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Airplane! (rewatch)

Posted by martinteller on October 1, 2011

Still makes me laugh, even after 30-40 viewings.  That’s an amazing feat for a comedy, which depends so much on the unexpected.  I didn’t think it was possible, but this time I caught yet another gag that I never noticed before: one of the reporters is holding an ice cream cone instead of a microphone.  I don’t know if there’s anything I can say that I haven’t already said, so I’ll just close with one of my favorite exchanges:

Rumack: Captain, how soon can you land?
Captain Oveur: I can’t tell.
Rumack: You can tell me. I’m a doctor.
Captain Oveur: No. I mean I’m just not sure.
Rumack: Well, can’t you take a guess?
Captain Oveur: Well, not for another two hours.
Rumack: You can’t take a guess for another two hours?

Rating: Masterpiece


One Response to “Airplane! (rewatch)”

  1. […] 7. Airplane! (1980, Jim Abrahams, David Zucker, Jerry Zucker) […]

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