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 »
Mr. Phillip Stevens is flying in a load of V.I.P.s to the grand opening of his art collection when a trio of hijackers knock out the passengers with gas and try to steal the priceless cargo of art treasures. But everything goes wrong for the hijackers when the 747 crashes in the Bermuda triangle. While the passengers remain alive in the shallow water, a daring rescue operation is planned to bring the plane up without breaking it in two.Written by
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George Kennedy doesn't show up until an hour into the film and has three short scenes with about 90 seconds of total screen time, far less than in any of the other "Airport" movies. See more »
The plane left New York in daylight and travels approximately 1,300 miles to St. George, a fictional island in the Caribbean (by the description, not St. George, Florida). The cruising speed of a 747 is just over 500 miles an hour. Counting ascent and descent, this is a trip of about three hours.
When the plane goes down and the passengers begin to assess the situation and injuries are being treated, and around twenty minutes of story-time has passed, the doctor checks on the pianist. As he does so, he passes a daylight clock, which features a scrolling backlit map. The map shows it to be noon over central Australia. This is approximately ten hours behind the location of the crash. The plane clearly does not take off when at approximately 6:00 p.m., this would bring us to around 9:00 p.m. The plane is shown to crash shortly after dusk. According to the map it is actually 2:00 a.m. local time. See more »
Before the end credits, this text appears. "The incident portrayed in the film is fictional; the rescue capabilities utilized by the Navy are real". See more »
In deleted scenes shown in the television version, Brian Morrison appears again for the second time as Joseph Patroni, Jr, having previously been seen on-screen as Joe Jr. in the theatrical version of Airport 1975, and later appearing as Joe Jr. in deleted scenes shown in the television version of The Concorde: Airport '79. See more »
Airport '77 is the second sequel in the Airport franchise.Boeing 747 is carrying some valuable art of wealthy philanthropist Philip Stevens.A group of art thieves hijack the plane and soon they crash it to the Bermuda triangle.The passengers survive but for how long? Jerry Jameson's disaster movie from 1977 is a mighty entertaining movie.It's packed with the brightest stars.James Stewart is Philip Stevens.Jack Lemmon is Captain Don Gallagher.That's two of my favorite actors.The real lady Olivia de Havilland plays Emily Livingston.Joseph Cotten plays Nicholas St. Downs III.George Kennedy is Joe Patroni.Christopher Lee is Martin Wallace.Lee Grant is Karen Wallace.M.Emmett Walsh plays Dr.Williams.So there are many great stars in a great jam.Airport '77 offers many intense moments under the water.Everybody not suffering from claustrophobia should see this.
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