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Airport 1975 (1974)

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A 747 in flight collides with a small plane, and is rendered pilotless. Somehow the control tower must get a pilot aboard so the jet can land.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Alan Murdock
... Nancy Pryor
... Joe Patroni
... Captain Stacy
... Helen Patroni
... Sister Ruth
... Janice Abbott
... Scott Freeman
... Urias
... Barney
... Mrs. Devaney
... Major John Alexander
... Mrs. Abbott
... Glenn Purcell
... Sister Beatrice
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Storyline

When the pilot of a small aircraft has a heart attack and crashes his plane into the cockpit of a Boeing 747, several members of the flight crew are killed and the pilot is blinded. Miraculously, the 747 stays in the air on auto-pilot with flight attendant Nancy Prior at the controls. Ground controllers, including her boyfriend Alan Murdock, try to teach her the basics but they soon realize they will have to get a trained pilot into the cockpit. Their first attempt fails and Murdock realizes he will have to do it. Meanwhile, various passengers have their own problems including a young girl who is destined to a life saving operation. Written by garykmcd

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A mid-air collision leaves a 747 without a pilot... See more »

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Action | Drama | Thriller

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PG | See all certifications »

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18 October 1974 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Aeropuerto 1975  »

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Budget:

$3,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$47,285,152
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(Westrex Recording System)

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(Technicolor)

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Joe Patroni (George Kennedy) appeared in all four "Airport" movies. See more »

Goofs

Sister Ruth is shown wearing a wedding ring. The Catholic Church regards nuns as "Brides of Christ" and as such wear wedding rings as a symbol of that union. See more »

Quotes

Gloria Swanson: ...my life's a surprise, one surprise after another.
Mr. Kelly: You look lovely Miss Swanson.
Gloria Swanson: Thank you Mr Kelly. Imagine getting gussied up like this to watch a lot of Supreme Court judges chew.
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Connections

Spoofed in Airplane! (1980) See more »

Soundtracks

Best Friend
Lyrics and Music by Helen Reddy and Ray Burton (as R. Burton)
Sung by Helen Reddy
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Let Me Get You A Drink!!! .....the Pilot is flying the plane!!
17 September 2007 | by See all my reviews

Chuck full of stars...cross eyed beauty Karen Black, Moses himself Charlston Heston, demon possessed Linda Blair, lesbian singer Helen Reddy, CHIP'S Erik Estrada, 3's company Normal Fell a.k.a Mister Roper, screen legend Gloria Swanson in her last role, etc.

This is perhaps the best of the "Airport" flicks, full of suspense and thrilling moments, near perfect cinematography, even the score adds to the bone chilling excitement. I was truly entertained throughout the whole film.

The 747 was decorated in 1970's vomit! purples and yellows!! the girls with lots of hairspray and false eyelashes...

I love when the stewardess says to the frightened passengers, let me give you a drink, the pilot is flying the plane now!! ha ha


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