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a2| Airport '75
ID:
USA 1974
Comments:
Director: Jack Smight
Screenplay: Arthur Hailey, Don Ingalls
Producer: Jennings Lang, William Frye
Cast: Charlton Heston, Karen Black, George Kennedy, Gloria Swanson, Efrem Zimbalist Jr.
Genre: Adventure

Running Time: 107
Aspect Ratio:  2.35:1 (NTSC Anamorphic Widescreen)
Sound: Dolby 2.0 Mono
Subtitles: English, Spanish, French
Features:
Studio:  Universal Pictures DVD Region:  1 PG
DVD Release:  Apr 2001 Discs:  1 (DVD) []
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Reviews:  In the wake of the 45-million-dollar gross of the original Airport (1970), Universal was all but required by an act of Congress to produce Airport '75. Charlton Heston heads the all-star cast as Alan Murdock, the former test pilot who must keep a disabled 747 from crashing in flames. The crisis begins when a businessman (Dana Andrews), flying his small private plane, suffers a fatal heart attack and the plane smashes into the cockpit of the 747. Following Murdock's radioed instructions, stewardess Nancy Pryor (Karen Black) takes over the controls. The special-guest passenger lineup includes Helen Reddy as a singing nun (a character wickedly satirized in the 1980 parody Airplane!), Myrna Loy as an alcoholic, and Sid Caesar as a garrulous passenger. While Airport '75 yielded only 25 million dollars at the box office, the franchise continued, spawning Airport '77 a few years later and Airport '79 two years after that. ~ Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide


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