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Title: Airplane


Date: 1980
Type: Comedy
Rating: 4 Stars 4/5
Colour: Yes
Director: Jim Abrahams and David Zucker
Producer: David Zucker

Comment
The crew and passengers of a plane are struck down with an illness and an ex-fighter pilot who has had a breakdown has to land the plane. Basically a series of slapstick and visual jokes. Very funny or silly depending on if you like this sort of humour.
Contains one of the best one line jokes in films : "Surely you can't be serious?" "I am serious - and don't call me Shirley."

Actors

Leslie NielsonLeslie Nielson
Julie HagertyJulie Hagerty
Robert HaysRobert Hays
Peter GravesPeter Graves

Oscars

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Quote

Striker: "Surely you can't be serious.''
Rumack: "I am serious ... and don't call me Shirley"