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Posted: 10/28/2004 6:43:59 PM EST
For any fans of the older movies out there!

Looks like there's a remake in the works of one of my old time favorites. I liked the old James Stewart version. I hope this one is done well.

Trailer found here:
www.apple.com/trailers/fox/flightofthephoenix/fotp_trailer_l.html
Link Posted: 10/28/2004 6:45:50 PM EST
[old geezer] I'm not convinced![old geezer]
Link Posted: 10/28/2004 6:47:33 PM EST
I remember seeing that movie when it came out. I was 10 or 11... Great story.

Ji-uh-Ji-uh-Jimmy Shtewart was excellent.
Link Posted: 10/28/2004 6:48:59 PM EST
That was an excellent movie, but I don't anyone can match Jimmy's skill tho.
Link Posted: 10/28/2004 6:50:24 PM EST
Doesnt look too bad. Damn arabs are the bad guys! Thats why its being remade. Makes the bad guys believable.
Link Posted: 10/28/2004 7:04:57 PM EST
I'm not convince yet myself. I really did like the older version. I've never been a big Dennis Quaid fan. We'll see.
Link Posted: 10/28/2004 7:11:00 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/28/2004 7:12:21 PM EST by LoginName]
The oriiginal is one of my all time favorites.

Old...

James Stewart, Richard Attenborough, Hardy Krüger, Ernest Borgnine, George Kennedy.

New...

Dennis Quaid, Bob Brown, Scott Michael Campbell, Tony Curran, Paul Ditchfield, .Sticky Fingaz ...

Yeah, the new version sucks already.



Spoiler: ....... The person who designs the "Phoenix" is a model aircraft "engineer"
Link Posted: 10/28/2004 7:19:32 PM EST
Yes that was a great movie. A classic old film done right.

Look forward to the remake, although I don't see how they can duplicate the 'magic' the was in that original film.
Bring it on anyway.
Link Posted: 10/28/2004 7:19:58 PM EST
I know. I read the Readers Digest version of the novel several years ago. It was nicely bound in hardcover along with three other novels.

Don't ask me what the other three were. I've long forgotten.
Link Posted: 10/28/2004 7:21:50 PM EST
"Model airplanes? You build model airplanes?"
Link Posted: 10/28/2004 7:32:40 PM EST
Very strange that this should come up now. I just got through watching it. Good movie.

357mag
Link Posted: 10/28/2004 7:34:14 PM EST
A couple of pics I quickly found.



Link Posted: 10/28/2004 7:40:37 PM EST
why is there a woman in this one? I will still go see it though.
Link Posted: 10/29/2004 2:50:22 AM EST
[Last Edit: 10/29/2004 2:50:44 AM EST by 71-Hour_Achmed]

Originally Posted By LoginName:
Spoiler: ....... The person who designs the "Phoenix" is a model aircraft "engineer"


Why the snooty quotes around "engineer"? A year or so ago, a damn fine model aircraft engineer put together a drone that flew from the U.S. to Ireland under its own GPS control (except for takeoff and landing):

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/965185/posts
http://tam.plannet21.com/

I forget how much fuel (Coleman white gas) it used, but the total weight of the plane had to be under 14 pounds to qualify for the FAI record book. The Freeper thread says US$6, which would be somewhere under five gallons, probably under three.
Link Posted: 10/29/2004 3:01:34 AM EST
Great flick. I loved the scenne were they tired to start the engine.
Link Posted: 10/29/2004 5:22:38 AM EST
I just watched the original last night on VHS, it is a true classic!

Jimmy Stewart was a real life B17 bomber pilot during WWII, he was the real deal
Link Posted: 10/29/2004 5:25:23 AM EST

Originally Posted By Thunderbolt:
I just watched the original last night on VHS, it is a true classic!

Jimmy Stewart was a real life B17 bomber pilot during WWII, he was the real deal





True enough. And he also flew combat missions over Vietnam.
Link Posted: 10/29/2004 5:49:21 AM EST
Don't forget that a great Hollywood pilot, Paul Mantz, died during the filming of the original movie.

