The Concorde... Airport '79
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The fourth Airport film may be the silliest of them all, as George Kennedy returns, this time co-piloting with Alain Delon. The plane is on its way to the Moscow Olympics, has a bomb on board, and gets fired upon with missiles that necessitate flying upside-down. A look at the cast list resembles a bad episode of Fantasy Island, but it's always fun to see shameless touches like casting Mercedes McCambridge (Johnny Guitar) as the coach of the Soviet team. If you don't understand the significance of that choice, you may find this film more tedious than laughable, but fans of bad movies… More

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"A deafening sonic yawn signs off this desperate finale to Universal's Arthur Hailey-inspired quartet of in-flight entertainments."
‑ , Time Out
"The picture's one distinction is that there are more bedroom scenes and suicides than in any other airport movie."
‑ , TV Guide's Movie Guide
"Aeronautically and otherwise, it's a bumpy trip."
‑ Janet Maslin, New York Times
"Easily the silliest entry in a series chock-full of silly entries. Not among the very worst disaster flicks, but surely you could find something better."
‑ Scott Weinberg,
"Unintentional comedy still seems the Airport series' forte, although excellent special effects work, and some decent dramatics help Concorde take off."
‑ Variety Staff, Variety
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