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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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Airport 1977  »

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$6,000,000 (estimated)
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2.35 : 1
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The third of four movies in the "Airport" series. See more »

Goofs

Just following the opening titles, Don Gallagher and Stan Buchek walk past the stationary 747 on the tarmac. Stripes are painted along the side and continue right around the nose of the aircraft. When the aircraft is taxiing prior to takeoff at night, the nose cone of the plane is shown painted black (i.e. a different aircraft). 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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Terrible!
25 September 2010 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Like many third movies this film is un-necessary and stupid. A 747 with a group of rich idiots is hijacked and then ( because the hijackers are fools ) crashes into the Bermuda triangle where it sinks to the bottom. For a start if this did happen the plane would snap in two and everyone would die. If this didn't happen then the pressure would destroy the plane and everyone would drown. The plane is now sitting st the bottom of the ocean and the crew and passengers must find a way to escape and survive. The acting is dreadful even with actors like Lee Grant ,Christopher Lee and Jack Lemmon. The story is so far fetched that it might as well be an episode of a cartoon show. Don't watch it !


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