Airplane 1980
Thank God it’s only a motion picture.
Directed By David Zucker, Jerry Zucker, Jim Abrahams
Written By David Zucker, Jerry Zucker, Jim Abrahams
Cast Robert Hays, Julie Hagerty, Leslie Nielsen, Peter Graves
Produced By Howard W. Koch, Jon Davison
Film Editing By Patrick Kennedy
Cinematography By Joseph F. Biroc
Music By Elmer Bernstein

United States



Release Date

July 2, 1980


87 Minutes

Rating PG
Distributed By

Paramount Pictures

Budget $3,500,000
Gross $83,453,539



  • Robert Hays as Ted Striker
  • Julie Hagerty as Elaine Dickinson
  • Leslie Nielsen as Dr. Rumack
  • Peter Graves as Captain Clarence Oveur
  • Lloyd Bridges as Steve McCroskey
  • Robert Stack as Captain Rex Kramer
  • Lorna Patterson as Randy
  • Stephen Stucker as Johnny Henshaw-Jacobs
  • Frank Ashmore as Victor Basta
  • Jonathan Banks as Gunderson
  • Kareem Abdul-Jabbar as Roger Murdock
  • Craig Berenson as Paul Carey
  • Barbara Billingsley as Jive Lady
  • Lee Bryant as Mrs. Hammen
  • Nicholas Pryor as Jim Hammen
  • Joyce Bulifant as Mrs. Davis
  • Maureen McGovern as Nun
  • Kenneth Tobey as Neubauer
  • Marcy Goldman as Mrs. Geline
  • Barbara Stuart as Mrs. Kramer
  • Rossie Harris as Joey Hammen
  • Norman Alexander Gibbs as 1st Jive Dude
  • Al White as 2nd Jive Dude
  • David Leisure as First Krishna
  • Jill Whelan as Lisa Davis
  • Lee Terri as Mrs. Oveur
  • Jimmie Walker as Windshield Wiper Man
  • James Hong as Japanese General
  • Howard Jarvis as Man in the Taxi



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