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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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Just when you thought it safe to go back into the departure lounge. See more »

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Comedy | Sci-Fi

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10 December 1982 (USA)  »

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Flying High II  »

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$15,000,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

The truck that Striker jumps out of contains giant pods similar to the pods seen in Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956). See more »

Goofs

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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Bud Kruger: [as he and the commissioner get out of their car and enter the terminal building] Commissioner, now we both know that shuttle needs another month of pre-launch testing.
The Commissioner: Forget it.
Bud Kruger: Commissioner.
The Commissioner: I said forget about it. The Mayflower is the first Lunar Shuttle to fly from a commercial terminal, and the boys on the board want that flight to go on schedule.
Bud Kruger: Well the boys on the board know about safety...
The Commissioner: Bud, get wise to the political reality. The boys on the board are under a heavy pressure from ...
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Crazy Credits

Gaffer (What's a Gaffer?) ... Larry Gilhooly See more »

Connections

Follows Airplane! (1980) See more »

Soundtracks

'Love Boat' Theme
Written by Charles Fox and Paul Williams
Performed by Jack Jones
Courtesy of Aaron Spelling Productions, Inc.
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Mostly funny.
20 April 2002 | by See all my reviews

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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