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Disaster movie spoof starring Leslie Nielsen, Robert Hays
An eccentric collection of passengers and crew set off from Los Angeles on a flight bound for Chicago. However disaster strikes when the pilots are struck down with food poisoning, and a young man must try to win back the love of stewardess Elaine and conquer his fear of flying to land the plane in safety.
Leslie Nielsen and the Airplane! team went on to make the Police Squad TV series, currently on BBC2 on Wednesdays at 9.00pm.
Directors Jim Abrahams, David Zucker, Jerry Zucker 1980)
SEE FILMS pages 41-46


Director: Jim Abrahams
Director: David Zucker
Director: Jerry Zucker
Dr Rumack: Leslie Nielsen
Ted Striker: Robert Hays
Elaine Dickinson: Julie Hagerty
McCroskey: Lloyd Bridges
Rex Kramer: Robert Stack
Roger Murdock: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
Captain Oveur: Peter Graves
Randy: Lorna Patterson
Lieutenant Hurwitz: Ethel Merman
Mr Hammen: Nicholas Pryor

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