Airplane! PG

What's slower than a speeding bullet, and able to hit tall buildings at a single bound?
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DVD Features:

  • Rated: PG
  • Closed captioning available
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 27 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Released: January 8, 2013
  • Originally Released: 1980
  • Label: Paramount Catalog
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Aspect Ratio: Widescreen
  • Audio:
    • English, French

Performers, Cast and Crew:

Starring &
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Directed by , &
Edited by
Screenwriting by , &
Composition by
Produced by &
Director of Photography:
Executive Production by , &

Memorable Quotes and Dialog:

"Striker: Surely you can't be serious. Rumack: I am serious and don't call me Shirley."

Entertainment Reviews:

Certified Fresh97%

TOMATOMETER
Total Count: 63

Upright89%

AUDIENCE SCORE
User Ratings: 291,492
Rating: A- -- [VIDEO ESSAY] The film's mixed bag of cultural references spill out faster than you can catch them. Full Review
ColeSmithey.com
Mar 17, 2014
5 stars out of 5 -- [W]ithout doubt one of the funniest movies ever made.
Total Film
Jul 1, 2006
...Nonstop comic invention made AIRPLANE! one of the funniest...comedies of our time... -- Rating: A
Entertainment Weekly
Sep 16, 1994
[T]he contrarian casting of deadpan actors like Leslie Nielsen reinvented careers by making every utterance a punchline. -- Grade: B+
Entertainment Weekly
Dec 16, 2005
Included in the New York Times 10 BEST FILMS OF 1980
New York Times
Dec 28, 1980
Rating: 5/5 -- There's hardly a second that passes without an assault by a wickedly accurate spoof, cringe-inducing pun or inspired sight gag, and the years have not diminished the film's dumb appeal. Full Review
Radio Times
Aug 4, 2013
...Jokes -- hilarious jokes -- to spare....Clever and confident and furiously energetic...
New York Times
Jul 2, 1980

Product Description:

The spoof comedy that set the gold standard for all that followed it, AIRPLANE takes shots at the slew of disaster movies that peppered cinemas in the 70s. When the passengers and crew of a jet are incapacitated due to food poisoning, a rogue pilot (who has a drinking problem and is afraid of flying) must cooperate with his ex-girlfriend turned stewardess to bring the plane to a safe landing. No disaster flick cliche is left unroasted, and the musical score itself takes a less than reverent look at overly melodramatic compositions.

Plot Synopsis:

A tongue-in-cheek spoof of the disaster genre.
A former wartime flight commander has to take control of a jet after every pilot aboard comes down with food poisoning -- even though he's now too scared to fly.
The airplane's passengers include a wild assortment of comic loonies.

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Production Notes:

  • The plot of this film -- on which the spoof is hung -- is based on a 1957 movie called "Zero Hour!" The film also borrows from the more recent disaster film "Airport."
  • Although this was a low-budget film, it did better than many of the big budget movies of that year.
  • Available to buy in the UK.

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  • UPC: 883929303731
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