History Film / TheFlightOfThePhoenix1965

6th Nov '16 6:12:40 AM Morgenthaler
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Another version of the book was released [[Film/FlightOfThePhoenix in 2004]].

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Another version of the book was released [[Film/FlightOfThePhoenix [[Film/TheFlightOfThePhoenix2004 in 2004]].
15th Oct '16 4:18:43 PM eroock
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Another version of the book was released [[Film/TheFlightOfThePhoenix2004 in 2004]].

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Another version of the book was released [[Film/TheFlightOfThePhoenix2004 [[Film/FlightOfThePhoenix in 2004]].
7th Sep '16 12:47:15 PM mlsmithca
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* VideoCredits: In the opening credits, each actor's name appears over a freeze frame of his character reacting to the Fairchild's impending crash, accompanied by a dramatic musical sting. (Only Barrie Chase is not shown, as she only appears in a hallucinatory flashback.)
12th Jul '15 9:28:25 PM Tallens
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* DeadlyDustStorm: The plane crashes after flying into a dust storm in the middle of the desert.
20th Jun '15 3:22:27 PM mlsmithca
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* TheBigGuy: Mike Bellamy is among the biggest and strongest of the survivors, so his role in the construction of the ''Phoenix'' involves a lot of the heavy lifting that can be done by one person.



** He remains determined to set off for Madara, a hundred miles away, on foot, insisting that it can only improve the chance the others will be rescued, even after Towns points out that the magnetic rock in the nearby mountains will render his compass useless while Lew notes that the calculations involved in navigating by the stars require too much precision and his right-handedness means that he will end up simply walking in a circle. Sure enough, Harris ends up back at the crash site a few days later, near death from dehydration and exhaustion, his companion from the expedition, Carlos, having died in the desert.

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** He remains determined to set off for Madara, a hundred miles away, on foot, insisting that it can only improve the chance the others will be rescued, even after Towns points out that the magnetic rock in the nearby mountains will render his compass useless while Lew notes that the calculations involved in navigating by the stars require too much precision and his right-handedness means and resulting uneven stride mean that he will end up simply walking in a an anticlockwise circle. Sure enough, Harris ends up back at the crash site a few days later, near death from dehydration and exhaustion, his companion from the expedition, Carlos, having died in the desert.
8th May '15 10:43:02 AM mlsmithca
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*** ItsTheOnlyWay: In Harris' defense, he believes the chances of Dorfmann's plane getting off the ground is zero, and Towns isn't inclined to disagree.


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* ItsTheOnlyWay: Harris goes on both of his high-risk expeditions into the desert because he believes the chances of Dorfmann's plane getting off the ground are zero, and Towns isn't inclined to disagree.
5th May '15 2:59:29 AM Odon
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*** ItsTheOnlyWay: In Harris' defense, he believes the chances of Dorfmann's plane getting off the ground is zero, and Towns isn't inclined to disagree.
19th Dec '14 1:57:47 PM mlsmithca
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** Ratbags Crow is barely able to go for a single scene without making fun of one of the other castaways, most of whom do not find him nearly as funny as he finds himself (such as when he pretend flirts with an unamused Watson while asking him for a spanner; the latter tells Crow to knock it off). That said, while he's a pretty unsympathetic character (less so than Watson, maybe), he works very hard during the ordeal and never could be accused of cowardice or bringing any detriment to the group.

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** Ratbags Crow is barely able to go for a single scene without making fun of one of the other castaways, most of whom do not castaways; after his usual verbal jousting partner, Carlos, dies while trekking into the desert with Harris, he is left with passengers who find him nearly as his sarcasm irritating rather than funny as he finds himself (such as (for example, when he pretend flirts with an unamused Watson while asking him for a spanner; spanner, the latter simply tells Crow to knock it off). That said, while he's a pretty unsympathetic character (less so than Watson, maybe), he works very hard during the ordeal and never could be accused of cowardice or bringing any detriment to the group.



* SenselessSacrifice: Harris ends up being responsible for three of these. First, when he and Carlos strike out for Madara on foot, Carlos dies of thirst and Harris ends up walking in a giant circle back to the crash site. Second, when he and Renaud approach the nomads camped just over the dunes from the crash site, they end up with their throats cut. In both cases, he knew he was taking a potentially life-threatening risk, but [[HonorBeforeReason decided the possibility that he might be able to get help outweighed the risk.]]

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* SenselessSacrifice: Harris ends up being responsible for three of these. First, when he and Carlos strike out for Madara on foot, Carlos dies of thirst and Harris ends up walking in a giant circle back to the crash site. Second, when he and Renaud approach the nomads camped just over the dunes from the crash site, they end up with their throats cut. In both cases, he knew knows he was is taking a potentially life-threatening risk, but [[HonorBeforeReason decided decides the possibility that he might be able to get help outweighed outweighs the risk.]]
14th Dec '14 8:40:02 AM mlsmithca
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* DeadHandShot: Bill and Tassos, the riggers who are crushed to death by loose heavy equipment during the crash, each get one of these, with Bill's hand next to the issue of ''Playboy'' he was reading before the crash and Tassos' hand around the neck of his smashed bouzouki.

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Bill and Tassos, the riggers who are crushed to death by loose heavy equipment during the crash, each get one of these, with Bill's hand next to the issue of ''Playboy'' he was reading before the crash and Tassos' hand around the neck of his smashed bouzouki.bouzouki.
** After Gabriele slits his wrists, there is a shot from Harris' point of view of his lifeless arm hanging over the side of his makeshift bunk, blood dripping onto the torn pieces of the photo of him and his wife on the floor.
14th Dec '14 8:35:19 AM mlsmithca
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* SurvivorGuilt: Capt. Towns has this when he loses two people and one is gravely injured in the crash; as he is writing the crash report in his log book, he scribbles out his description of the sandstorm and simply writes "Pilot error" as the reason for the crash. The subsequent deaths of Cobb, Carlos, and Gabriele make his guilt steadily worse.

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* SurvivorGuilt: Capt. Towns has this when he loses two people and one is gravely injured in the crash; crash. After Tassos and Bill are buried, Standish offers Towns his Bible and asks if he'd like to say a few words; Towns, near despair, says, "Like what?... 'Sorry'?" Later, as he is writing the crash report in his log book, he scribbles out his description of the sandstorm and simply writes "Pilot error" as the reason for the crash. The subsequent deaths of Cobb, Carlos, and Gabriele make his guilt steadily worse.
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