The Flight of the Phoenix (1965)

Director
Robert Aldrich

Main cast
James Stewart; Richard Attenborough; Peter Finch; Hardy Krüger; Ernest Borgnine

Genres
Adventure, Drama

Description
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.


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