Airplane! (1980) Poster


Stephen Stucker: Johnny Henshaw-Jacobs



  • Steve McCroskey : Johnny, what can you make out of this?

    [Hands him the weather briefing] 

    Johnny : This? Why, I can make a hat or a brooch or a pterodactyl...

  • Striped controller : Bad news. The fog's getting thicker.

    Johnny : [jumps to an overweight controller]  And Leon is getting laaaaarrrrrger.

  • Reporter : What kind of plane is it?

    Johnny : Oh, it's a big pretty white plane with red stripes, curtains in the windows and wheels and it looks like a big Tylenol.

  • Johnny : [plugging back in the runway lights]  Just kidding.

  • Ted Striker : Mayday! Mayday!

    Steve McCroskey : What the heck is that?

    Johnny : Why, that's the Russian New Year. We can have a parade and serve hot hors d'oeuvres...

  • [reading newspaper headlines] 

    Rex Kramer : Passengers certain to die!

    Steve McCroskey : Airline negligent.

    Johnny : There's a sale at Penney's!

  • Johnny : The tower, the tower! Rapunzel, Rapunzel!

  • Johnny : Auntie Em, Uncle Henry, Toto! It's a twister! It's a twister!

  • [repeated lines] 

    Steve McCroskey : Johnny, how 'bout some more coffee?

    Johnny : No, thanks!

  • Johnny : [to Mrs. Oveur]  Where did you get that dress, it's awful, and those shoes and that coat, jeeeeez!

  • Steve McCroskey : [to Mrs. Oveur]  Now your husband and the others are alive, but unconscious.

    Johnny : Just like Gerald Ford.

  • Steve McCroskey : I need the best man on this. Someone who knows that plane inside and out and won't crack under pressure.

    Johnny : How about Mister Rogers?

  • Rex Kramer : All right, I'll need three men up at the tower. You, Neubauer. You, Macias.

    Johnny : Me, John, big tree!

  • Steve McCroskey : [talking to Rex Kramer]  Ease off, Rex. He hasn't flown for years; it's not his fault. It could happen to any pilot.

    Johnny : It happened to Barbara Stanwyck.

    Steve McCroskey : Can't push him too hard; he might break. You gotta remember who you're dealing with.

    Johnny : Nick! Heath! Jared! There's a fire in the barn!

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