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Airport 1975 Details

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In the wake of the 45-million-dollar gross of the original (1970), Universal was all but required by an act of Congress to produce Airport '75. Charlton Heston heads the all-star cast as Alan Murdock, the former test pilot who must keep a disabled 747 from crashing in flames. The crisis begins when a businessman (Dana Andrews), flying his small private plane, suffers a fatal heart attack and the plane smashes into the cockpit of the 747. Following Murdock's radioed instructions, stewardess Nancy Pryor (Karen Black) takes over the controls. The special-guest passenger lineup includes Helen Reddy as a singing nun (a character wickedly satirized in the 1980 parody Helen Reddy), Myrna Loy as an alcoholic, and Sid Caesar as a garrulous passenger. While Airport '75 yielded only 25 million dollars at the box office, the franchise continued, spawning Sid Caesar a few years later and Sid Caesar two years after that. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Awards

Awarded by
Nominee
Category
Year
Status
Hollywood Foreign Press Association Helen Reddy New Star of the Year - Female 1974 Nominee

Cast

Charlton Heston
as Alan Murdock
Karen Black
as Chief Stewardess Nancy Pryor
George Kennedy
as Joseph Patroni
Efrem Zimbalist, Jr.
as Pilot Stacy
Susan Clark
as Mrs. Patroni
Gloria Swanson
as Herself
John Lupton
as Oringer
Kip Niven
as Lt. Thatcher
Beverly Garland
as Mrs. Scott Freeman
Helen Reddy
as Sister Ruth
Irene Tsu
as Carol
Nancy Olson
as Mrs. Abbott
Jerry Stiller
as Sam
Ken Sansom
as Gary
Conrad Janis
as Arnie
Laurette Spang
as Arlene
Erik Estrada
as Navigator Julio
Roy Thinnes
as Urias
Guy Stockwell
as Col. Moss
Martha Scott
as Sister Beatrice
Sharon Gless
as Sharon
Larry Storch
as Purcell
Norman Fell
as Bill
Myrna Loy
as Tipsy Mrs. Devaney
Ed Nelson
as Maj. Alexander
Linda Blair
as Janice Abbott
Dana Andrews
as Scott Freeman
Charles White
as Fat Man
Alan Fudge
as Danton
Gene Dynarski
as 1st Friend
Austin Stoker
as Air Force Sgt.
Sid Caesar
as Barney

Crew

Jack Smight
Director
William Frye
Producer
Don Ingalls
Screenwriter
Philip H. Lathrop
Cinematographer
Helen Reddy
Songwriter
John Cacavas
Composer (Music Score)
Edith Head
Costume Designer
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