Airport 1975 (also known as Airport '75) is a 1974 American air disaster film directed by Jack Smight and produced by William Frye. It stars Charlton Heston, Karen Black and George Kennedy.


When an in-flight collision incapacitates the pilots of an airplane bound for Los Angeles, stewardess Nancy Pryor (Karen Black) is forced to take over the controls. From the ground, her boyfriend Alan Murdock (Charlton Heston), a retired test pilot, tries to talk her through piloting and landing the 747 aircraft. Worse yet, the anxious passengers, among which are a noisy nun (Helen Reddy) and a cranky man (Sid Caesar) are aggravating the already tense atmosphere.


  • Charlton Heston as Capt. Alan Murdock
  • Karen Black as Chief-Stewardess Nancy Pryor
  • George Kennedy as Joe Patroni
  • Efrem Zimbalist Jr. as Captain Stacy
  • Gloria Swanson as Herself
  • Susan Clark as Helen Patroni
  • Helen Reddy as Sister Ruth
  • Linda Blair as Janice Abbott
  • Dana Andrews as Scott Freeman
  • Myrna Loy as Mrs. Devaney
  • Sid Caesar as Barney
  • Roy Thinnes as First Officer Urias
  • Ed Nelson as Maj. Alexander
  • Nancy Olson as Mrs. Abbott
  • Larry Storch as Glenn Purcell
  • Martha Scott as Sister Beatrice
  • Norman Fell as Bill
  • Jerry Stiller as Sam