Paramount Pictures (1980)
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IMDB   7.8
88 mins USA / English
DVD  Region 1   PG (Parental Guidance)
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Roger Murdoch
Lloyd Bridges Steve McCroskey
Peter Graves Captain Clarence Oveur
Julie Hagerty Elaine Dickinson
Robert Hays Ted Striker
Leslie Nielsen Doctor Rumack
Robert Stack Captain Rex Kramer
Lorna Patterson Randy
Stephen Stucker Johnny Hinshaw
Jim Abrahams Religious Zealot
Frank Ashmore Victor Basta
Jonathan Banks Gunderson
Craig Berenson Paul Carey
Lee Bryant Mrs. Hammen
Joyce Bulifant Mrs. Davis
Jim Abrahams
David Zucker
Jerry Zucker
Producer Jim Abrahams
David Zucker
Jon Davison
Hunt Lowry
Writer Jim Abrahams
David Zucker
Hall Bartlett
Jerry Zucker
Cinematography Joseph F. Biroc
Musician Elmer Bernstein

Ted Striker (Robert Hays), a washed up Navy pilot from World War II, is dumped by his girlfriend Elaine (Julie Hagerty), a stewardess. He follows her on an ill-fated but hilarious flight, even though he is afraid of flying ever since his accident in the War. Once on board, Ted can't help reliving those cherished moments with Elaine, with disastrous results for some passengers. He meets an ensemble cast of characters who seem sane, but really aren't, including the too-literal Dr. Rumack (Leslie Nielsen), the pedophilic Captain Oveur (Peter Graves), and the basketball star-turned-co-pilot Murdock (Kareem Abdul-Jabaar). However, with Ted's flying skills, he is the only one on board who can fly the plane when the crew is taken ill after a bad meal. It's up to Ted, with some help from the overbearing Rex Kramer (Robert Stack), to put the plane safely down in Chicago amid his horrifying visions of crashing once more.
Edition Details
Distributor Paramount
Release Date 1/8/2002
Packaging Keep Case
Screen Ratio Widescreen (1.85:1)
Subtitles English; English (Closed Captioned)
Audio Tracks Dolby Digital 5.1 [English]
Dolby Digital Stereo [English]
Dolby Digital Stereo [French]
Dolby Digital Mono [French]
Layers Single Side, Dual Layer
No. of Disks/Tapes 1

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