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Airport 1975 ()


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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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Alan Murdock
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Nancy Pryor
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Joe Patroni
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Captain Stacy
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Helen Patroni
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Sister Ruth
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Janice Abbott
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Scott Freeman
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Urias
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Barney
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Mrs. Devaney
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Major John Alexander
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Mrs. Abbott
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Glenn Purcell
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Sister Beatrice
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Sam
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Bill
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Arnie
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Mrs. Scott Freeman
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Winnie (as Augusta Summerland)
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Colonel Moss
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Julio
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Lt. Thatcher
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Fat Man
Brian Morrison ...
Joseph Patroni, Jr.
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Amy
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Carol
Ken Sansom ...
Gary
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Danton
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Bette
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Air Force Sgt.
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Oringer
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1st. Friend
Aldine King ...
Aldine
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Sharon
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Arlene
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Gloria Swanson
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
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Diane - Passenger (uncredited)
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Frightened Passenger (uncredited)
Barbara Baldavin ...
Passenger (uncredited)
Rochelle Balin ...
Passenger (uncredited)
Ray Ballard ...
Hostile Passenger (uncredited)
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Funeral Director - Passenger (uncredited)
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50th Anniversary Celebrant - Passenger (uncredited)
Carol Brooks ...
Passenger (uncredited)
Bunny Burriston ...
Bunny (uncredited)
David Carlile ...
Fred Fuller - Passenger (uncredited)
Jolivett Cato ...
Passenger (uncredited)
Diana Chesney ...
Diana - Passenger (uncredited)
Ed Connelly ...
Pilot (uncredited)
Edwin Cook ...
Rock Singer - Passenger (uncredited)
Natalie Core ...
Fern - Passenger (uncredited)
Joan Crosby ...
Passenger (uncredited)
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Andy Birdson - Passenger (uncredited)
Joyce Cunning ...
Needlepoint Woman Passenger (uncredited)
Tom Curtis ...
Passenger (uncredited)
Tusti Devi Dasi ...
Passenger (uncredited)
Maria Diane ...
Denise - Passenger (uncredited)
Jim Drum ...
Passenger (uncredited)
Lou Fant ...
Needlepoint Woman's Husband - Passenger (uncredited)
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Mary Chilcutt - Passenger (uncredited)
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Violet - Passenger (uncredited)
John Furlong ...
Mr. Taylor - Passenger (uncredited)
James W. Gavin ...
Corporate Jet Pilot (uncredited)
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Mechanic (uncredited)
Redmond Gleeson ...
Passenger (uncredited)
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Lily - Passenger (uncredited)
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Freeman's Friend at Airport (uncredited)
Monika Henreid ...
Nini Martin - Passenger (uncredited)
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Passenger (uncredited)
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Passenger (uncredited)
Richard Ianniciello ...
Minor Role (uncredited)
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Passenger (uncredited)
Jeanne Joe ...
Passenger (uncredited)
Sander Johnson ...
Philip - Passenger (uncredited)
Dulcie Jordan ...
Iris - Passenger (uncredited)
Fred Karger ...
Passenger (uncredited)
Fred Karger ...
Passenger (uncredited)
Norm Keefer ...
Rodger (uncredited)
Lloyd Kino ...
Passenger (uncredited)
Gene Krischer ...
Rock Star - Passenger (uncredited)
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Passenger (uncredited)
Clay Lacy ...
Pilot (uncredited)
Tommy Lee ...
Passenger (uncredited)
Kathleen LeRoy ...
Kathleen (uncredited)
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Mr. Kelly (uncredited)
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Mrs. Taylor - Passenger (uncredited)
Paul E. Lewis ...
Married Couple (uncredited)
Kelly Lockwood ...
Pat - Passenger (uncredited)
Robert Lussier ...
Harleigh - Passenger (uncredited)
Susan Madigan ...
Newlywed - Passenger (uncredited)
Lilyan McBride ...
Pansy - Passenger (uncredited)
Randolph 'Prajapati' McKee ...
Hare Krishna Passenger (uncredited)
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Passenger (uncredited)
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Rose - Passenger (uncredited)
Dorothy Meyer ...
Passenger (uncredited)
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Rev. Bob Herron - Passenger (uncredited)
Jody Myler ...
Passenger (uncredited)
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Passenger (uncredited)
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Passenger with Dog (uncredited)
Bennett Ohta ...
Passenger (uncredited)
Win Opie ...
Passenger (uncredited)
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Lara - Stewardess (uncredited)
Eddie Peterson ...
Passenger (uncredited)
Frank L. Pine ...
Pilot (uncredited)
Jim Plunkett ...
Himself (uncredited)
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Dan Vesper - Passenger (uncredited)
Araceli Rey ...
Gina's Mother - Passenger (uncredited)
Gayle Rogers ...
Passenger (uncredited)
Keith Rogers ...
Passenger (uncredited)
Sheila Rogers ...
Blossom - Passenger (uncredited)
David Saber ...
Rock Singer - Passenger (uncredited)
Bill Saito ...
Passenger (uncredited)
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Angie Bell - Passenger (uncredited)
Charles Seel ...
50th Anniversary Celebrant - Passenger (uncredited)
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Cora - Passenger (uncredited)
Loretta Slaten ...
Minor Role (uncredited)
Carol Snow ...
Joan (uncredited)
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Passenger (uncredited)
Paul Tuerpe ...
Newlywed - Passenger (uncredited)
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Passenger (uncredited)
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Gina Arriba - Passenger (uncredited)
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Bit Role (uncredited)
Jill Wagner-Porter ...
Jill - Stewardess (uncredited)
Gene Washington ...
Himself (uncredited)
Lee Wax ...
Minor Role (uncredited)
Lee Weaver ...
Passenger (uncredited)
Jeanne Westmore ...
Passenger (uncredited)
Forrest Wood ...
Passenger (uncredited)
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Harry - Passenger That Sees the Oil Leak (uncredited)
Sally Yarnell ...
Passenger (uncredited)
Dee Dee Young ...
Wife - Passenger (uncredited)

