Comedy

Comedy Cinema – This Week – Airplane

Welcome to the sister article to Comedy Clicks! Each week, we will be taking an in depth look at some of the best comedy films that the world of cinema can offer! Today we will be looking at Airplane


About the Film

Summary of Plot

A man afraid to fly must ensure that a plane lands safely after the pilots become sick.- iMDB

Year Of Release

1980

Running Time

1 Hour 28 Minutes

Director

Jim Abrahams, David Zucker, Jerry Zucker


Trailer


Starring

Robert Hays – Ted Striker
Julie Hagert – Elaine Dickinson
Leslie Nielsen – Dr Rumack
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar – Roger Murdock
Lloyd Bridges – Steve McCroskey
Peter Graves – Captain Clarence Oveur

Song From the OST


Trivia

  • For the argument between announcers concerning the white and red zones at the airport, the producers hired the same voice artists who had made the real-world announcements at Los Angeles International Airport. At the real airport, the white zone is for loading and unloading of passengers only, and there’s no stopping in the red zone (except for transit buses). They were also married to each other in real life
  • Aeromexico was the only airline to buy the film for their in-flight entertainment.
  • In a 2008 interview on the Today (1952) Show, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar told the story of being on a European flight and asked to sit in an empty seat in the cockpit during takeoff so the crew could say they flew with Roger Murdoch.
  • The first two days of the film’s gross covered its entire production budget

Clips

Airplane Classic Scenes


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