Released in the USA on July 02 of 1980, "Airplane!" (also known as "Flying High!", "Flying High", "Kentucky Fried Airplane") is a Comedy/Romance film directed by Jim Abrahams, David Zucker, & Jerry Zucker, and written by Jim Abrahams and Arthur Hailey (screenplay "Zero Hour") . Lloyd Bridges is starring, alongside Peter Graves, Julie Hagerty, Robert Hays, Leslie Nielsen and Lorna Patterson.
What's slower than a speeding bullet, and able to hit tall buildings at a single bound?
Who directed "Airplane!":
Airplane! was directed by Jim Abrahams, David Zucker and Jerry Zucker.
Jim Abrahams is an American writer, director, producer, and actor. After directing Airplane!, he directed Top Secret!, released in 1984, Ruthless People (1986), Big Business (1988), Welcome Home, Roxy Carmichael (1990), Hot Shots! (1991), and Hot Shots! Part Deux (1993).
David Zucker is an American producer, director, writer, and actor. After making Airplane!, he directed Top Secret!, released in 1984, Ruthless People (1986), The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad! (1988), The Naked Gun 2½: The Smell of Fear (1991), BASEketball (1998).
Jerry Zucker is an American producer, director, writer, and actor. Before Airplane!, he had directed Rock 'n' Roll High School, released in 1979. Since, Jerry Zucker directed Top Secret!, released in 1984, Ruthless People (1986), Ghost (1990), First Knight (1995), Rat Race (2001).
What was the release date of "Airplane!":
Airplane! was first released in the United States on Wednesday, July 02, 1980. Another film released on Wednesday, July 02, 1980 is Alligator (dir. Lewis Teague). This was thirty-nine (39) years ago.
It has been released on Wednesday, September 24, 1980 in France; Friday, November 14, 1980 in Germany; Thursday, October 30, 1980 in Italy and on Saturday, December 27, 1980 in Japan.
What is the casting of "Airplane!":
At the casting of Airplane! we find Lloyd Bridges, previously seen in Bear Island (1979) and The Fifth Musketeer (1979); Peter Graves (The Clonus Horror (1979), Survival Run (1979)); Julie Hagerty (Airplane II: The Sequel (1982), Lost in America (1985)) [ more... ]
- Lee Bryant and Lloyd Bridges, Peter Graves, Julie Hagerty, Robert Hays, Leslie Nielsen, Stephen Stucker, Frank Ashmore, Craig Berenson also appeared together in Airplane II: The Sequel, released in 1982.
- Frank Ashmore and Peter Graves can both be seen in The Clonus Horror, released in 1979.
- Robert Hays and Jonathan Banks also appeared in Honeymoon Academy, released in 1990.
- Robert Stack and Peter Graves also appeared together in War Paint, released in 1953.
What is the Storyline of "Airplane!":
Ex-fighter pilot Ted Striker (Robert Hays) became traumatized after an incident during the "war", leading to his fear of flying and his "drinking problem" (implying alcoholism, but specifically the "problem" refers to the fact that he misses his mouth every time). Recovering his courage, Striker attempts to regain the love of his life from the war, Elaine Dickinson (Julie Hagerty), now a stewardess. In order to win her love, Striker overcomes his fear and buys a ticket on a flight she is serving on, from [...]
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Robert Hays as "Ted Striker"
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Julie Hagerty as "Elaine"
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Robert Hays ("Ted Striker") and Julie Hagerty ("Elaine")
Leslie Nielsen as "Dr. Rumack"
Julie Hagerty ("Elaine") and Robert Hays ("Ted Striker")
Robert Hays ("Ted Striker") and Leslie Nielsen ("Dr. Rumack")
Leslie Nielsen ("Dr. Rumack"), Robert Hays ("Ted Striker"), and Julie Hagerty ("Elaine")
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