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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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An all new motion picture inspired by the film AIRPORT based on the novel by Arthur Hailey! See more »

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Action | Drama | Thriller

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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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William Frye, who was producing, fantasized about adding Greta Garbo to the cast, but she turned him down flat. She found it boring to play an aged actress, saying, "What could be worse than playing an old movie star?" Gloria Swanson then stepped in and played the role. See more »

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Mr Kelly assists with Gloria Swanson's passage through the Airport terminal building in a large group of reporters. Sister Ruth and Sister Beatrice follow them and the camera shows the back of the group with Mr Kelly clearly visible. However, in the very next shot Mr Kelly is seen walking past an escalator, to answer a telephone call. See more »

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Nancy Pryor: Arlene, can you help Bette up here?
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Followed by Airport '77 (1977) See more »

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Lyrics and Music by Helen Reddy and Ray Burton (as R. Burton)
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The suspense of this movie is why do I keep watching it?
29 June 2004 | by (Escondido, California) – See all my reviews

This film is laughingly bad. Gloria Swanson looks like she's wearing a makeup factory. Charlton Heston wears some frightening looking outfits. Karen Black, the best actress of the cast, is trying to take it all seriously but you know she's thinking "Just think about the money! Just think about the money!" The effects look like they were shot in someone's garage. George Kennedy says lines like "He dropped his old fashioned wrench," which are apparently supposed to bring down the house. Dana Andrews looks like he's incredibly bored. And Larry Storch in a serious role? Larry Storch? A mistake has been made here. Granted, the shots of the full plane in action are pretty good. But for all of this, I watch it, I am drawn to it like a moth to a flame every time it's on. I even bought the video tape. You know why? Because it's so bad it's good. Gloria Swanson's last line in the movie is the best. Why did they wait until her last line to have a good line in the movie? Myrna Loy is good - actually, she really shines with this crowd.


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