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''The Flight of the Phoenix'' is a 2004 TheFilmOfTheBook about the crew and passengers of a downed plane in the Sahara desert who, once realizing that rescue is not coming, [[TheGreatRepair attempt to build a smaller airplane]] out of the remaining parts of their aircraft.

The movie was not as well received as [[Film/TheFlightOfThePhoenix1965 the first adaptation from 1965]].

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!!Tropes in this remake include:

* ATeamMontage: More so than the original.
* ArtisticLicensePhysics: When the propeller comes off the engine before the crash, it flies ''forward'' as if under its own power, [[NoArcInArchery while staying level with the plane]].
* CaliforniaDoubling: Averted in comparison to the original (it wasn't California), but filmed in Nigeria rather than the actual setting of Mongolia.
* ChekhovsGun: Liddle's watch, the catalog from Elliot's employer, the plane wreck and its contents.
* FatalFamilyPhoto: subverted; both men who show pictures of their loved ones survive.
* HeyItsThatGuy: [[{{Innerspace}} Tuck Pendleton]], [[TransformersFilmSeries Sergeant Epps]], [[Film/TheLordOfTheRings Eowyn]], [[{{House}} Dr. House]], [[{{Friday}} Joker]], [[BladeTheSeries Blade]], and [[{{Supernatural}} Sam Winchester]] are stuck in the desert...
* {{Jerkass}}: Elliot. He takes potshots at Frank at every turn, lords his plane-design expertise over the rest of the group ("Everyone here is dispensable but me!") , takes water without considering the others,[[spoiler: kills the raider]] without a second thought, and regards [[spoiler: Alex's]] death simply as a loss of manpower. He's bad enough that [[spoiler: you nearly condone Ian's attempt to shoot him.]] He gets better, though.
* JoinTheArmyTheySaid: A variation.
--> '''Alex:''' "Come to the Gobi," they said. "Great prospects," they said. "Sun, sand, oil."\\
'''Sammi:''' Well, two out of three ain't bad.
* MeaningfulName: The Phoenix. "Consumed itself in fire, rose renewed from the ashes." [[spoiler: It's also the namesake for Frank and A.J.'s new commercial flight service, "Phoenix Aviation."]]
* TheRemake
* RidingIntoTheSunset: The group flies off into the sunset, and the WhereAreTheyNowEpilogue begins. [[NoEnding You never see them land.]] (They ''do'' land in the 1965 film.)
* SettingUpdate: To 2004. Note OutKast's ''Hey Ya!'' playing on the CD player, and Ian's cellphone. Outside of that, few references to time periods are mentioned.
** Also the location has been moved from the Sahara Desert in Libya to the Gobi desert in China/Mongolia.
* ShirtlessScene: You have a good long look at Dennis Quaid's abs right after they finish pulling the plane.
* ShotForShotRemake: It's not exact, but it's pretty close. The new version does not add or subtract much.
* TheSmurfettePrinciple: The remake added a girl, but deserves some credit for averting a TokenRomance.
* ToiletHumor: [[Creator/HughLaurie Ian]] walking away with a shovel and turning the sign from "vacant" to "occupied"
* WhereAreTheyNowEpilogue: A photo montage shown at the end.
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