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The Flight of the Phoenix

By DAVID WEINER

May 29, 2013

There's the 1965 version starring a grizzled Jimmy Stewart and then there's the more action-packed, 2004 remake with Dennis Quaid. Either one you choose, you've got a great story about a pilot and his crew who must rely on their wits to survive after their plane crashes in the middle of the desert. With no choice but to repair the plane or die, and with their water supply running out fast, deadly bandit attacks, infighting and the unforgiving elements quickly encroaching on their progress, can they come up with a workable solution before it's too late?

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