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Airport '79: the Concorde

  • Drama
  • 1979
  • David Lowell Rich
  • 108 mins
  • PG

Summary

Disaster movie inspired by the film Airport, and based on the novel by Arthur Hailey, starring Alain Delon and Robert Wagner. When the supersonic plane becomes the centre of an illegal arms plot it endangers a goodwill flight to Moscow with Olympic athletes on board.

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Review

A star rating of 2 out of 5.

The fourth Airport movie goes supersonic and has more disaster-packed moments than the average genre entry. Taking a chance with the usual inedible in-flight food, pilots George Kennedy and Alain Delon also have to deal with a missile chasing the plane, an emergency landing with no brakes, various explosions and doors coming off, and a crash-landing into snow. It's very silly, but the starry cast (Robert Wagner, Sylvia Kristel, Eddie Albert) manages to be as over-the-top as the effects, making this a fun if incredibly mindless way to spend a couple of hours.

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Credits

Cast

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Captain Paul MetrandAlain Delon
Maggie WhelanSusan Blakely
Dr Kevin HarrisonRobert Wagner
IsabelleSylvia Kristel
Joe PatroniGeorge Kennedy
Eli SandeEddie Albert
FrancineBibi Andersson
MargaritaCharo
Robert PalmerJohn Davidson
Alicia RogovAndrea Marcovicci
Elaine GilbertCicely Tyson
Peter O'NeillDavid Warner
NelliMercedes McCambridge
Coach Fyodor MarkovAvery Schreiber
Amy SandeSybil Danning
Gretchen Monica Lewis
Dr Harold StoneNicolas Coster
William HalpernRobin Gammell
RescuerEd Begley Jr
FroelichJon Cedar
Young GirlSheila DeWindt
HenriPierre Jalbert
Mary ParkerKathleen Maguire
Carl ParkerMacon McCalman
IrinaStacy Heather Tolkin
PassengerSelma Archerd

Crew

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DirectorDavid Lowell Rich

Details

Guidance
May be edited for language.
Available on
video and DVD
Formats
Colour
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