Director: David Zucker, Jerry Zucker, Jim Abrahams Run Time: 88 min. Format: DCP Rating: PG Release Year: 1980
Starring: , Julie Hagerty, Leslie Nielsen, Lloyd Bridges, many more, Peter Graves, Robert Hays
An alcoholic ex-pilot has to help land the plane in this legendary “Airport” series spoof!
This off-the-wall comedy takes the already insane plot from the straight film Airport 1975 to a whole new level. Basically, the entire flight crew takes ill and the only person who can fly the plane is a former pilot/alcoholic (Leslie Nielsen) who is deathly afraid to fly and hates to be called “Shirley”. With deadpan deliveries and cultural spoofing, Airplane! launched a whole new phase of Nielsen’s career and we’re all thankful for that. Singing nuns, sick children, and aging movie stars are on the craziest flight you’ll ever witness on the big screen.