Airport '77 (1977)




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Movie Info

A jet plane crashes into the ocean, stranding the surviving passengers and crew underwater with a limited oxygen supply and no easy way of escape. This disaster drama, which follows the subsequent rescue attempts, was the third entry in the popular Airport series.

Rating: PG
Genre: Drama, Action & Adventure, Mystery & Suspense
Directed By:
Written By: Hal Craig, Charles Kuenstle, Michael Scheff, David Spector
In Theaters:
On DVD: Jun 15, 1998
Universal Studios


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as Karen Wallace

as Eve Clayton

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as Emily Livingston

as Stan Buchek

as Martin Wallace

as Philip Stevens

as Joe Patroni

as Chambers

as Banker

as Frank Powers

as Ralph Crawford

as Dorothy

as Mrs. Stern

as Dr. Williams

as Lieutenant Tommy Nor...

as Cmdr. Gray

as Radioman

as Hunter

as Officer of the Deck

as Commander Reed

as Passenger

as Frogman #1

as Passenger

as Bonnie Stern

as Radar Room Controlle...

as Stewardess #3

as Controller #2

as Controller #1

as Passenger

as Lieutenant Commander

as Passenger

as Admiral Corrigan
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Critic Reviews for Airport '77

All Critics (8) | Top Critics (3)

Full Review… | March 26, 2009
Top Critic

Full Review… | February 9, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

Full Review… | May 9, 2005
New York Times
Top Critic

This trashy adventure-melodrama is the second in the film series that began in 1970.

Full Review… | June 22, 2011

Please ground all future Airport movies. The first was fine, and enough.

February 23, 2008

The sequels got progressively sillier, but the body counts are still fun to tally.

April 3, 2005

Audience Reviews for Airport '77

Third film in the series departs from the first two films and offers something new. The plot works well enough to keep you interested from start to finish, and though it's nothing special, it's actually an improvement over the previous films. However like the first two in the series, this entry still has its limitations. Despite its good plot, and its effort to try something different, the film's script suffers from underdeveloped writing. However the cast here are good and it is one of the best casts in any Airport films. I really enjoyed the film, and this is the perfect little thriller to watch if you're looking for mindless entertainment. But like every other film in the series, don't expect a superb film, and you're sure to enjoy it. I thought this was an underrated entry in the series and because it departs from the first two films, it does something new and exciting. As a disaster flick, this third film works well, and along with the first film in the franchise, I'd have to say this is the best one. However, all of the entries have their strengths and weaknesses. As a third film usually is one of the worst films in the series, this is not the case with Airport '77 is a good film filled with suspense, thrills and has you hooked from start to finish. Disaster films of the 70's were meant as pure popcorn flicks, silly, yet very enjoyable. If you enjoyed the first two films, check this one out. Despite its flaws, this one is good due to good performances from the cast that are good in their roles, and make the film what it is.

Alex roy

Super Reviewer

Another airport disaster film, if I remember right this was interesting as it dealt with a plane that had crashed and was deep underwater in the ocean. Quite an intriguing film as they try to problem solve how to save the passengers.

Dean King

Super Reviewer

This movie follows the same formula as the other airport movies, but I think it has the most stars yet of the series. It's rather slow going, but the ending is pretty cool (until they remind you that it's not a real story, which was stupid). Overall, it's just okay.

Aj V

Super Reviewer

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