Airplane! (1980) (3.5/4)


The best airplane disaster movie turns out to be this spoof of all of them. Flight crew comes down with food poisoning and the only person who can fly the plane is a psychologically damaged pilot who is afraid to fly. The movie has to be seen several times to catch all the jokes and sight gags. Don't miss it.

Directed by: Jim Abrahams
The cast includes: Robert Hays (Ted Striker), Julie Hagerty (Elaine Dickinson), Lloyd Bridges (Steven McCrosky), Leslie Nielsen (Dr. Rumack), Robert Stack (Capt. Rex Kramer), Peter Graves (Capt. Clarence Oveur), Kenneth Tobey (Air Controller Neubauer)
Also known as: Flying High
MPAA rating: , Running time: 88 minutes
Presented in: Color
Related titles: No Highway (1951), High and the Mighty, The (1954), Fate is the Hunter (1964), Spaceballs (1987), Galaxy Quest (1999)
Related categories: In the Air

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