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Phoenix Diaries (2005)

Behind-the-scenes documentary following director John Moore during the production of "Flight of the Phoenix" in Namibia.


Stephen French


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Credited cast:
Scott Michael Campbell ... Himself
Tony Curran ... Himself
Sticky Fingaz ... Himself
Brendan Galvin Brendan Galvin ... Himself
Tyrese Gibson ... Himself (as Tyrese)
Wyck Godfrey Wyck Godfrey ... Himself
Hugh Laurie ... Himself
Patrick Lumb Patrick Lumb ... Himself
Kevork Malikyan ... Himself
John Moore ... Himself
David B. Nowell ... Himself (as David Nowell)
Miranda Otto ... Herself
David Paris David Paris ... Himself
Dennis Quaid ... Himself
Giovanni Ribisi ... Himself


Behind-the-scenes documentary following director John Moore during the production of "Flight of the Phoenix" in Namibia.

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Release Date:

February 2005 (USA) See more »

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Twentieth Century Fox See more »
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1.85 : 1
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Almost made me not want to watch the movie!
27 January 2008 | by MandemusSee all my reviews

I came away from this respecting the documentarian, but not the players or director very much.

Director Moore came across as a rather nasty sort, prone to tantrums, and filling his speech with more pointless uses of the F-word than I have heard in many years. If you cut out the number of times he uses this word in the documentary, either as a verb, adjective, adverb, noun, or participle (and yes, he makes ample use of all of these grammatical forms of the word in question) he would actually have had very little to say. Hey, buddy, buy a dictionary or get one of those word-a-day calendars and add to your vocabulary! There's a whole language out there to be discovered.

I was reminded of the documentary that Woody Allen's character makes of Alan Alda's comedian character in the film "Crimes and Misdemeanors," in which Allen makes a warts-and-all film exposing the other side of his subject. If you've seen that film, you will know what I mean.

It was strange to me that so little time was spent with Dennis Quaid in the documentary. Was there a reason? I watched this documentary prior to watching the film, and I was convinced that I would not enjoy a film from this director. I was pleasantly surprised that Flight of the Phoenix was well acted and filmed, and a worthy successor to the original version of 1965.

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