In a gripping tale of courage, resourcefulness and determination the
consequences of a plane crash strip bare the morals of the survivors. The pilot
of the doomed aircraft, Frank Towns (James Stewart), is an aviator of the old
school, distrustful of new technology and used to seat-of-the-pants flying. With
his navigator Lew Moran (Richard Attenborough) he is piloting a
cargo-cum-passenger plane high above the Arabian desert when a powerful
sandstorm rises from below.
Release Date: 03 May 2004
Certificate: PG - Parental Guidance
Aspect Ratio: 16:9 Wide Screen
Running Time: 136 minutes
Main Language: English
Incredibly tense thriller with no let up until the end
It's a long movie, but it needs to be to build up the drama. Great performances all round. You sense the desperation of a crew gradually deteriorating from lack of water and hope.