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 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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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 Nick Riganas

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

Genres:

Comedy | Sci-Fi

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Trivia

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

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A moon shuttle couldn't possibly have enough fuel to head into the sun. You can't "fall" into the sun without zeroing out the momentum of the orbit of the Earth around it. See more »

Quotes

Striker: Which passenger is Joe Solucci?
Mary, Shuttle Stewardess: 16C. Why?
Striker: He's carrying a bomb.
Mary, Shuttle Stewardess: A bo - ?
Striker: No, not a bo-. A bomb. Now, discreetly as possible, I want you to move the passengers, into the lounge.
Mary, Shuttle Stewardess: We don't have a lounge.
Striker: That's not important right now but, you got to do is get those people away from that bomb.
Mary, Shuttle Stewardess: Well, what should I say?
Striker: Anything. Just don't let Solucci think that we're onto him.
Mary, Shuttle Stewardess: I'll do my best.
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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

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 »

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Car Wash
Written by Norman Whitfield
Performed by Rose Royce
Courtesy of MCA Records, Inc.
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More of the same
4 February 2006 | by mjw2305See all my reviews

Airplane II - The sequel is quite literally more of the same, same cast (I'm glad to say) except Leslie Nielson (shame that) same jokes (Most of which still work well) same plot (Only this time we are in space) and the same hero.

Given all of the above, you may wonder why bother? Put simply - it's still funny, it's still better than a lot of spoof movies and OH YES! why change a winning formula.

Aiplane 2 is inferior to its predecessor in every way, but if you enjoyed the first film, you'll be entertained by the sequel (Just not quite as much) 8/10


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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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Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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