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Airport 1975 (1974)

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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cockpit | flight | plane | pilot | control | See All (137) »

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Something hit us... The crew is dead... Help us, please, please help us! See more »

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18 October 1974 (USA)  »

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Aeropuerto 1975  »

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$3,000,000 (estimated)
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2.35 : 1
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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 »

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After the 747 has touched down at the Salt Lake City airport and the crash trucks start to chase after it, you can see the terminal and control tower across the field to the right side of the runway and the landing 747. The 747 then turns to its left when it reaches the end of the runway and stops on that taxiway. In the pullout shot when the end credits start, you see the terminal and control tower right in front and to the left of the 747, exactly on the opposite side and much closer than it should have been according to the location established by the previous shot of the 747 touching down See more »

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Joseph Patroni, Jr.: Look Mom there's another airplane out there!
Mrs. Patroni: Where?
Joseph Patroni, Jr.: Right out there!
Mrs. Patroni: Oh my god there is...
Joseph Patroni, Jr.: It's an airforce jet.
Joseph Patroni, Jr.: He's probably checking the damage. He's going to help us.
Mrs. Patroni: He is.
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Edited into The Incredible Hulk: 747 (1978) See more »

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Lyrics and Music by Helen Reddy and Ray Burton (as R. Burton)
Sung by Helen Reddy
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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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