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Airplane II: The Sequel (1982)

PG  |   |  Comedy  |  10 December 1982 (USA)
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Just when you thought it safe to go back into the departure lounge. 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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This film was created with the obligation that its creative team return for a third installment. Expectations were so high that the next film was promised at the end of the credits of this one. When the film was released to mediocre box office, plans for Airplane III was doomed. But, the ad remains in most prints. See more »


Just before take off, the Navigator and the First Officer were introduced as Unger and Dunn respectively. However, during the computer malfunction scene, their names seem to be switched and the Navigator was being called Dunn and the First Officer was being called Unger. See more »


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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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