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The Concorde... Airport '79 (1979)

PG
113 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

American based Federation World Airlines has just acquired a Concorde jet, which will make its inaugural commercial flight from Washington, D.C. to Paris, and then to Moscow as a goodwill gesture prior to the 1980 Olympic Games. Among ...See moreAmerican based Federation World Airlines has just acquired a Concorde jet, which will make its inaugural commercial flight from Washington, D.C. to Paris, and then to Moscow as a goodwill gesture prior to the 1980 Olympic Games. Among those on board is Maggie Whelan, a television reporter, who is taking both legs of the trip. Just after boarding at Dulles International Airport, she receives documents conclusively and unequivocally stating that her boyfriend, Dr. Kevin Harrison, the Chairman of Harrison Industries, an aerospace contractor, is complicit in illegally selling arms to enemy regimes. Regardless, Maggie loves Kevin, who vows to do the right thing by making a public statement to his illegal activities. Maggie also intends on making an on-air report of the story once she arrives in Moscow. Kevin, however, has other thoughts. He plans on destroying the documents, the most convenient way being to bring down the Concorde with Maggie aboard, initially having the attack on the plane as a technical error, then pinning the attack on one of the many activist groups opposed to the Concorde itself, or the upcoming Olympics. Concorde pilots Joe Petroni and Paul Metrand do whatever they have to to combat the attacks on the plane, the masterminds behind of which they nor Maggie are aware. Written by Huggo See less
Writers
Arthur Hailey (novel "Airport") | Jennings Lang (story) | Eric Roth (screenplay)
Cinematographer
Philip H. Lathrop (as Philip Lathrop)
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$ 14,000,000
Gross (USA)
$ 13,015,688
Gross (World)
$ 13,015,688
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Release date
Aug 17, 1979 (United States)

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Alain Delon
Capt. Paul Metrand Capt. Paul Metrand   See fewer
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Susan Blakely
Maggie Whelan Maggie Whelan   See fewer
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Robert Wagner
Dr. Kevin Harrison Dr. Kevin Harrison   See fewer
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Sylvia Kristel
Isabelle Isabelle   See fewer
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George Kennedy
Capt. Joe Patroni Capt. Joe Patroni   See fewer
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Eddie Albert
Eli Sands Eli Sands   See fewer
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Bibi Andersson
Francine Francine   See fewer
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Charo
Margarita Margarita   See fewer
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John Davidson
Robert Palmer Robert Palmer   See fewer
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Andrea Marcovicci
Alicia Rogov Alicia Rogov   See fewer
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Martha Raye
Loretta Loretta   See fewer
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Cicely Tyson
Elaine Elaine   See fewer
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Jimmie Walker
Boisie Boisie   See fewer
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David Warner
Peter O'Neill Peter O'Neill   See fewer
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Avery Schreiber
Coach Markov Coach Markov   See fewer
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Monica Lewis
Gretchen Gretchen   See fewer
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Nicolas Coster
Dr. Stone Dr. Stone   See fewer
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Robin Gammell
William Halpern William Halpern   See fewer
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Ed Begley Jr.
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Jon Cedar
Froelich Froelich   See fewer
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Sheila Wills
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Kathleen Maguire
Mary Parker Mary Parker   See fewer
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Macon McCalman
Carl Parker Carl Parker   See fewer
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Selma Archerd
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Brian Cutler
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Michèle Lesser
Carla (as Michele Lesser) Carla (as Michele Lesser)   See fewer
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Conrad E. Palmisano
Cooper (as Conrad Palmisano) Cooper (as Conrad Palmisano)   See fewer
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Jerry Prell
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Gus Rethwisch
Gregori (as Bernard 'Gus' Rethwisch) Gregori (as Bernard 'Gus' Rethwisch)   See fewer
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Leonora Wolpe
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Gabrielle Rossillon
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Aharon Ipalé
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Isobel Estorick
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Laurie Hagen
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James R. Parkes
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James Leigh
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Jean Turlier
Robelle Robelle   See fewer
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Jean-Philippe Ancelle
French Security Guard #1 (as Jean P. Ancelle) French Security Guard #1 (as Jean P. Ancelle)   See fewer
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Uta Taeger
French Security Guard #2 French Security Guard #2   See fewer
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Robert Kerman
Dulles Controller Dulles Controller   See fewer
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Doug Christenson
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American Olympic Team Coach American Olympic Team Coach   See fewer
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Bob Courts
American Olympic Athlete (as Robert Courts) American Olympic Athlete (as Robert Courts)   See fewer
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Margolyn Curtis
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Stoney Jackson
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Russian Olympic Athlete (as Daryl Lynn Wood) Russian Olympic Athlete (as Daryl Lynn Wood)   See fewer
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Controller (uncredited) Controller (uncredited)   See fewer
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J.D. Cannon
Lt. John Ratcliff (TV version) (uncredited) Lt. John Ratcliff (TV version) (uncredited)   See fewer
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Chief Superintendent Morabito (TV version) (uncredited) Chief Superintendent Morabito (TV version) (uncredited)   See fewer
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Mikhail (uncredited) Mikhail (uncredited)   See fewer
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Russian Olympic Athelete (uncredited) Russian Olympic Athelete (uncredited)   See fewer
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Harry Shearer
Jeffrey Marx (voice) (uncredited) Jeffrey Marx (voice) (uncredited)   See fewer
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Mrs. Patroni (uncredited) Mrs. Patroni (uncredited)   See fewer
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Russian gymnast (uncredited) Russian gymnast (uncredited)   See fewer
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