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Airport (1970 film) Quotes

Airport (1970 film) is a TV program that first aired in 1970 . Airport ended in 1970.

It features Ross Hunter as producer, Alfred Newman (composer) in charge of musical score, and Ernest Laszlo as head of cinematography.

Airport (1970 film) is recorded in English and originally aired in United States. Each episode of Airport (1970 film) is 137 minutes long. Airport (1970 film) is distributed by Universal Pictures.

The cast includes: Virginia Grey as Mrs. Schultz, Lou Wagner as Schuyler Schultz, Virginia Grey as Mr. Schultz, Helen Hayes as Ada Quonsett, Burt Lancaster as Mel Bakersfeld, George Kennedy as Joe Patroni, Gary Collins as Cy Jordan, Jean Seberg as Tanya Livingston, Dana Wynter as Cindy Bakersfeld, Van Heflin as D.O. Guerrero, Jacqueline Bisset as Gwen Meighen, Maureen Stapleton as Inez Guerrero, Jodean Russo as Marie Patroni, and Lloyd Nolan as Harry Standish.

Airport (1970 film) Quotes

Helen Hayes as Ada Quonsett

  • (Helen Hayes) "You've been so busy, we just haven't had a chance to chat. I'm Ada Quonsett."
  • (Van Heflin) "How do you do."
  • (Helen Hayes) "What's your name, sir?"
  • (Van Heflin) "Guerrero."
  • (Helen Hayes) "Guerrero. That's Spanish, isn't it?"
  • (Van Heflin) "Yes, but way -- back."
  • (Helen Hayes) "You look more Irish."
  • (Van Heflin) "So did my mother."
  • (Helen Hayes) "When you get to be older, there isn't a lot left to be frightened of."
  • (Helen Hayes) "My late husband taught me to be thorough. He was a teacher of geometry. He always said: "You must consider every angle.""
  • (Jean Seberg) "My late husband was a lawyer, and he always said: "Watch out for sweet-looking innocent, little old ladies." I'm beginning to understand what he meant."
  • (Helen Hayes) "My late husband played the violin. Not professionally, but he was very good. He once played the Minute Waltz in 58 seconds."
  • (Helen Hayes) "Now there's nothing to be nervous about. I've flown thousands of miles and I can tell you it's a lot safer than crossing the street."

