I was recently watching my VHS video copy of the great 1970 pioneering disaster movie, "Airport", when something kind of odd struck me.......The package for the film claims the movie received a "G" rating!! This to me seems almost unbelievable. While, true, the film does not contain any nudity or major gore, it does depict several adult situations that I would imagine every parent of young children would prefer their kids not see.
Count 'em.....You've got 3 examples of adultery being depicted, a bomb being brought on board a jetliner and ultimately exploding in mid-air, a severely wounded flight attendant shown, and several expletives like 'damn' and 'hell' peppered throughout the script. (Not to mention Helen Hayes' illegal stowaway activities, or the suggestion of abortion spoken by one of the airline's Captains.)
Don't get me wrong, however, I LOVE this movie. It's my favorite airplane flick. But I think the rating for it should at the least be a "PG".
What do you think? Has anyone else who owns this video been perplexed by this uncharacteristically lenient rating?
Is it possible the movie was actually rated "PG" (or "GP" possibly in the early '70s) for its theatrical release, and then re-rated for later video release?
Trivia: For fellow fans of this film, can anyone tell me the 3 individuals who are the "adulterers" in the movie? ..... And how much does a Boeing 707 cost in 1970, according to a pilot in the film? (A drop in the bucket by today's standards.)