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Flight of the Phoenix

When an Amacor oil rig in the Gobi Desert of Mongolia proves unproductive, Captain Frank Towns and copilot "A.J." are sent to shut the operation down. However, on their way to Beijing, a major dust storm forces them to ditch their C-119 Flying Boxcar in an uncharted area of the desert.

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Released: Dec 17th, 2004
Budget: N/A
Revenue: N/A

Flight of the Phoenix Main Cast

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Dennis Quaid
Dennis Quaid
plays Frank Towns
Tyrese Gibson
Tyrese Gibson
plays A.J.
Giovanni Ribisi
Giovanni Ribisi
plays Elliott
Miranda Otto
Miranda Otto
plays Kelly Johnson
Tony Curran
Tony Curran
plays Alex Rodney
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Movie Trivia/Goofs

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  • Movie Goof (miscellaneous): When I leave my car out on a fairly sunny day, the metal parts of the seatbelt and the outside of the car become very hot. The temperatures and sunlight in this condition is nowhere near that of the Gobi Desert. There is no way they would be touching and sitting on the metal plane that had been sitting in the desert exposed to the blazing sun for weeks.
  • Movie Goof (factual errors): The nomads spoke Cantonese, a dialect only prevalent in southern China, and yet the location is the Gobi desert near Mongolia, where they speak Mongolian, not Chinese (let alone Cantonese).
  • Movie Goof (continuity error): After the crash when Kelly is resting on the side of a sand dune and hears two shots behind her, it is still daytime. When the others take a look, it is nighttime as you can see some stars behind them in the sky and of course the darkness about them. They seemed to be eager to go, yet it couldn't have taken them that long to get up there. When Rodney gets shot it's still nighttime, yet when they bring him back to the plane afterward it's like midday.
  • The model used for the crash sequence cost $250,000 and was so perfectly built it actually flew further than the crew and testing had predicted. In fact it flew so far it hit the camera filming it and broke the cameraman's leg.
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