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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?

Director:

Ken Finkleman

Writer:

Ken Finkleman

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Lloyd Bridges ... Steve McCroskey
Raymond Burr ... The Judge
Chuck Connors ... The Sarge
Rip Torn ... Bud Kruger
John Dehner ... The Commissioner
Chad Everett ... Simon Kurtz
Peter Graves ... Captain Clarence Oveur
Julie Hagerty ... Elaine Dickinson
Robert Hays ... Ted Striker
Kent McCord ... Unger
James A. Watson Jr. ... Dunn
William Shatner ... Commander Buck Murdock
Stephen Stucker Stephen Stucker ... Jacobs / Courtroom Clerk
John Vernon ... Dr. Stone
Al White ... Witness
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Storyline

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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Taglines:

Just when you thought it safe to go back into the departure lounge. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Sci-Fi

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 December 1982 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Flying High II See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Box Office

Budget:

$15,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,329,208, 12 December 1982

Gross USA:

$27,150,534

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$27,150,534
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The truck that Ted Striker jumps out of contains giant pods similar to the pods seen in Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956). See more »

Goofs

As Striker is attaching the bomb to the control panel, a crewmember is reflected in the controls. See more »

Quotes

Steve McCroskey: [he hears lots of static on his two-way radio] Striker, you're fading out! Come in. Over.
[more static]
Steve McCroskey: Damn! We lost him!
Controller #1: Could be those sun spots.
Jacobs: Could be your dishwashing detergent.
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Crazy Credits

Worst Boy ................... Adolf Hitler See more »

Alternate Versions

The original UK cinema version was cut for a PG certificate by the BBFC to remove the shot of Elaine smoking a reefer in the cockpit. The cut was restored in all later 15-rated video releases. See more »

Connections

Spoofs The Doomsday Flight (1966) See more »

Soundtracks

Theme from 'Mission: Impossible'
Written by Lalo Schifrin
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Mostly funny.
20 April 2002 | by gridoonSee all my reviews

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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