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Leslie Nielsen does not miss! This might be the funniest movie ever made, I just watched the trailer 14 times in a row.

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Airplane! (1980) Comedy | 88min | July 2, 1980 (United States) 7.7
Director: Jim Abrahams, David Zucker, Jerry ZuckerWriter: Jim Abrahams, David Zucker, Jerry ZuckerStars: Robert Hays, Julie Hagerty, Leslie NielsenSummary: Drowning his sorrows after that botched mission during WWII, the traumatised former fighter pilot with a fear of flying, Ted Striker, still hasn't got over his old flame and flight attendant, Elaine Dickinson. Determined to win her back, Ted boards a domestic flight from Los Angeles to Chicago, only to come face-to-face with a severe case of in-flight food poisoning that is threatening everyone's lives. Now, with most of the passengers and the entire cockpit crew down with the food-borne illness, Striker has no other choice but to confront his inner demons and take over the control of the ungovernable aircraft with the help of a gruff air-traffic controller and his former commander. Can Ted land the plane and save them all? —Nick Riganas

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