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"Flight of the Phoenix" is back

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posted on Nov, 29 2004 @ 11:13 PM
Well if you liked the original made back in the 60s you may like this new version.

Cast: Dennis Quaid (Captain Frank Towns), Tyrese Gibson, Miranda Otto, Giovanni Ribisi (Elliott), Scott Michael Campbell, Tony Curran, Hugh Laurie, Jared Padalecki, Jacob Vargas; other cast not announced yet.

Based Upon: This is a remake of the 1965 film, The Flight of the Phoenix, starring James Stewart and an ensemble cast that included Ernest Borgnine, George Kennedy, Peter Finch, Richard Attenborough, Hardy Kruger (earning him a Golden Globe nomination), and Ian Bannen (earning him both Golden Globe and Oscar nominations). That film was itself based upon the novel by Elleston Trevor.

Premise: When a C-119 cargo plane full of oil workers crashes in Mongolia's Gobi Desert during a sandstorm, the survivors attempt to build a new plane from the parts they find in the wreckage to escape. The plane was piloted by Captain Frank Towns, an employee of oil company Geodel, whose job it is to go to remote oil rigs and shut them down when their productivity has decreased. Having accomplished his job with one such rig, his plane crashes with all of the employees aboard on the way back to Beijing. Can they survive the heat, the sand, and each other long enough to get it airborne?

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