#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – A cargo plane goes down in a sandstorm in the Sahara with less than a dozen men on board. One of the passengers is an airplane designer who comes up with the idea of ripping off the undamaged wing and using it as the basis for an airplane they will build to escape before their food and water run out.
Plot: A cargo aircraft crashes in a sandstorm in the Sahara with less than a dozen men on board. One of the passengers is an airplane designer who comes up with the idea of ripping off the undamaged wing and using it as the basis for a replacement aircraft they will build to escape before their food and water run out.
Smart Tags: #sahara_desert #crash_landing #pilot #engineer #airplane_accident #survival #profanity #captain #africa #disaster_movie #disaster_film #airplane_crash #repairs #man_wears_eyeglasses #airplane #sandstorm #cargo_plane #stranded_in_the_desert #all_male_cast #stutter #manic_laughter
|7.5/10 Votes: 18,973|
|7.2 Votes: 182 Popularity: 12.518|
Absorbing character piece that’s acted accordingly.
A transport aeroplane carrying an assortment of men crash lands in the Sahara desert, these men must group together in spite of their varying indifference’s and build another plane out of the wreckage.
It perhaps, on the surface, doesn’t sound much does it? We as viewers are asked to spend over two hours watching these men interact with each other with differing results. The location stays the same, it is just sand, sun, and men awaiting death. Yet the film is one of the best exponents of the character piece because the characters each have their own personal hang ups. Be it carrying scars from the war, or a class difference of upbringing, or that demon addiction to alcohol, these men have to overcome themselves before they can overcome the biggest hurdle in front of them.
Boasting what reads as a who’s who of great character actors, The Flight Of The Phoenix becomes a riveting watch because we feel the stifled nature of their plight, because we are blessed to have these wonderful actors fully realising the great writing from Lukas Heller. It is absorbing, it is very sharp, and fittingly we get a twist that makes the ending even more rewarding.
Highly Recommended. 8/10
Robert Aldrich gave considerable force in his depiction of human moral weakness
A twin-engine propeller airplane, carrying a group of oil company people to a Saharan outpost, crashes in the African desert
On board, a handful of disparate characters: a jovial pessimist, a noble doctor, a ‘frantic’ fellow, a distrustful bitter pilot, determined to contradict most suggested plans; a British military officer who reacts in the only way he knows; an insubordinate sergeant who refuses to take any risk; an eccentric airplane designer proposing a seemingly impossible goal and a nervy navigator who tries to hold the group together
The marooned survivors (with no hopes of being found or rescued) realize their best hope is the ‘impossible’: to accept the task of building a smaller plane, a “Phoenix,” from the wreckage of the old
The depiction of the construction is fascinating as much of the true characters of the men (facing the savagely violent environment) come out under the threat of thirst, hunger, and exposure The degree of their weakness, consternation, arrogance, selfishness, and cowardice is successfully described
Aldrich tries to build a film filled with self-sacrifice, crazed arguments, and, above all else, a slow descent into foolish acts by all He keeps us in constant suspense, wondering if the rebuild plane will get successfully off the ground?
Original Language en
Runtime 2 hr 22 min (142 min)
Rated Not Rated
Genre Adventure, Drama
Director Robert Aldrich
Writer Lukas Heller (screenplay), Trevor Dudley Smith (novel)
Actors James Stewart, Richard Attenborough, Peter Finch, Hardy Krüger
Awards Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 4 nominations.
Production Company The Associates & Aldrich Company Inc.
Sound Mix Mono (Westrex Recording System)
Aspect Ratio 1.85 : 1
Laboratory DeLuxe, Hollywood (CA), USA (color)
Film Length 3,885 m (Sweden)
Negative Format 35 mm (Eastman 50T 5251)
Cinematographic Process Spherical
Printed Film Format 35 mm