Airport ’77 (1977): Second of Three Sequels to Airport

Universal (Jennings Lang Production)

The second of three sequels to Airport (1970), the trashy picture that began the disaster movie cycle, Jerry Jameson’s “Airport 77” depicts a jet that sinks into the ocean, thus borrowing elements from “The Poseidon Adventure.”
Like the other film, this one offers cameo roles to good and old actors, such as Jack Lemmon, Lee Grant, Brenda Vaccaro, George Kennedy, Olivia de Havilland, and even the honorable Jimmy Stewart.
Oscar Nominations: 2
Art Direction-Set Decoration: George C. Webb; Mickey S. Michaels
Costume Design: Edith Head
Oscar Award: None
Oscar Context:
George Lucas’s “Star Wars” won the Art Direction and Costume Oscars.
This was the last of Edith Head’s 35 Oscar nominations
Our Review of Airport (1970)



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