A prototype, commercial 747, en route for a museum opening in Palm Beach, is hijacked and crashes into the Bermuda Triangle. The pilot (Jack Lemmon) and Chief Executive (Brenda Vacarro) must keep the passengers safe and sane while awaiting rescue. Pilot Don Gallagher (Lemmon) enlists the aid of stalwart a entrepreneur (Christopher Lee) to help him launch a lifeboat to the surface of the water. One of them is successful, one dies in an underwater explosion. The United States Navy attempts to raise the downed plane from the bed of the ocean. Aboard is the estranged daughter of the plane's owner, James Stewart, in a wasted role. George Kennedy returns to the "Airport" franchise as Joe Patroni but his role is so brief, you might blink and miss it.
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The review of this Movie prepared by Joan C. Sellarole
Airport 77 is different from movies of it's kind in the fact that it focusses more on the mode of the rescue operation than on mid-air panic. A Boeing 747 manned by Captain Joe Patroni(George Kennedy) is carrying a bevy of distinguished citizens, who are being flown in by the wealthy Philip Stevens (James Stewart) to the opening of his new art museum. Apart from the celebrities however, the plane is also carrying some invaluable pieces of art - and that is precisely what some hijackers are after. However, things don't go according to plan for the air-pirates for too long. In the melee, the plane goes out of control and dives into the ocean over the Bermuda Triangle. As the aircraft sinks to the ocean floor, the ground staff plan a mammoth rescue operation - attempting what has never been tried before. To lay a huge balloon under the aircraft, inflate it and use the air pressure to bring the aircraft up - in one piece!
The review of this Movie prepared by Biswa