Summary Of The Movie 'Airplane !'

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Comedy is one of the oldest and most popular genres. It was well known in the early years of silent films. Comedies are produced to draw laughter from an audience, to create amusement. They’re more light-hearted than most other genres and usually have happy endings. Like all genres, comedies come in different types. Comedies normally are one of two formats: comedian-led or situation-comedies that are told from a narrative. Then they’re broken down into specific types of comedies, some of which are: slapstick, deadpan, screwball, black comedy, and parody or spoof. Airplane! is a classic example of a parody movie with its humorous imitations of past disaster movies.
The film stars Robert Hays as Ted Strike and Julie Hagerty as Elaine Dickinson. With Leslie Nielsen, Robert Stack, Lloyd Bridges, Peter Graves, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, and Lorna Patterson star as supporting roles. For many of the supporting actors, Airplane! was their first comedic role. It was Julie Hagerty’s film debut. Airplane! was written and directed by David and Jerry
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borrowed its plot and central characters from the 1957 film Zero Hour! It also included many components from the Airport series of films in the 1970s. The film received widespread approval from critics. Roger Ebert gave it three stars and wrote: “Airplane! is a comedy in the great tradition of high school skits. It is sophomoric, obvious, predictable, corny, and quite often very funny. And the reason it 's funny is frequently because it 's sophomoric, predictable, corny, etc.” Rotten Tomatoes gives it a score of 97% and says: "though unabashedly juvenile and silly, Airplane! is nevertheless an uproarious spoof comedy full of quotable lines and slapstick gags that endure to this day." The film has won two awards and been nominated for seven. Including a Golden Globe and a BAFTA Film Award nomination. It won a Writers Guild of America Award. Airplane! had a domestic box office history of

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