Movie Title: Airplane!
Release Year: 1980
Director: Jim Abrahams, David Zucker, Jerry Zucker
Actors / Actresses: Leslie Nielsen, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Lloyd Bridges, Julie Hagerty, Robert Hays, Lorna Patterson,Robert Stack, Stephen Stucker, Jim Abrahams, Frank Ashmore, Jonathan Banks, Craig Berenson
Airplane! is a spoof of the airport disaster movies. When the crew of an airplane are struck by some form of virus, the fate of the passengers depends on an ex-war pilot who is the only one able to land the plane safely! The passengers represent a selection of interesting wacky characters who seem to take every word for its literal meaning.
Rumack: Can you fly this plane, and land it?
Ted Striker: Surely you can’t be serious.
Rumack: I am serious… and don’t call me Shirley.
Rumack: What was it we had for dinner tonight?
Elaine Dickinson: Well, we had a choice of steak or fish.
Rumack: Yes, yes, I remember, I had lasagna.
Elaine Dickinson: You got a letter from headquarters this morning.
Ted Striker: What is it?
Elaine Dickinson: It’s a big building where generals meet, but that’s not important.