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Airplane! (1980)

PG | | Comedy | 2 July 1980 (USA)
A man afraid to fly must ensure that a plane lands safely after the pilots become sick.

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Storyline

Still craving for the love of his life, Ted Striker follows Elaine onto the flight that she is working on as a member of the cabin crew. Elaine doesn't want to be with Ted anymore, but when the crew and passengers fall ill from food poisoning, all eyes are on Ted. Written by FilmFanUk

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The craziest flight you'll ever take! See more »

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Comedy

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2 July 1980 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Kentucky Fried Airplane  »

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Budget:

$3,500,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$83,400,000 (USA)
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

In the German version, the talk between the two black passengers was dubbed in heavy Bavarian dialect (with subtitles in standard German). See more »

Goofs

When Captain Rex Kramer is going into the airport and throwing the different annoying solicitors around, you can see the tan and blue mat that the stuntmen fall on by Kramer's leg. See more »

Quotes

Rumack: Captain, how soon can you land?
Captain Oveur: I can't tell.
Rumack: You can tell me. I'm a doctor.
Captain Oveur: No. I mean I'm just not sure.
Rumack: Well, can't you take a guess?
Captain Oveur: Well, not for another two hours.
Rumack: You can't take a guess for another two hours?
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Crazy Credits

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar's name is misspelled in the credits as "Kareem Abdul-Jabaar". See more »

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Everything's Coming Up Roses
By Stephen Sondheim and Jule Styne
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An Undoubted Classic
15 January 2005 | by (England) – See all my reviews

Still one of funniest spoof movies ever made, Airplane is one of the first and one of the best around.

Hot Shots, Loaded Weapon even Naked Gun have tried to follow in its footsteps, but they have failed to hit the mark. That's not to say that they are bad movies, just that its difficult to follow a movie of this calibre.

Spoof movies definitely have there place in everyone's collection, but this is probably the best you'll ever see in the genre, if you have never seen it and you fancy a laugh, I can't recommend a better film, even though it has dated; it's still hilarious 9/10


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