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Airplane! is a 1980 American satirical disaster film directed and written by David and Jerry Zucker and Jim Abrahams, it stars Robert Hays and Julie Hagerty. The film is a parody of the disaster film genre, particularly the 1957 film Zero Hour! and the 1971 film The Poseidon Adventure.

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"Airplane!" is a 1980 American parody film directed by Jim Abrahams, David Zucker, and Jerry Zucker. The film spoofs the disaster movie genre, specifically the 1957 film "Zero Hour!", and tells the story of a group of passengers and crew members who fall ill after eating fish and become incapacitated, leaving the only hope of survival in the hands of a former fighter pilot. The film is known for its irreverent humor, visual gags, and plot twists.

What sets "Airplane!" apart from other comedies of its time is its rapid-fire pace and its relentless barrage of jokes and one-liners. The film is packed with visual gags, puns, sight gags, and a host of memorable and iconic characters, including the bumbling air traffic controller, the religious zealot, and the overly dramatic flight attendants. The film also features a number of celebrity cameos and pop culture references, further cementing its status as a classic and enduring work of parody and satire.

"Airplane!" has become a cultural touchstone and a defining work of comedy cinema. The film's influence on subsequent comedies cannot be overstated, with its rapid-fire pace, irreverent humor, and absurdist plot twists inspiring countless imitators and tributes over the years. The film remains a beloved and iconic part of American pop culture, and its legacy continues to inspire and entertain audiences of all ages.