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Airport 1975 (1974)




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Disaster thriller in which a 747 crashes in mid-air with a small private plane and is left pilotless. A female flight attendant tries to rescue it and land the doomed airplane.

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Charlton Heston
as Alan Murdock
Karen Black
as Nancy Pryor
George Kennedy
as Joe Patroni
Sid Caesar
as Barney
Susan Clark
as Mrs. Patroni
Helen Reddy
as Sister Ruth
Linda Blair
as Janice Abbott
Nancy Olson
as Abbott's Mother
Dana Andrews
as Small-Plane Pilot
Roy Thinnes
as Copilot
Myrna Loy
as Mrs. Devaney
Ed Nelson
as Rescue Pilot
Larry Storch
as TV Newsman
Martha Scott
as Sister Beatrice
Norman Fell
as Drinker
Kip Niven
as Lt. Thatcher
Conrad Janis
as Drinker
Beverly Garland
as Mrs. Freeman
Augusta Summerland
as Swanson's Secretary
Guy Stockwell
as Col. Moss
Alan Fudge
as Danton
Erik Estrada
as Navigator Julio
Ken Sansom
as Steward
Austin Stoker
as Air Force Sgt.
Brian Morrison
as Junior Patroni
John Lupton
as Oringer
Gene Dynarski
as 1st Friend
Irene Tsu
as Steward
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Critic Reviews for Airport 1975

All Critics (17) | Top Critics (1)

Airport 1975 is good, exciting, corny escapism and the kind of movie you would not want to watch as an in-flight film.

October 23, 2004 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

So 1974's Airport 1975 is exactly the kind of camp riot you would want if you wanted to scientifically explore how '70s one could get in less than two hours.

September 8, 2021 | Full Review…

There's nothing wrong with good old-fashioned disaster thrillers. Unfortunately, [Airport 1975] doesn't deliver.

December 10, 2019 | Full Review…

It isn't art, it isn't even pop art, but popcorn art, so bad that it's almost good, a lot funnier than Airport (though I suspect It wasn't meant to be).

October 29, 2019 | Full Review…


July 9, 2016 | Rating: 1.5/4 | Full Review…

A film that's so outlandish, it almost becomes a self-parody.

August 15, 2011 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Airport 1975

Pretty good sequel to Airport that is more of the same. The problem with these films is that they predictable, thus you know how it'll turn out. There's a slight variation in the plot with a twin engine plane slamming in the side of a Boeing 747 instead of a blizzard and a bomber, like in the first film. This sequel has a good cast, but like the first film, suffers from a so-so script that has limited potential. Airport 1975 is entertaining, but lacks effective build up, and the climax isn't that great. It's good fun from start to finish, but it's never anything special. The direction is unfocused at times, but it improves over the first one by being a bit more serious and not including tongue in cheek moments such as the stowaway in the first film, which was pretty annoying and made the film silly. If you're looking for a mindless disaster film, this is a good sequel, but it never is great. As a whole, this film is basically the same film as the first, except for a different plot, so don't expect anything new or really exciting. What's supposed to be thrilling is at times dull, but strangely this is still a good flick. I would view this one as a guilty pleasure. What's fun about this flick is that despite the fact it's a disaster film, it's one that you can't take too seriously, but that's what makes it good entertainment in the end. Nothing too special in terms of a sequel, this one still has enough entertainment value to make it worth seeing.

Alex roy
Alex roy

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Remember watching a few of these airport disaster films as a kid, always had a big budget for the time and A list actors, not bad films but ended up being quite a few in the end. Ok to pass the time.

Dean King
Dean King

Super Reviewer


I liked this Airport sequel a bit better than the first, but it still isn't as good as a disaster movie could be.

Aj V
Aj V

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