This must-see classic helped pioneer the spoof genre started by Mel Brooks. With Airplane!, the writers and directors created a barrage of silly, bizarre and absurd word plays and jokes which still work well to this day. The chaos is played out with hilarious deadpan deliveries by the likes of Leslie Nielsen and Lloyd Bridges.
As always, we recommend you don’t ruin any surprises by reading spoilers or watching this trailer:
Direction: Jim Abrahams, David Zucker, Jerry Zucker
Screenplay: Jim Abrahams, David Zucker, Jerry Zucker
Cinematography: Joseph F. Biroc
Editing: Patrick Kennedy
Score: Elmer Bernstein
Stars: Robert Hays, Julie Hagerty, Leslie Nielsen, Peter Graves, Lloyd Bridges, Robert Stack, Lorna Patterson, Stephen Stucker, Frank Ashmore, Jonathan Banks, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Craig Berenson, Barbara Billingsley, Lee Bryant, Nicholas Pryor, Joyce Bulifant, Marcy Goldman, Barbara Stuart, Ross Harris, James Hong, Norman Alexander Gibbs, Al White, David Leisure, Jill Whelan, Ethel Merman, Lee Terri, Howard Jarvis