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Airplane!

Cast

Robert Hays, Julie Hagerty, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Lloyd Bridges View All


Crew

Jim Abrahams (Director), David Zucker (Director), Jerry Zucker (Director) View All

Released: Jul. 2nd, 1980
Runtime: 1 hour, 28 minutes
Alcoholic pilot, Ted Striker has developed a fear of flying due to wartime trauma, but nevertheless boards a passenger jet in an attempt to woo back his stewardess girlfriend. Food poisoning decimates the passengers and crew, leaving it up to Striker to land the plane with the help of a glue-sniffing air traffic controller and Striker's vengeful former Air Force captain, who must both talk him down.
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Jack1
For the argument between announcers concerning the white and red zones at the airport, the producers hired the same voice artists who had made the real-world announcements at Los Angeles International Airport.
Citizen Rules
is a spoof of the Airport movies (which I did recently watch and review) and it's a spoof of an old black & white movie Zero Hour.