Released Date
July 2, 1980
Distributor
Paramount Pictures
Genre
Comedy
Rating
PG
Budget
$3,500,000
Worldwide Gross
Domestic Gross + International Gross = Worldwide Gross
$83,453,539 + $0 = $83,453,539
74

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

as Roger Murdock

1926-2010

Leslie Nielsen

as Dr. Rumack

74

Jimmie Walker

as Windshield Wiper Man

92

James Hong

as Japanese General

1908-1984

Ethel Merman

as Lt. Hurwitz

74

Jonathan Banks

as Gunderson

1919-2003

Robert Stack

as Capt. Rex Kramer

1913-1998

Lloyd Bridges

as Steve McCroskey

1926-2010

Peter Graves

as Capt. Clarence Oveur

66

Julie Hagerty

as Elaine Dickinson

1915-2010

Barbara Billingsley

as Jive Lady

74

Robert Hays

as Ted Striker

83

Joyce Bulifant

as Mrs. Davis

72

Maureen McGovern

as Nun

55

Jill Whelan

as Lisa Davis

70

David Leisure

as First Krishna

1920-2015

Jason Wingreen

as Dr. Brody

1917-2002

Kenneth Tobey

as Air Controller Neubauer

65

Lorna Patterson

as Randy

1930-2011

Barbara Stuart

as Mrs. Kramer

79

Al White

as 2nd Jive Dude

76

Frank Ashmore

as Victor Basta

About Airplane!

A man afraid to fly must ensure that a plane lands safely after the pilots become sick.

About

Parody disaster film from David and Jerry Zucker which borrows the plot and characters of the 1957 film Zero Hour! It features a man with a fear of flying tasked with making sure a plane lands safely when the pilots become sick.

Trivia

The film is alternatively titled Flying High! The film's creators received the Writers Guild of America Award for Best Adapted Comedy. It was a Golden Globe nominee for Best Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy.