An aggressive runway chief and a cocky terminal manager compete with each other over running the famous Los Angeles International Airport and the various characters who work for them.

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Nick Thiel
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Series cast summary:
Heather Locklear ...  Harley Random 13 episodes, 2004-2005
Blair Underwood ...  Roger De Souza 13 episodes, 2004-2005
Paul Leyden ...  Tony Magulia 13 episodes, 2004-2005
Frank John Hughes ...  Henry Engels 13 episodes, 2004-2005
Wendy Hoopes ...  Betty 13 episodes, 2004-2005
David Paetkau ...  Nick 13 episodes, 2004-2005
Joel David Moore ...  Eddie Carson 9 episodes, 2004-2005
Sasha Barrese ...  Caitlin Mansfield 9 episodes, 2004-2005
Chane't Johnson Chane't Johnson ...  Tanika 7 episodes, 2004
Octavia Spencer ...  Flight Attendant 6 episodes, 2004-2005
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Harley Random is an ambitious, take-charge runway chief based at LAX, the 5th busiest airport in the world. Harley is frequently confronted by her rival, terminal boss Roger De Souza, as each jockeys to be named the new director of the airport while working together to solve everything from bomb scares, to VIP arrivals, drunken pilots and roaming pets. Rounding out this group of airport staff are Tony, the suave Airline Passenger Coordinator, who does his best to sooth frazzled nerves; Customs Agent Betty, who along with Immigration Officer Nick and LAPD Officer Henry Engels help keep the airport safe in an increasingly complicated world. Written by Anonymous

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13 September 2004 (USA) See more »

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Dallas, Texas, USA See more »

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NBC halted production after 13 episodes were made due to low ratings. See more »

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One of the main characters who plays the LAPD Sergeant can be seen worn wearing a police badge that says "Police Officer". The badge should have read, "Sergeant". See more »

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Referenced in The Jay Leno Show: Episode #1.83 (2010) See more »

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LAX was below minimus, just like SFO 34 years earlier.
25 February 2006 | by kerr-gSee all my reviews

I spent about seven years of my life as a pilot, airport bum, and air traffic controller. Airports can be very interesting, but that doesn't necessarily mean that the pilots, mechanics, controllers, coyote hunters, plumbers, dish washers, wing walkers, and bums at airports are any more interesting than the people who work and hang out at libraries. The secret to a good story is in the telling. LAX just didn't tell us any good stories, and, as I recall, SFO, the 1970 version of LAX staring Lloyd Bridges, wasn't any good at story-telling either. If you're looking for an interesting career, I can definitely recommend aviation. If you're looking for interesting stories, TV's track record suggests that you steer clear of shows that are set at airports.

Bummer!


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