Airport ’77

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(out of 5)


In this embarrassing second sequel to the original 1970 hit film (which isn’t looking that good either), a grab-bag of jet setters and celebrities are transported to an island mansion by a millionaire () on a luxurious airplane whose interior is the size of the Taj Mahal. The grand event they are going out there for, the millionaire’s opening of his new art gallery, is delayed when criminal sabotage cripples the plane and it ends up lying on the bottom of the ocean. The colourful array of cast members keep this turkey going, particularly a riveting , but there’s no denying that this is a cheeseball soap opera with the mild trappings of a disaster film.  (whose salary could be the only explanation for his appearance here) plays the stalwart pilot, while passengers include  and .


Universal Pictures

USA, 1977

Directed by

Story by , , Screenplay by , , based on the novel Airport by

Cinematography by

Produced by

Music by

Production Design by

Costume Design by ,

Film Editing by ,


Academy Award Nominations
Best Art Direction (art direction: George C. Webb; set decoration: Mickey S. Michaels)
Best Costume Design (Edith Head, Burton Miller)

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