Paramount at the Movies Presents: Airplane! [PG]
Movies | 10/21/2022 | 8:00PM
Wearing a mask while inside the Theater is optional.
Drowning his sorrows after that botched mission during WWII, the traumatized former fighter pilot with a fear of flying, Ted Striker, still hasn’t got over his old flame and flight attendant, Elaine Dickinson. Determined to win her back, Ted boards a domestic flight from Los Angeles to Chicago, only to come face-to-face with a severe case of in-flight food poisoning that is threatening everyone’s lives. Now, with most of the passengers and the entire cockpit crew down with the food-borne illness, Striker has no other choice but to confront his inner demons and take over the control of the ungovernable aircraft with the help of a gruff air-traffic controller and his former commander. Can Ted land the plane and save them all?
Sit back, relax, and enjoy your flight watching what is considered one of the funniest films of all time!
Image credit: © Paramount Pictures
Description and facts: IMDB
Did you know?
- Stephen Stucker ad-libbed all of his lines as Johnny.
- The film is mostly a parody of Zero Hour! (1957), a film that had a main character named Ted Stryker and such famous “not meant to be funny” lines like “We have to find someone who can not only fly this plane, but who didn’t have fish for dinner.”
- The movie’s dialog between Striker and Rumack (“Surely you can’t be serious” “I am serious, and don’t call me Shirley”) was voted as the #79 movie quote by the American Film Institute.
- Otto, the automatic pilot, ultimately disintegrated after spending several years in director Jerry Zucker’s garage
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