Still haunted by that fateful wartime incident and the nearly catastrophic events of Airplane! (1980), Ted Striker, the pilot who hates flying, escapes from the funny house. But, as the first passenger lunar shuttle, the state-of-the-art but untested Mayflower One, is about to take off on its maiden flight, once more, an unforeseen malfunction forces Ted to take over the controls of the shuttle. Now, the traumatised commander is holding everyone's lives in his hands, and as if that weren't enough, Striker has to patch up his already complicated relationship with his engaged former lover, Elaine Dickinson, and confront an unhinged voyager bent on destruction. Can Ted Striker, the reluctant hero, save the day for the second time?Written by
Leslie Nielsen turned down an offer to return as Dr. Rumack due to his commitment to the comedy series Police Squad! (1982), created by Zucker, Abrahams and Zucker, the creative team behind the original Airplane! (1980) movie. His character only appears in flashback sequences from the first film. His character was replaced by the character Dr. Stone, portrayed by John Vernon. See more »
During the airport security screening, the TV is supposedly displaying what we can see. There are two people in the background (on the TV) but not in the main picture. See more »
[as he and the commissioner get out of their car and enter the terminal building]
Commissioner, now we both know that shuttle needs another month of pre-launch testing.
I said forget about it. The Mayflower is the first Lunar Shuttle to fly from a commercial terminal, and the boys on the board want that flight to go on schedule.
Well the boys on the board know about safety...
Bud, get wise to the political reality. The boys on the board are under a heavy pressure from the ...
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Worst Boy ................... Adolf Hitler See more »
The theme to The Love Boat proved unclearable for the original US and UK home video versions for the scene in which Striker comes across Jack Jones singing it outside the wall of the mental institution. In the US, the scene is completely edited out, though Jack Jones' credit is retained in the end credits. In the UK, the scene is present, but there is no music and Jones' voice cannot be heard, which naturally renders the joke incomprehensible. The soundtrack at this point is comprised solely of chirping crickets and the prison alarm. See more »
Having said that however, I don't think this film is as bad as some other reviewers have stated. Sure they re-hash a lot of stuff from the first movie, but hey! It's still funny right? I think this movie has a lot going for it. Some of the jokes fall flat, but some are hilarious. You've just got to take the rough with the smooth.
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