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American based Federation World Airlines has just acquired a Concorde jet, which will make its inaugural commercial flight from Washington D.C. to Paris and then to Moscow as a goodwill gesture prior to the 1980 Olympic Games. Among those on board is Maggie Whelan, a television reporter, who is taking both legs of the trip. Just after boarding at Dulles International Airport, she receives documents conclusively and unequivocally stating that her boyfriend, Dr. Kevin Harrison, the Chairman of Harrison Industries, an aerospace contractor, is complicit of illegally selling arms to enemy regimes. Regardless, Maggie loves Kevin, who vows to do the right thing by making a public statement to his illegal activities. Maggie also intends on making an on-air report of the story once she arrives in Moscow. Kevin, however, has other thoughts. He plans on destroying the documents, the most convenient way being to bring down the Concorde with Maggie aboard, initially having the attack on the plane ... Written by Huggo

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At twice the speed of sound, can the Concorde evade attack?

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17 August 1979 (USA)  »

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Airport '79  »

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$14,000,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

A minor theme in this movie is the goodwill displayed for the upcoming 22nd Olympiad. Ironically, due to the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan, the Moscow Olympics of 1980 were boycotted by the United States and 64 other nations (but not by France, co-owners of the Concorde). See more »

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When the Concorde lands in France, the nose is alternately lowered and raised between shots. See more »

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this turkey can fly at twice the speed of sound
2 March 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

All the Airport movies are stinkers, but this one is the biggest turkey of them all. The formula was different for this one because it focused on TWO disastrous flights and a lot of plot occurring on the ground, while the other movies focused on just one disastrous flight and less plot on the ground. The stunts with the Concorde are worth watching for the laughs, although the special effects aren't as terrible as I'd expect for a movie of this quality made in 1979. George Kennedy's sexist remarks are disgusting and his rendezvous with a prostitute in Paris is totally unnecessary (and made me gag a little). Poor Martha Raye was relegated to a role where she did nothing but relieve her bowel over and over in the Concorde's bathroom. There are no big stars in this movie compared to the previous films, giving you one more reason not to watch this one.


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