The Concorde--Airport '79

This time out, pilots Kennedy, Delon, and flight engineer Warner save half of Hollywood from an attack of electronic missiles, a near run-in with a French fighter jet, the loss of a cargo door, a crash landing in an Alpine snowbank, a runway landing with no brakes, and an explosion that occurs only seconds after tinsel-towners disembark. Meanwhile, reporter...read more

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This time out, pilots Kennedy, Delon, and flight engineer Warner save half of Hollywood from an attack of electronic missiles, a near run-in with a French fighter jet, the loss of a cargo door, a crash landing in an Alpine snowbank, a runway landing with no brakes, and an explosion that

occurs only seconds after tinsel-towners disembark. Meanwhile, reporter Blakely is sitting on incriminating evidence against Wagner, who is behind all the hijinks. The supersonic jet takes center stage, sparing audiences from most of the babbling of the two-dimensional characters. The picture's

one distinction is that there are more bedroom scenes and suicides than in any other airport movie. After all, it is the Concorde. This one grossed almost $9 million on first take-off.

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