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Airplane! (Comedy Film Bucket List Meetup)
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Airplane! is one of the greatest comedy films of all time. On most lists top 5 - IGN Movies has it listed as #2 of all time. Before you kick the bucket you must see this comedy. If you have already seen it - you must see it again... with us!
About the Movie:
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 clichÃ (C)s 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.
The Comedy Film Bucket List Meetup Group:
Comedy films you must see before you kick the bucket! Our group is located in Arlington Virgina and is hosted by the Arlington Cinema & Drafthouse. We are dedicated to screening the greatest Comedies of all time. Join us for our monthly screenings on Wednesdays at the Arlington Cinema & Drafthouse. Members rate films and get FREE admission to the Drafthouse screenings.