Flight of the Phoenix

Synopsis: A group of air crash survivors are stranded in the Mongolian desert with no chance of rescue. Facing a brutal environment, dwindling resources, and an attack by desert smugglers, they realize their only hope is doing the impossible... building a new plane from the wreckage of the old one.
Director(s): John Moore
Production: 20th Century Fox
  2 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
113 min

That's nice. You must really be

looking forward to getting home.

You have no idea.

- You wanna see my family, bro?

- Yeah.

Check her out, man. She's my whole life.

- When I get back home, I'm gonna open up a restaurant.

- Yeah?

Yeah. Sammi and Sandra's

Sweet Salsa Shop.

That's tight, right? You like that?

How do I know her

though? She look familiar.

- What you talking 'bout, man? You don't know her.

- Yeah, yeah, I do.

Oh, now I recognize her.

That's a big one, Frank.

What do you want to do?

- Try kissing that lucky man again.

- Frank.

If we go back, we'd

have to get refueled.

God knows how long that'd take.

Let's go up to 14. I've never

seen one go that high before.

Give me full power. Watch the

climb. About 700 feet a minute.

You're the boss, Frank.


What the hell was that?

- That was the aerial, Frank.

- Oh, great.

- I'll go in the back and calm them down.

- Got it.

Hello again, ladies.

As the frequent fliers amongst

you can probably tell...

we're experiencing some

turbulence this morning...

so I kindly ask you to remain seated...

and try not to shit yourselves

all over my airplane.

- What was that noise just now?

- Everything's fine.

A wind gustjust tore off the

aerial, but we're gonna keep going.

- The aerial for the radio?

- No, the one for the satellite TV.

- Genius.

- Christ,just turn around.

Thank you so much.

Excuse me. Excuse me! You

planning on flying over the storm?

Wanna close that door and get

the hell back to your seat?

- I believe you're too heavy.

- Will you deal with this?

- Look like it's goin' higher.

- We'll go around it.

Set a course

1-8-0 due south.

About 200 miles oughta do it.



We won't make it. The

plane is overweight.

Never as bad as this.

All right. We're comin'around it. Okay.

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Scott Frank

A. Scott Frank (born March 10, 1960) is an American screenwriter, film director, and author. He has earned two Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay nominations, for Out of Sight (1998) and Logan (2017). more…

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