Jimmy Stewart, Jack Lemmon, and George Kennedy lead a cast of stars in Airport '77.
A customized 747, owned by a wealthy industrialist, played by Stewart, is hijacked and crashes in the Atlantic Ocean.
Aboard the luxury jet are wealthy friends, his daughter and grandson, and the crooks who intended to land the plane on a remote island and steal the valuable artwork stowed onboard.
The survivors have only hours to live as the limited oxygen aboard is depleted.
The captain of the plane, played by Lemmon, risks his life to find help.
The backstories of the passengers is a bit overdramatic, but the producers had to develop something to keep the audience interested before help arrives.
The list of stars reads almost like a guest cast list of an episode of "The Love Boat", and I am certain some of the stars in this movie later appeared with Gopher, Doc, and Isaac soon after this movie was shot.
It's an exciting film. The performances are nothing extraordinary. The special effects are above average for the era.
If you like airline disaster films, this one is worth a look. And it's one of the better ones in the series, in my opinion.