5.6/10
439
9 user 14 critic

Concorde Affaire '79 (1979)

A reporter tries to stop the crash of an aircraft after uncovering an airline's plot to save their business by sabotaging Concorde flights and have them decommissioned.

Director:

Ruggero Deodato (as Roger Deodato)

Writers:

Alberto Fioretti (story), Renzo Genta (adaptation) | 2 more credits »
Reviews

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Run, Man, Run (1968)
Adventure | Comedy | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Several competing groups and mavericks (including the lead character Cuchillo) are hunting a gold treasure of $3,000,000. The gold was reserved for the Mexican revolution.

Director: Sergio Sollima
Stars: Tomas Milian, Donald O'Brien, Linda Veras
Action | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  

A team of scientists working to raise a sunken Russian nuclear submarine on an ocean platform off the coast of Miami, Florida, unearth an ancient Atlantean relic from the sea floor and ... See full summary »

Director: Ruggero Deodato
Stars: Christopher Connelly, Gioia Scola, Tony King
Action | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.5/10 X  

This last film in the 'Airport 'series ends fast - with an SST (supersonic transport); Concorde. Joe Patroni (George Kennedy) Murray deal with nuclear missiles being fired at the'speed-bird... See full summary »

Director: David Lowell Rich
Stars: Alain Delon, Susan Blakely, Robert Wagner
Action | Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.6/10 X  

The Summerking's daughter has been kidnapped, and the legendary hero of the desert comes to her rescue as he did when she was young. The Lone Runner proves to be an unstoppable hero with ... See full summary »

Director: Ruggero Deodato
Stars: Miles O'Keeffe, Savina Gersak, Donald Hodson
Screamers (1979)
Action | Adventure | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  

Aquatic creatures threaten the existence of a mysterious island.

Director: Sergio Martino
Stars: Barbara Bach, Claudio Cassinelli, Richard Johnson
Face to Face (1967)
Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

A history professor has a chance meeting with an infamous outlaw and eventually assumes leadership of his gang.

Director: Sergio Sollima
Stars: Gian Maria Volontè, Tomas Milian, William Berger
Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

In Italy, a pianist suffering from the Progeria genetic disease becomes distraught and goes on a mad killing spree prompting a police inspector to investigate.

Director: Ruggero Deodato
Stars: Michael York, Edwige Fenech, Donald Pleasence
Body Count (1986)
Horror | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.7/10 X  

A group of teens are stalked and killed by a Shaman at a cursed camping site.

Director: Ruggero Deodato
Stars: Bruce Penhall, Mimsy Farmer, David Hess
Drama | Thriller | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

A police detective investigates the murder of a man found dismembered in a washing machine and is drawn into a web of deceit and murder by the dead man's lover, Vida, and her two sisters, Sissy and Ludmilla,

Director: Ruggero Deodato
Stars: Philippe Caroit, Ilaria Borrelli, Katarzyna Figura
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

A journalist takes a bet that he can spend the night in a haunted castle on All Hallow's Eve. During his stay, he bears witness to the castle's gruesome past coming to life before him, and falls in with a beautiful female ghost.

Directors: Sergio Corbucci, Antonio Margheriti
Stars: Barbara Steele, Georges Rivière, Margrete Robsahm
Crime | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

One early morning deputy Philippe Dubaye wakes up his old friend Xavier Maréchal with disturbing news: he has just killed Serrano, a racketeer with extant political connections. Serrano ... See full summary »

Director: Georges Lautner
Stars: Alain Delon, Ornella Muti, Stéphane Audran
Airport (1970)
Action | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

A bomber on board an airplane, an airport almost closed by snow, and various personal problems of the people involved.

Directors: George Seaton, Henry Hathaway
Stars: Burt Lancaster, Dean Martin, George Kennedy
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
James Franciscus ... Moses Brody
Mimsy Farmer ... Jean Beneyton
Venantino Venantini ... Forsythe
Fiamma Maglione Fiamma Maglione ... Nicole Brody (as Mag Fleming)
Edmund Purdom ... Danker
Francisco Charles Francisco Charles ... George (as 'Francisco' Charles)
Francesco Carnelutti Francesco Carnelutti ... Co-Pilot - 2nd Concorde
Ottaviano Dell'Acqua ... John - Forsythe's Henchman
Aldo Barberito Aldo Barberito ... Priest - 2nd Concorde
Roberto Santi Roberto Santi ... Navigator - Second Concorde
Maria D'Incoronato Maria D'Incoronato ... Woman Passenger with Bearded Father - 2nd Concorde
Renzo Marignano Renzo Marignano ... Martinez - Milland's Advisor
Renato Cortesi Renato Cortesi ... Journalist
Giovanni Battista Felici Giovanni Battista Felici
Maria D'Alessandro Maria D'Alessandro ... Hostess
Edit

