Duration: 88 min.
Alcoholic pilot, Ted Striker has developed a fear of flying due to wartime trauma, but nevertheless boards a passenger jet in an attempt to woo back his stewardess girlfriend. Food poisoning decimates the passengers and crew, leaving it up to Striker to land the plane with the help of a glue-sniffing air traffic controller and Striker's vengeful former Air Force captain, who must both talk him down.
humorous, witty, not serious, absurd, funny, exciting, clever, dramatic, melancholic, satirical ...
teens, date night
airplane, parody, farce, airport, stewardess, pilot, passenger, goofy hero, fear of flying, nothing goes right, landing, rescue, deadpan, irreverent, save the day, screwball, dialogue, drinking, chase, taxi driver, weapons, stupidity, storytelling, danger, dumb ...
20th century, 70s
los angeles, chicago illinois