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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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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They Should Change the Title to "Flaming Bag of Stupid"
27 September 2004 | by Marcus_MembraneSee all my reviews

As a pilot, I find this show to be not only ridiculous, but also insulting. I was quite skeptical when I saw the promos for this show, expecting it to be grossly inaccurate and/or downright silly. My skepticism was well founded. Absolutely nothing about this show has the slightest shred of realism.

I wasn't expecting a documentary but come on, they could have at least indulged us pilots a little. At least refer to the runways correctly. They mentioned 10, 19, and 22 (none of which exist at the real LAX by the way), and they are calling them "Runway Ten," "Runway Nineteen," and "Runway Twenty-Two." Any airport personnel and any pilot would say, "Runway One-Zero," "Runway One-Nine (or one-niner if you want to be really picky), and "Runway Two-Two."

All we see in LAX is Heather Locklear and Blair Underwood bickering like schoolchildren at the elementary school playground. "I run the airport!" "No, I run the airport!" "No, I run the airport!" "I'm more important than you!" "No, I'm more important!" Absurd.

But I guess that this show has as much to do with airports and airplanes as shows like "Silk Stalkings" and "CSI" have to do with crime and detectives. All the audience wants to see is the beautiful people running around in their ultra-stylish clothing, trying to act all witty and important. This show is simply the latest installment of mindless prime-time idiotic crap.


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