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Airplane! (1980)

PG 07/02/1980 (US) Comedy 1h 28m

What's slower than a speeding bullet, and able to hit two tall buildings at a single bound?


The persons and events in this film are fictitious - fortunately! A masterpiece of off-the-wall comedy, Airplane! features Robert Hays as an ex-fighter pilot forced to take over the controls of an airliner when the flight crew succumbs to food poisoning; Julie Hagerty as his girlfriend/stewardess/co-pilot; and a cast of all-stars including Robert Stack, Lloyd Bridges, Peter Graves, Leslie Nielsen, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar... and more. Their hilarious high jinks spoof airplane disaster flicks, religious zealots, television commercials, romantic love... the list whirls by in rapid succession. And the story races from one moment of zany fun to the next.

  1. Jerry Zucker

    Director, Writer

  2. Jim Abrahams

    Director, Writer

  3. David Zucker

    Director, Writer

Top Billed Cast

  1. Robert Hays

    Robert Hays

    Ted Striker

  2. Julie Hagerty

    Julie Hagerty

    Elaine Dickinson

  3. Leslie Nielsen

    Leslie Nielsen

    Dr. Rumack

  4. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

    Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

    Roger Murdock

  5. Lloyd Bridges

    Lloyd Bridges

    Steve McCroskey

  6. Peter Graves

    Peter Graves

    Captain Clarence Oveur

  7. Lorna Patterson

    Lorna Patterson


  8. Robert Stack

    Robert Stack

    Captain Rex Kramer

  9. Jim Abrahams

    Jim Abrahams

    Religious Zealot #6

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