Airport ’77 (Movie review)

A private 747 is hijacked and crashes near the Bermuda Triangle, disabling the hijackers and trapping everyone underwater.

Boeing 747 underwater

Most people I have spoken to agree to say that from all four Airport movies, Airport ’77 is the best one, with most action and excitement. Find out more in this amazing story of a private Boeing 747 crashing in the Bermuda triangle. On board, many distinguished guests, a great art collection… and crooks after it, no matter what the cost. Continue reading “Airport ’77 (Movie review)”

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The Concorde … Airport ’79 (Movie review)

The maiden voyage of the Federation World Airlines Concorde is sabotaged: air-to-air missile, fighter plane attack, and decompression!

Patroni and Métrand (George Kennedy and Alain Delon)

The Concorde … Airport ’79 is the fourth and last film in the Airport series. It is the only Airport film that has a supersonic airliner, a series of armed air attacks, a decompression, a lot of screaming and panicking, all with a 1980s feel… and a lot of camp value! Continue reading “The Concorde … Airport ’79 (Movie review)”

Pandora’s Clock (Movie review)

Onboard Quantum flight 66, a passenger suddenly dies. Health authorities believe he was carrying a doomsday virus…

Rachel, Capt. Holland, Lancaster (Jane Leeves, Richard Dean Anderson and Robert Guillaume) and others on a promotional picture

Imagine if a deadly virus could be onboard a commercial flight right before Christmas. The passengers are to be quarantined. Nobody is to get off the plane, or the planet would be faced with an epidemic with proportions never seen before. This is the exciting story behind the 4-hour mini-series/movie Pandora’s Clock, based on the technothriller of the same name by John J. Nance. It was shown on NBC for the first time on November 10-11, 1996. Continue reading “Pandora’s Clock (Movie review)”

Airplane! (Movie review)

In this spoof of air disaster movies, the flight crew of a transcon flight suffers food intoxication, leaving no one aboard to fly the plane but Ted Striker!

Randy (Lorna Patterson) playing the guitar, knocking out the little girl’s IV

Surely you have seen (and loved) the Airport movies from the 1970s. But this is, according to Wikipedia, the movie that ended in beauty this decade of air disaster movies by making fun of them: Airplane! It’s a composite spoof of pretty much everything you remember from the 1970s… or think you know about it, including the 1971 made-for-TV movie Terror in The Sky (itself a remake of Zero Hour, written by Airport‘s Arthur Hailey.) Continue reading “Airplane! (Movie review)”

Free Fall (Movie review)

An airliner crashes exactly one year after another crash. Same airline, same type. More planes go down, all with uncanny resemblances…

Mark (Bruce Boxleitner) and Renee (Jaclyn Smith) examining a piece of wreckage.

At long last, I have been able to see this movie, not because it’s good, but because it is quite mediocre. Even a news service, giving descriptions and ratings to movies in my province, gave this movie a 6 (1 being a masterpiece and 7 being an extremely poor movie.) At first, it looks like your average promising little made-for-TV flick. But as the ridiculous story unfolds, you find out you were in for two hours of wondering: “is this a real movie?”
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