Directed by

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Jack Smight

Written by

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Arthur Hailey ... (novel "Airport")
 
Don Ingalls ... (written by)

Produced by

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William Frye ... producer
Jennings Lang ... executive producer

Music by

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John Cacavas

Cinematography by

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Philip H. Lathrop ... director of photography (as Philip Lathrop)

Film Editing by

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J. Terry Williams

Editorial Department

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Ronald Krehel ... assistant film editor (uncredited)

Casting By

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William Batliner ... (uncredited)
Robert J. LaSanka ... (uncredited)
Don McElwaine ... (uncredited)

Art Direction by

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George C. Webb

Set Decoration by

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Mickey S. Michaels

Costume Design by

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Edith Head

Makeup Department

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Jack Freeman ... makeup artist (uncredited)
Connie Nichols ... hair stylist (uncredited)
Mark Reedall ... makeup artist (uncredited)
Lorraine Roberson ... hair stylist (uncredited)

Production Management

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Lloyd Anderson ... unit production manager
Ben Bishop ... unit production manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Alan Crosland Jr. ... first assistant director (as Alan Crosland)
Wayne A. Farlow ... second assistant director (as Wayne Farlow)
James W. Gavin ... second unit director (as James Gavin)
Dick Erickson ... dga trainee (uncredited)
Richard Hashimoto ... second assistant director (uncredited)

Art Department

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Larry Clark Bird ... property master (uncredited)
William Fannon ... props (uncredited)
Edward G. Fitzgerald ... leadman (uncredited)
Gene Johnson ... assistant art director (uncredited)
Mike Reedy ... constructor: sheet metal (uncredited)
Erwin Truehertz ... sign painter (uncredited)

Sound Department

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Roger Heman Jr. ... sound
Robert L. Hoyt ... sound
Earl Madery ... sound
Melvin M. Metcalfe Sr. ... sound
Roger Sword ... sound editor
James Troutman ... sound editor (as Jim Troutman)
Jack Danskin ... mike man (uncredited)
Dennis C. Salcedo ... optical sound recordist (uncredited)

