Airport
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Airport had enough plot and enough star power in its cast for three feature films, and it only encompassed about half of the complexity or characters found in Arthur Hailey's best-selling potboiler. Essentially built around 12 harrowing hours at a major Midwestern airport, the film had everything an audience of the period could have wanted -- suspense, romance, drama, and comedy -- all spread across a vast canvas. Mel Bakersfeld (Burt Lancaster) is the manager of Lincoln Airport, facing a night beset by the worst blizzard in a decade, a wife (Dana Wynter) who announces she wants a divorce,… More
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 80%

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"Yes, it may be junk, but it's irresistible junk, like cotton candy, chicken nuggets or Gilligan's Island reruns."
‑ Matt Brunson, Creative Loafing
"One of the most embarrassing films to be nominated for Best Picture and other Oscars, Airport is a trashy flick that began the cycle of disaster movies; the spoof Airport is better and more enjoyable."
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
"Cheesy fun."
‑ Edward Johnson-Ott, NUVO Newsweekly
"Before there was Airplane! there was Airport, a surprisingly engaging disaster drama that ignited a trend."
‑ Wesley Lovell, Cinema Sight
"Old-fashioned and fairly stagy, but this great-granddaddy of disaster flicks has an undeniable old-fashioned charm."
‑ Scott Weinberg, eFilmCritic.com
"If it weren't for a mad bomber story line, it would be the perfect empty movie for airlines to show on long flights."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"It spawned a sub-genre, but it was old-fashioned when it was new."
‑ Ken Hanke, Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
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