Storyline

Reporter Moses Brody receives a phone-call from his ex-wife, a fellow reporter, who says he has a big story in the Antilles. When he arrives, she has been killed. While investigating her death, he comes across the case she was working on: a crashed Concorde airliner, sabotaged by an airline company whose South American business is jeopardized by the new Concorde airplanes. He digs deeper and finds that the stewardess survived the crash into the ocean, but she is being held by criminals who are blackmailing the company responsible for the crash. The crash site is kept hidden, however, and the authorities don't believe his story without the proper evidence. On his own, Brody attempts to rescue the stewardess from her captors, and while doing so, he discovers that another Concorde flight out of London has been sabotaged to crash in the same way. The two race against the clock to get the information to London and prevent the crash. Written by Helltopay27

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Genres:

Action | Crime | Thriller

Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Italy

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

23 March 1979 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

The Concorde Affair See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA See more »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Two years later, following this ripoff of Concorde: Airport '79, James Franciscus would star in the infamous Jaws ripoff, The Last Shark: both were Italian productions, and the Jaws and Airport films were both franchises. See more »

Quotes

Danker: Operation? The flight from Rio will have 100 persons on board. And you call this an operation? Why don't you call it by its real name?
Milland: You wanna hear its real name? Okay, Danker, I'll spell it for you: W-A-R, war.
Milland: Since time immemorial, nations have been sacrificing hundreds of millions of human lives to protect their "interests". Well, we too, are a nation; a multi-national state. Our citizens? Our workers, employees, technicians and shareholders. The shareholders, gentlemen! And it is our ...
[...]
See more »

Connections

Referenced in The Dark Side of Porn: Debbie Does Dallas Uncovered (2005) See more »

Soundtracks

Nydia
Written by Charles Denis Frantz
Arranged by Marius Cultier
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
a fun action/drama flick with amusing cast and special effects
19 December 2000 | by AylmerSee all my reviews

I finally managed to track down copy of this CONCORDE: AIRPORT 79 cash-in directed by the the violence-obsessed Ruggero Deodato. I'm surprised this flick doesn't come up in discussion more often since it does have a pretty fantastic cast and crew and a pretty good storyline too.

Joseph Cotten and Edmund Purdom are big New York executives who are informed that the Concorde has failed numerous safety checks, yet they have them fly anyway. Right away of course, a Concorde crashes into the Carribbean Sea leaving a stewardess (Mimsy Farmer) as the only survivor. Of course she is first picked up by some members of an international mob (including Richard Raymond and Venantino Venantini). They demand a million dollars ransom for the girl to the hotshot executives, who respond by unleashing their hit men on everyone who knows about the crash in a vain attempt to cover it up. Enter James Franciscus as the heroic journalist who steps in and rescues the stewardess from the mobsters and barely gets her to the authorities in time to learn a second Concorde (piloted by Van Johnson!) is experiencing similar trouble and may also crash if she doesn't remember what caused her flight trouble. Turns out the mobsters were behind the whole thing and that they're all in a little over their heads.

This oddity certainly doesn't pack the best special effects I've seen (the Concorde footage is all either stock footage or cheesy little model airplanes), CONCORDE AFFAIR 79 still manages to be a lot of fun. There's murder, mobsters, & mayhem, and an underwater scubadiver fight or two. The cast is top notch, with even Robert Kerman dropping by as an air traffic controller who has to talk Mimsy Farmer to her senses at the end. Genre veterans may also recognise that same black guy from ZOMBIE and DOCTOR BUTCHER M.D. as one of the fishermen who rescues farmer and is promptly killed off. The photography, in this case by both Federico Zanni and Gianlorenzo Battaglia is pretty good, but fails to make the Godzilla movie-ish miniatures seem realistic. Stelvio Cipriani's musical score is about exactly usual for his work, yet adding a couple interesting new variations.

All in all, I think this flick was alright. It's totally rare and impossible to find in a decent quality print, but in my opinion it's well worth the effort tracking down.


12 of 17 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 9 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Free Movies and TV Shows You Can Watch Now

On IMDb TV, you can catch Hollywood hits and popular TV series at no cost. Select any poster below to play the movie, totally free!

Browse free movies and TV series

Stream Trending TV Series With Prime Video

Explore popular and recently added TV series available to stream now with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed