Hays, Robert

SKU: 032429256331

UPC 032429256331
Release Date 2017-04-25
Studio Paramount Home Entertainment
Discs 1
Length 87
Format Color
Synopsis The spoof comedy that set the gold standard for all that followed it, AIRPLANE takes shots at the slew of disaster movies that peppered cinemas in the 70s. When the passengers and crew of a jet are incapacitated due to food poisoning, a rogue pilot (who has a drinking problem and is afraid of flying) must cooperate with his ex-girlfriend turned stewardess to bring the plane to a safe landing. No disaster flick cliche is left unroasted, and the musical score itself takes a less than reverent look at overly melodramatic compositions.A tongue-in-cheek spoof of the disaster genre. A former wartime flight commander has to take control of a jet after every pilot aboard comes down with food poisoning -- even though he's now too scared to fly. The airplane's passengers include a wild assortment of comic loonies.The plot of this film -- on which the spoof is hung -- is based on a 1957 movie called Zero Hour! The film also borrows from the more recent disaster film Airport. Although this was a low-budget film, it did better than many of the big budget movies of that year. Available to buy in the UK....Jokes -- hilarious jokes -- to spare....Clever and confident and furiously energetic...Included in the New York Times 10 BEST FILMS OF 1980...Nonstop comic invention made AIRPLANE! one of the funniest...comedies of our time... -- Rating: A...Most of the gags hit the mark, and the dialogue's as quotable as ever...[A] cornucopia of geeky slapstick, self-referential jokes, and satirical pastiches...[T]he contrarian casting of deadpan actors like Leslie Nielsen reinvented careers by making every utterance a punchline. -- Grade: B+Ranked #15 in Rolling Stone's Top 25 DVDs Of 2005' -- You are certain to laugh.5 stars out of 5 -- [W]ithout doubt one of the funniest movies ever made.
Cast Jerry Zucker (Director)
Jim Abrahams (Director)
Robert Stack (Star)
Julie Hagerty (Star)
Robert Hays (Star)
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (Star)
Peter Graves (Star)
Cyril O'Reilly (Star)
David Zucker (Director)
Leslie Nielsen (Star)
Lloyd Bridges (Star)
Sounds/Subtitles Blu-ray Disc Features: Region [unknown] Note: Commentary by producer Jon Davison and writers/directors Jim Abrahams, Jerry Zucker and David Zucker Long Haul Version: includes deleted scenes, interviews and more! Trivia track Audio: Dolby Digital 5.1 - English, French, Spanish DTS HD Master Audio - English, French, Spanish Subtitles - English, French, Spanish
Language English
Format Code Blu-ray Hi-Def DVD
Library Subject Feature Film Comedy
Attribute BluRay HD-DVD,Widescreen
Product Code Movie

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