Cinema: Grounded

Somehow, they carted The VIPs from the Grand Hotel out to the Airport to make one of those old-fashioned Hollywood movies they don't make any more.

The kaleidoscopic plot, adapted from Arthur Hailey's bestselling novel, is absurdly complex, and the cast of a dozen stars scurries about to service it. Burt Lancaster lumbers about as Mel Bakersfield, manager of an unnamed metropolitan airport who is faced with the usual night of danger, laughter, suspense and heartbreak. Burt's main problem of the moment is the jetliner stuck in the snow out there on No....

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