Language and/or Subtitles: English
Format: DVD 2005
Availability: Available at 14 Libraries 14 of 15 copies
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Bethel Park Public Library Audio/Visual DVD AIRPLANE
Location  Bethel Park Public Library
Collection  Audio/Visual
Brentwood Library Audiovisual DVD COMEDY Airplane
Location  Brentwood Library
Collection  Audiovisual
Call Number  DVD COMEDY Airplane
Carnegie Library of McKeesport AV DVD AIR
Location  Carnegie Library of McKeesport
Collection  AV
Call Number  DVD AIR
Carnegie Library of McKeesport - White Oak AV DVD AIR
Location  Carnegie Library of McKeesport - White Oak
Collection  AV
Call Number  DVD AIR
Cooper-Siegel Community Library Audio Visual DVD AIR COMEDY
Location  Cooper-Siegel Community Library
Collection  Audio Visual
Hampton Community Library Adult DVD DVD AIR
Location  Hampton Community Library
Collection  Adult DVD
Call Number  DVD AIR
Millvale Community Library Audiovisual DVD COM AIR
Location  Millvale Community Library
Collection  Audiovisual
Call Number  DVD COM AIR
Moon Township Public Library Audiovisual COM AIRPLANE DVD 3095
Location  Moon Township Public Library
Collection  Audiovisual
Call Number  COM AIRPLANE DVD 3095
Penn Hills Library Audio Visual DVD AIR
Location  Penn Hills Library
Collection  Audio Visual
Call Number  DVD AIR
Pleasant Hills Public Library Videos DVD Airplane
Location  Pleasant Hills Public Library
Collection  Videos
Call Number  DVD Airplane
Sewickley Public Library AV - DVDs DVD AIR
Location  Sewickley Public Library
Collection  AV - DVDs
Call Number  DVD AIR
Shaler North Hills Library Audiovisual DVD AIR [COMEDY]
Location  Shaler North Hills Library
Collection  Audiovisual
Call Number  DVD AIR [COMEDY]
South Fayette Township Library Audiovisual DVD AIR
Location  South Fayette Township Library
Collection  Audiovisual
Call Number  DVD AIR
Whitehall Public Library Adult Movie Collection ADVD 1483 A
Location  Whitehall Public Library
Collection  Adult Movie Collection
Call Number  ADVD 1483 A
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ACLA Mobile Library Services Videos IN TRANSIT
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Collection  Videos
This spoof of the Airport series of disaster movies relies on ridiculous sight gags, groan-inducing dialogue, and deadpan acting -- a comedy style that would be imitated for the next 20 years. Airplane! pulls out all the clich├ęs as alcoholic pilot Ted Striker (Robert Hays), who's developed a fear of flying due to wartime trauma, boards a jumbo jet in an attempt to woo back his stewardess girlfriend (Julie Hagerty). Food poisoning decimates the passengers and crew, leaving it up to Striker to land the plane, with the help of a glue-sniffing air traffic controller (Lloyd Bridges) and Striker's vengeful former captain (Robert Stack), who must both talk him down. Along the way, we meet a clutch of stock disaster movie passengers like the guitar-strumming nun, a sick little girl, a frightened old lady, and two African-American travelers whose "jive" has to be subtitled. Leslie Nielsen portrays the plane's doctor, launching a new phase of the actor's career that carried him through the next two decades in several similarly comedic roles. The trio of directors Jim Abrahams, Jerry Zucker, and David Zucker responsible for the film would eventually go on to solo careers, but not before making Top Secret! and Ruthless People. ~ Perry Seibert, Rovi
Additional Information
Series Widescreen DVD collection.
Subjects War neuroses -- Patients -- Drama.
Flight attendants -- Drama.
Air pilots -- Drama.
Feature films.
Comedy films.
Disaster films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Publisher Hollywood, CA :Paramount Home Entertainment,2005
Edition "Don't call me Shirley" ed., widescreen.
Contributors Abrahams, Jim, 1944- screenwriter, director.
Zucker, David, 1947- screenwriter, director.
Zucker, Jerry, screenwriter, director.
Davison, Jon, 1949 July 21- producer.
Hays, Robert, 1947- actor.
Hagerty, Julie, actor.
Nielsen, Leslie, 1926-2010, actor.
Stack, Robert, 1919-2003, actor.
Bridges, Lloyd, actor.
Graves, Peter, 1926-2010, actor.
Bernstein, Elmer, composer.
Sondheim, Stephen, composer.
Paramount Pictures Corporation, presenter.
Paramount Home Entertainment (Firm), publisher.
Participants/Performers Robert Hays, Julie Hagerty, Leslie Nielsen, Robert Stack, Lloyd Bridges, Peter Graves.
Other Contributors Director of photography, Joseph Biros ; editor, Patrick Kennedy ; music, Elmer Bernstein, Stephen Sondheim.
Audience MPAA rating: PG.
Language English
English and French language tracks with English and Spanish subtitles; closed-captioned.
Notes Title from container.
Originally released as a motion picture in 1980.
Special features include: commentary by Jon Davison, Jim Abrahams, Jerry Zucker and David Zucker; deleted scenes; interviews; trivia track; theatrical trailer.
System Details DVD, Dolby Digital 5.1, Region 1 encoding.
Description 1 videodisc (87 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
ISBN 1415713871
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