Airplane! script
Airplane! (1980)
Synopsis: Airplane! (titled Flying High! in Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Japan and the Philippines) is a 1980 American parody film directed and written by David Zucker, Jim Abrahams, and Jerry Zucker and released by Paramount Pictures. It stars Robert Hays and Julie Hagerty and features Leslie Nielsen, Robert Stack, Lloyd Bridges, Peter Graves, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, and Lorna Patterson. The film is a parody of the disaster film genre, particularly the 1957 Paramount film Zero Hour!, from which it borrows the plot and the central characters, as well as many elements from Airport 1975. The film is known for its use of surreal humor and its fast-paced slapstick comedy, including visual and verbal puns and gags.

P.A. SYSTEM (female v.o.)

Have you considered that what's inside me

is a human being; that it's alive. We made

love. It's us -- you and me.

P.A. SYSTER (male v.o.)

That isn't true. A fetus at this stage is

not a human being, nor is it a person.

Krishnas enter terminal building.

INT. TERMINAL BUILDING - NIGHT

The Krishnas are approached by the Religious Zealot.

ZEALOT #2

Hello, we'd like you to have this flower

from the Church of Consciousness. Would

you like to make a donation?

KRISHNA:

(shakes his head)

No, we gave at the office.

INT. TERMINAL BUILDING - NIGHT

A voluptuous BLONDE saunters through the airport, clears her

throat loudly, and spits on the wall.

She walks past an ELDERLY WOMAN standing outside a men's

room door. She turns and sticks her head in the door.

ELDERLY WOMAN:

Go, O.J., go!!

INT. SECURITY CHECK AREA - NIGHT

SECURITY CHECK LADY is watching X-ray scanner. First picture

is typically filled suitcase, then another, then a chest X-

ray.

A man passes through metal detector archway and it BEEPS.

SECURITY LADY:

Please put your metal objects on this

tray.

He puts his watch, keys on the tray. Then removes his metal

arm and metal leg.

EXT. TERMINAL BUILDING - PASSENGER LOADING AREA - NIGHT

MR. and MRS. HAMMEN and their eight year old son, JOEY,

arrive in a station wagon. They unload luggage.

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Jim Abrahams

ames S. "Jim" Abrahams (born May 10, 1944) is an American movie director and writer. more…

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