Airplane II: the Sequel

Airplane II: the Sequel

Ken Finkleman (1982)

80min
15 Certificate
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Our Score
Airplane! was always going to be a hard act to follow and this time the scattergun approach to the script carries more misfires and duds than normal. Still, the two leads from the original (Robert Hays and Julie Hagerty) are back on board again and the endless silliness of it all should win people over in the end. This time the flimsy storyline revolves around the first commercial flight to the Moon, but most of the fun to be had is in watching veteran actors taking turns in sending up their screen personae. Newcomers include William Shatner, Sonny Bono, Chuck Connors and Raymond Burr, but it is Lloyd Bridges and Peter Graves who once again shine.

Summary

Hapless hero Ted Striker tries to prevent the launch of a passenger space shuttle, certain it will end in disaster. Sadly, his prediction comes true when a computer malfunction sends the spacecraft hurtling toward the sun, while a man driven mad by sexual inadequacy smuggles a bomb on board. Disaster movie spoof sequel, starring Robert Hays, Julie Hagerty, Lloyd Bridges, William Shatner, Sonny Bono and Chad Everett.

Cast & Crew

Ted Striker Robert Hays
Elaine Julie Hagerty
McCroskey Lloyd Bridges
Captain Oveur Peter Graves (2)
Murdock William Shatner
Simon Chad Everett
Jacobs Stephen Stucker
Jimmie Oliver Robins
Bomber Sonny Bono
Judge Raymond Burr
Sarge Chuck Connors
Commissioner John Dehner
Kruger Rip Torn
Singer Jack Jones (2)
Director Ken Finkleman
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Other Information

Language: English Colour Theatrical distributor: U.I.P. (UK) Guidance: Swearing, nudity, drug abuse Available on: Available on video and DVD

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