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In 1970, one movie invented the modern disaster film. After grossing more than $100 million at the domestic box office (adjusted for inflation, it made more than any of the "Lord of the Rings"), it spawned three sequels that stretched through the entire decade. But this landmark series is now almost totally forgotten, long eclipsed by the film that so brilliantly spoofed the genre tropes it helped define. In honor of its fortieth anniversary, we're looking back at the "Airport" franchise this week, one film at a time. Today, the movie that started it all, based on the novel by Arthur Hailey.
Directed by George Seaton
Nature of Air Emergency: A distraught man detonates a crude suicide bomb on a commercial jet in the hopes that his wife will collect his life insurance. Captain Vern Demerest (Dean Martin) has to land the damaged plan in the middle of a brutal »
- Matt Singer
ABC reveals their full 2010-2011 primetime schedule Stephen McPherson, president, ABC Entertainment Group, will outline ABC's plans for next season and unveil the network's 2010-11 fall schedule before the advertising and media communities this afternoon at Lincoln Center's Avery Fisher Hall.
New series for the 2010-11 season are Better Together, Body of Proof, Detroit 1-8-7, Happy Endings, Mr. Sunshine, My Generation, No Ordinary Family, Off the Map, Secret Millionaire and The Whole Truth.
America's Funniest Home Videos, The Bachelor, Brothers & Sisters, Dancing with the Stars, Desperate Housewives, Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, Grey's Anatomy, Private Practice, Supernanny, V and 20/20 join previously announced returning series Castle, Cougar Town, The Middle and Modern Family. Saturday Night College Football also returns.
"Our passion for great storytelling is at the core of everything we do," said McPherson. "Finding and supporting writers, directors, producers and actors who share that passion is critical to our success. »
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