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Airplane II: The Sequel (1982)

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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

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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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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Trivia

If you look closely at the paperback books on the carousel behind the Asian man in the gift shop who falls over from having too many cameras, you will see a book with the title "Wheel of Fortune". Coincidentally, Pat Sajak, the host of Wheel of Fortune (1983), has a small role as television reporter during the montage of news shows reporting the space shuttle disaster. See more »

Goofs

McCroskey's assistant, Johnny, identifies his last name as "Jacobs". However in "Airplane!", Johnny's last name is given as "Henshaw". See more »

Quotes

Elaine Dickinson: Ted, I have the strangest feeling we've been through this exact same thing before.
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Crazy Credits

Gaffer (What's a Gaffer?) ... Larry Gilhooly See more »

Alternate Versions

Network TV version includes extra footage, including a scene where budget passengers are tossed out of a moving airplane on tethers. Another showing the President (Reagan impersonator) plus, a few additional gags, here and there. See more »

Connections

References The Sound of Music (1965) See more »

Soundtracks

Baby Love
Written by Brian Holland, Lamont Dozier, and Eddie Holland
Performed by The Supremes
Courtesy of Motown Records Corporation
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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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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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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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