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Airport '77 (1977)

Art thieves hijack a 747, hit fog and crash into the ocean, trapping them and the passengers under 100 feet of water.

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Mr. Phillip Stevens is flying in a load of VIPs to the grand opening of his art collection when a trio of hijackers knock out the passengers with gas and try to steal the priceless cargo of art treasures. But everything goes wrong for the hijackers when the 747 crashes in the Bermuda triangle. While the passengers remain alive in the shallow water a daring rescue operation is planned to bring the plane up without breaking it in two. Written by Adam Carpenter <encenoman@hotmail.com>

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plane | art | hijacker | water | gas | See All (146) »

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Flight 23 has crashed in the Bermuda Triangle... passengers still alive, trapped underwater... See more »

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Action | Drama | Thriller

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11 March 1977 (USA)  »

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$6,000,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

The plane goes down and crashes in the Bermuda Triangle. When the movie was made and released, the topic of disappearances in the Bermuda Triangle was of high topical interest during the mid to late 1970s. Other movies of the period which treated the Bermuda Triangle in its story-lines included The Island (1980); The Bermuda Triangle (1978); Beyond the Bermuda Triangle (1975) and Misterio en las Bermudas (1979) as well as the documentary Secrets of the Bermuda Triangle (1978). See more »

Goofs

When Capt. Gallagher is explaining the need to get the raft to the surface to the group on the plane, he explains that it is designed automatically to trigger its SOS beacon when it reaches the surface. After Gallagher hauls himself aboard the raft, however, the first thing he must do it extend the antenna and switch on the beacon. See more »

Quotes

Philip Stevens: Benji, I'm your Grandpa.
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Crazy Credits

Before the end credits, this text appears. "The incident portrayed in the film is fictional; the rescue capabilities utilized by the Navy are real". See more »

Connections

Referenced in Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Slime People (1989) See more »

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Beauty Is In The Eye Of The Beholder
Composed and sung by Tom Sullivan
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Average disaster movie
26 December 1999 | by (Boston, MA) – See all my reviews

This is a so-so movie. Not as good as the previous two Airport movies. The movie gets off to a slow start, introducing the characters and trying to bring some character development to the film. And not doing too well in that regard. Even the late, great Jimmy Stweart doesn't add much to the film. As with the other movies, you have to suspend your disbelief at times. While not the best installment of the series, this is a somewhat entertaining disaster movie. Though only recommended if you've seen everything else in the store.


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