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The Concorde ... Airport '79 (1979)

Preceeded by: Airport '77 (1977)

Director:
David Lowell Rich

COUNTRY
USA

Genre
Disaster

NORWEGIAN TITLE
Airport '80: Concorde

RUNNING TIME
113 minutes

Producer:
Jennings Lang

Screenwriter (based on a story by Jennings Lang):
Eric Roth


Cast includes:

CHARACTER ACTOR/ACTRESS RATING

Capt. Paul Metrand

Alain Delon

Maggie Whelan

Susan Blakely

Kevin Harrison

Robert Wagner

Isabelle

Sylvia Kristel -

Capt. Joseph "Joe" Patroni

George Kennedy

Eli Sands

Eddie Albert -
Francine Bibi Andersson -
Margarita Charo -
Henri Pierre Jalbert -
Robert Palmer John Davidson -

Alicia Rogov

Andrea Marcovicci -

Loretta

Martha Raye -

Elaine

Cicely Tyson -

Boise

Jimmie Walker -

Peter O'Neill

David Warner -

Nelli

Mercedes McCambridge -

 

Review

The visual effects and action choreography is campy in this fourth and final installment in the Airport series, but the plot is fairly refreshing and engaging with its European style and overdrawn antics, making The Concorde quite an entertaining watch. It's a picture that comes off as simultaneously lavish and cheap, clever and moronic, inventive and self-destructive. Alain Delon plays the pilot with a drowsy disinterest. But he's still his usual sexy self, of course. Written by a young Eric Roth (Forrest Gump, Benjamin Button), scored by Lalo Schifrin.

Copyright 02.03.2022 Fredrik Gunerius Fevang

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