Lists: Comedy, Absurdist comedy

Brief Synopsis: "Airplane is an American comedy that parodies the airplane catastrophe films from the 70’s. The film was a huge commercial success and is one of the most important films in American cinema history."

Overall Ranking: 631 (Rank from 1980: # 4)

Adjusted* Rating:
(lowest rating dropped)

Ratings Breakdown
(The Mixed Bag)

Buttery 42.86%
Regular 57.14%
Half-Popped 0%
Stale 0%
Burnt 0%


Login To Rate

Streaming Options

People Involved

  • Robert Hays (Ted Striker)
  • Julie Hagerty (Elaine)
  • Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (Murdock)
  • Lloyd Bridges (McCroskey)
  • Peter Graves (Captain Oveur)
  • Leslie Nielsen (Dr. Rumack)
  • Lorna Patterson (Randy)
  • Robert Stack (Rex Kramer)
  • Stephen Stucker (Johnny)
  • Jim Abrahams (Religious zealot #6)
  • Frank Ashmore (Victor Basta)
  • Jonathan Banks (Gunderson)
  • Craig Berenson (Paul Carey)
  • Barbara Billingsley (Jive Lady)
  • Lee Bryant (Mrs. Hammen)
  • Joyce Bulifant (Mrs. Davis)
  • Mae E. Campbell (Security Lady)
  • Ethel Merman (Lieutenant Hurwitz)
  • Jimmie Walker (Windshield Wiper Man)
  • Jill Whelan (Lisa Davis)
  • Kitten Natividad ()
  • Jim Abrahams (Director)