directed by George Seaton
List(s):"Movie One"
Category: "Action/Adventure"
Year of Release:1970
Date Added:01/18/2015
Date Watched:03/11/2016
Description:Where to start. A disturbed man (Van Heflin) has a bomb on a plane bound for Rome. The pilot, Vernon (Dean Martin) is dealing with that while also figuring out what to do with his pregnant girlfriend, stewardess Gwen (Jacqueline Bisset) and elderly stowaway Ada (Helen Hayes). The mad guy explodes the bomb in the bathroom and is sucked out. Gwen is injured. The plane turns back to the airport in Lincoln where head guy Mel (Burt Lancaster) is dealing with a failing marriage to Cindy (Dana Wynter), a flirtation with fellow airport employee Tanya (Jean Seberg) and a plane that is stuck on the runway. Patroni (George Kennedy) is doing everything he can to move the stuck plane before the crippled plan lands. He manages to get it out of the way at the last minute and the plane lands safely.
My Rating:6

Reviews for Airport

Review - Airport

Not a movie I'd ever want to see a second time, but better than I expected. The two main characters, played by Burt Lancaster (who hated the film) and Dean Martin, both were neglecting their wives and chasing younger women. The Jean Seberg/Burt Lancaster relationship made sense, I guess, because their characters worked together and were closer in age. The Dean Martin/Jacqueline Bisset relationship was ridiculous because nobody as classy and attractive as that would settle for him. This was the first of the spate of disaster films and was more of a soap opera than a straight disaster. The airport and airplane scenes seems authentic to me, but what do I know.
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