International Airport, 1985 (Film)

The old white-knuckles disaster-in-the plot, featuring a cast of familiar “guest stars,” is dusted off (there’s a bomb aboard a Hawaiian-bound jetliner) for this pilot to a prospective series revolving around the problems on the job — and at home — of a manager of a large metropolitan airport (Gil Gerard, in this case). Movie buffs will note that the presence of (Joe Patroni) George Kennedy  — here simply as a passenger — gives this one credibility as an authentic airplane disaster flick, to say nothing of the fact that it’s simply a recycling of the various “Airport” films, based on the “Based on a novel by Arthur Hailey” credit. — TCM

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