Stars: James Stewart, Richard Attenborough, Peter Finch, Hardy KrÃ¼ger, Ernest Borgnine
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Rating: PG-13 (Parental Guidance Suggested)
Runtime: 142 minutes
Robert Aldrich's tense, 1965 drama about a plane crash in the Sahara is a unique psychological study of men in desperate circumstances. In this somewhat revisionist view of classic heroism, every character within the mixed lot is stretched to his limit, and individual efforts to brave the elements and hostile nomads are duly punished. What is left is collective will and ingenuity. One could call this an allegory for transcending Cold War madness, perhaps, but Aldrich (Kiss Me Deadly) makes this such a gritty, immediate experience that you can feel the desert sand in your teeth. Superb performances by James Stewart, Richard Attenborough, Hardy Krüger, Peter Finch, and the rest. --Tom Keogh
Why give people false hope?
Come on man.Most folks spend their whole lives holding on to hopes and dreams that are never going to come true but they hold on to them. Why are you going to give up on them now when you need them most?
You are assuming I'm one of those people who has hopes and dreams.
I find it hard to believe that a man who learns to fly never had a dream.
Look, how can I let those people build that plane when I don't believe it will work? And, every day they waste trying to build it brings them one day closer to dying.
I think a man only needs one thing in life. He just needs someone to love. If you can't give him that, then give him something to hope for. And if you can't give him that, just give him something to do.
James, you'll never make it.
Then I'll die trying. There are people counting on me.
Okay, Okay, Okay. Okay. We'll build it.
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