The hero of an unlikely airplane disaster must overcome his own inadequacies, improbable accidents and his former girlfriend in order to save a space shuttle from destruction in this spoof sequel of the disaster parody Airplane! Written by
Keith Loh <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Following the air traffic controller asking to get Steve McCroskey (Lloyd Bridges), there is a scene that was cut from the theatrical version which shows McCroskey in a mental institution. It opens a nurse getting a phone call from the space center asking for McCroskey. Another nurse worries that the call might disturb him, to which the first nurse replies "It's okay. He just thinks he's Lloyd Bridges." As she walks up to his bed, McCroskey is under the sheets with a snorkel poking out (A reference to Bridges's popular series "Sea Hunt"). After she gives him the phone, McCroskey takes the call and then gets out of bed saying "Looks like I picked the wrong week to go senile!" (A reference to his repeated lines from the first film: "Looks like I picked the wrong week to quit smoking/drinking/sniffing glue...") Though cut from the theatrical version, the scene is often inserted in TV viewings to fill time. See more »
McCroskey asks for "The Sarge" two separate times before Sarge finally appears. See more »
Get me radio contact with that ship, pronto!
[walks over carrying some papers. He is carrying them with an oven mitt]
Here's all the available information on the sun, sir. That thing is *hot*.
[McCroskey touches the hot papers and burns his hand]
Get me Bud Kruger immediately and some ice!
[Jacobs hops over]
I want to know absolutely everything that's happened up 'til now.
Well, let's see: First, the Earth cooled. And then the dinosaurs came, but they got too big and ...
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After the credits roll off the screen, an ad comes up that says Coming from Paramount Pictures: Airplane III. Then William Shatner, as Murdock, comes on and says "That's exactly what they'll be expecting us to do!" See more »
Yes, many of the gags do seem to have come out of the recycling bin. It's still a fairly funny film anyway. It's literally jam-packed with jokes (sometimes two or three are running on simultaneously, in the same frame) and if you don't like one, chances are it will be followed by a better one after only a few seconds. And the acting by almost everyone is very good; they never slip out of their characters. (**1/2)
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