DIRECTED BY JIM ABRAHAMS, DAVID ZUCKER AND JERRY ZUCKER

Airplane! 1980

Airplane!

Directed by

Starring

Leslie Nielsen
Leslie Nielsen
Jim Abrahams
Jim Abrahams
Actor
Character
Robert Hays
Ted Striker
Julie Hagerty
Elaine Dickinson
Dr. Rumack
Lloyd Bridges
Steve McCroskey
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
Roger Murdock
Peter Graves
Captain Clarence Oveur
Lorna Patterson
Randy
Robert Stack
Captain Rex Kramer
Stephen Stucker
Johnny Henshaw-Jacobs
Otto
Otto
Jim Abrahams
Religious Zealot #6
Frank Ashmore
Victor Basta
Jonathan Banks
Gunderson
Craig Berenson
Paul Carey
Barbara Billingsley
Jive Lady
Lee Bryant
Mrs. Hammen
Joyce Bulifant
Mrs. Davis
Mae E. Campbell
Security Lady
Ted Chapman
Airport Steward
Jesse Emmett
Man from India
Norman Alexander Gibbs
First Jive Dude
Amy Gibson
Soldier's Girl
Marcy Goldman
Mrs. Geline
Bob Gorman
Striped Controller
Rossie Harris
Joey
Maurice Hill
Reporter #3
David Hollander
Young Boy with Coffee
James Hong
Japanese General
Howard Honig
Jack
Gregory Itzin
Religious Zealot #1
Howard Jarvis
Man in Taxi
Michael Laurence
Newscaster
David Leisure
First Krishna
Zachary Lewis
Religious Zealot #3
Barbara Mallory
Religious Zealot #2
Maureen McGovern
Nun
Nora Meerbaum
Cocaine Lady
Mary Mercier
Shirley
Ethel Merman
Lieutenant Hurwitz
Len Mooy
Reporter #1
Ann Nelson
Hanging Lady
Laura Nix
Mrs. Hurwitz
John OLeary
Reporter #2
Cyril O'Reilly
Soldier
Bill Porter
Hospital Contortionist
Nicholas Pryor
Mr. Hammen
Conrad E. Palmisano
Religious Zealot #4
Mallory Sandler
L.A. Ticket Agent
Michelle Stacy
Young Girl with Coffee
Robert Starr
Religious Zealot #5
Barbara Stuart
Mrs. Kramer
Lee Terri
Mrs. Oveur
Kenneth Tobey
Air Controller Neubauer
William Tregoe
Jack Kirkpatrick
Hatsuo Uda
Japanese Newscaster
Herb Voland
Air Controller Macias
Jimmie Walker
Windshield Wiper Man
Jill Whelan
Lisa Davis
Al White
Second Jive Dude
John David Wilder
Second Krishna
Windy
Horse
Jason Wingreen
Dr. Brody
Louise Yaffe
Mrs. Jaffe
Charlotte Zucker
Make-up Lady
David Zucker
Ground Crewman #2
Jerry Zucker
Ground Crewman #1
Benjie Bancroft
Reporter
Larry Blake
Upside-Down Man
Susan Breslau
Ticket Agent
Sandra Lee Gimpel
Girl Scout in Bar
Leslie Hoffman
Passenger in Terminal
Bill Kirchenbauer
Captain Geline
Joyce Mandel
Woman on Flight
Paula Marie Moody
Girl Scout in Bar
Kitten Natividad
Bouncy Topless Woman on Plane
Robert Nevin
Other Doctor
Tony Regan
Passenger
Patrick Reynolds
Third Krishna
Leoda Richards
Passenger
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 88 minutes (1 hrs 28 mins)
UK BBFC Age Rating:  15 age rating
UK release date UK release: 7th August 1980
US release date US release: 2nd July 1980
UK total gross
United Kingdom Flag  £2.2 Million
US total gross
United States Flag  $83.5 Million
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Top Grossing Movie Chart Position
UK total gross
£2,153,637
2358
Airplane!
2359

US total gross
$83,453,539
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Airplane!

UK Age Rating
UK BBFC Certificate: 15
Genres
Popular in these countries
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom
  • France France
  • United States United States
UK Box Office Chart History
Date
Place
Week
Total
Airplane!
1N
£1,246,091
£1,246,091
1▲▼
£638,409
£1,884,500
1▲▼
£204,569
£2,089,069
1▲▼
£53,641
£2,142,710
2
£10,927
£2,153,637
US Box Office Chart History
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Global Box Office Release Breakdown
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News from around the web

The American Library of congress has added Airplane! and what is arguably the best of the Star Wars movies, The Empire Strikes Back, to the National Film Registry in a year where both films lost key legendary figures

The great Lesley Nielsen turned from a serious actor into a legendary comic actor in Airplane! who died at the end of November and Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back was directed Irvin Kershner who died just one day before.

These 2 additions are joined by 23 other film which includes classics such as The Exorcist, The Pink Panther, which also lost its director, Blake Edwards, this year and Saturday Night Fever.

The creator of Star Wars, George Lucas, has two connection with the list, The Empire Strikes Back which he wrote and produced and THX1138 which was his feature film debut.

The full list of additions is as follows:
Airplane! (1980)
All the President's Men (1976)
The Bargain (1914)
Cry of Jazz (1959)
Electronic Labyrinth: THX 1138 4EB (1967)
Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
The Exorcist (1973)
The Front Page (1931)
Grey Gardens (1976)
I Am Joaquin (1969)
It's a Gift (1934)
Let There Be Light (1946)
Lonesome (1928)
Make Way for Tomorrow (1937)
Malcolm X (1992)
McCabe and Mrs. Miller (1971)
Newark Athlete (1891)
Our Lady of the Sphere (1969)
The Pink Panther (1964)
Preservation of the Sign Language (1913)
Saturday Night Fever (1977)
Study of a River (1996)
Tarantella (1940)
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn (1945)
A Trip Down Market Street (1906)