Jack Lemmon, Lee Grant, Brenda Vaccaro, Joseph Cotton,
Olivia de Havilland, Jimmy Stewart
Universal Pictures; Directed by Jerry Jameson
Rated PG; 114 minutes; 1977
Airport '77 is a continuation of the popular and harrowing Airport series. This time art gallery owner Phillip Stevens has invited guests to fly down to Palm Beach aboard his private 747. As the plane nears Florida, the skyjackers who have taken over the plane to steal the valuable paintings release gas that knocks everyone out. When the low-flying plane hits an oil rig an engine fire develops that puts everyone in jeopardy. A crash landing in the ocean then forces an amazing and chaotic rescue mission.