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


Oh, God.

Come on!

We're in trouble here, A.J.

Check the map. Find the nearest

place we can set it down.

Lhugar's our best shot, but it's

300 miles south of the basin.

Maybe we can outrun it.

Lhugar radio, this is Amacore

Transport, 8-7-3-Bravo. Over.

Our location is approximately 40

degrees, nine minutes north latitude...

84 degrees, 42 minutes east longitude.

- Here we go.

- You puttin'the gear down?

Never get it back up again if we don't.

Any stations copy?

A.J., ready the passengers.

- Listen up. We got a major problem.

- Oh, God.

Looks like we have to

make an emergency landing.

- Oh, shit.

- Make sure you're strapped in.

And if you believe in God,

it's time you call in a favor.

Oh, God!


Come on, baby. Come on.

Oh, crap!

Oh, God!

Everybody okay?

Everybody okay?



- I'm okay.

- You all right?

Are you hurt?

Dr. Gerber's on board.

Where is he?

He's right here.

Jesus! Fire!

Hey! Hey, where do

you think you're going?

- I can't stay in here, man. I can't breathe!

- Hey!

That storm is blowin' a

hundred miles an hour out there!

It'll take your skin off before you

get five feet. Now sit down! Sit down!

Were you able to send a

mayday before we came down?

We got no response. The radio's down.

Someone's coming for

us though, right? Right?

Just as soon as the storm is over.

They know where to look for us?

We don't have the same kind of

radar tracking we have in the States.

- Oh, fantastic.

- And it's a big desert, isn't it?

We were, uh, due to refuel

in Langhu right about-

right about now, so it'll take

'em a couple of hours to miss us.

So for right now,

everybody just sit tight.

Conserve your oxygen.

Hey, Captain? Don't think

we don't know what you did.

Not many pilots, you

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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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Submitted on August 05, 2018


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