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What's it about?

A ex-fighter pilot is forced to take over the controls of an airliner when the flight crew succumbs to food poisoning.

Why do we love it?

A true comic classic, Airplane! throws a hundred jokes a minute at the audience making for a hilarious film full of iconic lines and memorable moments. Embracing its own insanity, it cements itself as one of the greats - a homage to comedies that came before but setting the stage for those to follow.

Who's in it?

Robert Hays- Ted Striker

Leslie Nielsen - Dr. Rumack

Who made it?

David Zucker - Writer & Director

Jerry Zucker - Writer & Director

Jim Abrahams - Writer & Director

Where can I watch it?

Find out where you stream, rent or buy Airplane! at JustWatch


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