Special Effects by

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Ben McMahan ... special effects
Johnny Borgese ... special effects (uncredited)
Whitey McMahon ... special effects (uncredited)
Bruce Wolke ... special effects (uncredited)

Stunts

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Joe Canutt ... stunt coordinator / stunts (uncredited)
Everett Creach ... stunts (uncredited)
Howard Curtis ... stunts (uncredited)
Dick Dial ... stunts (uncredited)
Kim Kahana ... stunts (uncredited)
Kitty O'Neil ... stunts (uncredited)
Bill Saito ... stunts (uncredited)
Dean Smith ... stunts (uncredited)
Jerry Summers ... stunts (uncredited)
Bob Yerkes ... stunts (uncredited)

Camera and Electrical Department

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Richard C. Kratina ... photographer: Washington, D.C. (as Richard Kratina)
Rexford L. Metz ... photographer: second unit (as Rex Metz)
Glenn Adams ... still photographer (uncredited)
Monroe P. Askins Jr. ... camera assistant (uncredited)
Stormy Boyle ... second grip (uncredited)
Vance Gage ... dolly grip (uncredited)
James W. Gavin ... camera operator: second unit (uncredited)
Gary Graham ... camera assistant (uncredited)
Bill Johnson ... camera operator (uncredited)
Wilbur Kinnett ... gaffer (uncredited)
Carl Manoogian ... key grip (uncredited)
Lou Ramos ... best boy (uncredited)

Casting Department

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Karl Brindle ... extra talent casting (uncredited)
Grady Rape ... extra talent casting (uncredited)

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Norma Brown ... wardrobe: women (uncredited)
Barry Downing ... wardrobe: men (uncredited)
Joan Joseff ... costume jeweller (uncredited)
Carol Lunsford ... wardrobe: women (uncredited)
Lorry Richter ... wardrobe: men (uncredited)

Location Management

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Irving Kramer ... location auditor (uncredited)

Music Department

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John Cacavas ... conductor (uncredited) / orchestrator (uncredited)
John Neal ... music engineer (uncredited)

Transportation Department

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Frank Khoury ... transportation captain (uncredited)
Jack Lloyd ... transportation captain (uncredited)

Other crew

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Betty A. Griffin ... script supervisor (as Betty Abbott Griffin)
Donald McBain ... technical advisor (as Capt. Donald McBain)
James Wharton ... assistant to producer
Henri Alexander ... secretary (uncredited)
Ruth Bruning ... secretary (uncredited)
Ed Connelly ... pilot (uncredited)
James W. Gavin ... pilot (uncredited)
Mary Gee ... secretary to producer (uncredited)
Eddie Kafafian ... publicist (uncredited)
Clay Lacy ... pilot (uncredited)
Frank L. Pine ... pilot (uncredited)
Judee Roberts ... secretary (uncredited)
Pearl Smith ... secretary to director (uncredited)
Crew believed to be complete

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Storyline

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Plot 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 garykmcd

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Taglines Something hit us... The crew is dead... Help us, please, please help us! See more »
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Also Known As
  • Airport '75 (World-wide, English title)
  • 747 en pĂ©ril (France)
  • Aeropuerto 75 (Spain)
  • Aeropuerto 1975 (South America, Spanish title)
  • Katastroflarm (Sweden)
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Runtime
  • 107 min
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Budget $3,000,000 (estimated)

Did You Know?

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Trivia Gloria Swanson wrote all her own dialogue. She also delivered the last line of the film. This was her first movie in twenty-two years. She explained, "I was holding out for a picture I could take my grandchildren to see, something exciting and contemporary without senseless violence." See more »
Goofs When the 2 passengers look out the right side of the 747, they notice fuel leaking from the wing. However when it reaches the rear flaps, some of the fuel simply drips vertically down off the rear edge of the wing, indicating no rearward airflow to the underside of the wing, thus the 747 is motionless. See more »
Movie Connections Edited into The Stewardess (1975). See more »
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Quotes Bill: This thing will never get off the ground. Never fly. Take my word for it.
Gloria Swanson: 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?
Bill: Wiley Post?
Gloria Swanson: [Chuckles] 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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