40 Facts for the 40th Anniversary of Airplane!

I think we could all use some comic relief right about now, would you agree? Well, if you love good ol’ 80s comedies, then you definitely loved watching the 1980’s ‘Airplane!’ So, if you’re in the mood to head back to the world of disaster-movie parodies for just a moment – and escape the chaos that is happening outside our homes – then join me in celebrating the 40th anniversary of ‘Airplane!’

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Airplane! Publicity still. Julie Hagerty, Robert Hays. Source: MoviestillsDB.com, Copyrights: Paramount Pictures

Jim Abrahams and brothers David and Jerry Zucker wrote and directed the film, which was intended to be a parody of all the disaster movies that graced the movie theaters throughout the 70s. The movie ended up making a heck of a lot more than they spent on budget. ‘Airplane!’ was a bit hit among moviegoers and the film managed to even resurrect a few acting careers in the process.

Happy 40th anniversary, Airplane! Here are some facts that will surely make you laugh. And yes, I’ll stop calling you Shirley.

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