Airplane! (1980)

7.8

Netflix rating: 7.8
Metacritics rating: 78.0
Rotten Tomatoes rating: 97.0%

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A man afraid to fly must ensure that a plane lands safely after the pilots become sick. 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. In this classic parody of disaster movies, a traumatized former combat pilot is forced to land a passenger plane when food poisoning strikes the crew.

Title
Airplane!
Year
1980
Genre
Comedy
Type
Movies
IDMB rating
7.8 (183718 votes)
Netflix rating
7.8
Metacritics rating
78.0
Rotten Tomatoes rating
97.0%
Directors
Jim Abrahams, Jerry Zucker, David Zucker
Actors
Jill Whelan, Barbara Billingsley, Al White, Craig Berenson, Lorna Patterson, Barbara Stuart, Marcy Goldman, Lee Terri, Stephen Stucker, Norman Alexander Gibbs, David Leisure, Lee Bryant, Rossie Harris, Frank Ashmore, Jimmie Walker, Nicholas Pryor, Joyce Bulifant, Ethel Merman, Maureen McGovern, Robert Hays, Kenneth Tobey, Jonathan Banks, Julie Hagerty, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Peter Graves, Lloyd Bridges, Leslie Nielsen, Robert Stack

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