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
Even though it's hard to recognize, the movie C.H.O.M.P.S. (1979) is spoofed. The dog name "Scraps" is a play on the name "Chomps," and in both movies, the dog retrieves a bomb to save others from harm. See more »
When the two medieval people pour lead onto the crowd outside the control tower, they are using their hands. Molten lead would be too hot to handle a vessel with only hands. The size of the vessel would also be too heavy to pour with just hands. See more »
[as he and the commissioner get out of their car and enter the terminal building]
Commissioner, now we both know that shuttle needs another month of pre-launch testing.
I said forget about it. The Mayflower is the first Lunar Shuttle to fly from a commercial terminal, and the boys on the board want that flight to go on schedule.
Well the boys on the board know about safety...
Bud, get wise to the political reality. The boys on the board are under a heavy pressure from the ...
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Worst Boy ................... Adolf Hitler See more »
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 »
Having said that however, I don't think this film is as bad as some other reviewers have stated. Sure they re-hash a lot of stuff from the first movie, but hey! It's still funny right? I think this movie has a lot going for it. Some of the jokes fall flat, but some are hilarious. You've just got to take the rough with the smooth.
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