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Airport 1975 (1974)

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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.

Director:

Jack Smight

Writers:

Arthur Hailey (novel), Don Ingalls
Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Charlton Heston ... Alan Murdock
Karen Black ... Nancy Pryor
George Kennedy ... Joe Patroni
Efrem Zimbalist Jr. ... Captain Stacy
Susan Clark ... Helen Patroni
Helen Reddy ... Sister Ruth
Linda Blair ... Janice Abbott
Dana Andrews ... Scott Freeman
Roy Thinnes ... Urias
Sid Caesar ... Barney
Myrna Loy ... Mrs. Devaney
Ed Nelson ... Major John Alexander
Nancy Olson ... Mrs. Abbott
Larry Storch ... Glenn Purcell
Martha Scott ... Sister Beatrice
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Storyline

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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An all new motion picture inspired by the film AIRPORT based on the novel by Arthur Hailey! See more »

Genres:

Action | Drama | Thriller

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 October 1974 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Aeropuerto 1975 See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$3,000,000 (estimated)
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Universal Pictures See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Gloria Swanson and Nancy Olsen appeared in Sunset Boulevard (1950). See more »

Goofs

The Beechcraft Baron strikes the 747 from the front. This comes after Air Traffic Control has told the Baron's pilot that he is "Number two for landing behind a heavy jet." Even allowing for the Baron's pilot's discomfort & disorientation due to a heart attack, how does the small plane get turned around 180 degrees and on a collision course? See more »

Quotes

Mrs Devaney: Miss?
Nancy Pryor: You need something?
Mrs Devaney: I feel a little queasy. The altitude I guess. I'll have a bourbon... with a beer chaser.
Barney: Uh. Miss Devaney. Do you know what you just ordered? They call those boiler makers.
Mrs Devaney: I know.
Nancy Pryor: A bourbon with a beer chaser.
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Connections

Referenced in Mystery Science Theater 3000: Monster A-Go Go (1993) See more »

Soundtracks

Best Friend
Lyrics and Music by Helen Reddy and Ray Burton (as R. Burton)
Sung by Helen Reddy
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Somewhat Unintentionally Funny, But Still Enjoyable Sequel,
9 February 2006 | by greene515See all my reviews

'Airport 1975' is an enjoyable follow-up to the vintage original, which see's a small aircraft collide with a 747,and leaves two pilots dead and one blinded,the amusing and often spoofed plot, has the gorgeous Karen Black, pilot the stricken craft via radio contact, Charlton Heston, plays Blacks love interest,Who comes to her aid.

There is a fine cast of character actors involved in this guilty pleasure look out for Jerry Stiller,( father of Ben Stiller) Linda Blair,who was probably cast in desperate attempt to shake off her Exorcist image, her performance is sickly sweet you would swear she would start spinning her head! Comedy Legend,Sid Caesar, provides some laughs as a loud mouth bit part actor, Myrna Loy,is the alcoholic,whom Caesar tries to woo, popular singer Helen Reddy, is cast as a nun, who provides the films many unintentional moments which arguably inspired 'Airplane!s many laughs,

Despite the film's slating's over the years, 'Airport 1975' is an enjoyable romp from the time-capsule that is the 70's,


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