Airplane II: The Sequel

December 10th, 1982


Airplane II: The Sequel

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A faulty computer causes a passenger space shuttle to head straight for the Sun. Can Ted Striker save the day and get the shuttle back on track--again???

Release Year: 1982

Rating: 5.9/10 (18,722 voted)

Director: Ken Finkleman

Stars: Robert Hays, Julie Hagerty, Lloyd Bridges

The hero of an unlikely airplane disaster must overcome his own inadequacies, improbable accidents and his former girlfriend in order to save a space shuttle from destruction in this spoof sequel of the disaster parody Airplane!

Robert Hays - Ted Striker
Julie Hagerty - Elaine Dickinson
Lloyd Bridges - Steven McCroskey
Chad Everett - Simon Kurtz
Peter Graves - Capt. Clarence Oveur
Chuck Connors - The Sarge
William Shatner - Cdr. Buck Murdock
Raymond Burr - Judge D.C. Simonton
John Vernon - Dr. Stone
Stephen Stucker - Controller Jacobs / Courtroom Clerk
Kent McCord - Navigator Dave Unger
James A. Watson Jr. - First Officer Dunn
John Dehner - The Commissioner
Rip Torn - Bud Kruger / President Reagan
Sonny Bono - Joe Seluchi

Taglines: For the ride of your life... All you need for Christmas are your two front seats!

Release Date: 10 December 1982

Filming Locations: Los Angeles, California, USA

Gross: $27,150,534 (USA)

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Did You Know?

The hanging lady in the first airplane movie reprises her role as the first victim of Striker's anecdotes as the vomiting lady.

Continuity: Just before take off, the Navigator and the First Officer were introduced as Unger and Dunn respectively. However, during the computer malfunction scene, their names seem to be switched and the Navigator was being called Dunn and the First Officer was being called Unger.

Steve McCroskey: Listen good. That thing is bound to come apart on you at that speed, and that's no good! It's got to be in one piece when you land on the moon! You know damn well that that warp drive has never been tested!
[stabs his cigarette into the left hand of the controller sitting next to him]
Steve McCroskey: You're putting yourself and everybody else on that ship in jeopardy!
[cuts to the cabin of the shuttle, where Art Fleming is suddenly doing a match of Jeopardy! with the passengers as the contestants]
Jeopardy Host: All right, Contestant #38.

User Review

More of the same

Rating: 8/10

Airplane II - The sequel is quite literally more of the same, same cast (I'm glad to say) except Leslie Nielson (shame that) same jokes (Most of which still work well) same plot (Only this time we are in space) and the same hero.

Given all of the above, you may wonder why bother? Put simply - it's still funny, it's still better than a lot of spoof movies and OH YES! why change a winning formula.

Aiplane 2 is inferior to its predecessor in every way, but if you enjoyed the first film, you'll be entertained by the sequel (Just not quite as much) 8/10


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