Flight of the Phoenix

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  1. Frank PW

    Frank PW Stunt Coordinator

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    I think it's been well over a year since I last posted anything here. Back in the day (My daughter always says that when I mention my early years.) everyone around here was a big help in getting me pointed in the right direction. Thanks, I've learned alot from this site and the members.

    Well here it is. Short and sweet.

    Does anyone know if “Flight of the Phoenix” is available on DVD?

    I know that most of you guys and gals will remember this movie.
    It’s a story about 6 or 8 passengers on a plane returning from work on an oil field in Arabia. The plane goes down in a bad sand storm. A passenger on board convinces them that they can build a new plane from the parts of the wrecked one.

    It’s a great movie with an impressive cast. Jimmy Stewart, Ernest Borgnine, Richard Attenborough and a few other very recognizable actors.

    I can’t seem to locate it. I know it was produced by Fox and was hoping that it may have been mentioned at one of the meet's at Fox with Dean Stanton.

    Thanks,
    Frank
     
  2. Frederick_Falk

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    It appears that this 1965 movie has been released on VHS but not on DVD. I have seen this movie a couple of times and it is very good. I would really like to see it on DVD as well. Here is the cast list courtesy of Amazon.COM:

    James Stewart ... Frank Towns, Plane Captain/Narrator
    Richard Attenborough ... Lew Moran
    Peter Finch ... Captain Harris
    Hardy Krüger ... Heinrich Dorfmann, Aircraft Designer
    Ernest Borgnine ... E. 'Trucker' Cobb
    Ian Bannen ... 'Ratbags' Crow
    Ronald Fraser ... Sergeant Watson
    Christian Marquand ... Dr. Renaud
    Dan Duryea ... Standish, Aramco Accountant
    George Kennedy ... Mike Bellamy
    Gabriele Tinti ... Gabriel (injured in crash)
    Alex Montoya ... Carlos, (dude with monkey)
    Peter Bravos ... Tasso (killed in crash)
    William Aldrich ... Bill (killed in crash)
    Barrie Chase ... Farida
    Stanley Ralph Ross ... Arab Singer
     
  3. Matt Pasant

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    Its on Fox Movie Channel letterboxed at least once a month it seems. I have watched a few times myself.

    -- Matt
     
  4. Frank PW

    Frank PW Stunt Coordinator

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    I can't recall the last time that I saw it. I would love to see it on DVD with a 5 star treatment.

    Thanks for the cast list Frederick. I forgot about George Kennedy.
     

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