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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

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Steve McCroskey
... The Judge
... The Sarge
... Bud Kruger
... The Commissioner
... Simon Kurtz
... Captain Clarence Oveur
... Elaine Dickinson
... Ted Striker
... Unger
... Dunn
... Commander Buck Murdock
Stephen Stucker ... Jacobs / Courtroom Clerk
... Dr. Stone
... Witness
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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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Just when you thought it safe to go back into the departure lounge. See more »

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Comedy | Sci-Fi

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10 December 1982 (USA)  »

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$15,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$27,150,534
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Trivia

Winner of the "Grand prix du Festival international du film d'humour de Chamrousse" 1983. 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

After the credits roll off the screen, an ad comes up that says Coming from Paramount Pictures: Airplane III. Then William Shatner, as Murdock, comes on and says "That's exactly what they'll be expecting us to do!" See more »

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Referenced in Wicked City: Pilot (2015) See more »

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I know that it was silly, but for some reason I enjoyed it
4 August 2006 | by See all my reviews

Now, I know that this was the same thing and same jokes as the very first Airplane. But for some reason, I think because I was just in such a good mood that day, I really did enjoy this funny sequel. True, despite it being set in the future, they used the same characters, and you could totally tell that it was still set in the 80's, it was still a fun movie to watch. The only thing I really missed was Leslie Neilson.

I know this also has a lower rating than the original, but I think everyone just needs to have fun with it. Yes, it was an unnecessary sequel, but it still had a few good laughs you have to admit. They brought back all the jokes we loved, and yes, it's unoriginal, but at least it's what makes the movie work. So, I know as silly as it may sound, I think you'll get a kick out of Airplane II: The Sequel. Like I said, just have fun with it!

7/10


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