History Film / Airplane

8th Feb '17 12:03:43 AM dvorak
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* {{Fanservice}}: During the panic scene, there comes, out of nowhere, a random topless woman who gets *really* close to the camera and disappears...
6th Feb '17 12:16:35 PM TrollBrutal
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* PrisonRape: Captain Oveur has apparently had some... unusual experiences. Bonus points for sharing it with a little boy.
-->'''Oveur:''' Joey, have you ever been in a Turkish prison?

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* PrisonRape: Captain Oveur has apparently had some... some rather unusual experiences. Bonus points for sharing it with conversation starters while talking to a little boy.
-->'''Oveur:''' Joey, have you ever been in a [[Film/MidnightExpress Turkish prison? prison]]?
6th Feb '17 11:43:50 AM benda
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* PrisonRape: Captain Oveur has apparently had some... unusual experiences.
-->'''Oveur:''' Joey, have you ever been in a Turkish prison?

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* PrisonRape: Captain Oveur has apparently had some... unusual experiences.
experiences. Bonus points for sharing it with a little boy.
-->'''Oveur:''' Joey, have you ever been in a Turkish prison?prison?
-->'''Oveur:''' Have you ever seen a grown man naked?
6th Feb '17 10:29:02 AM Ambaryerno
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* CoolOldLady: The "I speak jive" lady.

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* CoolOldLady: The "I speak jive" lady. Made even ''cooler'' by the fact she's played by Barbara Billingsley AKA ''[[Series/LeaveItToBeaver June Cleaver]]''.
3rd Feb '17 2:03:10 AM brichards85
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The film that solidified the team of Jim Abrahams and brothers David and Jerry Zucker as comedy icons. ZAZ's directorial debut,[[note]]They previously wrote ''Film/TheKentuckyFriedMovie'', but John Landis directed[[/note]] ''Airplane!'' (1980) is a comedic remake of an old disaster film, ''Film/ZeroHour'' (itself based on the TV movie ''Flight Into Danger''). Subplots from ''Airport '79: The Concorde'' also appear. The plot: Ted Striker (Stryker in ''Zero Hour''), an ex-military pilot, has to get over his personal traumas to pilot a commercial plane after the crew is stricken by food poisoning, and reconcile with his estranged girlfriend at the same time. HilarityEnsues. Take that basic plot, and have a silly joke every three seconds. In fact, that is partly what makes the film work: [[RapidFireComedy if a joke falls flat, move on to the next one]]. Of course, [[DontExplainTheJoke further analysis of the jokes will just hurt the humor of it all]]. Just see the film for yourself. Along the way, it [[GenreKiller singlehandedly destroyed]] the DisasterMovie as a serious genre for over a decade.

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The film that solidified the team of Jim Abrahams and brothers David and Jerry Zucker as comedy icons. ZAZ's directorial debut,[[note]]They previously wrote ''Film/TheKentuckyFriedMovie'', but John Landis directed[[/note]] ''Airplane!'' (1980) - titled ''Flying High!'' [[MarketBasedTitle in Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Japan and the Philippines]] - is a comedic remake of an old disaster film, ''Film/ZeroHour'' (itself based on the TV movie ''Flight Into Danger''). Subplots from ''Airport '79: The Concorde'' also appear. The plot: Ted Striker (Stryker in ''Zero Hour''), an ex-military pilot, has to get over his personal traumas to pilot a commercial plane after the crew is stricken by food poisoning, and reconcile with his estranged girlfriend at the same time. HilarityEnsues. Take that basic plot, and have a silly joke every three seconds. In fact, that is partly what makes the film work: [[RapidFireComedy if a joke falls flat, move on to the next one]]. Of course, [[DontExplainTheJoke further analysis of the jokes will just hurt the humor of it all]]. Just see the film for yourself. Along the way, it [[GenreKiller singlehandedly destroyed]] the DisasterMovie as a serious genre for over a decade.
1st Feb '17 2:48:54 PM Narsil
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* FunWithSubtitles: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fXSLcYQHqFQ The scene]] with the two jive dudes helpfully "translates" their conversation into English. For some bonus humor, in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7fkZdz4Vz10 this "making of" clip]], when the two actors are speaking about the role, some hilarious "jive" subtitles are added to their dialogue.

