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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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For the ride of your life... All you need for Christmas are your two front seats! See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Sci-Fi

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

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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)

Gross USA:

$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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Trivia

The truck that Ted Striker leaps out of to get into the skyport is named "Ken's Trucking" and has a Canadian maple leaf on it. This is an inside joke since "Ken" is writer-director Ken Finkleman who is from Canada, hence the Maple Leaf. See more »

Goofs

In the opening in the airport, when Scraps the dog is first shot he's on a leash. When they cut back, there's no longer a leash. See more »

Quotes

Clarence Oveur: Well, my goodness, Scraps is a boy dog, isn't he?
Jimmy: Yeah.
Clarence Oveur: Jimmy, do you like it when Scraps holds onto your leg and rubs up and down?
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Crazy Credits

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

Alternate Versions

One television version, released after the announcement that Ronald Reagan had developed Alzheimer's disease, changes the sign used in Ted Striker's escape sequence from "Ronald Reagan Home for the Mentally Ill" to "Donald Dragon Home for the Mentally Ill." See more »

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Lukewarm sequel
15 July 2003 | by SuperunknovvnSee all my reviews

The makers of "Airplane II: The Sequel" simply took every joke from the first one and made it again. This gets boring after a while. People taking things too literally is so overused in this movie it's getting painful (like the "trip" scene - ouch!). There are one or two good moments, though (some William Shatner scenes and the 2001 waltz spoof) and it's a good thing that the main cast (excluding Leslie Nielsen & Robert Stack) from "Airplane!" returned for this one. All in all, "Airplane II: The Sequel" is watchable but I'm glad that they never made a third part. It only could have gone downhill from the original, anyway.


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