Airplane II script
Airplane II (1982)
Synopsis: Though haunted by combat memories, heroic pilot Ted Striker (Robert Hays) agrees to return to the cockpit to man the controls of Mayflower One, America's first commercial spacecraft. But, as soon as Mayflower One lifts off, an electrical malfunction sends the ship veering off course. A shaken Striker struggles to guide the shuttle through a treacherous asteroid belt, tame its failing computer systems and stop the disgruntled Joe Seluchi (Sonny Bono) from detonating a deadly bomb on board.

MUSIC:
DRAMATIC STING

They get back in their limo and drive off.

INT. MISSION CONTROL

CONTROLLER:

(over P.A.)

This is Mercury One control. We have

condition green. Mark launch 'T' minus

two hours and counting. I repeat, we have

condition green.

ANGLE ON LESLIE NEILSON - DOCTOR RUMACK

Dressed as a doctor and looking in a Controller's mouth.

The Controller's face is bright green.

RUMACK:

This condition isn't as bad as it could be

if it were a lot worse. Take these pills.

(hands him pills and water)

Here's some water.

CONTROLLER:

What is it, doctor?

RUMACK:

Two parts oxygen, one part hydrogen.

It'll make the pills go down easier.

EXT. GANTRY - CLOSEUP OF SHUTTLE - NIGHT

MUSIC:
BIG SPACE THEME

WIDE ANGLE LENS PANS the under-belly past the nose as if the

viewer bent his head back as far as he could, until... the

CAMERA crashes to the ground as if it has fallen off the

tripod.

MUSIC:
CRASHES TO A STOP

ANGLE ON SIDE OF SHIP

MUSIC:
BIG SPACE THEME STARTS FROM TOP AGAIN

PAN workers on scaffolding who check gauges on exterior of

ship. PAN to panel that reads, "SOLID FUEL CHUTE" -- a

sweaty muscular worker in undershirt opens the panel, flames

shoot out. LOOSEN to reveal another sweaty worker in

undershirt shoveling coal into the chute. PAN to other

workers checking more gauges. SUDDENLY a PANEL EXPLODES.

Smoking, sparking wires pop out. A WORKER runs up with

walkie-talkie in hand.

WORKER:

(into walkie-talkie)

This is Mercury station six! Get me the

Sarg and fast!

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