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Airport
- Burt Lancaster

Overview - One of the original "disaster" movies, this all-star nail-biter follows a series of emergencies at a large Midwestern airport on a snowy night. The weather's bad enough, but then a passenger threatens to blow up an inbound plane. Based on Arthur Hailey's novel.  Read more...

 
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Overview

One of the original "disaster" movies, this all-star nail-biter follows a series of emergencies at a large Midwestern airport on a snowy night. The weather's bad enough, but then a passenger threatens to blow up an inbound plane. Based on Arthur Hailey's novel. Sequels include Airport 1975, Airport '77 and The Concorde - Airport '79 and dozens of other catastrophe epics built from the same blueprint.

Awards:
1970 - Academy Awards - Best Supporting Actress Winner

Cast List

George Seaton - Director/Prod./Screenwriter
Alfred Newman - Composer/Conductor/D.1970
Preston Ames - Oscar winning production designer, AN AMERICAN IN PARIS
E. Preston Ames - Oscar winning production designer, AN AMERICAN IN PARIS
Henry Hathaway - American Director
Ross Hunter - Producer
Martin Fuss - Producer
Barry Nelson - American Stage/TV Actor
Robert Neilson - American Stage/TV Actor
Barbara Hale - American Actress, PERRY MASON TV Series and Films
George Kennedy - American actor, COOL HAND LUKE
Arthur Hailey - American Novelist, AIRPORT
Lloyd Nolan - American actor, MICHAEL SHAYNE series
Gary Collins - American TV Personality
Van Heflin - American Actor
Maureen Stapleton - American actress, REDS
Jean Seberg - American actress
Dana Wynter - British Actress
Dagmar Wynter - British Actress
Ernest Laszlo - Hungarian Director of Photography/in USA
Edith Head - Oscar winning costume designer, THE STING
Alexander Golitzen - Oscar winning production designer, SPARTACUS
Dean Martin - Actor/Crooner/Comedian teamed with Jerry Lewis
Dino Paul Crocetti - Actor/Crooner/Comedian teamed with Jerry Lewis
Helen Hayes - Hollywood legend
Helen Hayes Brown - Hollywood legend
Jessie Royce Landis - American Character Actress
Burt Lancaster - Oscar-winning actor, FROM HERE TO ETERNITY, ELMER GANTRY
Burton Stephen Lancaster - Oscar-winning actor, FROM HERE TO ETERNITY, ELMER GANTRY
Stuart Gilmore - American Director/Editor

 
Details
    DVD Format
  • Format: DVD
  • Run Time: 137
  • Color Format: Color
  • UPC: 025192126437
  • Genre: Drama
  • Rating: G (MPAA)
  • Release Date: September 2012

Related Categories:
Movies > Action/Adventure

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Synopsis:
A crazed bomber aboard a jet threatens the passengers -- even as a raging snowstorm promises to shut down the airport and prevent rescuers from reaching the plane. As the large-scale disaster plays out, smaller personal dramas unfold, too -- crumbling marriages, unplanned pregnancies, and stowaways on the doomed plane.

Notes:
Academy Award Nominations: 10, including Best Picture, Best (Adapted) Screenplay. Academy Awards: Best Supporting Actress--Helen Hayes. This film cost $10 million, earned $40 million, and spawned 3 sequels. Shot in Technicolor and Todd-AO.

Reviews:
"[With] George Kennedy, the undisputed King of Disaster Movies..." - 06/04/2004 Entertainment Weekly, p.34-5

 
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