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Airplane II: The Sequel (1982)

A faulty computer causes a passenger space shuttle to head straight for the Sun. Can Ted Striker save the day and get the shuttle back on track - again?

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Years have passed since Ted Striker heroically saved many lives by avoiding a plane crash. Working as a test pilot for a new Lunar Shuttle, he gets innocently sent into a mental ward after a crash of the badly constructed, computer-navigated spaceship. When he hears that the exactly same type of shuttle is scheduled for a moon flight soon, he breaks out to hinder the launch. Aboard, Ted finds his ex-ex Elaine Dickinson working as stewardess again and her fiancé Simon, a member of the committee that wants the Mayflower I to be launched. In flight, the ship's computer ROK 9000 takes control, killing the crew. Ted and Elaine manage to switch it off, and now it is up to Ted again to save the passengers' lives - if there only wouldn't be these flashbacks to the war and these people who know Ted and have no faith in his abilities at all. Written by Julian Reischl <julianreischl@mac.com>

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For the ride of your life... All you need for Christmas are your two front seats! See more »

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10 December 1982 (USA)  »

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$15,000,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

At one point, William Shatner looks into a periscope and sees the USS Enterprise from the original Star Trek (1966) series. This is the only time the original television version of the Enterprise appeared on the big screen. For Star Trek: The Motion Picture (1979), she had been heavily modified. See more »

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When Ted Stryker is attempting to land the shuttle, he makes reference to the events of Airplane! and talks about landing a Boeing 767 in Chicago. In "Airplane!" he was landing a Boeing 707. The Boeing 767 was not in service until 1982. See more »

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Male Passenger: [TV Version] There's nothing, to worry about.
Testa, Shuttle Stewardess: Could you, hand me your cup please? Thank you. Be careful, it's very hot, okay.
Male Passenger: Thank you, and stewardess, would you please tell my wife, that these flights are completely safe? I hope, she hears it from you.
Testa, Shuttle Stewardess: There's nothing, to worry about.
[Unger's hand sticking out, of the door]
Testa, Shuttle Stewardess: [Screams, and drops the last pitcher of coffee on the female passenger]
Female Passenger: [Screams, after Testa dropped the coffee on her]
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Gaffer (What's a Gaffer?) ... Larry Gilhooly See more »


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Theme from 'Battlestar Galactica'
Written by Stu Phillips and Glen A. Larson
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Lukewarm sequel
15 July 2003 | by (Austria, Vienna) – See all my reviews

The makers of "Airplane II: The Sequel" simply took every joke from the first one and made it again. This gets boring after a while. People taking things too literally is so overused in this movie it's getting painful (like the "trip" scene - ouch!). There are one or two good moments, though (some William Shatner scenes and the 2001 waltz spoof) and it's a good thing that the main cast (excluding Leslie Nielsen & Robert Stack) from "Airplane!" returned for this one. All in all, "Airplane II: The Sequel" is watchable but I'm glad that they never made a third part. It only could have gone downhill from the original, anyway.


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