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 (male v.o.)

The red zone is for immediate loading and

unloading of passengers only. There is no

stopping in the white zone.

P.A. System Female v.o. weeping.

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

The red zone is for...Betty, put down that

gun!

SHOTS and GROAN.

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

The white zone is for immediate loading

and unloading of passengers only. There is

no stopping in the red zone.

The Hammens walk toward terminal past a BUSINESSMAN.

BUSINESSMAN:

Taxi!

A taxi cab skids to a stop in front of him. The Businessman

gets in as the driver, TED STRIKER, drops the flag and

rushes out.

STRIKER:

Back in a minute.

INT. TERMINAL BUILDING - BAGGAGE PICKUP AREA - NIGHT

Striker enters, looking around as if searching for someone.

People are rolling down the conveyor belt of a baggage

carousel, banging into each other like luggage. The luggage

is standing around the conveyor belt, waiting for the people

to come off.

INT. TERMINAL BUILDING - ANOTHER AREA - NIGHT

Striker, walking briskly, is approached by Zealot #3 who

tries to pin a flower on his jacket. Striker keeps walking

but the Zealot is persistent. Finally, Striker slips out of

his jacket leaving the Zealot with the coat.

P.A. SYSTEM (v.o.)

Your attention, please. Flight seven-

thirty-three from Milwaukee is now

arriving on the B Concourse, Gate thirty-

five.

EXT. RUNWAY - NIGHT

Flight 733 taxis toward gate. A GROUND CREWMAN with red

flashlights is directing plane to his right. A SECOND

GROUND CREWMAN approaches as First Ground Crewman continues

to direct plane to his right.

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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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