Airport Poster

Release Date: 1970

DVD Release Date: May 1st, 2001

G|2 hr 17 min

Plot Summary
In this large-ensemble disaster movie, Mel Bakersfeld (Burt Lancaster), the general manager of a Chicago-area airport, must contend with a massive snowstorm and other issues, both work-related and personal, while the troubled D.O. Guerrero (Van Heflin) threatens to blow up an airliner. As pilot Vernon Demerest (Dean Martin) attempts to calm Guerrero down and dissuade him from setting off explosives on the plane, tensions increase in the air and on the ground, and danger is imminent.

Cast: Burt Lancaster, Dean Martin, Jacqueline Bisset, George Kennedy, Helen Hayes, Jean Seberg, Van Heflin, Maureen Stapleton

Director: George Seaton

Genres: Thriller

Production Co: Universal/Universal Int

Keywords: Quest, Tense, Rescue, Melodramatic, Emotional, Suspenseful, 1970s, Wife


Nominated Best Motion Picture - Drama
Nominated Costume Design
Nominated Cinematography
Nominated Music (Original Score)
Nominated Best Original Score - Motion Picture
Nominated Art Direction
Nominated Film Editing
Nominated Best Picture
Nominated Sound
Nominated Writing (Screenplay - Based on Material From Another Medium)