Airport (1970 movie)

1970 American disaster-drama film directed by George Seaton

Airport is a 1970 American drama movie. It is based on a novel by Arthur Hailey. It is about an airport almost being closed because of a snow storm while a mad suicide bomber is trying to blow up an airliner in flight.

Directed byGeorge Seaton
Produced byRoss Hunter
Written byArthur Hailey (novel)
George Seaton
StarringBurt Lancaster
Dean Martin
Jean Seberg
Jacqueline Bisset
George Kennedy
Helen Hayes
Van Heflin
Music byAlfred Newman
CinematographyErnest Laszlo
Distributed byUniversal Pictures
Release date
March 5, 1970 (1970-03-05)
Running time
137 minutes
CountryUnited States
Box office$100,489,151


  • Burt Lancaster as Mel Bakersfeld, airport manager
  • Dean Martin as Captain Vernon Demerest
  • Jean Seberg as Tanya Livingston
  • Jacqueline Bisset as Gwen Meighen, stewardess
  • George Kennedy as Joe Patroni, chief mechanic
  • Helen Hayes as Mrs. Ada Quonsett, stowaway
  • Van Heflin as D. O. Guerrero, airplane bomber
  • Maureen Stapleton as Inez Guerrero, wife of D.O. Guerrero
  • Barry Nelson as Captain Anson Harris
  • Dana Wynter as Cindy Bakersfeld, wife of Mel Bakersfeld
  • Lloyd Nolan as Harry Standish
  • Barbara Hale as Sarah Demerest (sister of Mel Bakersfeld, wife of Vern Demerest)
  • Gary Collins as Cy Jordan
  • Christopher Lloyd as Patron in diner (uncredited)



Airport has three sequels: Airport 1975, Airport '77, and The Concorde ... Airport '79.

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