Originally a 1965 Jimmy Stewart vehicle this FLIGHT gets a rough and ready updating for the new century with the stalwart Dennis Quaid now inhabiting the title role. Hes a pilot on a routine trip out to investigate some remote oil rigs in the Gobi Desert but things go wrong and he makes a crash landing in the middle of nowhere. For him and the men along for the ride a slow tortured thirsty death seems certain unless the plucky mechanic in the crew (Giovanni Ribisi) can design a whole new plane from the wreckage. As with the original this is a manly adventure of rugged survival and mechanical ingenuity only this time theres a woman on board Kelly (Miranda Otto) who generates some romantic sparks. Some of the other survivors are played by Tyrese Gibson Sticky Fingaz Bob Brown and Kirk Jones. The men and one woman have to tangle with murderous desert raiders and numerous sandstorms in addition to the frequent squabbling amongst themselves. Director John Moore gets a lot of mileage out of the desert backdrop and Ribisi is solid as the mechanic with a troubled past. Edward Burns (THE BROTHERS McMULLEN) co-wrote the new screenplay.
Audio commentaries by John Moore, John Davis, Wyck Godfrey and Patrick Lumb, Trailers
Release Date: 12 March 2007
Certificate: 12 - Suitable for Persons Aged 12 or Over
Aspect Ratio: 16:9 Anamorphic Wide Screen
Running Time: 108 minutes
Production Year: 2004
Main Language: English
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