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Airplane II: The Sequel (1982)

PG  |   |  Comedy  |  10 December 1982 (USA)
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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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Jacobs / Court Reporter


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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Release Date:

10 December 1982 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Flying High II  »

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$15,000,000 (estimated)


SEK 1,929,593 (Sweden)

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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Leslie Nielsen turned down an offer to return as his character Dr. Rumack because of his commitment to the comedy series Police Squad! (1982). His character only appears in flashback sequences to the first Airplane! film. His character was replaced by the character of Dr. Stone, portrayed by John Vernon. See more »


When Oveur speaks the line, "You can tell me, I'm the captain," his voice sounds as though he is speaking into some kind of microphone, but he is not. See more »


Striker: Where am I going to get a piece of metal?... Out here in space?... At this hour?
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Worst Boy ................... Adolf Hitler See more »


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Car Wash
Written by Norman Whitfield
Performed by Rose Royce
Courtesy of MCA Records, Inc.
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I know that it was silly, but for some reason I enjoyed it
4 August 2006 | by (Chicago, Illinois) – See all my reviews

Now, I know that this was the same thing and same jokes as the very first Airplane. But for some reason, I think because I was just in such a good mood that day, I really did enjoy this funny sequel. True, despite it being set in the future, they used the same characters, and you could totally tell that it was still set in the 80's, it was still a fun movie to watch. The only thing I really missed was Leslie Neilson.

I know this also has a lower rating than the original, but I think everyone just needs to have fun with it. Yes, it was an unnecessary sequel, but it still had a few good laughs you have to admit. They brought back all the jokes we loved, and yes, it's unoriginal, but at least it's what makes the movie work. So, I know as silly as it may sound, I think you'll get a kick out of Airplane II: The Sequel. Like I said, just have fun with it!


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