Airplane II: The Sequel

Airplane II: The Sequel

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Director: Ken Finkleman

Cast: Ken Finkleman, Robert Hays, Julie Hagerty, Lloyd Bridges

     
 

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With the Jerry Zucker-Jim Abrahams-David Zucker team absent, this sequel to the cash-cow 1980 spoof Airplane once again finds garrulous man-with-a-past Ted Striker (Robert Hays) compelled to take over the controls of crippled aircraft, all the while trying to patch up his relationship with stewardess Elaine (Julie Hagerty). This time, the first passenger spaceSee more details below

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With the Jerry Zucker-Jim Abrahams-David Zucker team absent, this sequel to the cash-cow 1980 spoof Airplane once again finds garrulous man-with-a-past Ted Striker (Robert Hays) compelled to take over the controls of crippled aircraft, all the while trying to patch up his relationship with stewardess Elaine (Julie Hagerty). This time, the first passenger space shuttle is launched into orbit -- and takes off for the moon - but the on-board computer malfunctions and sends the craft hurtling toward the sun, threatening the lives of everyone on board. Lloyd Bridges and Peter Graves return from the first Airplane, while William Shatner, Chad Everett, Sonny Bono, Raymond Burr and Chuck Conners join the cast, as they too lampoon their established images.

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If considered only in comparison to the original, Airplane II: The Sequel is not in the same league as that uniquely gut-busting trendsetter. But it still stacks up quite well against most parodies, and a lot of other comedies in general. Setting this doomed flight on a space shuttle widens the lampoon to include sci-fi movies and opens up a new spectrum of possible jokes, including the ship getting fixed on a collision course with the sun by its shipboard computer, a goof on the H.A.L. 9000. Sure, the jokes are obvious, but part of the film's gleeful appeal is that it revels in that very obviousness. By bringing back dozens of the characters, including many of the passengers, and using an almost identical structure, the sequel might even be considered a parody of the original, rather than just its extension. Easily its funniest element is William Shatner, who takes over the Robert Stack role of the grizzled veteran on the ground trying to talk pilot Striker down. Although there had always been a winking self-awareness to Shatner's overacting, Airplane II was his first real opportunity to let loose, and it brought big laughs. His flip-out over the apparent meaninglessness of all the blinking and flashing lights in his moon base is classic. Apparently, after two installments, the "been there, done that" quotient was high enough for Paramount to leave well enough alone -- the Airplane III promised in the closing credits has never materialized.

Product Details

Release Date:
08/05/2008
UPC:
0097361377940
Original Release:
1982
Rating:
PG
Source:
Paramount
Region Code:
1
Time:
1:24:00

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Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Robert Hays Ted Striker
Julie Hagerty Elaine Dickinson
Lloyd Bridges McCroskey
Peter Graves Capt. Oveur
William Shatner Buck Murdock
Chad Everett Simon
Stephen Stucker Jacobs
Oliver Robins Jimmy Wilson
Sonny Bono Bomber
Raymond Burr Judge
Chuck Connors Sarge
John Dehner Commissioner
Rip Torn Kruger
Kent McCord Unger
James A. Watson Dunn
John Vernon Dr. Stone
Mary Mercier Edith Walters
Ann Nelson Airsick Woman
Steve Nevil Creature #2
David Leisure Religious Zealot
Stanley Lawrence Next Man
Pat McNamara Businessman #2
Floyd Levine Hallick
Steve Levitt Creature #1
John Larch Prosecuting Attorney
Louise Sorel Stella, the Nurse
Clint Smith Scalper
Pat Sajak Buffalo Anchorman
Sandy Ward Defense Attorney
William Vaughan Worker
Herve Villechaize Little Breather
James Noble Father of Flanagan
John Paragon 'Economy' Flight Attendant
Rick Overton Clerk
Mary-Robin Redd Intellectual-Looking Woman
Wendy Phillips Mary
Lee Patterson Phoenix Six Captain
David Paymer Court Photographer
White Witness
Ed Call Information Agent
Burke Byrnes Businessman
Lee Bryant Mrs. Hammen
Gary Faga Guide
Michael Currie Businessman #1
Patty Dworkin Young Woman
Ken Finkleman Actor
Frank Ashmore Controller #3
Leon Askin Moscow Anchorman
Sam Anderson Man in White
Sandahl Bergman 1st Officer
Craig Berenson Shaving Man
B.J. Barie Video Kid
Hilary Beane Next Woman in Line
Laurene Landon Testa
Ron House Smoking Man
Dennis Howard John Wilson
Howard Honig Dave Walters
Steven Hirsch Rorshack
Marcy Lafferty First Woman in Line
Richard Jaeckel 2nd Controller
Jack Jones Singer
Art Fleming Himself
Louis Giambalvo Witness
Richard Gilliland Pervis
Bruce French Officer #2
Maurice Hill 2nd Stock
John Hancock 1st Controller
Hugh Gillin Texan
Elisa Goodman I Love Sanity Nurse
Richard Hazard Conductor

Technical Credits
Ken Finkleman Director,Screenwriter
Elmer Bernstein Score Composer
Joseph Biroc Cinematographer
Mel Dellar Associate Producer
Richard Hazard Score Composer
Tina Hirsch Editor
Toni Howard Casting
Howard W. Koch Producer
Steve Maslow Sound/Sound Designer
Rosanna Norton Costumes/Costume Designer
William Sandell Production Designer
Lynn Stalmaster Casting
Dennis Virkler Editor

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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Airplane II: The Sequel
1. Maiden Voyage [8:05]
2. A Madman On the Loose [3:07]
3. Oveur, Under [5:18]
4. Liftoff [3:24]
5. Airsick [:15]
6. Off Course [2:48]
7. Okay, Panic [7:48]
8. McCroskey [:29]
9. We Need You [6:18]
10. Heating Up [2:16]
11. A Bomb [2:22]
12. Blow the Computer [3:06]
13. Commander Murdock [4:03]
14. Safe Landing [:35]
15. Thank You For Flying [4:59]

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