American based Federation World Airlines has just acquired a Concorde jet, which will make its inaugural commercial flight from Washington D.C. to Paris and then to Moscow as a goodwill ... See full summary »
Mel Bakersfeld is the hard-charging manager of Lincoln International Airport, trying to keep his airport open despite a raging Midwestern snowstorm and an angry wife. Meanwhile, his antagonistic brother-in-law, Vernon Demerest, may have his plans for a placid layover in Italy disturbed by unexpected news from Gwen Meighen, and by the plans of D.O. Guerrero, the loose cannon on board. Written by
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Soon to be Mrs. Cunningham on the TV series "Happy Days", the actress has an uncredited bit part as one of the passengers on the Rome flight. She is seated in a left aisle seat three rows in front of Ada Quonsett and D. O. Guerrero, and wears a green dress. See more »
Tanya informs Mrs. Quonsett that she'll be flying on Flight 103 to Los Angeles, and clearly knows the flight number from memory without having to look it up. A few minutes later when she hands Coakley the ticket she doesn't remember the flight number and has to read it from from the ticket. See more »
[discussing the effects of the bomb on a 707]
The sudden decompression at 30, 000 feet is something you gotta see to believe.
He'll get sucked out, won't he?
So will anyone sittin' next to him. Until that pressure equalizes, everything within 20 feet to him that's not nailed down or strapped in is gonna get sucked right out of that hole.
Is it that powerful, are you sure?
Humph! Yeah, I'm sure. When I was a mechanic in the Air Force, I was being transferred on a MATS plane, At 20,000 feet, one ...
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Unusually, the Universal Pictures logo animation is not shown at the beginning of this movie...it's instead shown at the end. The in-credit notice "UNIVERSAL presents" replaced the usual opening logo. See more »
"Airport" is an impressive disaster epic that rises high above the ground due to its characters. Every key player adds to the plot and that fact makes "Airport" a very good film from a great decade of movies. Oscar-winner Helen Hayes, in particular, dominates when she appears on the screen. Unfortunately this film would spawn one of the most trivial genres in the history of the cinema. 4 out of 5 stars.
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