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Average of 110 ratings: 3.1 Stars

1970 M Parental guidance is recommended for younger viewers.

The #1 novel of the year - now a motion picture!

Burt Lancaster and Dean Martin head an all-star cast in this classic disaster film from producer Ross Hunter, for which Helen Hayes received her second Oscar. On the ground, manager Mel Bakersfield (Lancaster) juggles lover Jean Seberg and wife Dana Wynter while coping with a blizzard, aided by mechanic George Kennedy (who returned in all three sequels). In the sky, Capt. Vern Demerest (Martin) must maintain control of a 707 with his pregnant stewardess girlfriend (Jacqueline Bisset), a sly stowaway (Hayes), and a bomb-toting maniac (Van Heflin) aboard. Often imitated but never equalled, this box office hit was adapted by ACADEMY AWARD winner George Seaton from the bestseller by Arthur Hailey.

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130 minutes

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2.35:1 Widescreen 16x9 Enhanced
English for the Hearing Impaired, Dutch, German, Swedish, Danish, Norwegian, Finnish
English Dolby Digital 2.0 mono, German Dolby Digital 2.0 mono

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3 by Gundog

A nostalgic look at what started the whole raft of Airport movies. This one is still the best and most believable. Well cast and well directed, it is a worthwhile trip down memory lane.

3 by Youngatheart

Have always enjoyed this movie - and in spite of a bit of ageing, the plot held up pretty well. We enjoyed the suspense and most of all, seeing all those famous stars of yesteryear!

3.5 by CheeseFunnel

It's hard not to view this movie in an ironic manner given the subsequent parodies. But that still doesn't stop it being a ton of cheesy fun. How did Jean Seberg go from 'Breathless' to this?