Picture from Flight of the Phoenix
Overall B-

Set in Outer Mongolia, Dennis Quaid plays pilot Frank Towns who, with his assistant A.J. (Tyrese Gibson), shuttles oil field workers to and from remote rigs. When their plane goes down in the Gobi desert, the crew and passengers know their only hope for rescue is to rebuild their aircraft.

Violence C-
Sexual Content A
Profanity D+
Substance Use C+

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for some language, action and violence.

Talk to your kids about…

Flight of the Phoenix

How did arguing affect this group’s chances for survival? How did dishonesty and mistrust also hinder their ability to bond together? Could these same issues be preventing you or your family from reaching your full potential?

A man, who claimed not to be religious, suddenly shows he has belief in a spiritual omen. When questioned, he claims “Spirituality is not religion. Religion divides people.” How do you feel about that statement? How do movies usually portray organized religion and individual spirituality?

In this movie, nomads of the Gobi Desert are depicted as thieves and brutal killers. You may want to check the amazing docudrama The Story of the Weeping Camel to see real Gobi Desert nomads. Can you think of other movies that distort a particular group of people?