FLIGHT OF THE PHOENIX (Theatrical Release USA 2004)

 Ben Meyers’ rating: 3.8|5.0 Starsììì 

Flight of the Phoenix remake movie has been highly re-written from its original 1965 storyline, but the basic story is in place. The original James Stewart movie has more charisma between the cast than this Dennis Quaid version. Giovanni Ribisi, chosen for the part of the airplane engineer, looks a great deal like the original casting for the same part…but the personality is not as strong nor as well-defined as the original casting. While the movie runs through its story at a fairly strong pace, it lacks that human element that the original movie embodied which makes it less relatable to its audience.

 Film Poster Courtesy of Wikipedia


A plane crashes in the desert and passengers decide to re-build a smaller, lighter airplane from the wreckage to effect their own rescue. 

Additional Thanks 

Thank you to Director John Moore for directing effort. Thank you to Producer John Davis, William Aldrich, Wyck Godfrey, and T. Alex Blum for making the film possible. Characters/cast include: Captain Frank Towns, Elliot (Giovanni Ribisi), A.J. (Tyrese Gibson), Kelly Johnson (Miranda Otto), Alex Rodney (Tony Curran), Ian (Hugh Laurie), James Liddle (Scott Michael Campbell), Jeremy (Sticky Fingaz), Sammi (Jacob Vargas), Rady (Kevork Malikyan), John Davis (Jared Padalecki), Dr. Gerber (Paul Ditchfield), Newman (Martin Hindy), Kyle (Bob Brown), and Lead Smuggler (Anthony Wong). 

Buy a ticket
? Yes? No? Maybe? 

Maybe. If the audience desires to see the remake of the original 1965 classic Flight of the Phoenix, then this is the movie. Between the two movies, the original 1965 film performs at a higher level of entertainment.

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