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Zapping every disaster movie cliché with the cartoon subtlety of Mad magazine may be nothing more than cannibal glee, but it prompts enough convulsions of laughter in this wacky spoof from the Kentucky Fried Movie team for you not to notice their dead hand at work. Imagine the same old '50s airplane yarn: pilots poisoned, passengers panic, while a traumatised war-hero lands the jalopy. It should be disastrous. But psycho ground controllers (Stack and Bridges), laff-a-second pace, and bludgeoning innuendo make this the acceptable face of the locker-room satire. DMacp.

By: DMacp

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Duration: 87 mins

Cast and crew

Director: Jim Abrahams, David Zucker, Jerry Zucker
Screenwriter: Jim Abrahams, David Zucker, Jerry Zucker
Cast: Robert Hays
Julie Hagerty
Peter Graves
Robert Stack
Lloyd Bridges
Leslie Nielsen
Kareem Abdul-Jabaar

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The first and best spoof movie apeing the disaster movies of the 70s such as Airport. Classic jokes mean this movie still raises belly laughs all these years later. Definitely worth a watch or a repeat watch - you'll always notice something new happening as this movie is crammed so full of jokes it's amazing the plane gets off the ground under the weight of them all.