The Flight of the Phoenix (1965)
Front Cover Actor Back Cover
Richard Attenborough Lew Moran
Ian Bannen Crow
Ernest Borgnine Trucker Cobb
Dan Duryea Standish
Peter Finch Capt. Harris
Ronald Fraser Sgt. Watson
George Kennedy Bellamy
Hardy Kruger Heinrich Dorfmann
Hardy Krüger Heinrich Dorfmann (as Hardy Kruger)
Christian Marquand Dr.Renaud
James Stewart Frank Towns
Movie Details
Genre Action; Adventure; Drama
Director Robert Aldrich
Producer Robert Aldrich
Writer Lukas Heller; Trevor Dudley Smith
Studio 20th Century Fox
Language English
Audience Rating Unrated
Running Time 147 mins
Country USA
Color Color
IMDb Rating 7.6
Based on Elleston Trevor's novel, Flight of the Phoenix opens with a well-staged plane crash in the middle of the Sahara Desert. The pilot (James Stewart) and the navigator (Richard Attenborough) do their best to maintain order among the survivors, a group of oil men not well- suited for survival in the desert wastes. Some of those who appear to be the most resourceful reveal themselves to be inept or cowardly, while other less prepossessing types — notably bespectacled Standish (Dan Duryea) — demonstrate surprising inner reserves of strength. The ultimate fate of the survivors rests in the hands of Heinrich Dorfmann (Hardy Kruger), who uses the wreckage of the old plane to design a new one. Flight of the Phoenix was dedicated to the memory of veteran stunt pilot Paul Mantz, who was killed while filming the take-off scene of the new plane. — Hal Erickson
Personal Details
Seen It Yes
Index 380
Collection Status In Collection
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Product Details
Format DVD
Region Region 1
Screen Ratio Widescreen 1.85:1 Color (Anamorphic)
Layers Single side, Dual layer
UPC 024543075455
Chapters 36
Release Date 5/20/2003
Subtitles English; Spanish
Packaging Keep Case
Audio Tracks ENGLISH: Dolby Digital Stereo [CC]
ENGLISH: Dolby Digital Mono [CC]
SPANISH: Dolby Digital Mono
FRENCH: Dolby Digital Mono
Nr of Disks/Tapes 1
Extra Features
Color Closed-captioned Widescreen