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Old 05-20-2017, 03:09 PM
CalMeacham CalMeacham is offline
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Originally Posted by Dendarii Dame View Post
Flight of the Phoenix, where they build an ultralight aircraft from a much larger plane which has crashed.
This. My mother told me that the Hardy Kruger character reminded her of me.

I think that was intended as a compliment.

1865 version, of course. Not the 2004 remake.

Other possibilities:

The Man in the White Suit

The Thing
(either version -- both have engineers trying to find practical solutions to the problem

Destination Moon

2001: A Space Odyssey


IT! The Terror from Beyond Space
(Engineering solutions abound -- much more than in the horror ripoff Alien

Robinson Crusoe on Mars

The Martians