Airplane! (1980)

I Speak Jive

When a flight attendant struggles to understand her jive-talking passengers, a friendly old lady (Barbara Billingsley) steps in.

Directed by Jerry Zucker, Jim Abrahams, and David Zucker.

Released in 1980 by Paramount.

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  • character-type: Hustler
  • character-type: Doctor
  • character-type: Flight Attendant
  • character-type: Elderly Person
  • action: Help
  • action: Mock
  • action: Scold
  • editors-choice: Politically Incorrect Moments
  • editors-choice: Iconic Lines
  • editors-choice: Hilarious!
  • primary-genre: Comedy
  • secondary-genre: Cult Comedies
  • secondary-genre: Satires
  • secondary-genre: Comedy
  • mood: Funny
  • primary-occasion: Trips / Getaways
  • secondary-occasion: Airline Flight
  • prop: Radio
  • prop: CB Radio
  • prop: Typewriter
  • setting: Airplane
  • theme: Race
  • theme: Helping
  • theme: Communication
  • actor: Al White
  • director: Jerry Zucker
  • director: Jim Abrahams
  • director: David Zucker
  • producer: Jim Abrahams
  • producer: Hunt Lowry
  • producer: David Zucker
  • producer: Jon Davison
  • producer: Howard W. Koch
  • producer: Jerry Zucker
  • cinematographer: Joseph F. Biroc
  • composer: Elmer Bernstein
  • editor: Patrick Kennedy
  • costume-designer: Rosanna Norton
  • production-designer: Ward Preston
  • role-name: Second Jive Dude
  • screenwriter: John C. Champion
  • screenwriter: Hall Bartlett
  • screenwriter: Jim Abrahams
  • screenwriter: Jerry Zucker
  • screenwriter: David Zucker
  • screenwriter: Arthur Hailey
  • year: 1980
  • studio: Paramount