Airplane!

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.
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Film Cast:

  • Ted Striker: Robert Hays
  • Elaine Dickinson: Julie Hagerty
  • Dr. Rumack: Leslie Nielsen
  • Roger Murdock: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
  • Steve McCroskey: Lloyd Bridges
  • Captain Clarence Oveur: Peter Graves
  • Randy: Lorna Patterson
  • Captain Rex Kramer: Robert Stack
  • Religious Zealot #6: Jim Abrahams
  • Gunderson: Jonathan Banks
  • Johnny Henshaw-Jacobs: Stephen Stucker
  • Victor Basta: Frank Ashmore
  • Paul Carey: Craig Berenson
  • Jive Lady: Barbara Billingsley
  • Mrs. Hammen: Lee Bryant
  • Mrs. Davis: Joyce Bulifant
  • Security Lady: Mae E. Campbell
  • Lieutenant Hurwitz: Ethel Merman
  • Windshield Wiper Man: Jimmie Walker
  • Lisa Davis: Jill Whelan
  • Cocaine Lady: Nora Meerbaum
  • Air Controller Neubauer: Kenneth Tobey
  • Japanese General: James Hong
  • Young Girl with Coffee: Michelle Stacy
  • First Krishna: David Leisure
  • Hanging Lady: Ann Nelson
  • Second Jive Dude: Al White
  • Mr. Hammen: Nicholas Pryor
  • Soldier: Cyril O’Reilly
  • Airport Steward: Ted Chapman
  • Man from India: Jesse Emmett
  • First Jive Dude: Norman Alexander Gibbs
  • Soldier’s Girl: Amy Gibson
  • Mrs. Geline: Marcy Goldman
  • Striped Controller: Bob Gorman
  • Joey: Rossie Harris
  • Reporter #3: Maurice Hill
  • Young Boy with Coffee: David Hollander
  • Jack: Howard Honig
  • Religious Zealot #1: Gregory Itzin
  • Man in Taxi: Howard Jarvis
  • Newscaster: Michael Laurence
  • Religious Zealot #3: Zachary Lewis
  • Religious Zealot #2: Barbara Mallory
  • Nun: Maureen McGovern
  • Shirley: Mary Mercier
  • Reporter #1: Len Mooy
  • Mrs. Hurwitz: Laura Nix
  • Reporter #2: John O’Leary
  • Hospital Contortionist: Bill Porter
  • Religious Zealot #4: Conrad E. Palmisano
  • L.A. Ticket Agent: Mallory Sandler
  • Religious Zealot #5: Robert Starr
  • Mrs. Kramer: Barbara Stuart
  • Mrs. Oveur: Lee Terri
  • Jack Kirkpatrick: William Tregoe
  • Japanese Newscaster: Hatsuo Uda
  • Air Controller Macias: Herb Voland
  • Second Krishna: John David Wilder
  • Horse: Windy
  • Dr. Brody: Jason Wingreen
  • Mrs. Jaffe: Louise Yaffe
  • Make-up Lady: Charlotte Zucker
  • Ground Crewman #2: David Zucker
  • Ground Crewman #1: Jerry Zucker
  • Bouncy Topless Woman on Plane (uncredited): Kitten Natividad

Film Crew:

  • Costume Design: Rosanna Norton
  • Writer: Jerry Zucker
  • Special Effects: John Frazier
  • Original Music Composer: Elmer Bernstein
  • Additional Casting: Gretchen Rennell
  • Producer: Jon Davison
  • Sound Editor: James Troutman
  • First Assistant Director: Arne Schmidt
  • Casting: Joel Thurm
  • Writer: Jim Abrahams
  • Writer: David Zucker
  • Director of Photography: Joseph F. Biroc
  • Production Design: Ward Preston
  • Set Decoration: Anne D. McCulley
  • Makeup Artist: Edwin Butterworth
  • Hairstylist: Joan Phillips
  • Unit Production Manager: Maurice Vaccarino
  • Leadman: Mike Higelmire
  • Supervising Sound Editor: Clancy T. Troutman
  • Music Editor: Jeff Carson
  • Visual Effects: Robert Blalack
  • Stunt Coordinator: Conrad E. Palmisano
  • Stunt Double: Leigh Walsh
  • Additional Casting: Wallis Nicita
  • Assistant Camera: Jamie Anderson
  • Additional Casting: Susan Arnold
  • Music Editor: Kathy Durning
  • Associate Producer: Hunt Lowry
  • Thanks: Pat Proft
  • Assistant Editor: Scott K. Wallace
  • Boom Operator: Dennis Jones
  • Sign Painter: Jeff Clark
  • Sound Re-Recording Mixer: David J. Hudson
  • Visual Effects: Peter Kuran
  • Makeup Artist: Rob Bottin
  • Stand In: Huey Redwine
  • Editor: Patrick Kennedy
  • Orchestrator: David Spear
  • Visual Effects: Jamie Shourt
  • Camera Operator: Frederic J. Smith
  • Property Master: Steven M. Levine
  • Sound Re-Recording Mixer: David E. Campbell
  • Costumer: Victoria Snow
  • Sound Re-Recording Mixer: John T. Reitz
  • Assistant Camera: M. Todd Henry
  • Script Supervisor: Nancy Hansen
  • Gaffer: Larry Gilhooly
  • Sound Mixer: Tom Overton
  • Title Designer: Dan Perri
  • Visual Effects: Chris Casady
  • Makeup Artist: Bob Stein
  • Set Designer: Joseph E. Hubbard
  • Grip: Nick Papanickolas
  • Unit Publicist: Art Sarno
  • Still Photographer: John Monte
  • Second Assistant Director: Kenneth D. Collins
  • Grip: William E. Fitch
  • Stunts: Mary Peters
  • Construction Coordinator: Wally Graham
  • Costume Supervisor: Aggie Lyon
  • Assistant Property Master: Tom Crowl
  • Visual Effects: Max W. Anderson
  • Visual Effects: Bill Hedge
  • Stunts: C.D. Smith
  • Gaffer: Brink Brydon
  • Grip: Jerry Deats
  • Grip: Bill Decker
  • Electrician: Norman Lang
  • Grip: Edmond Wright
  • Craft Service: Adam Culunga
  • Choreographer: Tom Mahoney
  • Unit Publicist: Sam Mattingly
  • Animal Wrangler: J.L. Mitchell
  • Animal Wrangler: Dick Webb

Movie Reviews:

  • schoosskyler: An American Comedy _**Classic**_ – Everything about this film screams ‘American Cinema Comedy’. A lot of the humor is a precursor to modern american humor, including the terribly cheesy pulp humor. This film is an homage to the comedies that came before it, but is innovative in its combination of wordplay and referential humor. I see vestiges of this film in everything from ‘The Hangover’ to ‘The Office’.

    If at any point you are watching this and find yourself saying ‘This is really stupid’, just remember: Relax. It’s supposed to be stupid.

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