About

Alcoholic pilot, Ted Striker has developed a fear of flying due to wartime trauma, but nevertheless boards a passenger jet in an attempt to woo back his stewardess girlfriend. Food poisoning decimates the passengers and crew, leaving it up to Striker to land the plane with the help of a glue-sniffing air traffic controller and Striker's vengeful former Air Force captain, who must both talk him dow...

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Written by

Jim Abrahams (Author)
David Zucker (Author)
Jerry Zucker (Author)
Arthur Hailey (Teleplay)

Runtime

88 minutes

Country

United States of America

Language

English

Tagline

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

Cast

Keywords

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