Burt Lancaster as Mel Bakersfeld

  • (Burt Lancaster) "Don't talk to me about consequences. When Congress voted to cut airport appropriations, you never even sent in a letter of protest. And where were you when the airlines and the pilots and the rest of us were -- were pleading for -- for more airports and better traffic control? You were picking out the colors in the ladies' lounge. So now you've got your consequences."
  • (Capt. Vernon Demerest) "Sitting behind that desk made you think like a bookkeeper."
  • (Burt Lancaster) "I didn't always fly a desk."
  • (Capt. Vernon Demerest) "Well all right, Daddy. Now you tell me about when you were a war hero. You flew those pursuit jobs you could land in a parking lot. But when I'm setting down over 200,000 pounds of 707, I want something under my wheels that's plenty long and mighty dry."
  • (Burt Lancaster) "Joe, my neck's out about fourteen feet, sure it'll work?"
  • (Capt. Vernon Demerest) "Hey, now, that's a good idea, Mel. Using little old ladies for skycaps. You keep that up. You're doing a good job."
  • (Sarah Bakersfeld Demerest) "For my sake, be patient with him."
  • (Burt Lancaster) "How you can live with that overage juvenile delinquent, I'll never know."
  • (Sarah Bakersfeld Demerest) "There's just the two of us. If I left him, what would I have?"
  • (Burt Lancaster) "Would you have any more if he decided to leave you?"
  • (Sarah Bakersfeld Demerest) "He won't. The moment a girl gets too serious, he waves his wedding ring like a flag. I'm his disaster insurance."
  • (Burt Lancaster) "More like group insurance."
  • (Sarah Bakersfeld Demerest) "Thanks for caring, Mel. Don't worry. Someday he'll come home for some other reason than to just change his clothes."
  • (Burt Lancaster) "Well, I hope so."
  • (Capt. Vernon Demerest) "You better get this thing out of here 'cause I'm not taking off on 2-2."
  • (Burt Lancaster) "You'll use what's available."
  • (Capt. Vernon Demerest) "Well, if it's 2-2, I'm not using noise abatement and I'm not cutting back on power over those houses. So unless you want a big fat bill for cracked plaster and broken dishes, you'd better move this thing."
  • (Burt Lancaster) "They're having a conference now to decide what to do. But I need somebody who knows. A genius. Like Patroni."
  • (Sarah Bakersfeld Demerest) "Mel, for my sake, be patient with him."
  • (Burt Lancaster) "How you can live with that overage juvenile delinquent I'll never know."
  • (Sarah Bakersfeld Demerest) "There's just the two of us. If I left him what would I have?"
  • (Burt Lancaster) "Would you have any more if he decided to leave you?"
  • (Sarah Bakersfeld Demerest) "He won't. The moment a girl gets too serious he waves his wedding ring like a flag. I'm his disaster insurance."
  • (Burt Lancaster) "More like group insurance."
  • (Sarah Bakersfeld Demerest) "Thanks for caring Mel. Don't worry. Someday he'll come home for some other reason than to just change his clothes."
  • (Burt Lancaster) "Well, I hope so."
  • (Burt Lancaster) "If you're wondering if we had another fight, the answer is no. Just a continuation of the same one."
  • (Unnamed) "Mobil 1. Ground Control."
  • (Burt Lancaster) "Yes Doug. This is Mel."
  • (Unnamed) "Cleveland just handed off flight two to Chicago Center. The transmissions from the aircraft aren't exactly regulation. The captain's blowing a fuse."
  • (Burt Lancaster) "I'd like to monitor. What's the frequency?"
  • (Unnamed) "117.1."
  • (Capt. Vernon Demerest) "We need answers. Not questions. Are you guys sleeping down there? Why aren't we getting any action? We need help."
  • (Unnamed) "Global 2. This is the Chicago Center watch supervisor. Please understand we're doing everything we can. We're holding other traffic and giving you priority. What type of approach do you wish?"
  • (Capt. Vernon Demerest) "Chicago Supervisor listen carefully. Any approach is no damn good if it lands on runway 2-2. We need 2-niner. We've got an unservicable stabilizer trim. Doubtful rudder control and structural damage. If we're brought in on 2-2 there'll be a broken airplane and a lot of dead people. So you call Lincoln, mister, and turn the screws and tell that Lincoln airport manager to get off his penguin butt and clear that runway."
  • (Burt Lancaster) "Snowdesk, Mobil 1. Danny, listen carefully. Break the conga line. Send the heavy plows across to runway 2-niner. They're to head for stuck airplane and to wait instruction."

Maureen Stapleton as Inez Guerrero

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Gary Collins as Cy Jordan

  • (Father Steven Lonigan) "Is there anything I can do?"
  • (Gary Collins) "Yes, Father. I'm putting you in charge of prayer."
  • (Father Steven Lonigan) "If that's an order, it's about thirty minutes too late, son."
  • (Marcus Rathbone) "What's more, the captain deliberately struck me across the face."
  • (Gary Collins) "Unless you shut up, the second officer's going to do exactly the same thing."
  • (Gary Collins) ""Oh, he has fainting spells. So when he feels one coming on he takes a whiff of oxygen. Sometimes it helps.""
  • (Capt. Vernon Demerest) ""Don't let him kid you. It's an FAA regulation. Over 25,000, if one of us leaves the flight deck, the other one must go on oxygen. It's just a precaution.""

