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
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Art Fleming: The first host of the game show Jeopardy!, cameos as himself in a special "lunar shuttle version" of the show, although he is only credited as the "Jeopardy! host". See more »
McCroskey's assistant, Johnny, identifies his last name as "Jacobs". However in "Airplane!", Johnny's last name is given as "Henshaw". See more »
Excuse me, ma'am. There's some, pretty badly banged up, people back there. I'm gonna need some fresh sheets, guaze, Q-Tips, and all the vasoline you have on board.
Are you, the nurse?
Yes, take this. The washroom's, just right down there, on the right.
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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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