History Film / Airport

12th Apr '18 10:33:56 AM Silverblade2
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* InfantImmortality: Benjy and Bonnie survive, although Bonnie is seriously injured.

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* InfantImmortality: ImprobableInfantSurvival: Benjy and Bonnie survive, although Bonnie is seriously injured.
8th Apr '18 3:11:30 PM LongTallShorty64
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''Airport'' itself spawned three sequels: ''Airport 1975'', ''Airport 1977'', and ''The Concorde... Airport '79'' ([[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin in a Concorde!]]). A TV-movie and miniseries was also created in the aftermath of ''Airport''; ''Film/SanFranciscoInternationalAirport''. (The miniseries simply dropped the word Airport). Today, it's probably best known for having inspired ''Film/{{Airplane}}'', TheParody of '70s disaster movies. For a while this franchise was something of an employment agency for older actors and actresses from the studio era. Stars from UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfHollywood who appeared in one or more ''Airport'' movies include Hayes, Gloria Swanson, Creator/DanaAndrews, Creator/MyrnaLoy, Creator/JosephCotten, Creator/OliviaDeHavilland, and Creator/JimmyStewart.

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''Airport'' itself spawned three sequels: ''Airport 1975'', ''Airport 1977'', and ''The Concorde... Airport '79'' ([[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin in a Concorde!]]). A TV-movie and miniseries was also created in the aftermath of ''Airport''; ''Film/SanFranciscoInternationalAirport''. (The miniseries simply dropped the word Airport). Today, it's probably best known for having inspired ''Film/{{Airplane}}'', TheParody of '70s disaster movies. For a while this franchise was something of an employment agency for older actors and actresses from the studio era. Stars from UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfHollywood who appeared in one or more ''Airport'' movies include Hayes, Gloria Swanson, Creator/GloriaSwanson, Creator/DanaAndrews, Creator/MyrnaLoy, Creator/JosephCotten, Creator/OliviaDeHavilland, and Creator/JimmyStewart.
1st Jan '18 1:03:12 PM marcoasalazarm
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* SpannerInTheWorks: A plan to hijack a plane, make it fly low to avoid radar and land it in an abandoned airbase on the Bermuda Triangle, and steal all of the priceless paintings that were on the cargo section goes flawlessly... except that the crook in charge of piloting the plane doesn't notices that there's an oil rig in the way up until it's too late to dodge it and the rig's mast destroys one of the plane's engines.



* AcePilot: Patroni flies ''the freaking Concorde'' like it was a fighter plane to avoid getting shot down and succeeds, as well as makes it do a crash landing in the end that ''doesn't'' kills everybody on board.



* CorruptCorporateExecutive: Harrison tries to sell a prototype drone fighter to the Russians and then sends both said drone fighter and a fighter plane to shoot down the Concorde and kill everybody in it, including the secretary that would testify on his actions.




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* SequelGoesForeign: All of the film's second half occurs in Europe and the skies above it, culminating with Patroni having to do an emergency landing on the Alps.
25th Aug '17 5:31:14 AM jormis29
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''Airport'' itself spawned three sequels: ''Airport 1975'', ''Airport 1977'', and ''The Concorde... Airport '79'' ([[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin in a Concorde!]]). A TV-movie and miniseries was also created in the aftermath of ''Airport''; ''Film/SanFranciscoInternationalAirport''. (The miniseries simply dropped the word Airport). Today, it's probably best known for having inspired ''Film/{{Airplane}}'', TheParody of '70s disaster movies. For a while this franchise was something of an employment agency for older actors and actresses from the studio era. Stars from UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfHollywood who appeared in one or more ''Airport'' movies include Hayes, Gloria Swanson, Dana Andrews, Creator/MyrnaLoy, Creator/JosephCotten, Creator/OliviaDeHavilland, and Creator/JimmyStewart.

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''Airport'' itself spawned three sequels: ''Airport 1975'', ''Airport 1977'', and ''The Concorde... Airport '79'' ([[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin in a Concorde!]]). A TV-movie and miniseries was also created in the aftermath of ''Airport''; ''Film/SanFranciscoInternationalAirport''. (The miniseries simply dropped the word Airport). Today, it's probably best known for having inspired ''Film/{{Airplane}}'', TheParody of '70s disaster movies. For a while this franchise was something of an employment agency for older actors and actresses from the studio era. Stars from UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfHollywood who appeared in one or more ''Airport'' movies include Hayes, Gloria Swanson, Dana Andrews, Creator/DanaAndrews, Creator/MyrnaLoy, Creator/JosephCotten, Creator/OliviaDeHavilland, and Creator/JimmyStewart.
12th Jun '17 8:54:43 PM nombretomado
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Helen Hayes' performance as elderly stowaway Ada Quonsett won her an AcademyAward, and the movie was enough of a hit to effectively serve as the TropeCodifier for the '70s disaster movie genre, paving the way for such films as ''Film/ThePoseidonAdventure'', ''Film/{{Earthquake}}'', and ''Film/TheToweringInferno''; and probably also for the trope ExplosiveDecompression, at least as it's used in films.

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Helen Hayes' performance as elderly stowaway Ada Quonsett won her an AcademyAward, UsefulNotes/AcademyAward, and the movie was enough of a hit to effectively serve as the TropeCodifier for the '70s disaster movie genre, paving the way for such films as ''Film/ThePoseidonAdventure'', ''Film/{{Earthquake}}'', and ''Film/TheToweringInferno''; and probably also for the trope ExplosiveDecompression, at least as it's used in films.
16th Apr '17 12:40:52 AM CumbersomeTercel
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''Airport'' itself spawned three sequels: ''Airport 1975'', ''Airport 1977'', and ''The Concorde... Airport '79'' ([[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin in a Concorde!]]). A TV-movie and miniseries was also created in the aftermath of ''Airport''; ''Film/SanFranciscoInternationalAirport''. (The miniseries simply dropped the word Airport). Today, it's probably best known for having inspired ''Film/{{Airplane}}'', TheParody of '70s disaster movies. For a while this franchise was something of an employment agency for older actors and actresses from the studio era. Stars from UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfHollywood who appeared in one or more ''Airport'' movies include Hayes, Gloria Swanson, Dana Andrews, Creator/MyrnaLoy, Joseph Cotten, Creator/OliviaDeHavilland, and [[Creator/JimmyStewart James Stewart]].

