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90 Ratings

Airport 1975

Directed by Jack Smight
United States, 1974
Action, Drama, Thriller


A Boeing 747 flying from Washington to Los Angeles, is struck frontally by a small prop plane, injuring the captain and killing the co-pilot and the flight engineer.

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Airport 1975 Directed by Jack Smight

Awards & Festivals

Golden Globes (USA)

1975 | Nominee: Most Promising Newcomer - Female

Critics reviews

The first 40 minutes of Airport 1975 are really bad, stilted and flimsy. The film improves considerably, however, thanks to Smight’s solid technique and raw dramatic impetus once disaster strikes.
May 25, 2016
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Where to begin with this accidental comic classic, which gives its direct descendant—the Zucker-Abrahams-Zucker parody Airplane!, effectively the nail-in-the-coffin of the ‘70s disaster movie cycle—some very real competition in the guffaw department? Perhaps Reddy’s earnest serenade of young Ms. Blair with the bizarre ballad “Best Friend”?
February 26, 2015
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