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: 7.2/10 from 3805 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 28min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: Paramount
  • Production Country: United States of America
  • Directors: , , .
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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.

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    Costume & Make-Up Rosanna Norton Costume Design
    Directing Jerry Zucker Director
    Production Jerry Zucker Executive Producer
    Writing Jerry Zucker Writer
    Crew John Frazier Special Effects
    Sound Elmer Bernstein Original Music Composer
    Production Gretchen Rennell Additional Casting
    Production Jon Davison Producer
    Sound James Troutman Sound Editor
    Directing Arne Schmidt First Assistant Director
    Production Joel Thurm Casting
    Directing Jim Abrahams Director
    Production Jim Abrahams Executive Producer
    Writing Jim Abrahams Writer
    Directing David Zucker Director
    Production David Zucker Executive Producer
    Writing David Zucker Writer
    Camera Joseph F. Biroc Director of Photography
    Art Ward Preston Production Design
    Art Anne D. McCulley Set Decoration
    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
    Art Mike Higelmire Leadman
    Sound Clancy T. Troutman Supervising Sound Editor
    Sound Jeff Carson Music Editor
    Visual Effects Robert Blalack Visual Effects
    Crew Conrad E. Palmisano Stunt Coordinator
    Crew Leigh Walsh Stunt Double
    Production Wallis Nicita Additional Casting
    Camera Jamie Anderson Assistant Camera
    Production Susan Arnold Additional Casting
    Sound Kathy Durning Music Editor
    Production Hunt Lowry Associate Producer
    Crew Pat Proft Thanks
    Editing Scott K. Wallace Assistant Editor
    Sound Dennis Jones Boom Operator
    Sound Jeff Clark Assistant Sound Editor
    Sound David J. Hudson Sound Re-Recording Mixer
    Visual Effects Peter Kuran Visual Effects
    Costume & Make-Up Rob Bottin Makeup Artist
    Crew Huey Redwine Stand In
    Editing Patrick Kennedy Editor
    Sound David Spear Orchestrator
    Visual Effects Jamie Shourt Visual Effects
    Camera Frederic J. Smith Camera Operator
    Art Steven M. Levine Property Master
    Sound David E. Campbell Sound Re-Recording Mixer
    Costume & Make-Up Victoria Snow Costumer
    Sound John T. Reitz Sound Re-Recording Mixer
    Camera M. Todd Henry Assistant Camera
    Directing Nancy Hansen Script Supervisor
    Lighting Larry Gilhooly Gaffer
    Sound Tom Overton Sound Mixer
    Art Dan Perri Title Designer
    Visual Effects Chris Casady Visual Effects
    Costume & Make-Up Bob Stein Makeup Artist
    Art Joseph E. Hubbard Set Designer
    Camera Nick Papanickolas Grip
    Crew Art Sarno Unit Publicist
    Camera John Monte Still Photographer
    Directing Kenneth D. Collins Second Assistant Director
    Camera William E. Fitch Grip
    Art Jeff Clark Sign Painter
    Crew Mary Peters Stunts
    Art Wally Graham Construction Coordinator
    Costume & Make-Up Aggie Lyon Costume Supervisor
    Art Tom Crowl Assistant Property Master
    Visual Effects Max W. Anderson Visual Effects
    Visual Effects Bill Hedge Visual Effects
    Crew C.D. Smith Stunts
    Lighting Brink Brydon Gaffer
    Camera Jerry Deats Grip
    Camera Bill Decker Grip
    Lighting Norman Lang Electrician
    Camera Edmond Wright Grip
    Crew Adam Culunga Craft Service
    Crew Tom Mahoney Choreographer
    Crew Sam Mattingly Unit Publicist
    Crew J.L. Mitchell Animal Wrangler
    Crew Dick Webb Animal Wrangler