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Flight of the Phoenix
Flight of the Phoenix is a 2004 remake of the 1965 Jimmy Stewart film The Flight of the Phoenix. In the remake, a group of oil workers who crash land in the middle of the Gobi desert decide the only way for them to get out is by fashioning a new plane out of the airplane wreckage. The film was directed by John Moore and the cast included Dennis Quaid, Tyrese Gibson, and Hugh Laurie.
The following weapons were used in the film Flight of the Phoenix:
WARNING! THIS PAGE CONTAINS SPOILERS!
Star Model B
At one point in the film, A.J. (Tyrese Gibson) pulls a Star Model B when he discovers that someone has been taking more than their share of water. He later gives it to Frank Towns (Dennis Quaid) when the survivors make first contact with the nomads, Towns using it to kill most of the nomads when the encounter goes bad. In the extended edition of the film, Jeremy (Kirk "Sticky Fingaz" Jones) uses it to shoot a nomad attempting to board the Phoenix during takeoff.
From the armorer: "This pistol is actually a Star 9mm that we had engraved with colt markings. This was because of the difficulty in getting .45 blank ammo at the time. A point of trivia, The director insisted on the correct markings being on the slide so the pistol was flown back from Namibia to South Africa on a Friday and was due back on Monday. The engraver worked on it over the weekend and when it was due to be picked up, he was found dead in his workshop with the Colt Horse only half finished. The slide had to be rushed to another engraver after the poor mans wife was consoled."
Webley Mk IV
One of the nomads can be seen using a Webley Mk IV revolver when the survivors' first contact with them goes bad. When the revolver is fired, it appears that the anemic .38 S&W round the weapon somehow causes a person to fly back fifteen or so feet when shot. Elliot (Giovanni Ribisi) then uses it to end an argument among the survivors as to what to do with the nomad. Ian (Hugh Laurie) later holds it on Elliot when the designer's qualifications are revealed.
Several of the nomads can be seen with AK-47 rifles, both fixed and folding-stock models, casings of which are also found around what's left of Kyle (Bob Brown)'s body when Towns finds him while searching for James Liddle (Scott Michael Campbell). Some of the AK-47s seen in the hands of the nomads are South African Vektor R5 mocked up like AK-74's, evidenced by the straighter 5.56x45mm magazines, again fitted with fixed and underfolding stocks. Some Vektor R5's are recovered when the survivors search the nomads' camp following the shooting, but are not seen in the survivors' possession after Elliott executes the surviving nomad.
From the armorer: "The non-AK47 rifles in these scenes are modified R5 South African rifles that are based on the Galil. As they are of the same family as the AK, the furniture and sight blocks are easily changed. The magazines are the original R5 mags for 5.56 NATO."
One of the nomads can be seen wielding a Karabiner 98k while charging the Phoenix on horseback.
Mosin Nagant Rifle
A number of the nomads in the final scenes of the film were seen carrying Mosin Nagant rifles and carbines, particularly the M91/30 rifle and M44 carbine.
In an extended scene from the film, one of the nomads can be seen with a PPSh-41 slung on his back while chasing the Phoenix.
Several of the nomads in the final scene can be seen wielding double-barreled shotguns of unknown make and model, at least one having sawed-off barrels.
Heckler & Koch P2A1 Flare Pistol
In the extended version of the film, Towns uses a Heckler & Koch P2A1 flare pistol in an attempt to signal a biplane flying over the crash site as they're digging out from under the sand that buried the plane. The biplane however fails to see the flare, despite it having nearly hit the aircraft.