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“Rumack: Can you fly this plane, and land it? Ted Striker: Surely you can't be serious. Rumack: I am serious... and don't call me Shirley.”
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“Robert Hays, the great Leslie Nielson and Lloyd bridges are just a few of the stars in this goofy movie that is loaded with hysterical one-liners. You can't help but giggle at the
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Airplane! is a 1980 American comedy film directed and written by David Zucker, Jim Abrahams, and Jerry Zucker. Airplane! starred Robert Hays, Julie Hagerty, Leslie Nielsen, Robert Stack, Lloyd Bridges, Peter Graves, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Lorna Patterson. Airplane! is a spoof of the disaster film genre. It was inspired by and includes various lines of dialogue and references to the 1957 film Zero Hour!.[2]

Airplane! was a major financial success, grossing over USD $83 million in North America alone, against a budget of just $3.5 million.[1] The film's creators received the Writers Guild of America Award for Best Adapted Comedy, and nominations for a Golden Globe for Best Motion Picture (Musical/Comedy) and a BAFTA Award for Best Screenplay.[3] Years later, Airplane! was voted as the 10th-funniest American comedy in AFI's "100 Years... 100 Laughs" list and was ranked 6th on Bravo's "100 Funniest Movies".

In Australia and New Zealand, this movie and its sequel were titled "Flying High!".

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Movies, Comedy Movies, Comedy, Cult Movies, Leslie Nielsen, Jim Abrahams, Jerry Zucker, David Zucker


Release Date: 07/02/1980
MPAA Rating: R

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