||12A in UK
||Scott Frank, Edward Burns
||Dennis Quaid, Tyrese Gibson, Giovanni Ribisi, Hugh Laurie
|Source of story
||A 1965 film, screenplay by Lukas Heller
||A plane carrying a bunch of oil workers and their boss, back to base after failing to find oil, crashes in a remote sector of the Gobi desert. Their only hope is to construct a flying machine from the remains of the original aircraft.
||Some views of a plane flying in a sand storm, people engaged in plane building and often shouting at each other. There are some casualties at different points in the movie.
||It is hard to feel anything for this group of characters. Even Hugh Laurie, included as the token villain, is not really villainous. Apparently their Heath Robinson plane was actually a model, which flew (sorry, bit of a spoiler, but you knew it was going to). The plot is so simple that perhaps you could be watching this while doing something else.