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The Concorde... Airport '79 (1979)

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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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Action | Drama | Thriller

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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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The picture was nominated for Worst Picture at the Hastings Bad Cinema Society's 2nd Stinkers Bad Movie Awards in 1979. See more »

Goofs

When the plane is rolling on the Dulles taxiway, the Russian gymnastics coach gets up and switches seats with the gymnast sitting next to Andrea Marcovicci's character. Even in 1979, passengers were not allowed to stand up while a plane was rolling on a taxiway or runway. See more »

Quotes

Capt. Joe Patroni: Goddamnn! He fired one! Missiles at five o'clock! Those missiles have a narrow seeking angle, no more than thirty degrees. If we make enough violent maneuvers we may be able to cause a fly-by. Son of a bitch!
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Not a Comedy
2 May 2008 | by (Los Angeles, California) – See all my reviews

This movie is scary at times, perhaps no more so than when a naked George Kennedy tells his hooker girlfriend he wants a little more sugar. Thankfully his nakedness is covered by a blanket, but the image is still more horrifying than anything you're likely to find in, for example, Schindler's List.

The dialog in this film was inspiring; it inspired me to watch another movie. In one scene, when a stewardess remarks about male pilots, Kennedy asks, "Why do you think it's called a 'cock' pit?" Charming.

And yes, contrary to what some have written, this film is very, very bad.


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