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When the pilot of a small aircraft has a heart attack and crashes his plane into the cockpit of a Boeing 747, several members of the flight crew are killed and the pilot is blinded. Miraculously, the 747 stays in the air on auto-pilot with flight attendant Nancy Prior at the controls. Ground controllers, including her boyfriend Alan Murdock, try to teach her the basics but they soon realize they will have to get a trained pilot into the cockpit. Their first attempt fails and Murdock realizes he will have to do it. Meanwhile, various passengers have their own problems including a young girl who is destined to a life saving operation. Written by
This film reunited Charlton Heston with Martha Scott who played Sister Beatrice, although they did not have any scenes together. Scott had played Heston's mother in Ben-Hur in 1959. This was also Scott's first acting job in 15 years. See more »
The U.S. Air Force dispatcher who talks on the radio to the helicopter crew has his lieutenant bars incorrectly positioned on his shirt collar (they are vertical instead of horizontal). In addition, his hair is longer than allowed by Air Force regulations. See more »
[Recalling her days being a rebel with other actresses against studio pressure in Hollywood, while on the plane]
That's easy, Carole Lombard and Grace Moore, I was a rebel too.
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Somewhat Unintentionally Funny, But Still Enjoyable Sequel,
'Airport 1975' is an enjoyable follow-up to the vintage original, which see's a small aircraft collide with a 747,and leaves two pilots dead and one blinded,the amusing and often spoofed plot, has the gorgeous Karen Black, pilot the stricken craft via radio contact, Charlton Heston, plays Blacks love interest,Who comes to her aid.
There is a fine cast of character actors involved in this guilty pleasure look out for Jerry Stiller,( father of Ben Stiller) Linda Blair,who was probably cast in desperate attempt to shake off her Exorcist image, her performance is sickly sweet you would swear she would start spinning her head! Comedy Legend,Sid Caesar, provides some laughs as a loud mouth bit part actor, Myrna Loy,is the alcoholic,whom Caesar tries to woo, popular singer Helen Reddy, is cast as a nun, who provides the films many unintentional moments which arguably inspired 'Airplane!s many laughs,
Despite the film's slating's over the years, 'Airport 1975' is an enjoyable romp from the time-capsule that is the 70's,
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