Airplane! (Movie review)

In this spoof of air disaster movies, the flight crew of a transcon flight suffers food intoxication, leaving no one aboard to fly the plane but Ted Striker!

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Randy (Lorna Patterson) playing the guitar, knocking out the little girl’s IV

Surely you have seen (and loved) the Airport movies from the 1970s. But this is, according to Wikipedia, the movie that ended in beauty this decade of air disaster movies by making fun of them: Airplane! It’s a composite spoof of pretty much everything you remember from the 1970s… or think you know about it, including the 1971 made-for-TV movie Terror in The Sky (itself a remake of Zero Hour, written by Airport‘s Arthur Hailey.) Continue reading “Airplane! (Movie review)”