This is an excellent movie - very gripping - with a wonderful cast. It was nice to see the original and would highly recommend it to anyone who enjoys disaster movies with lots of drama.
One of the most startling twists of fate you have ever experienced in a motion picture!
James Stewart heads an impressive cast that includes Richard Attenborough, Peter Finch and Ernest Borgnine in this gripping tale of courage and suspense. When their cargo plane crashes in the Sahara Desert, the only hope for a crew of oilmen and military personnel is to try to rebuilt the craft before they all perish from heat and deprivation. Based on Elleston Trevor's popular novel of the same name and artfully directed by Robert Aldrich, The Flight Of The Phoenix is a rivetting combination of finely honed character studies and an exciting story line.