Flight Of The Phoenix is an adaptation of Elleston Trevor's 1964 novel of the same name. As Captain Frank Towns and his co-pilot A.J. are flying a crew of workers to an oil rig, a sudden sandstorm causes their small aircraft to crash in the Gobi Desert. While three people die in the crash, the rest of the survivors wait for help from Amacor, the company that owns the oil rig. When their limited water supply starts dwindling, it soon becomes apparent that help is not going to come in time. As the survivors begin to bicker and fall into despair, a engineer named Elliott makes the radical suggestion that they rebuild their wrecked plane. In order to save themselves, the survivors must put aside their differences and band together to construct a new plane from the rubble.
Production Budget - $45,000,000
Domestic Gross - $21,009,180 (106th)
Worldwide Gross - $34,586,268 (109th)
Domestic adjusted for 2013 - $27,606,266
Worldwide adjusted for 2013 - $45,446,690
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Filmed in Namibia.
1. The only way out is up.
2. Out of the ashes, hope will rise.
3. If they stand together, they stand a chance.
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