Brothers Brian and Joe Hackett attempt to run an airline on the New England island of Nantucket while surrounded by their various wacky friends and employees.
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Brothers Brian and Joe Hackett attempt to run an airline on the New England island of Nantucket while surrounded by their various wacky friends and employees.

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19 April 1990 (USA)  »

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Trivia

David Angell, who was a writer and creator of this series, died on 9/11 when his plane was highjacked and flown into the World Trade Center. Rebecca Schull, who plays Faye, stared in "United 93", which tells the story of the highjacking and attempt by the passengers and crew of the flight to retake the plane on 9/11. See more »

Goofs

The call sign used for the plane "Nevada-One-Two-One-Papa-Papa" is incorrect with the ICAO phonetic alphabet. It should be "November-One-Two-One-Papa-Papa" See more »

Quotes

[hitting on Helen at the lunch counter]
Lewis Blanchard: Ya know, I have a video camera that shoots in the dark.
Helen: Yeah, I got a gun that does the same thing.
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Referenced in Just Shoot Me!: Secretary's Day (1997) See more »

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Lots of laughs at a small regional airport
14 September 2006 | by See all my reviews

One of my absolute favorite sitcoms of all time. A cleverly written and extremely well acted show revolving around 8 people's lives and their jobs which are based at the airport. The cast is terrific and I won't bore you with each character's nuances other than to say all the roles were very well cast. The comedy is ironic, sarcastic, sardonic, slapstick, politically incorrect, and sexist. And those are but a handful of reasons I loved this show. Now that the show has gone to DVD I would recommend it highly whether you were a fan or would like to see smart comedy. If you weren't a fan you'll see many familiar faces and it was, after all, the show that launched the career of Tony Shalhoub (MONK). Hope you love it the way I did!


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