Thursday, August 4, 2011

Movie Trailer Of The Day: The Concorde--Airport '79

I happened to catch a few minutes of this fine film recently and it made an impression. I had no idea a plane that size was capable of such aerobatics. But then, when George Kennedy is at the helm, anything is possible. Speaking of, don't miss the all-star cast list at the end.

You might be surprised to learn that the screenplay for this turd was written by Eric Roth, the Oscar-winning writer of movies like Forrest Gump, Munich and The Insider. I bet Eric wishes he could have this one back.



8 comments:

  1. Jimmie Walker, Charo and Avery Schreiber scream serious drama.

    It's interesting that trailers these days give you the entire gist of the film. With Airport '79, they just give you all the action and the ending. No idea what this is about and why people would try to shoot down the plain... except that Charo is on it.

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  2. I've had an explosive decompression just today.

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  3. Lefty - And John Davidson. He did "panic" in one scene. Or tried, anyway.

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  4. "panic" shouldn't involve "jazz hands". Just sayin'.

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  5. John Davidson, wow, that's a flash to the past. They just don't make them like this anymore--with good reason! :-)

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  6. I'll bet that the guy in the beginning is glad that he missed his flight, once he saw how the movie ended.

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  7. 1979 was a great year to be born. We got songs, movies, and it was not the 80s!

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  8. Sounds like the cast from some Love Boat episodes.

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