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Airplane II: The Sequel (1982)

 -  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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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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$15,000,000 (estimated)

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SEK 1,929,593 (Sweden)
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Trivia

The music played during the shuttle launch is from the 'Nova of Madagon' sequence in Battlestar Galactica (1978). The navigator is played by 'Kent McCord' who played Captain Troy on Galactica 1980 (1980). See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Striker: We're going to have to blow up the computer!
Elaine Dickinson: Blow ROC?
[a smiling face appears on the computer]
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Crazy Credits

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 »

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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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