Rating: 8 stars
Seen 1 time
Seen on: 08/02/2014 (rewatch)
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.
Rated PG | Length 88 minutes
Jonathan Banks | Lloyd Bridges | Robert Stack | Jerry Zucker | Leslie Nielsen | Peter Graves | Jim Abrahams | Conrad E. Palmisano | David Zucker | Nicholas Pryor | Kareem Abdul-Jabbar | Julie Hagerty | Robert Hays | Lorna Patterson | Stephen Stucker | Frank Ashmore | James Hong | Gregory Itzin | David Leisure | Jimmie Walker | Kitten Natividad | John O'Leary | Marcy Goldman | Cyril O'Reilly | Al White | Maureen McGovern | Herb Voland | Kenneth Tobey | Lee Terri | Ethel Merman | Barbara Billingsley | Jason Wingreen | Maurice Hill | Joyce Bulifant | Barbara Stuart | Howard Honig | Ann Nelson | Lee Bryant | William Tregoe | Michelle Stacy | Mae E. Campbell | Jill Whelan | Craig Berenson | Norman Alexander Gibbs | Rossie Harris | Mary Mercier | Michael Laurence | Jesse Emmett | Ted Chapman | Nora Meerbaum | Robert Starr | Louise Yaffe | Hatsuo Uda | David Hollander | Zachary Lewis | Charlotte Zucker | John David Wilder | Amy Gibson | Barbara Mallory | Mallory Sandler | Bob Gorman | Howard Jarvis | Len Mooy | Laura Nix | Bill Porter | Windy
Picked this up at the library to show the kids. They loved it though we had to explain a few of the cultural references to them.