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Airport (1970 movie)

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Directed by George Seaton
Produced by Ross Hunter
Written by Arthur Hailey (novel)
George Seaton
Starring Burt Lancaster
Dean Martin
Jean Seberg
Jacqueline Bisset
George Kennedy
Helen Hayes
Van Heflin
Music by Alfred Newman
Cinematography Ernest Laszlo
Distributed by Universal Pictures
Release date
March 5, 1970 (1970-03-05)
Running time
137 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Budget $10,000,000
Box office $100,489,151

Airport is a 1970 American drama movie, based on the novel by Arthur Hailey. It is about an airport almost being closed because of the snow storm while a mad bomber is trying to blow up an airliner in flight.


  • Burt Lancaster as Mel Bakersfeld, airport manager
  • Dean Martin as Captain Vernon Demerest
  • Jean Seberg as Tanya Livingston
  • Jacqueline Bisset as Gwen Meighen, stewardess
  • George Kennedy as Joe Patroni, chief mechanic
  • Helen Hayes as Mrs. Ada Quonsett, stowaway
  • Van Heflin as D. O. Guerrero, airplane bomber
  • Maureen Stapleton as Inez Guerrero, wife of D.O. Guerrero
  • Barry Nelson as Captain Anson Harris
  • Dana Wynter as Cindy Bakersfeld, wife of Mel Bakersfeld
  • Lloyd Nolan as Harry Standish
  • Barbara Hale as Sarah Demerest (sister of Mel Bakersfeld, wife of Vern Demerest)
  • Gary Collins as Cy Jordan
  • Christopher Lloyd as Patron in diner (uncredited)


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