International Airport (film)

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International Airport
Written byRobert McCullough
Directed by Don Chaffey
Charles S. Dubin
Starring Gil Gerard
Connie Sellecca
Berlinda Tolbert
Pat Crowley
Music by Mark Snow
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
Executive producers Douglas S. Cramer
Aaron Spelling
ProducersRobert McCullough
E. Duke Vincent (supervising producer)
David Florimbi (associate producer)
Shelley Hull (associate producer)
Mark Johnson (assistant producer)
Production locationsLos Angeles International Airport - 1 World Way, Los Angeles, California
CinematographyEmil Oster
EditorTom Stevens
Running time100 minutes
Production company Aaron Spelling Productions
Original network ABC
Picture formatColor
Audio format Mono
Original releaseMay 25, 1985 (1985-05-25)

International Airport is a 1985 American made-for-television drama film starring Gil Gerard and Connie Sellecca. It was directed by Charles S. Dubin and Don Chaffey and executive produced by Aaron Spelling and Douglas S. Cramer.


It was called a "combination of Airport and The Love Boat ." [1] It was a pilot for a proposed TV series which did not eventuate; however the film screened as a stand-alone movie. [2] This film marks the final appearance of Susan Oliver in her full-length movies, before her death in 1990.


A plane is headed toward Hawaii. It is believed a bomb is on board. Fuel is running low and the captain is not sure whether he has enough time to jettison the luggage. Airport manager David Montgomery has to decide whether to call the plane back or let it proceed to Hawaii. [3]


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  1. TV TONIGHT Bianculli, David. Philadelphia Inquirer 25 May 1985: D.8.
  2. PEOPLE TALK Smith, Liz. Philadelphia Inquirer 10 Nov 1984: C.2.
  3. McGuire., Carolyn (May 25, 1985). "TV Highlights: Can This Jet Beat The Bomb?". Chicago Tribune. p. 15.