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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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Ken Finkleman

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

Genres:

Comedy | Sci-Fi

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

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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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Budget:

$15,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$27,150,534
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Right after they blow the computer, Ted tells Elaine she'd better check the readout. When she gets up, the back of her shirt is untucked. A moment later, when she is standing at the engineer's station, the back of her shirt is tucked in. See more »

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Buck Murdock: Irony can be pretty ironic sometimes.
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'Love Boat' Theme
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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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