Director: Jim Abrahams, Jerry Zucker, David Zucker
Cast: Robert Hays, Julie Hagerty
Welcome aboard the most uproarious flight of your lives. Airplane! is a hysterical spoof of disaster movies with enough ridiculous gags to make anyone howl. Traumatised war veteran, Ted Striker is cursed by a pathological fear of flying. However, to woo back his air-hostess girlfriend, he impulsively boards her passenger jet headed for Chicago. Food poisoning incapacitates passengers and the flight crew, leaving it up to a panic-stricken Striker to safely fly and land the plane. The only help he has is from his ex-commanding officer and a glue-sniffing air traffic controller. What else could go wrong? This immeasurably silly comedy is perfect for fans of Monty Python and is sure to have you all rolling in the airplane aisles.