Airplane! PG

What's slower than a speeding bullet, and able to hit tall buildings at a single bound?
Airplane!
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  • Rated: PG
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 27 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Released: April 25, 2017
  • Originally Released: 1980
  • Label: Paramount
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)

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AUDIENCE SCORE
User Ratings: 291,492
...Jokes -- hilarious jokes -- to spare....Clever and confident and furiously energetic...
New York Times
Jul 2, 1980
[A] cornucopia of geeky slapstick, self-referential jokes, and satirical pastiches...
Premiere
Dec 1, 2003
Rating: A+ -- Airplane! (1980) was a trend-setting, zany, hilarious comedy - using as its core material the airplane disaster film as the spoof's stepping stone, borrowing from the subplots of heavy-handed films in the 1970s decade. Full Review
AMC Filmsite
Sep 27, 2019
Rating: 2/4 -- Jim Abrahams, David Zucker and Jerry Zucker, who share both writing and directorial credits, become so desperate for laughs that the jokes descend to a much cruder level. Full Review
New York Daily News
Apr 7, 2015
[T]he contrarian casting of deadpan actors like Leslie Nielsen reinvented careers by making every utterance a punchline. -- Grade: B+
Entertainment Weekly
Dec 16, 2005
5 stars out of 5 -- [W]ithout doubt one of the funniest movies ever made.
Total Film
Jul 1, 2006
...Nonstop comic invention made AIRPLANE! one of the funniest...comedies of our time... -- Rating: A
Entertainment Weekly
Sep 16, 1994

Product Description:

The spoof comedy that set the gold standard for all that followed it, AIRPLANE takes shots at the slew of disaster movies that peppered cinemas in the 70s. When the passengers and crew of a jet are incapacitated due to food poisoning, a rogue pilot (who has a drinking problem and is afraid of flying) must cooperate with his ex-girlfriend turned stewardess to bring the plane to a safe landing. No disaster flick cliche is left unroasted, and the musical score itself takes a less than reverent look at overly melodramatic compositions.

Plot Synopsis:

A tongue-in-cheek spoof of the disaster genre.
A former wartime flight commander has to take control of a jet after every pilot aboard comes down with food poisoning -- even though he's now too scared to fly.
The airplane's passengers include a wild assortment of comic loonies.

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Production Notes:

  • The plot of this film -- on which the spoof is hung -- is based on a 1957 movie called "Zero Hour!" The film also borrows from the more recent disaster film "Airport."
  • Although this was a low-budget film, it did better than many of the big budget movies of that year.
  • Available to buy in the UK.

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  • Sales Rank: 31,461
  • UPC: 032429256324
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