Still haunted by that fateful wartime incident and the nearly catastrophic events of Airplane! (1980), Ted Striker, the pilot who hates flying, escapes from the funny house. But, as the first passenger lunar shuttle, the state-of-the-art but untested Mayflower One, is about to take off on its maiden flight, once more, an unforeseen malfunction forces Ted to take over the controls of the shuttle. Now, the traumatised commander is holding everyone's lives in his hands, and as if that weren't enough, Striker has to patch up his already complicated relationship with his engaged former lover, Elaine Dickinson, and confront an unhinged voyager bent on destruction. Can Ted Striker, the reluctant hero, save the day for the second time?Written by
The music played during the shuttle launch is from the Nova of Madagon sequence on Battlestar Galactica (1978). The navigator is played by Kent McCord who played Captain Troy on Galactica 1980 (1980). Additionally, Lloyd Bridges had played the recurring character Commander Cain on the original Battlestar Galactica series. See more »
Just before take off, the Navigator and the First Officer were introduced as Unger and Dunn respectively. However, during the computer malfunction scene, their names seem to be switched and the Navigator was being called Dunn and the First Officer was being called Unger. See more »
[in the cockpit]
I guess it's in God's hands now.
[in cabin area]
I'm Father O'Flanagan, and I am a man of God. Therefore you must trust me when I tell you that we're all likely going to die.
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Worst Boy ................... Adolf Hitler See more »
One television version, released after the announcement that Ronald Reagan had developed Alzheimer's disease, changes the sign used in Ted Striker's escape sequence from "Ronald Reagan Home for the Mentally Ill" to "Donald Dragon Home for the Mentally Ill." See more »
The makers of "Airplane II: The Sequel" simply took every joke from the first one and made it again. This gets boring after a while. People taking things too literally is so overused in this movie it's getting painful (like the "trip" scene - ouch!). There are one or two good moments, though (some William Shatner scenes and the 2001 waltz spoof) and it's a good thing that the main cast (excluding Leslie Nielsen & Robert Stack) from "Airplane!" returned for this one. All in all, "Airplane II: The Sequel" is watchable but I'm glad that they never made a third part. It only could have gone downhill from the original, anyway.
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