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Airport

During the shooting for this, Jacqueline Bisset used to spend some time gathering herself before filming to get her character right. This, however, was time that Dean Martin could have been on the golf course. “Just do the lines, honey,” he said, “we’re not going to win Oscars for this.” Right again, Dino, but it’s not that bad really, though it’s a bit lengthy. Life and love in, on and around an airport (natch) constitutes the plot for this – oh, and a bomb – and presented George Kennedy with probably his only chance of being a romantic lead: at least, they never let him do it again. Burt Lancaster, Jean Seberg and Barry Nelson help make up the numbers.

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  1. Joe Patroni

    July 12, 2009 at 10:43 am

    Oh yes they did let George Kennedy be the romantic lead again, he does it once more in the nutzoid The Concorde: Airport 79 where we get to see him find romance late in life, complete with a scene where George and his new laydee relax naked on a sheepskin rug before a roaring hearth. That’s not even the most ridiculous bit, although it might be the bit you wish was left on the cutting room floor.

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