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09-12-2012, 08:46 PM
1970 film Airport is the original aireplane disaster movie with scenario that everything that can go wrong in an airport and and in the air, does go wrong. Burt Lancaster is at the helm as Airport manager dealing with snow strom, stuck ariplane on the main runway and damaged Boeing 707 in the air headed for emergency landing.

Alot of good actors and actresses in this movie including Dean Martin, Jacqueline Bisset, and Goerge Kennedy as no holds barred trouble shooter. And an old lady is comical relief as she try to catch a free ride to Rome which won her (Helen Hayes) an Academy Award for her supporting role as an elderly stowaway.