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Airport 1975 (1974)

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A 747 in flight collides with a small plane, and is rendered pilotless. Somehow the control tower must get a pilot aboard so the jet can land.

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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 garykmcd

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$3,000,000 (estimated)
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Early on in the film Gloria Swanson's PA refers to the autobiography the actress has just finished writing and asks her to provide the names of two actresses who didn't cave in to the studios under pressure. She replies, "That's easy--Carole Lombard and Grace Moore!", Moore was an operatic soprano and close friend of Swanson. Both Moore and Lombard were killed in airplane crashes in the 1940s. See more »

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When Gloria Swanson looks to see Janice Abbott boarding she looks directly to the right, even though she boards on a stretcher to the rear of the first class cabin, behind Miss Swanson. See more »

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Lyrics and Music by Helen Reddy and Ray Burton (as R. Burton)
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Somewhat Unintentionally Funny, But Still Enjoyable Sequel,
9 February 2006 | by (Scotland) – See all my reviews

'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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