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Airplane! Movie

Movie Summary for Airplane!


One of the most remembered comedies films is this 80s movie, where the crew of a plane gets ill. Now, who will be able to fly the plane to safety?

Airplane! DVD


The passengers of Airplane! will soon find themselves victims of a comical disaster. A strange virus spreads through out the crew, leaving the plane attended by an inflatable doll. Now, their only hope rests on an ex-war pilot.

But, the savior of Airplane! is afraid to fly due to a war trauma. Now, he will need to overcome the stress and the pressure of saving the lives of hundreds of people and the life of the woman that he loves.


Murdock - Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
McCroskey - Lloyd Bridges
Captain Oveur - Peter Graves
Elaine - Julie Hagerty
Ted Striker - Robert Hays
Dr. Rumack - Leslie Nielsen


The budget of Airplane! was only $3.5 million and it only required 34 days to be filmed.

Although there is a scene that is a parody of From Here To Eternity, none of the three directors of Airplane! had ever seen the movie.

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80's Film Facts:

The Movie Airplane! was released to theatres on 07/04/1980 by Paramount Pictures, and grossed $83,453,539 at the box office in the US on a budget of $3,500,000 .

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