George Kennedy as Joe Patroni

  • (George Kennedy) "I'll be back in time if I have to pull that plane out with my teeth."
  • (George Kennedy) "Okay. But you keep those dinky toys out of my hair and away from this plane for 15 minutes, maybe less. I'll DRIVE it out."
  • (George Kennedy) "You chickened out on me. I told you I wanted all the power you got."
  • (Capt. Benson) "Full throttle and this plane would be standing on its nose."
  • (George Kennedy) "You might fly these things but I take them apart and put them back together again. If you had any guts we'd be on the runway by now."
  • (Capt. Benson) "You felt it vibrating? Another 10 seconds and we'd have had structural damage."
  • (George Kennedy) "Who do ya think you're talking to, some kid that fixes bicycles? I know every inch of the 707. Take the wings off this and you could use it as a TANK. This plane is built to withstand anything -- except a bad pilot."
  • (Capt. Benson) "You might tell your mechanic that I've got three million miles in the air."
  • (George Kennedy) "And two and a half feet into the ground"
  • (Unnamed) "The instruction book said that was impossible."
  • (George Kennedy) "That's one nice thing about the 707. She can do everything but read."
  • (George Kennedy) "Aww, a tractor-trailer jack-knifed and flipped over. It's laying on its side like a drunken dinosaur."
  • (George Kennedy) "They don't call them emergencies anymore. They call them Patronis."
  • (George Kennedy) "Hold the whipped cream; I just had dessert."
  • (George Kennedy) "Hold on, we're goin' for broke."

Lloyd Nolan as Harry Standish

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Jean Seberg as Tanya Livingston

  • (Jean Seberg) "Have you ever been a stowaway on any other airline?"
  • (Helen Hayes) "Oh, yes. But I like Trans Global the best."
  • (Jean Seberg) "Well, it's nice to meet a satisfied customer."
  • (Jean Seberg) "Perhaps Mr. Bakersfeld could impress upon Mrs. Quonsett that this isn't a very nice thing to do. Mrs. Livingston hasn't been able to."
  • (Burt Lancaster) "Yes, uh -- Mrs., uh -- Quonsett? Uh, what you've done is, uh -- dishonest. You've broken the law. You've defrauded Trans Global."
  • (Burt Lancaster) "Don't you realize they could prosecute you?"
  • (Helen Hayes) "But they wouldn't, would they? I don't think it would be very good public relations for a big airline to prosecute a little old lady just because she wanted to visit her daughter."

Dana Wynter as Cindy Bakersfeld

  • (Dana Wynter) "And we don't have a home anymore. We have a waiting room. A place where I can walk the floor and wonder whether you're going to leave this damn airport long enough to drop by for a few minutes."
  • (Burt Lancaster) "Why you have to pick tonight, to come out here and fight with me --"
  • (Dana Wynter) "I came out here to tell you that Roberta left home."
  • (Burt Lancaster) "I suppose I'm like a lot of men. A bigamist. Married to both a woman and a job."
  • (Dana Wynter) "And I can't be number 2 wife any longer."

Jacqueline Bisset as Gwen Meighen

  • (Jacqueline Bisset) "Vern, we just don't have time."
  • (Capt. Vernon Demerest) "But I have a cab waiting downstairs and we can make the airport in fifteen minutes. Now the driver doesn't mind waiting. His meter's running and so is mine."
  • (Jacqueline Bisset) "But I've got to finish packing."
  • (Capt. Vernon Demerest) "You get me up to full throttle then throw me into reverse. You could damage my engine that way."
  • (Jacqueline Bisset) "Look, we'll be in Rome tomorrow, we'll have three days. Try a little patience."
  • (Capt. Vernon Demerest) "Or a cold shower."
  • (Jacqueline Bisset) "Think about something else."
  • (Jacqueline Bisset) "Nuts to the man in 21D."
  • (Ruth) "You said it."

Jodean Russo as Marie Patroni

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Virginia Grey as Mr. Schultz

  • (Virginia Grey) "Captain, our son has a question. Schuyler, here's our captain."
  • (Lou Wagner) "Before, Virgo and Leo were right there, sir. Now I'm beginning to see Ursa Minor and Cassiopeia. We MUST be turning around."
  • (Capt. Vernon Demerest) "You have a young navigator here. Well, I'll tell you son -- Due to a Cetcil wind, Dystor's vectored us into a 360-tarson of slow air traffic. Now we'll maintain this Borden hold until we get the Forta Magnus clearance from Melnics."
  • (Lou Wagner) "Oh -- yes -- of course."
  • (Virginia Grey) "What did he mean by that, son?"
  • (Lou Wagner) "Never mind, father, I'll tell you later."

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