Though fairly expensive so far as TV movies go, the film is brought down to earth by its standard B-flick plot. On its maiden flight, America's first supersonic transport runs into deadly danger high in the sky and may never get to land. In true Airport fashion, the plane is populated with celebrities (at least by TV standards): Barbara Anderson, Bert Convy, Peter Graves, Lorne Greene, Tina Louise, George Maharis, Burgess Meredith, Doug Mc Clure
, Martin Milner, Robert Reed, Susan Strasberg, Billy Crystal
, "Q" from Star Trek, and even Regis Philbin.
As Crow T. Robot
quips, "There are more stars in this movie than a two hour episode of 'Love Boat Goes to Fantasy Island'"
Oh, and by the way, just about everything in this movie was sent up by Airplane!
two years later. What they missed in Airplane!
they hit the second time round in Airplane II: The Sequel