A film by Jim Abrahams, David Zucker.
Still craving for the love of his life, Ted Striker follows Elaine onto the flight that she is working on as a member of the cabin crew. Elaine doesn’t want to be with Ted anymore, but when the crew and passengers fall ill from food poisoning, all eyes are on Ted. The airplane model used for the flying shots hangs in the museum at the Studios at Las Colinas (Texas). I saw this goof ball of a comedy back in the 80’s at least 5 times and it is funnier every time. You see comedy now days forget to be funny they are loud sometimes atrocious vulgar, and over the top they forget to be funny not in this one, Airplane is a classic cult comedy. The passenger list is a little old lady (like Helen Hayes in “Airport”), a guitar-playing nun (like Helen Reddy in “Airport 1975”), and even a critically ill little girl who’s being flown to an emergency operation (Linda Blair played the role in “Airport 1975”). Predictable results occur, as when the nun’s guitar knocks loose the little girl’s intravenous tubes, and she nearly dies while all the passengers sing along inspirationally. Well you get the point there is a scene in the flashback that is priceless with the pilot in a Casablanca style bar meets and fell in love the the flight attendant a Bee gees song is playing in the jukebox “Staying alive ” the scene is making fun of the movie Saturday night fever. with the young pilot defying gravity to impress the girl. There is plenty of great scene to make you laugh in this one enjoy.