• Publication date: December 28, 2009

Airport

Disaster strikes an airport and officials race to avert a more severe tragedy.

Program data

Duration: 90

Production Year: 1970

MBC 2:

March 19, 2012 06:30 (KSA) ~ March 19, 2012 05:30 (CLT)

A disgruntled airline employee with a history of mental illness and a background in pyrotechnics has just purchased a life insurance policy, and intends to commit suicide aboard a flight.  Crew members become aware of the plot and attempt to reason with the man, though their efforts are severely hindered at the last moment.

 

On the ground harsh weather conditions have blocked the runway, preventing the endangered plane from making an emergency landing.  What follows are minute by the minute coordination efforts by airport officials to avert a horrible catastrophe.

 

Airport won an Oscar, a Golden Globe, and was nominated for a Grammy Award.  The picture grossed $100 million at the box office -- ten times its $10 million budget.  When adjusted for inflation that equals a $557 million profit.

Directed by: George Seaton

 

Starring:

 

  • Burt Lancaster
  • Dean Martin
  • Jean Seberg
  • Jacqueline Bisset
  • George Kennedy
  • Helen Hayes