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Airplane! [DVD] ["Don't Call Me Shirley" Edition/ Widescreen]

  • PG
  • DVD
  • 1 disc
  • Region 1 USA/CA (info)
  • The spoof comedy that set the gold standard for all that followed it, AIRPLANE takes shots at the slew of disaster movies that peppered cinemas in the 70s. When the passengers and crew of a jet are incapacitated due to food poisoning, a rogue pilot (who has a drinking problem and is afraid of flying) must cooperate with his ex-girlfriend turned stewardess to bring the plane to a safe landing. No disaster flick cliche is left unroasted, and the musical score itself takes a less than reverent look at overly melodramatic compositions.

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  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 030904

  • Credits
    Robert Hays, Julie Hagerty, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Lew Alcindor, Lloyd Bridges, Leslie Nielsen, Peter Graves, Peter Aurness, Robert Stack, Cyril O'Reilly
  • Critic Reviews
    "...Jokes -- hilarious jokes -- to spare....Clever and confident and furiously energetic..."
    New York Times

    Included in the New York Times "10 BEST FILMS OF 1980"
    New York Times

    "...Nonstop comic invention made AIRPLANE! one of the funniest...comedies of our time..." -- Rating: A
    Entertainment Weekly

    "...Most of the gags hit the mark, and the dialogue's as quotable as ever..."
    Total Film

    "[A] cornucopia of geeky slapstick, self-referential jokes, and satirical pastiches..."
    Premiere

    "[T]he contrarian casting of deadpan actors like Leslie Nielsen reinvented careers by making every utterance a punchline." -- Grade: B+
    Entertainment Weekly

    Ranked #15 in Rolling Stone's "Top 25 DVDs Of 2005' -- "You are certain to laugh."
    Rolling Stone

    5 stars out of 5 -- "[W]ithout doubt one of the funniest movies ever made."
    Total Film

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