History Film / Airplane

9th Mar '17 6:00:59 PM Theatre_Maven_3695
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* PoliticalStereotype: The airplane disaster is discussed by a spoof of a then-current left-wing vs. right-wing TV discussion panel. The right-winger's view?
-->"I say [[LackOfEmpathy let 'em crash]]!"
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!"
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