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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
The Judge
The Sarge
Stephen Stucker ...


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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For the ride of your life... All you need for Christmas are your two front seats! 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)

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The "navigation chart" Simon is reviewing in preparation for take-off is the Thomas Brothers Map Guide for Los Angeles County. See more »


McCroskey asks for "The Sarge" two separate times before Sarge finally appears. See more »


Buck Murdock: We'd better get to the tower, Lieutenant.
Lt. Pervis: We have no tower, sir.
Buck Murdock: No tower?
Lt. Pervis: Just a bridge, sir.
Buck Murdock: Why the *hell* aren't I notified about these things?
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Crazy Credits

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


Spoofs Rocky III (1982) See more »


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Written by Lalo Schifrin
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16 June 2003 | by See all my reviews

I find it hard to understand how someone can take a classic like 'Airplane!' and follow it up with this crap. Basically a rehash of the first genius film, 'Airplane II' recycles the same old jokes over and the few new ones that are there fall flat on their face. If you don't want to taint your enjoyment of Airplane! then skip this turkey.

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