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.

GENRES:  Comedy
DIRECTION:  David Zucker  •  Jim Abrahams  •  Jerry Zucker

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Cast & Characters

Robert Hays Ted Striker
Julie Hagerty Elaine
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Murdock
Lloyd Bridges McCroskey
Peter Graves Captain Oveur
Leslie Nielsen Dr. Rumack
Lorna Patterson Randy
Robert Stack Rex Kramer
Stephen Stucker Johnny
Jim Abrahams Religious zealot #6
Frank Ashmore Victor Basta
Jonathan Banks Gunderson

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