About the film
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Release Date: July 02, 1980
|Slogan||:||«What's slower than a speeding bullet, and able to hit tall buildings at a single bound?»|
|Director||:||Jerry Zucker, Jim Abrahams, David Zucker|
|Producers||:||Jerry Zucker, Howard W. Koch, Jon Davison, Joel Thurm, Jim Abrahams, David Zucker, Maurice Vaccarino, Hunt Lowry|
|Writers||:||Jerry Zucker, Jim Abrahams, David Zucker, Arthur Hailey|
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.