Airplane! (1980)

Don't Call Me Shirley

After killing his seatmate, Striker (Robert Hays) is invited into the cockpit to take over the plane.

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

Released in 1980 by Paramount.

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  • character-type: Doctor
  • character-type: Foreigner
  • action: Annoy
  • action: Explode
  • editors-choice: Explosions!
  • editors-choice: Insults / Comebacks
  • 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: Gas Can
  • prop: Match
  • setting: Airplane
  • theme: Duty
  • theme: Despair
  • theme: Fear
  • theme: Communication
  • actor: Jesse Emmett
  • 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: Man from India
  • screenwriter: John C. Champion
  • screenwriter: Hall Bartlett
  • screenwriter: Jim Abrahams
  • screenwriter: Jerry Zucker
  • screenwriter: David Zucker
  • screenwriter: Arthur Hailey
  • year: 1980
  • studio: Paramount