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* FunWithSubtitles: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fXSLcYQHqFQ [[https://youtu.be/RrZlWw8Di10 The scene]] with the two jive dudes helpfully "translates" their conversation into English. English:
-->'''Jive Dude:''' I say hey, sky--subba say I wan' see--pray to J I did the same-ol', same-ol'! \\
[Subtitle: I KNEW A MAN IN A SIMILAR PREDICAMENT, AND HE ENDED UP BEING SORRY]
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For some bonus humor, in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7fkZdz4Vz10 this "making of" clip]], when the two actors are speaking about the role, some hilarious "jive" subtitles are added to their dialogue.
26th Jan '17 11:13:40 PM skidoo23
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* TrailersAlwaysSpoil: Averted and lampshaded. The trailers prominently featured a spectacular moment where the front end of a passenger plane smashes through a terminal window as people scatter. Similar in nature to the climactic finale of the recent move ''Film/SilverStreak'', the use of this scene in the trailer suggests a similarly epic finale. In fact, the scene takes place within the first few minutes of the film as a the payoff to a minor sight gag and is never referenced again.
9th Jan '17 5:59:00 PM nombretomado
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* DoorFocus: LeslieNielsen's famous RunningGag of sticking his head into the cockpit repeatedly and declaring "I just want to tell you both good luck. We're all counting on you." And {{Subverted}} once with a NotWhatItLooksLike moment late in the film.

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* DoorFocus: LeslieNielsen's Creator/LeslieNielsen's famous RunningGag of sticking his head into the cockpit repeatedly and declaring "I just want to tell you both good luck. We're all counting on you." And {{Subverted}} once with a NotWhatItLooksLike moment late in the film.
7th Jan '17 12:32:51 PM nombretomado
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* JiveTurkey: The two black men and the white woman ([[LeaveItToBeaver Barbara Billingsley!]]) who interprets for them. "Cut me some slack, jack!"

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* JiveTurkey: The two black men and the white woman ([[LeaveItToBeaver ([[Series/LeaveItToBeaver Barbara Billingsley!]]) who interprets for them. "Cut me some slack, jack!"
4th Jan '17 12:36:49 PM Fighteer
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* TenMinuteRetirement: Ted Striker comes out of it after a RousingSpeech provides EpiphanyTherapy.
* TheSeventies: Released in 1980, this was probably the first film to spoof ''Film/SaturdayNightFever'' (and the disco subculture in general).

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* TenMinuteRetirement: After accidentally overhearing Kramer discussing how hopeless it is for him to land the plane, Ted Striker comes puts the autopilot back in charge and gives up. Dr. Rumack brings him out of it after a RousingSpeech provides EpiphanyTherapy.
* TheSeventies: Released in 1980, this was probably
with the first film to spoof ''Film/SaturdayNightFever'' (and the disco subculture in general).[[EpiphanyTherapy revelation]] that George Zipp, a deceased member of Striker's WWII squadron, didn't blame him for [[MyGreatestFailure their failed mission]].



* AnachronismStew / TwoDecadesBehind: News reporters apparently still wear fedoras in 1979-1980, and a pair of nuns is seen in traditional garb. [[note]]To be fair the two nuns may have been part of a traditionalist order, as many orders do still wear the stereotypical habit.[[/note]] The jet's [[WackySoundEffect prop engine effect]] may fall into this as well. Most jarringly, Striker's flashbacks to what would logically be the UsefulNotes/VietnamWar include shots of World War I triplanes and even a pre-Wright-Brothers whirlygig, but these can probably chalked up to RuleOfFunny. And the jukebox in his flashback plays sped up "Stayin' Alive" by Music/TheBeeGees.

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* AnachronismStew / TwoDecadesBehind: AnachronismStew: News reporters apparently still wear fedoras in 1979-1980, and a pair of nuns is seen in traditional garb. [[note]]To be fair the two nuns may have been part of a traditionalist order, as many orders do still wear the stereotypical habit.[[/note]] The jet's [[WackySoundEffect prop engine effect]] may fall into this as well. Most jarringly, Striker's flashbacks to what would logically be the UsefulNotes/VietnamWar include shots of World War I triplanes and even a pre-Wright-Brothers whirlygig, but these can probably chalked up to RuleOfFunny. And the jukebox in his flashback plays sped up "Stayin' Alive" by Music/TheBeeGees.
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