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''Airport'' itself spawned three sequels: ''Airport 1975'', ''Airport 1977'', and ''The Concorde... Airport '79'' ([[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin in a Concorde!]]). A TV-movie and miniseries was also created in the aftermath of ''Airport''; ''Film/SanFranciscoInternationalAirport''. (The miniseries simply dropped the word Airport). Today, it's probably best known for having inspired ''Film/{{Airplane}}'', TheParody of '70s disaster movies. For a while this franchise was something of an employment agency for older actors and actresses from the studio era. Stars from UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfHollywood who appeared in one or more ''Airport'' movies include Hayes, Gloria Swanson, Dana Andrews, Creator/MyrnaLoy, Joseph Cotten, Creator/JosephCotten, Creator/OliviaDeHavilland, and [[Creator/JimmyStewart James Stewart]].
Creator/JimmyStewart.
5th Apr '17 5:59:55 PM BillWoods
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* CrashCourseLanding: This almost happens, when the chief stewardess ends up flying a 747 after a mid-air collision. ''Almost'', because George Kennedy and the U.S. Air Force managed to drop CharltonHeston into the airliner's cockpit so he could land it instead.

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* CrashCourseLanding: This almost happens, when the chief stewardess ends up flying a 747 after a mid-air collision. ''Almost'', because George Kennedy and the U.S. Air Force managed to drop CharltonHeston Creator/CharltonHeston into the airliner's cockpit so he could land it instead.
5th Apr '17 5:58:48 PM BillWoods
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* TheChessmaster: Mrs. Quansett, professional airplane stowaway, having stolen hundreds of rides and has an arsenal of tricks. She uses her advanced age to get away with a number of schemes, including faking illness to get rid of the man who is supposed to babysit her (and keep her from stowing away on another plane) and defeating Mrs. Livingston's attempt to keep her from doing so. The book makes this explicit: both Mrs. Quansett and Mrs. Livingston independently realize the two of them are battling to see who can win. The result: age and craftiness defeat youth and inexperience. As noted above, Helen Hayes' portrayal of Mrs. Quansett won her an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress.

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* TheChessmaster: Mrs. Quansett, Quonsett, professional airplane stowaway, having stolen hundreds of rides and has an arsenal of tricks. She uses her advanced age to get away with a number of schemes, including faking illness to get rid of the man who is supposed to babysit her (and keep her from stowing away on another plane) and defeating Mrs. Livingston's attempt to keep her from doing so. The book makes this explicit: both Mrs. Quansett Quonsett and Mrs. Livingston independently realize the two of them are battling to see who can win. The result: age and craftiness defeat youth and inexperience. As noted above, Helen Hayes' portrayal of Mrs. Quansett Quonsett won her an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress.



* TheFilmOfTheBook: ''Literature/{{Airport}}'', by Creator/ArthurHaley

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* TheFilmOfTheBook: ''Literature/{{Airport}}'', by Creator/ArthurHaleyCreator/ArthurHailey



* IdiotBall: Assistant passenger agent Peter Coakley, told by Tanya Livingston never to leave Mrs. Quansett, professional stowaway (see TheChessmaster) alone, is tricked by her into going to get a doctor, and Mrs. Quansett calmly walks away after she duped Coakley into going on a fools' errand.

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* IdiotBall: Assistant passenger agent Peter Coakley, told by Tanya Livingston never to leave Mrs. Quansett, Quonsett, professional stowaway (see TheChessmaster) alone, is tricked by her into going to get a doctor, and Mrs. Quansett Quonsett calmly walks away after she duped Coakley into going on a fools' errand.
26th Mar '17 1:08:19 PM Madrugada
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* DevelopingDoomedCharacters

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* DevelopingDoomedCharactersDevelopingDoomedCharacters: All of the characters get an exploration if their backstories.



* DownerEnding: For some characters.
* TheFilmOfTheBook

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* DownerEnding: For some characters.
characters. Death, divorce, an unwanted pregnancy...
* TheFilmOfTheBookExplosiveDecompression: When the bomb is set off in the lavatory, the door blows off ''outwards'' and everything in the passenger compartment is in danger of being sucked out the hole. Possibly the TropeCodifier for the visual depiction of this trope.
* TheFilmOfTheBook: ''Literature/{{Airport}}'', by Creator/ArthurHaley
26th Mar '17 1:00:17 PM Madrugada
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Helen Hayes' performance as elderly stowaway Ada Quonsett won her an AcademyAward, and the movie was enough of a hit to effectively serve as the TropeCodifier for the '70s disaster movie genre, paving the way for such films as ''Film/ThePoseidonAdventure'', ''Film/{{Earthquake}}'', and ''Film/TheToweringInferno''.

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Helen Hayes' performance as elderly stowaway Ada Quonsett won her an AcademyAward, and the movie was enough of a hit to effectively serve as the TropeCodifier for the '70s disaster movie genre, paving the way for such films as ''Film/ThePoseidonAdventure'', ''Film/{{Earthquake}}'', and ''Film/TheToweringInferno''.
''Film/TheToweringInferno''; and probably also for the trope ExplosiveDecompression, at least as it's used in films.
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