Sunday 25 July 2021

Airplane! (1980)

An oldie but a goodie.

Mainly following the story of how cabbie Ted Striker (Robert Hays) chases his flight attendant love interest onto a terrible flight filled with food poisoning, bad weather, and numerous suicides, this comedy and the effects are very entertaining despite its age. As always, some gags fall flat but for me those were very few.  

That's how you fly a plane!

Definitely not for everyone but give it a try and if you haven't enjoyed the first fifteen minutes, you probably won't like the rest of the film. If you like Leslie Nielsen comedies (he's in it too) then this might be one for you.


  1. Ah yes, they were flying on instruments....

    I saw it many years ago and liked it a lot then, but I've never felt the need to re-watch either.