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Airport (5-Mar-1970)

Director: George Seaton

Writer: George Seaton

From novel: Airport by Arthur Hailey

Music Composed and Conducted by: Alfred Newman

Producer: Ross Hunter

Keywords: Action/Adventure, Disaster

A suicidal bomber threatens a Transatlantic flight as Lincoln International Airport is in danger of being closed on account of snow. Often approaching soap opera, this Grand Hotel (1932) of the airport is the granddaddy of all disaster movies. Helen Hayes won an Oscar for Best Supporting Actress; received 9 additional nominations including Best Picture, another for Best Supporting Actress, Best Adaptation, Best Cinematography and Best Original Score.

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NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Whit Bissell
Actor
25-Oct-1909 5-Mar-1996 The Time Tunnel
Jacqueline Bisset
Actor
13-Sep-1944   The Deep
Gary Collins
Actor
30-Apr-1938 13-Oct-2012 Host of The Home Show
Lisa Gerritsen
Actor
21-Dec-1957   Bess Lindstrom on Mary Tyler Moore
Virginia Grey
Actor
22-Mar-1917 31-Jul-2004 Hullabaloo
Barbara Hale
Actor
18-Apr-1921   Della Street on Perry Mason
Helen Hayes
Actor
10-Oct-1900 17-Mar-1993 First Lady of the Theater
Van Heflin
Actor
13-Dec-1910 23-Jul-1971 Till the Clouds Roll By
George Kennedy
Actor
18-Feb-1925   Airport, Naked Gun
Burt Lancaster
Actor
2-Nov-1913 20-Oct-1994 Elmer Gantry
Jessie Royce Landis
Actor
25-Nov-1896 2-Nov-1972 North by Northwest
Dean Martin
Singer
7-Jun-1917 25-Dec-1995 Member of Rat Pack
Barry Nelson
Actor
16-Apr-1920 7-Apr-2007 Yank on the Burma Road
Lloyd Nolan
Actor
11-Aug-1902 27-Sep-1985 Dr. Chegley on Julia
Paul Picerni
Actor
1-Dec-1922 12-Jan-2011 Lee Hobson on The Untouchables
Jean Seberg
Actor
13-Nov-1938 8-Sep-1979 Saint Joan
Maureen Stapleton
Actor
21-Jun-1925 13-Mar-2006 Won an Oscar for playing Emma Goldman
Dana Wynter
Actor
8-Jun-1931 5-May-2011 Sink the Bismarck!

CAST

Starring
Burt Lancaster   ...   Mel Bakersfeld
Dean Martin   ...   Vernon Demerest
Jean Seberg   ...   Tanya Livingston
Jacqueline Bisset   ...   Gwen Meighen
George Kennedy   ...   Patroni
Helen Hayes   ...   Ada Quonsett
Van Heflin   ...   D. O. Guerrero
Also Starring
Maureen Stapleton   ...   Inez Guerrero
Barry Nelson   ...   Anson Harris
Dana Wynter   ...   Cindy
Lloyd Nolan   ...   Harry Standish
Barbara Hale   ...   Sarah
Gary Collins   ...   Cy Jordan
Co-Starring
John Findlater   ...   Peter Coakley
Jessie Royce Landis   ...   Mrs. Harriet DuBarry Mossman
Larry Gates   ...   Commissioner Ackerman
Peter Turgeon   ...   Marcus Rathbone
Whit Bissell   ...   Mr. Davidson
with
Virginia Grey   ...   Mrs. Schultz
Eileen Wesson   ...   Judy
Paul Picerni   ...   Dr. Compagno
Robert Patten   ...   Capt. Benson
Clark Howat   ...   Bert Weatherby
Lew Brown   ...   Reynolds
Ilana Dowding   ...   Roberta Bakersfeld
Lisa Gerritsen   ...   Libby Bakersfeld
Jim Nolan   ...   Fr. Steven Lonigan
Patty Poulsen   ...   Joan
Ena Hartman   ...   Ruth
Malila Saint Duval   ...   Maria
Sharon Harvey   ...   Sally
Albert Reed   ...   Lt. Ordway
Jodean Russo   ...   Marie Patroni
Nancy Ann Nelson   ...   Bunnie
Dick Winslow   ...   Mr. Schultz
Lou Wagner   ...   Schuyler Schultz
Janis Hansen   ...   Sister Katherine Grace
Mary Jackson   ...   Sister Felice
Shelly Novack   ...   Rollings
Chuck Daniel   ...   Parks
Charles Brewer   ...   Diller

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