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Release Date: February 26th, 1992

DVD Release Date: October 24th, 2000

PG|1 hr 28 min

Plot Summary
This spoof comedy takes shots at the slew of disaster movies that were released in the 70s. When the passengers and crew of a jet are incapacitated due to food poisoning, a rogue pilot with a drinking problem must cooperate with his ex-girlfriend turned stewardess to bring the plane to a safe landing.

Cast: Robert Hays, Julie Hagerty, Peter Graves, Robert Stack, Lloyd Bridges, Kareem Abdul-Jabaar, Leslie Nielsen, Lorna Patterson

Director: Jim Abrahams , David Zucker , Jerry Zucker

Genres: Comedy

Production Co: Paramount Pictures

Distributors: Paramount Pictures

Ratings & Reviews

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  • There are also plenty of background sight gags that often go unnoticed on a first viewing. show more

  • It is sophomoric, obvious, predictable, corny, and quite often very funny. And the reason it's funny is frequently because it's sophomoric, predictable, corny, etc. Example: Airplane Captain (Peter Graves): Surely you can't be serious. Doctor (Leslie Nielsen): I am serious. And don’t call me Shirley. This sort of humor went out with Milton Berle, Jerry Lewis, and knock-knock jokes. That's why it's so funny. show more

  • The punchlines come quick and thick, with little foreplay or consideration for anything other than getting a physical reaction from the audience. show more

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