Cinema: Misnomer

AIRPORT '77

Directed by JERRY JAMESON Screenplay by MICHAEL SCHEFF and DAVID SPECTOR

Airport 77 has almost nothing to do with airports and even less to do with the way anybody lives or thinks in 1977. The previous airport movies at least managed to plug in to common aviation anxieties (engine failure, mid-air collisions), but the latest flying misnomer fails even at that feeble level.

This time the 747-load of fools consists of rich folks being ferried to an art-gallery opening in Palm Beach at the lavish expense of its owner (James Stewart). Also aboard are many of his paintings and a gang...

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