Airplane! (1980)

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

  • Genre: Comedy
  • Release Date: 1980-07-02
  • User Rating: 7.3/10 from 2197 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 28min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: Paramount
  • Production Country: United States of America
  • Directors: , , .
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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 down.

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  • Robert Hays

    as Ted Striker
  • Julie Hagerty

    as Elaine
  • Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

    as Murdock
  • Lloyd Bridges

    as McCroskey
  • Peter Graves

    as Captain Oveur
  • Leslie Nielsen

    as Dr. Rumack
  • Lorna Patterson

    as Randy
  • Robert Stack

    as Rex Kramer
  • Stephen Stucker

    as Johnny
  • Jim Abrahams

    as Religious zealot #6
  • Frank Ashmore

    as Victor Basta
  • Jonathan Banks

    as Gunderson
  • Craig Berenson

    as Paul Carey
  • Barbara Billingsley

    as Jive Lady
  • Lee Bryant

    as Mrs. Hammen
  • Joyce Bulifant

    as Mrs. Davis
  • Mae E. Campbell

    as Security Lady
  • Ethel Merman

    as Lieutenant Hurwitz
  • Jimmie Walker

    as Windshield Wiper Man
  • Jill Whelan

    as Lisa Davis
  • Kitten Natividad

  • Nora Meerbaum

    as Cocaine Lady
  • Kenneth Tobey

    as Air Controller Neubauer
  • James Hong

    as Japanese General
  • Michelle Stacy

    as Young Girl with Coffee
Directing Jim Abrahams Director
Directing David Zucker Director
Directing Jerry Zucker Director
Writing Jim Abrahams Author
Writing David Zucker Author
Writing Jerry Zucker Author
Production Jon Davison Producer
Production Howard W. Koch Producer
Sound Elmer Bernstein Original Music Composer
Camera Joseph F. Biroc Director of Photography
Production Joel Thurm Casting
Art Ward Preston Production Design
Art Anne D. McCulley Set Decoration
Costume & Make-Up Rosanna Norton Costume Design
Costume & Make-Up Edwin Butterworth Makeup Artist
Costume & Make-Up Joan Phillips Hairstylist
Production Maurice Vaccarino Unit Production Manager
Art Mike Higelmire Art Department Coordinator
Sound Clancy T. Troutman Supervising Sound Editor
Sound Jeff Carson Music Editor
Crew John Frazier Special Effects
Visual Effects Robert Blalack Visual Effects
Crew Conrad E. Palmisano Stunt Coordinator
Actors Leigh Walsh Stunt Double
Writing Arthur Hailey Teleplay
Production Hunt Lowry Producer
Production Jim Abrahams Executive Producer
Production David Zucker Executive Producer
Production Jerry Zucker Executive Producer
Editing Patrick Kennedy Editor
Art Dan Perri Title Designer