History Film / Airplane

5th May '18 11:53:20 AM Glide08
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** In-flight meals more substantial than a packet of crackers/cookies/nuts and a cup of soda are getting increasingly rare except when a flight is expected to go more than 4-5 hours between stops.

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** In-flight meals more substantial than a packet of crackers/cookies/nuts and a cup of soda are getting increasingly rare except when a flight is expected to go more than 4-5 hours between stops. Or when it's run by El Al.
15th Apr '18 3:27:54 PM GreenDragon
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* UniversalDriversLicense: Averted. While Ted ''is'' a pilot, his only experience is with single engine fighter planes, which handle very differently from the passenger airliner he's asked to fly in the movie. He does manage to land the craft, but not without help from people on the ground and even then, it's a close call.
11th Apr '18 6:14:26 AM DragonQuestZ
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[[DescribeTopicHere It's a big white thing with wings, but that's not important right now.]]

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[[DescribeTopicHere It's a big white metal thing with wings, but that's not important right now.]]



%%* CameraAbuse: During the girl scout fight. (How is the camera abused?)

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%%* * CameraAbuse: During the girl scout fight. (How is fight one of the camera abused?)girls is slammed into the camera.



%%* ClosestThingWeGot: Ted Striker, resulting in FallingIntoTheCockpit. (What makes him the closest thing we got?)

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%%* * ClosestThingWeGot: Ted Striker, resulting in FallingIntoTheCockpit. (What makes him Striker is the closest thing we got?)only pilot there who isn't sick.



%%* FlashbackStares

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%%* FlashbackStares* FlashbackStares: Characters just stare straight ahead as the ripples lead into the flashback.



* GetAHoldOfYourselfMan: When everyone lines up to slap/punch/club/shoot a hysterical woman, with increasingly lethal weapons as the camera pans down the line.

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* GetAHoldOfYourselfMan: When everyone An ExaggeratedTrope. Everyone lines up to slap/punch/club/shoot a hysterical woman, with increasingly lethal weapons as the camera pans down the line.



* HystericalWoman: Everyone [[RightOnQueue lines up]] to [[GetAHoldOfYourselfMan slap some sense into her.]] %% (Maybe say why she is hysterical.)

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* HystericalWoman: Everyone [[RightOnQueue lines up]] One of the passengers starts to [[GetAHoldOfYourselfMan slap some freak out. A guy tries slapping sense into her, but she still panics. This results in a line of people to slap her.]] %% (Maybe say why she is hysterical.)



* JungleDrums: Subject of a brief gag during a newscasters-montage. %%(Maybe detail this gag.)

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* JungleDrums: Subject of During a brief gag during a newscasters-montage. %%(Maybe detail this gag.)newscasters-montage, African drum signals are used to convey all the news.



%%* ShellShockedVeteran: Ted Striker's experiences during the war. (What about his experiences?)

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%%* * ShellShockedVeteran: Ted Striker's experiences during the war. (What about his experiences?)war left him emotionally distant, without personal confidence, and with a drinking problem.



%%* SmokingHotSex: Elaine and Otto, the inflatable copilot.

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%%* * SmokingHotSex: Elaine and Otto, the inflatable copilot.copilot, after she inflates him (since the tube is on his waist, and she was blowing... air back in).



* TakeThat: %% (Who said these?)
%%** "WZAZ in Chicago, where [[DeaderThanDisco disco lives forever]]!" ''[Plane immediately flies overhead and slices the radio antenna clean off, stopping the signal]''
-->'''[=McCroskey=]:''' ''[to Capt. Oveur's wife]'' Your husband is alive, but unconscious.

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* TakeThat: %% (Who said these?)
%%**
TakeThat:
** There is a shot over a radio tower, and we hear
"WZAZ in Chicago, where [[DeaderThanDisco disco lives forever]]!" ''[Plane The plane immediately flies overhead and slices the radio antenna clean off, stopping the signal]''
signal.
** This is said to Capt. Oveur's wife:
-->'''[=McCroskey=]:''' ''[to Capt. Oveur's wife]'' Your husband is alive, but unconscious.



%%* WhatsAHenway: "Surely you can't be serious" and countless others.

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%%* * WhatsAHenway: There are several jokes like this. The most common is "Surely you can't be serious" with the reply "I am, and countless others.don't call me Shirley".
10th Apr '18 10:00:31 PM TrustBen
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* RantInducingSlight: While the little boy visiting the cockpit exclaims that he's Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Murdock is insistent that he's really just Captain Roger Murdock. Then the boy says that his father thinks Kareem doesn't work hard enough on defense and only tries during playoffs.
-->'''Murdock''': The hell I don't! Listen, kid. I've been hearing that crap ever since I was at UCLA. I'm out there busting my buns every night! Tell your old man to drag Walton and Lanier up and down the court for 48 minutes.
7th Apr '18 6:00:34 PM nombretomado
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%% The below is a ZeroContextExample. Please elaborate on it.

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%% The below is a ZeroContextExample.Administrivia/ZeroContextExample. Please elaborate on it.
30th Mar '18 7:45:32 PM snichols1973
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* ButtMonkey: The hysterical woman, who gets hit by nuns, with nearly everyone on the plane lining up to hit some sense into her.
24th Mar '18 12:13:08 AM AgentSalt
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* AsLongAsItSoundsForeign: There are two lighted signs in the aircraft where the Spanish is just phonetic English. "Fasten Seatbelt" is written in English in one shot. Underneath it is "Putana da Seatbeltz" ("put on the seatbelts"). Then during a dive, there's "Return to Seat" / "Gobacken Sidonna" ("Go back and sit down").

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* AsLongAsItSoundsForeign: There are two lighted signs in the aircraft where the Spanish is just phonetic English. "Fasten Seatbelt" is and "No Smoking" are written in English in one shot. Underneath it is them are "Putana da Seatbeltz" ("put on the seatbelts").seatbelts") and "El No A You Smoko". Then during a dive, there's "Return to Seat" / "Gobacken Sidonna" ("Go back and sit down").
24th Mar '18 12:09:05 AM AgentSalt
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** One of the weirdest ones put to film, as Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is ''actually'' playing co-pilot Roger Murdoch, but the boy touring the cockpit [[ActorAllusion recognizes him, leading to his SuspiciouslySpecificDenial.

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** One of the weirdest ones put to film, as Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is ''actually'' playing co-pilot Roger Murdoch, but the boy touring the cockpit [[ActorAllusion recognizes him, him]], leading to his SuspiciouslySpecificDenial.
7th Mar '18 12:23:07 PM ironballs16
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** One of the weirdest ones put to film, as Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is ''actually'' playing co-pilot Roger Murdoch, but the boy touring the cockpit recognizes him, leading to his SuspiciouslySpecificDenial.

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** One of the weirdest ones put to film, as Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is ''actually'' playing co-pilot Roger Murdoch, but the boy touring the cockpit [[ActorAllusion recognizes him, leading to his SuspiciouslySpecificDenial.
7th Mar '18 11:56:19 AM Xtifr
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* GamblingBrawl: Parodied (of course). During Striker's first flashback, there's a close-up of two people playing poker, with only their hands visible. Suddenly one of them pulls out a knife and they start fighting. [[CloseUpOnHead The camera pulls back]] to reveal that the players are Girl Scouts.
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