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AIRPLANE!(1980):


Truely one of the funniest movies ever made!!!!
This still makes me laugh thirty years after it was
made! A plethora of wonderful stars that were
mostly known for serious acting, including: Robert
Stack(The Untouchables), Lloyd Bridges(Sea Hunt),
Leslie Neilson(Braken's World, Naked Gun movies),
Peter Graves(Mission: Impossible) and Barbara
Billingsley(Leave It To Beaver)!! Wonderful to see
all these great actors doing something really off
the wall!! A+

A review from amazon.com:

The quintessential movie spoof that spawned an
entire genre of parody films, the original Airplane!
still holds up as one of the brightest comedic gems
of the '80s, not to mention of cinema itself (it
ranked in the top 5 of Entertainment Weekly's list
of the 100 funniest movies ever made). The humor
may be low and obvious at times, but the jokes keep
coming at a rapid-fire clip and its targets--primarily
the lesser lights of 70s cinema, from disco films to
star-studded disaster epics--are more than worthy
for send-up. If you've seen even one of the overblown
Airport movies then you know the plot: the crew of
a filled-to-capacity jetliner is wiped out and it's up
to a plucky stewardess and a shell-shocked fighter
pilot to land the plane. Robert Hays and Julie Hagerty
are the heroes who have a history that includes a
meet-cute a la Saturday Night Fever, a surf scene
right out of From Here to Eternity, a Peace Corps
trip to Africa to teach the natives the benefits of
Tupperware and basketball, a war-ravaged recovery
room with a G.I. who thinks he's Ethel Merman (a
hilarious cameo)--and those are just the flashbacks!
The jokes gleefully skirt the boundaries of bad taste
(pilot Peter Graves to a juvenile cockpit visitor: "Joey,
have you ever seen a grown man naked?"), with
the high (low?) point being Hagerty's intimate
involvement with the blow-up automatic pilot
doll, but they'll have you rolling on the floor. The
film launched the careers of collaborators Jim
Abrahams (Big Business), David Zucker (Ruthless
People), and Jerry Zucker (Ghost), as well as
revitalized such B-movie actors as Lloyd Bridges,
Peter Graves, Robert Stack, and Leslie Nielsen,
who built a second career on films like this. A
vital part of any video collection. --Mark Englehart


Cast of Airplane:

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar ... Roger Murdock (as Kareem Abdul-Jabaar)
Lloyd Bridges ... Steve McCroskey
Peter Graves ... Captain Clarence Oveur
Julie Hagerty ... Elaine Dickinson
Robert Hays ... Ted Striker
Leslie Nielsen ... Dr. Rumack
Lorna Patterson ... Randy
Robert Stack ... Rex Kramer
Stephen Stucker ... Johnny
Otto ... Himself
Jim Abrahams ... Religious Zealot #6
Frank Ashmore ... Victor Basta
Jonathan Banks ... Gunderson
Craig Berenson ... Paul Carey
Barbara Billingsley ... Jive Lady
Maureen McGovern ... Nun
Ethel Merman ... Lieutenant Hurwitz
Jimmie Walker ... Windshield Wiper Man
David Zucker ... Ground Crewman #2
Jerry Zucker ... Ground Crewman #1


AIRPLANE 2(1982):


Not as funny or as original as the first Airplane,
but still a good watch! And of course having William
Shatner(Star Trek, Boston Legal!) doesn't hurt! LOL!
Along with Bill is Peter Graves, Robert Stack, Lloyd
Bridges, Robert Hayes and Julie Haggerty, who were
all in Airplane!! Also returning is Stephen Stucker
who is one of the funniest in both movies!

And a host of other name actors are in this one:
Raymond Burr(Perry Mason), Sonny Bono(I Got
You Babe!), Chad Everett(Centennial, Medical Center),
Chuck Connors(The Rifleman), Kent McCord(CHiPs),
Rip Torn(Men In Black) & Herve Villechaize(Fantasy
Island)!

This is, while not quite as good as the first,
still funnier than most movies made nowadays!! B+

A review from amazon.com:

The 1982 sequel to Airplane! is basically more
of the same class-clown ironies but with a more
forced feeling to the jokes. In the first film,
veterans such as Peter Graves, Robert Stack,
and Lloyd Bridges were feeling their way through
self-parody, and the air of experimentation was
part of the fun. By this film, however, everybody
knows what's up, and the assuredness of new cast
members Raymond Burr, William Shatner, and Chuck
Connors is almost counterproductive. Still, there's
lots to laugh about. --Tom Keogh


Cast of Airplane 2:

Robert Hays ... Ted Striker
Julie Hagerty ... Elaine Dickinson
Lloyd Bridges ... Steven McCroskey
Chad Everett ... Simon Kurtz
Peter Graves ... Capt. Clarence Oveur
Chuck Connors ... The Sarge
William Shatner ... Cdr. Buck Murdock
Raymond Burr ... Judge D.C. Simonton
John Vernon ... Dr. Stone
Stephen Stucker ... Controller Jacobs / Courtroom Clerk
Kent McCord ... Navigator Dave Unge
James A. Watson Jr. ... First Officer Dunn
John Dehner ... The Commissioner
Rip Torn ... Bud Kruger / President Reagan
Sonny Bono ... Joe Seluchi
Jack Jones ... Lounge Singer
Art Fleming ... Jeopardy Host
Pat Sajak ... Buffalo Anchorman
Herve Villechaize ... Little Breather
Joyce DeWitt ... Juror (uncredited)
Leslie Nielsen ... Dr. Rumack (archive footage) (uncredited)
Stephen Powers ... Reporter (uncredited)
George Wendt ... Ticket Agent (uncredited)


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