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A routine flight turns into a major emergency as passengers and crew succumb to food poisoning - is there anyone on board who knows how to fly a plane? If that sounds vaguely familiar, it's because 'Airplane' was a send-up of this forerunner of the 1970s disaster movie..Written by
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Early in the flight three men passengers are sharing a drink and talking about football. The Scotsman in the trio is explaining a new player position recently introduced to the game called a "flanker," which he describes as being impossible to defend against. In reality the position of flanker was created in the 1950s by Elroy "Crazylegs" Hirsch, the pro football player turned actor who played Capt. Wilson in this film. See more »
The yoke movements are much exaggerated in comparison to real life, both when the pilots fly, and when the autopilot is engaged.
Also, the attitude of the plane in some of the outside views doesn't tally with the cockpit view, for instance turning and descending when the instruments show it in straight and level flight. See more »
Ted, that was probably the lousiest landing in the history of this airport. But there are some of us here, particularly me, who would like to buy you a drink and shake your hand. We're coming over.
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Ignore reader comments that say that the movie "Airplane!" by Abrahams, Zucker and Zucker is a "rip-off" of "Zero Hour." Airplane was a SPOOF of Zero Hour - not a rip-off. One would think "Airplane!" was a spoof on "Airport" - and in a way it was, but watch "Zero Hour" and you'll see their real inspiration.
If watch Airplane first, then Zero Hour, you'll find Zero Hour to be a very (unintentionally) funny COMEDY! The AIRPLANE writers even pulled one ridiculous line from Zero Hour, untouched: "The life of everybody on board depends on one thing. Finding somebody on board who not only can fly the plane, but didn't have fish for dinner."
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