In this day of cellphones in each person's pocket, metal detectors and x-ray scanners at each airport entrance, and TSA agents at every airport....AIRPORT had none of these. So to truly appreciate the film, you had to have been living in those days. Someone like Guerrero could have snuck a bomb on board.
Anyway, I saw it at age 15 and was completely sucked into the action.
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.