Airport 80 Concorde

Airport 80 Concorde

Airport 80 Concorde ( The Concorde … Airport ’79 ) is an American film directed by David Lowell Rich , released in 1979 .

Synopsis

A talented engineer and a wise businessman, Kevin Harrison is a wealthy man, appreciated by American society for the powerful weapons systems he designs for the military. But Kevin Harrison is also an unscrupulous man who does not hesitate, to get rich, to sell his sophisticated weapons to countries unfavorable to the United States.

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Compromising information about his actions reached his own mistress, a journalist who escapes him by boarding the newly acquired Concorde by the airline of Eli Sands, and which makes a connection to Moscow in the run-up to the Olympic Summer Games. 1980 .

Determined to eliminate this annoying witness, Harrison organizes a series of attacks to destroy the supersonic flight. But he counted without the French commander Paul Metrand and his teammate, who is none other than Joe Patroni. If the two pilots have no idea about the origin of the aggressions that their device undergoes, their address and their coolness save more than once the situation.

The Concorde will finally be destroyed during a forced landing on a snowy trail in the Austrian Alps. But crew and passengers will survive the crash and Kevin Harrison will prefer suicide to dishonor.

Technical sheet

  • Title: Airport 80 Concorde
  • Quebec title: Airport 80 Concorde
  • English title: The Concorde … Airport ’79
  • Director: David Lowell Rich
  • Scenario: Eric Roth , Jennings Lang and Arthur Hailey
  • Music: Lalo Schifrin
  • Photography: Philip H. Lathrop
  • Production: Jennings Lang
  • Production Company: Universal Pictures
  • Country of origin: United States
  • Original languages: English , French and Spanish
  • Format: color ( Technicolor ) – 35 mm – 1.85: 1 – mono (Westrex Recording System)
  • Genre : disaster , thriller , action
  • Duration: 123 minutes
  • Release dates:
    •  United States :(first in New York ), (national release)
    •  United Kingdom :
    •  France :

Distribution

  • Alain Delon (VF: Himself ) : Com. Paul Metrand
  • George Kennedy (VF: André Valmy ) : Com. Joseph “Joe” Patroni
  • Susan Blakely (VF: Anne Kerylen ) : Maggie Whelan
  • Robert Wagner (VF: Bernard Woringer )r . Kevin Harrison
  • Sylvia Kristel (VF: herself ) : Isabelle
  • Eddie Albert (VF: Jean Berger ) : Eli Sands, President of FWA
  • Bibi Andersson (VF: Michèle Bardollet ) : Francine
  • Charo (VF: Laurence Badie ) : Margarita
  • John Davidson (VF: Daniel Gall ) : Robert Palmer
  • Andrea Marcovicci (VF: Christine Delaroche ) : Alicia Rogov
  • Martha Raye : Loretta
  • Cicely Tyson (VF: Émilie Benoît ) : Elaine
  • Jimmie Walker (VF: Med Hondo ) : Boisie Girard, the saxophonist
  • David Warner (VF: Jacques Richard ) : Peter O’Neill
  • Mercedes McCambridge : Nelli
  • Avery Schreiber (VF: Albert Medina ) : Fyodor Markov, coach
  • Sybil Danning : Amy Sande
  • Monica Lewis (VF: Annie Balestra ) : Gretchen Carter
  • Nicolas Coster : r . Stone
  • Robin Gammell (VF: Claude Joseph ) : William Halpern
  • Ed Begley Jr : the first lifeguard
  • Jon Cedar (VF: Pierre Trabaud ) : Froelich
  • Pierre Jalbert : Henri
  • Kathleen Maguire : Mary Parker
  • Macon McCalman (VF: Jacques Deschamps ) : Carl Parker
  • Jean-Philippe Ancelle : the first French security agent
  • Uta Taeger : the second French security agent
  • Aharon Ipalé : a French journalist

Filming Locations

  • United States: Washington-Dulles International Airport
  • France: Paris-Le Bourget Airport
  • France: Paris-Charles-de-Gaulle Airport

Around the film

  • This film is part of a series of disaster films ( Airport , Airport’77 … )
  • The plane visible in the film, registered [F-BTSC] is the one that crashed in Gonesse , near Paris on July 25, 2000 1 , [ref. necessary] .

External links

  • (in) Airport 80 Concorde [ archive ] on the Internet Movie Database
  • Airport 80 Concorde [ archive ] on NotreCinéma
  • Airport 80 Concorde [ archive ] on Nanarland

References

  1. ↑ www.concordesst.com  [ archive ] and [1]  [ archive ]

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