Before there was 'Airplane!' there was 'Airport,' a surprisingly engaging disaster drama that ignited a trend.
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Burt Lancaster and Dean Martin star in this hit disaster movie that began the genre. Based on Arthur Hailey's 1968 novel of the same name, the film follows an airport manager trying to keep his airport open during a snowstorm while the a Boeing 707 crew tries to safely land after a terrorist detonates a bomb on board.
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Burt Lancaster, Jacqueline Bisset, Van Heflin, George Kennedy, Dean Martin, Helen Hayes, Barry Nelson, Jean Seberg, Maureen Stapleton, Dana Wynter
Winner, Best Actress in a Supporting Role, Academy Awards
Nominee, Best Actress in a Supporting Role, Academy Awards
Nominee, Best Picture, Academy Awards
Nominee, Best Cinematography, Academy AwardsMORE
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