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Airport 1975

Rating:PG (N/A)
Genre:Drama, Action/Adventure, Suspense/Thriller
Release Date:October 18, 1974
Running time:107 minutes
Cast:Charlton Heston, Karen Black, George Kennedy, Gloria Swanson, Efrem Zimbalist Jr., Charlton Heston, Karen Black, George Kennedy, Gloria Swanson, Efrem Zimbalist Jr., Charlton Heston, Karen Black, George Kennedy, Gloria Swanson, Efrem Zimbalist Jr., Charlton Heston, Karen Black, George Kennedy, Gloria Swanson, Efrem Zimbalist Jr.
Director:Jack Smight, Jack Smight, Jack Smight, Jack Smight
Producer:William Frye, William Frye, William Frye, William Frye
Writer:Don Ingalls, Don Ingalls, Don Ingalls, Don Ingalls
Distributor:Universal Pictures, Universal Pictures, Universal Pictures, Universal Pictures

Description: 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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