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A luxury 747 carrying valuable art work is hijacked and lands in the ocean, submerged in shallow water. Will the crew and passengers make it off before the plane floods with water? Written by
Brian W Martz <B.Martz@Genie.com>
Airport '77 was the only movie of the Airport series that did not have a real life disaster happen to an aircraft used in the filming. The 707 used in filming "Airport" crashed in Brazil in 1989. The Beachcraft Baron that played the one that collided with the 747 in "Airport 1975" collided with another private prop plane mid-air in 1989. The Concorde used in "The Concorde...Airport '79" was the one that crashed outside of Paris in 2000 killing all 107 people aboard and four people on the ground, and hastened the end of the Concorde program. See more »
An ocean landing would certainly break up the fuselage of a 747. Even if it survived landing on water it could not sink in 5 minutes. An intact airliner with large air-filled compartments is much lighter than water. See more »
Airport '77 is the second sequel in the Airport franchise.Boeing 747 is carrying some valuable art of wealthy philanthropist Philip Stevens.A group of art thieves hijack the plane and soon they crash it to the Bermuda triangle.The passengers survive but for how long? Jerry Jameson's disaster movie from 1977 is a mighty entertaining movie.It's packed with the brightest stars.James Stewart is Philip Stevens.Jack Lemmon is Captain Don Gallagher.That's two of my favorite actors.The real lady Olivia de Havilland plays Emily Livingston.Joseph Cotten plays Nicholas St. Downs III.George Kennedy is Joe Patroni.Christopher Lee is Martin Wallace.Lee Grant is Karen Wallace.M.Emmett Walsh plays Dr.Williams.So there are many great stars in a great jam.Airport '77 offers many intense moments under the water.Everybody not suffering from claustrophobia should see this.
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