May 2003 Discs:  1 (DVD) [$14.98]
Purchase: 
Reviews:  I dusted my “Flight...” off and watched it again, seeing that there was another one coming out. I wanted to see how this measured up to it. I have not seen the newer version, but with James Stewart, Richard Attenborough, Hardy Kruger, Ernest Borgnine, Peter Finch, George Kennedy and a few other stars, as well as Robert Aldrich directing, what can go wrong!

Nothing!

Will the new release stand up to such an outstanding film? Hopefully.

It is about a crew and passengers on broad a cargo-like plane who crash in the desert and rebuild one with the leftover parts. The passengers are a motley crew, made up from Dapper Dan to you-don’t-have-your-head-screwed-on. What happens to each is a treat to study, especially Stewart as the pilot and Kruger as the aircraft designer. Those two are at each others thoat until the very end.

I especially like the quote from James Stewart when he says “I supposed the guy with the slide-rule and computer will rule the world one of these days.” So true. So true!


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