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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: 534 (Rank from 1980: # 4)

Adjusted* Rating:
(lowest rating dropped)

Ratings Breakdown
(The Mixed Bag)

Buttery 50%
Regular 50%
Half-Popped 0%
Stale 0%
Burnt 0%


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Reviewer Rating Review Secondary Ratings
J Bumgardner100
David Baruffi97(full review)
Bryan Lienesch87 - When it flies, it soars.
Comedy: 8
Sex Appeal: 4
Scary: 2
Rewatch: 6
Dave Examines Movies82
Rob from GuysFilmQuest80
Thomas Pollock70
Josh of Classicblanca65

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)