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Airplane (1980)

Directed by David Zucker, Jim Abrahams, Jerry Zucker. Cast: Leslie Nielsen, Robert Hays, Robert Stack, Lloyd Bridges, Peter Graves. In this spoof of disaster movies, Ted Striker, an ex-Navy pilot, just got dumped by his long-time girlfriend Elaine Dickinson, who works as a stewardess. In his wish to get her back, he follows her aboard a plane, although he has had a deep aversion against anything winged since he lost several men in the war. During flight, he tries to make up with her again and again, but a crisis looms as the crew and many passengers get seriously ill due to a bad fish meal. Now, it is up to him to land the airplane safely, before the poisoning starts causing casualties. But Ted Striker's aversion to piloting is a serious psychosis, which needs to be cured--right now. 87 min. Credits and other information from the Internet Movie Database