San Francisco International Airport: Season 1, Episode 0

San Francisco International (29 Sep. 1970)

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Pilot for the TV series, stars Pernell Roberts as Jim Conred, who runs an airport, much to the chagrin of his boss, "his way." In this, two plots run - a kid whose parents are splitting up ... See full summary »

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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Katie Barrett
Lester Scott
Nancy Malone ...
Tina Scott
Ross Edwards
Ted Eccles ...
Davey Scott (as Teddy Eccles)
Walter Brooke ...
Clifford Foster Evans
William Sturtevant
Jill Donohue ...
Joan Edwards
Chuck Daniel ...
Frank Davis
George Woodruff
Robert Sorrells ...


Pilot for the TV series, stars Pernell Roberts as Jim Conred, who runs an airport, much to the chagrin of his boss, "his way." In this, two plots run - a kid whose parents are splitting up decides to take off in a little red prop plane (and Conrad talks him down), and thieves played by the handsome Tab Hunter and his truly ugly sidekicks try to steal a money shipment. Roberts was replaced by Lloyd Bridges when the show went to series. Written by Jonah Falcon <>

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Jet Packed Drama at a Giant Air Terminal!







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29 September 1970 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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Final television appearance of Frank Gerstle, who died 7 months prior to the air date. See more »


Ross Edwards: I said the wheel felt mushy!
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A new low in TV viewing
29 September 1999 | by (Frederick, MD) – See all my reviews

If there's anything on TV that could make "Cop Rock" look like "Masterpiece Theatre", San Francisco International is it. Pernell Roberts, long before he discovered his TV niche as Trapper John, stars here as an arrogant, self-aggrandizing, pompous head of security for the San Francisco airport. >

In order for you to get an idea of his modus operandi as head of security, he stages a crisis aboard an airplane full of congressmen in order to demonstrate his need for more security. Thankfully, the scene of these VIPs cleaning up after discovering the hoax was left on the editing room floor. > David Hartman also stars as a clueless pilot whose wife is kidnapped. The kidnapping takes place so that Hartman's character can stall his next flight long enough so that the bad guys can steal some gold, money, potatoes...who really cares?

This movie throws in every bad TV movie element of the time, missing only the opportunity to cast either Bert Convy or one of the Landers sisters. Roberts' character is neither likable nor identifiable in this film.

Sterno says keep this film on your personal radar, only to make sure that you've shot it down and to watch it go down in flames.

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