Jim Abrahams, David Zucker & Jerry Zucker
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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.
Movie Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes
- Reviews Counted: 55
- Fresh: 54
- Rotten: 1
- Average Rating: 8.4/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Fresh: Airplane! is more than a pleasant surprise, in the midst of this dim movie season. As a remedy for the bloated self-importance of too many other current efforts, it's just what the doctor ordered.
Fresh: From the clever Jaws take-off opening to the final, irreverent title card, laughs come thick and fast.
Fresh: It is sophomoric, obvious, predictable, corny, and quite often very funny. And the reason it's funny is frequently because it's sophomoric, predictable, corny, etc.
Fresh: The fact that the movie doesn't work as well today as it did in 1980 in no way diminishes its importance in recent motion picture history.
This is a real movie. Woooooo!!!
GOOD: really funny. i recommend this movie to all people 10 or over. has a lot of classic jokes. NOT SO GOOD:1/4 of the movie is filler. WATCH FOR: there is a 5 second PG-13 part where a ladie is blowing a tube in the belt line of an inflatable dummie. a 2 second R part where a naked ladie runs on the scene. HEADS UP: this movie is as old as your dad. this movie was made by the same people that made epic movie and all those simple titled ones.
Most Hilarious Movie PERIOD
Definately in the top 3 best comedies ever made, (zoolander being another of those three), A must buy for anyone with a sense of humor, a credit card/iTunes account, and a screen to watch it on (even if that screen is on your toaster or your friends toothbrush). P.S. THANK YOU iTUNES PEOPLE FOR FINALLY PUTTING IT UP FOR SALE
Best - Movie - Ever
I loved the humor of this movie, it was smart, and never the kind of dumb humor that you usually see in comedies today.