Airport

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DVD Features:

  • Rated: G
  • Run Time: 2 hours, 17 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Released:
  • Originally Released: 1970
  • Label: Universal Studios
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)

Performers, Cast and Crew:

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Major Awards:

Academy Awards 1970 - Best Supporting Actress: Helen Hayes

Entertainment Reviews:

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

Product Description:

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.

Plot 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.

Plot Keywords:

Action | Airplanes | All-Star | Classic | Disaster | Disasters | Epic | Essential Cinema | High Flying | Recommended | Rescue | Terrorism | Terrorists | Theatrical Release

Production 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.

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  • UPC: 025192183683
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