Airplane! theatrical poster

Airplane! is a 1980 American satirical comedy film directed and written by David Zucker, Jim Abrahams, and Jerry Zucker and released by Paramount Pictures. It stars Robert Hays and Julie Hagerty and features Leslie Nielsen, Robert Stack, Lloyd Bridges, Peter Graves, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Lorna Patterson.

The film is a spoof of the disaster film genre, and is essentially a remake of the 1957 Paramount film Zero Hour!. In Australia and New Zealand it is known as Flying High. In the years since its release, Airplane!'s reputation has grown substantially beyond its modest comic intentions. The film was voted the 10th-funniest American comedy in AFI's "100 Years... 100 Laughs" list, and ranked 6th on Bravo's "100 Funniest Movies". Airplane! has a 98% "fresh" rating at Rotten Tomatoes. In a major 2007 survey by Channel 4 in the United Kingdom, it was judged the second greatest comedy film of all time.

A follow up film, titled Airplane II:The Sequel, was released in 1982.

Runtime: 88 minutes
Genre: Comedy
Release date: June 27, 1980
Rating: PG
Starring: Robert Hays, Julie Hagerty
Directors: Jerry Zucker, Jim Abrahams, David Zucker
Producers: Jon Davison, Howard W. Koch
Music: Elmer Bernstein
Cinematography: Joseph F. Biroc
Editing: Patrick Kennedy
Distributed by: Paramount Pictures

Edited TV rating Edit

Airplane! was rated TV-PG-DLSV on Cartoon Network and ABC Family, and TV-14-S on Comedy Central.

Cast Edit

Taglines Edit

  • "What's slower than a speeding bullet, and able to hit tall buildings at a single bound?"
  • "Thank God it's Only a Motion Picture!"
  • "The craziest flight you'll ever take!"
  • "The Plane's going to Chicago. The Pilot's going to New York. The Passengers are going to Pieces!"
  • "You've read the ad, now see the movie!"
Article introduction and information from Wikipedia and IMDb.