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Airport ’77

The one with Jack Lemmon, clearly raising the money for that beach house in Malibu, though not a patch on Robert Wagner’s (not quite) finest hour, The Concorde: Airport ’79 which we love if only because there aren’t very many opportunities for British technical innovation to be highlighted in such dramatic fashion nowadays or that would have any resonance in America to the extent that someone would fashion a crappy film with a ludicrous premise around them. We don’t think that, for instance, HOTOL: An Air-Breathing Engine Too Far is in any danger of being greenlit in the forseeable future.

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  1. Cindylover1969

    August 30, 2009 at 9:30 am

    Also the only one where the plane actually crashes.

  2. retro-dave

    December 6, 2010 at 5:08 pm

    Don’t forget that this one has Gil Gerard (Buck Rogers) in, so it has its place in Cult History but the best of the bunch is Airport ’75 with the king of the disaster movies – Chuck Heston!!!

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