About

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,...

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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

chicago, illinois anarchic comedy los angeles, california spoof medicine guitar pilot stewardess airplane alcohol alcohol abuse kiss aftercreditsstinger taxi driver saxophone air controller fear of flying landing passenger cataclysm autopilot

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Lists

#368 on Empire's 500 Greatest Movies Of All Time Empire

1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die Steven Jay Schneider

#10 on AFI's 100 years...100 laughs AFI

#720 on 1,000 greatest films They Shoot Pictures, Don't They?