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

Hey, guys. What do y'all think

the deal is with those clowns?

I don't know, but we're

not expecting supplies.

Hey, Rod. Where you goin', man?

To pack. We're done here.

This is bullshit. You knew about this.

Kelly. What can I do for you?

- You're closing me down.

- I am not closing you down. Atlanta is closing you down.

You said you'd back me all the way.

And you said you'd find oil here.

Frank Towns, right?

Hi. I'm Kelly Johnson.

- Hi, Kelly.

- It's my rig.

- Oh.

- So, how long we got?

Just as long as it takes to cap that

well and get your crew on the plane.

This is bullshit!

You can't just show up and shut us down.

Yeah? Well,just watch me.

Yeah, yeah. I've heard your

reputation. "Shut It Down" Towns.

I thought it was inflated.

You know, you screw up...

you pay the price.

Nobody here screwed up.

Really? Well, somebody

somewhere thinks that you did.

You owe me 10 bucks. She's a redhead.

You really enjoy your

job, don't you, Towns?

Kelly, right?

Kelly, there are few

things I do enjoy...

but getting my balls broken while I'm

trying to do my job isn't one of them.

Now, get your sh*t packed, get your

crew together and load this airplane.

And by the way, when we reach

Beijing, you're off the clock.

Have a nice day.

- Thanks very much.

- AJ.

- Yeah.

- Let's get this garbage out of here.

- Nice.

- Good job. Nice one.

These oil rigs-

they attract the sorriest

bunch of zeroes ever.

- Who tied that up?

- Need a little help, man?

- Yeah, right.

- We're gonna be fine. Thanks.

Come on. Let's clear this sh*t up, man.

- Help me out.

- I just finished loading this thing up, man!

What a team.

- Oh, man!

- Hold up, man.

- Davis, what are you doing?

- You know I do this when I get on a plane.

- It's good luck, all right? I ain't crashed yet.

- Come on. Move it.

You keep talking like

that, you're gonna jinx us.

- I ain't jinxin' us. This is for good luck.

- Settle down.

- You ladies calm down.

- You want to try pushing me into my seat?

- You must be

Rodney. - Mm-hmm.

I knew this guy that worked

with you out in Kuwait.

Didn't that rig get shut down too?

What's your problem? We're

the ones losing our jobs.

We're the ones who had to fly to this

sh*t hole and pick up all the garbage.

Okay, guys. Knock it off.

You ladies have a safe flight.

Lucky he walked away.

Yes, I

- I think you may find it more comfortable back there...

with the rest of them.


Ticktock, Liddle.

Yeah. Don't get too attached

to it. I'm gonna want it back.

- We're all set?

- Looks like we got one more.

That can't be. Everybody's here.

I'll let him know he's walkin'.

I guess I need a ride to Beijing.

Not on this flight, Goober.

Anybody know who this guy is?

It's a long story.

Get on board. A.J., start us up.

You're the boss, Frank.

Okay. All set, Mr. President.

I think it's about that time that

we do the checklist as the two Bills.

What do you say, buddy?

Well, why change a good

thing? Go ahead, good buddy.

Allow me to grab my

bulletin. Seat belts.

I always like to have a little

something strapped to my lap.


Windows, doors and hatches.

Closed and secured so

no one can disturb us.

Water injection.

That's what she said.



Set and uncaged, just like yours truly.

And last, but not least, cow flaps.

Till the cows come home.

I think we're ready to go.

You gonna kiss your lucky man?

- I'll make it happen right now.

- Clear left.

- Clear right.

- All right. Here we go.

My wife was pregnant with

this little guy when I left.

I haven't even met him yet.

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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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