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 ... See full summary »
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
Charlton Heston was somewhat reluctant to do this film so soon after doing Skyjacked (1972), another movie where he played an airline pilot. See more »
The plane takes off from Washington Dulles Airport in complete darkness, in the early hours of the morning. It heads west to Los Angeles, however on the exterior shots of the plane flying west, dawn is seen rising in the west and not the east. See more »
This thing will never get off the ground. Never fly. Take my word for it.
Young man, you think this thing will not fly? In 1917 I was flying in something wilder than this. Do you know who the pilot was?
No. Cecil B. De Mille and we flew from Hollywood nonstop to Pasadena. Yes, and on the way home we did loop the loops so I could see the moon upside down.
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AIRPORT 1975 not only has a great cast and special effects it has a reputation that has lasted the 25 years since its release. I first heard of this movie when I first watched the original Airport and everyone said great things about it and I would have to agree. Karen Black ,though her eyes throw you off, gives a great performance as the stewardess who has to fly the plane after the flight crew is killed or hurt by a small plane which crashes into the plane. Charlton Heston, George Kennedy and the rest of the cast are great and keep this movie going from the word GO! I also love the score which has to be one of my favorites!! 10 out of 10
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