A star-studded; bland and rambling mess, fraught with stock cliche characters, dialogue, and plot devices.
One of my least favorite films to ever be nominated for the Best Picture Academy Awards. Based on the best selling book, "Airport" is one of the first of the disaster movies that started in the 1970's.
An all-star cast, including Burt Lancaster, Dean Martin, George Kennedy, and Oscar winning perforamnace for Helen Hayes, live through a disaster centering around a midwest airport.
Burt Lancaster, Dean Martin, Jacqueline Bisset, Jean Seberg, George Kennedy and Gary Collins all star in the first Airport film, based on the novel by Arthur Haley (Roots).
It's about a aircraft held hostage by an unstable bomber. The movie is extremely dated but it did pave the way for 2 superior sequels and one not so much. 3 out of 5 So Says the Soothsayer.
I own this DVD.
This one isn't a bad story but it takes a while to warm but once it's up in the air the film gets much better.
This boasts an all star cast & no film in the seventies is complete with George Kennedy he is a riot in this film so entertaining to watch.
Filled with some tense scenes & classic practical special effects it's a fun watch but a little dated.