from my 100 Popular Movies Marathon, part 51 of 100
Airplane!, 1980. An illness dooms a passenger plane; hilarity ensues.
Written & directed by Jim Abrahams, David Zucker, & Jerry Zucker. Starring Robert Hays, & Julie Hagerty, with Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Lloyd Bridges, Peter Graves, Leslie Nielsen, Lorna Patterson, Robert Stack, & Stephen Stucker.
Special effects/design: C
Enjoyment: I rarely find parody to be funny, and most of what this movie is parodying are disaster movies that are now lost to time. So it really should not work. But it has some of the best jokes in film history. B