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    Airplane! is an American comedy film, first released on 27 June 1980, produced, directed, and written by David Zucker, Jim Abrahams, and Jerry Zucker. Airplane! starred Robert Hays, Julie Hagerty, Leslie Nielsen, Robert Stack, Lloyd Bridges, Peter Graves, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Lorna Patterson. For release in Australia and the Philippines, Airplane! was re-titled as Flying High.

    Airplane! is a spoof of the disaster movie genre. It is unique among film parodies in that Airplane! (originally designed for a 20-minute sketch) is a virtual remake of the 1957 Canadian airplane disaster movie Zero Hour! The earlier film featured Dana Andrews in the role of Lt. Striker, for instance, and Airplane! includes numerous jokes and gags that derive directly from the 1957 film.[1] The plot device of the food poisoning incident, which figures prominently in the story line of Airplane!, also came from Zero Hour!

    Airplane II: The Sequel, first released on December 10, 1982, attempted to tackle the science fiction film genre, though there was still emphasis on the general theme of disaster films. Although most of the cast reunited for the sequel, the writers and directors of Airplane! chose not to be involved.

    In the short term, Airplane! received slight recognition. Abrahams, Zucker, and Zucker received the 1981 Writers Guild award for Best Comedy Adapted from Another Medium, Jill Whelan was nominated as Best Young Comedienne by the Young Artist Awards, and the film was nominated for a Golden Globe for Best Motion Picture (Musical/Comedy) and a BAFTA for Best Screenplay.[2]

    Over time, however, Airplane! has received significant recognition. It was voted as the 10th-funniest American comedy in AFI’s “100 Years… 100 Laughs” list and it ranked number 6 on Bravo’s “100 Funniest Movies”.

    Airplane! also has the distinction of being one of the only PG-rated films to feature a topless woman, albeit a very brief scene while passengers on the plane are in chaos. By today’s standards, the movie would’ve likely gotten an R rating just for the scene, or even removed it altogether. The PG-13 rating, which has very rarely been used during a topless scene, was not in existence when the movie was released.

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    #13135
    Version3
    Keymaster

    I only deleted the links from this apparent spam message, but I thought the info on one of my favorite set of spoof movies was interesting, so I didn’t delete it. Airplane is the good.

    #13139
    Frank
    Participant

    Interesting …

    Hey Bryan, how about some coffee?

    #13134
    Version3
    Keymaster

    I can’t, I still haven’t gotten over my drinking problem.

    #13138
    Frank
    Participant

    I just wanted to tell you both good luck … we’re all counting on you.

    #13133
    Version3
    Keymaster

    For me, Leslie Neilson is the indicator of a spoof movie that really has a chance to be good.

    #13137
    Frank
    Participant

    Kinda like the new Superhero, The Movie?

    #13136
    Pa-ul
    Participant

    Police Squad and Naked Gun really hits the spot for slapstick with me.

    Before that it was Laurel and Hardy, comedy before their time.


    If it doesn’t work, jam a screwdriver in there and jiggle it about.

    #13140
    Frank
    Participant
    Pa-ul wrote:
    Police Squad and Naked Gun really hits the spot for slapstick with me.

    Yeah, with O.J. and the knife and the bloody gloves … hi-test humor right there! 🙂

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