Dorfmann: "I told you there would be no difficulty in building this aeroplane. I also told you it would require an outstanding pilot to fly it. The only thing outstanding about you, Mr. Towns, is your stupidity. "
Link Posted: 10/29/2004 6:21:23 AM EST
I wonder if in this version the Arabs will be friendly instead of murdering savages?

GunLvr
Link Posted: 10/29/2004 6:26:10 AM EST
Is that a C-119 in the original? Or a C-82 ? BTW,Jimmy Stewart was a B-52 pilot back in the day when Hollywood supported the Armed Forces of the United States!
Link Posted: 10/29/2004 6:39:09 AM EST
I think Burt Reynolds will be hilarious as Boss Hogg, but I don't know how I'm going to like Willie Nelson as Uncle Jesse...

OOPS!

... wrong remake!



Link Posted: 10/29/2004 8:41:05 AM EST

Originally Posted By Thunderbolt:
I just watched the original last night on VHS, it is a true classic!

Jimmy Stewart was a real life B17 bomber pilot during WWII, he was the real deal



No, he was a B-24 pilot and then a squadron commander and eventually on the ops staff. I think he did a full tour of 25 missions. I knew a guy who was a navigator in his squadron, and he said you haven't been chewed out until you've been chewed out by Jimmy Stewart. I also came across some of his squadron records when doing research on B-24 bomber groups a the national archives.

Stewart's son was a Marine and KIA in Vietnam.

GunLvr
Link Posted: 10/29/2004 8:47:22 AM EST

Originally Posted By MattyMattel:
Is that a C-119 in the original? Or a C-82 ? BTW,Jimmy Stewart was a B-52 pilot back in the day when Hollywood supported the Armed Forces of the United States!

The original was a C-82.
Link Posted: 10/29/2004 11:43:32 AM EST

Originally Posted By DzlBenz:
Don't forget that a great Hollywood pilot, Paul Mantz, died during the filming of the original movie.


Yes,
Link Posted: 10/29/2004 12:08:26 PM EST
no offense but too many blackdudes
Link Posted: 10/29/2004 12:10:23 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/29/2004 12:14:44 PM EST by KBaker]

Originally Posted By DzlBenz:

Originally Posted By MattyMattel:
Is that a C-119 in the original? Or a C-82 ? BTW,Jimmy Stewart was a B-52 pilot back in the day when Hollywood supported the Armed Forces of the United States!

The original was a C-82.

I always thought it was a C-119 Flying Boxcar.



Nope, you're right!

Link Posted: 10/29/2004 1:24:19 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/29/2004 1:26:43 PM EST by Ramjet]

Originally Posted By Lon_Moer:

Originally Posted By DzlBenz:
Don't forget that a great Hollywood pilot, Paul Mantz, died during the filming of the original movie.


Yes,



There's pics somewhere on the net of that crash.

Edit: Here it is.

stripe.colorado.edu/~steinerd/Phoenix.html

Link Posted: 10/29/2004 1:29:51 PM EST

Originally Posted By Ramjet:

Originally Posted By Lon_Moer:

Originally Posted By DzlBenz:
Don't forget that a great Hollywood pilot, Paul Mantz, died during the filming of the original movie.


Yes,



There's pics somewhere on the net of that crash.

Edit: Here it is.

stripe.colorado.edu/~steinerd/Phoenix.html




Thanks for the WebPage.
Link Posted: 10/29/2004 5:05:09 PM EST
Jimmy Stewart's Military Service

Served overseas 21 months
Flew 20 combat missions
Medals received for WWII service: Six battle stars
Distinguished Flying Cross with two Oak Leaf Clusters
Air Medal with three Oak Leaf Clusters
Croix de Guerre with Palm

After WWII, Jimmy Stewart continued in the Air Force Reserve. He eventually rose to the rank of Brigadier General.
Medals received for later military career: Distinguished Service Medal 1968
Presidential Medal of Freedom 1985

Retired 1968
Link Posted: 10/29/2004 5:52:21 PM EST
Yeah, that was one fine movie. I don't think it could be remade better or equal, but should be a good, fun flick in its own right. I'll be looking forward to it. Thanks for the heads-up.
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