Airport (1970)Closed Captioning
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Take a nonstop flight with an all-star cast to a world of tension-filled human drama in this trend-setting box office blockbuster. Based on Arthur Hailey's runaway bestseller, the emotion-charged adventure stars Burt Lancaster as the manager of a glamorous international airport who must juggle personal crises with professional responsibilities as he attempts to keep his blizzard torn facility open to rescue a bomb-damaged jetliner. The lavish Ross Hunter production co-stars a veritable Who's Who of Hollywood's most glittering personalities including Dean Martin, Jean Seberg, Jacqueline Bisset, George Kennedy, Van Heflin, Maureen Stapleton, Lloyd Nolan and Helen Hayes in the role that won her a second Oscar®. The often imitated but never duplicated movie milestone remains a gripping trip from suspenseful take-off to senses-shattering landing.
Best of The Lot
This first Airport is without a doubt the best of the series. There was good acting and George Kennedy was good as Patroni. The movies got a little corny as time went on, but this one was believable with good drama along with a bit of comedy.
It is a classic! I loved George Kennedy's character. "They don't call the emergencies, they all them Petronis"
Surely you can't be serious!
Impossible to take seriously if you've seen the Airplane! movies, but an enjoyable watch nonetheless.
- Genre: Drama
- Released: 1970
- © 1969 Universal Pictures and Ross Hunter Productions, Inc. All Rights Reserved.