Rent Airplane! (1980)

3.9 of 5 from 271 ratings
1h 24min
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Synopsis:
Featuring 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 spook 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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Directors:
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Writers:
Jim Abrahams, David Zucker
Others:
Jerry Zucker, Jerry
Studio:
Paramount
Genres:
Comedy
Collections:
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BBFC:
Release Date:
05/03/2001
Run Time:
84 minutes
Languages:
English Dolby Digital 5.1, German Dolby Digital 1.0 Mono
Subtitles:
Arabic, Bulgarian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, German, Hungarian, Icelandic, Norwegian, Polish, Romanian, Swedish, Turkish
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.78:1 / 16:9
Colour:
Colour
Bonus:
  • Trailer
  • Commentary by Jon Davidson, Jim Abrahams, Jerry Zucker and David Zucker
BBFC:
Release Date:
26/09/2011
Run Time:
88 minutes
Languages:
English DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1, French Dolby Digital 1.0, Portuguese Dolby Digital 1.0, Spanish Dolby Digital 1.0
Subtitles:
English, English Hard of Hearing, French, Portuguese, Spanish
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.78:1 / 16:9
Colour:
Colour
Bonus:
  • Group Commentary By Producer Jon Davison And Writers/Directors Jim Abrahams, Jerry Zucker And David Zucker
  • Long Haul Version: Includes Deleted Scenes, Interviews And More!
  • Trivia Track
  • Theatrical Trailer (Hd)

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Reviews (3) of Airplane!

Often quoted - Airplane! review by JD

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26/11/2015

So many funny phrases from this brilliant script have stayed around. Surely you can't be serious, yes I am and don't call me Shirley. The silliness is sustained with great force and superb acting, there are few actors who can make this farcical daftness work without it becoming pathetic. There are 2 sequels both great but could not have worked without Nielsen.

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Timeless classic - Airplane! review by NA

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09/07/2020

Found myself quoting and lightly chuckling to myself a week after having watched this, much to the dismay of my family and people I work with. Watching this always brings me back to my childhood.

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Silly, Adult and Downright Hilarious - Airplane! review by GI

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20/12/2023

Silly, anarchic and zany this American comedy holds up due to the relentless amount of visual and script jokes that run through the entire film even though some are dated and many require a passing knowledge of Hollywood as this is a parody of cinema and in particular the 1957 film Zero Hour!, which I challenge anyone who knows Airplane! to watch without laughing. Basically the story is a commercial airliner has an onboard emergency when the passengers and crew all get food poisoning and a former fighter pilot has to land it. Into that simple disaster film scenario the writers and directors weave a never ending pastiche of adult, risqué and borderline offensive comedy. It is a riot and has many now famous quotable lines and the presence of well known and very serious actors like Peter Graves, Robert Stack, Lloyd Bridges and Leslie Nielsen essentially undermining their own screen personas led to a film that is an absolute riot. This is one of those American comedies that it's always worth turning to when you need cheering up as it's just hilarious from start to finish.

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