Airport '77 (1977)

Airport '77 (1977, USA) C-114m. SCOPE ** D: Jerry Jameson. Starring Jack Lemmon, Lee Grant, Brenda Vaccaro, Joseph Cotton, Olivia De Havilland, James Stewart, George Kennedy, Darren McGavin, Christopher Lee, Robert Foxworth, Robert Hooks, Monte Markham, Kathleen Quinlan, M. Emmet Walsh. Best of the AIRPORT sequels, this disaster thriller is about the maiden flight of billionaire Stewart's new airplane, which is carrying his daughter and grandson among other celebrities. When a trio of hijackers attempt to get contol over the aircraft, it crashes into the sea and sinks slowly. Will the rescue teams be there on time? Plot is only so-so, but cast is interesting and score (by John Cacavas) is excellent. Photographed by Philip H. Lathrop. Followed by THE CONCORDE: AIRPORT '79.


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