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Airport '77 (1977)

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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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Aeroport '77  »

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$6,000,000 (estimated)
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(Westrex Recording System)

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Between late 1977 and the early 1980s, a "Airport '77" Screen Test Theater attraction was featured at the Universal Studios Amusement Park in Los Angeles, California. 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

Martin Wallace: I want to harvest the sea for food and save millions of people from starvation.
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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 »

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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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