Years have passed since Ted Striker heroically saved many lives by avoiding a plane crash. Working as a test pilot for a new Lunar Shuttle, he gets innocently sent into a mental ward after a crash of the badly constructed, computer-navigated spaceship. When he hears that the exactly same type of shuttle is scheduled for a moon flight soon, he breaks out to hinder the launch. Aboard, Ted finds his ex-ex Elaine Dickinson working as stewardess again and her fiancé Simon, a member of the committee that wants the Mayflower I to be launched. In flight, the ship's computer ROK 9000 takes control, killing the crew. Ted and Elaine manage to switch it off, and now it is up to Ted again to save the passengers' lives - if there only wouldn't be these flashbacks to the war and these people who know Ted and have no faith in his abilities at all.Written by
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Rorshack offers Murdoch a series of vague images that Murdoch then interpreted. The name of this type of test is the Rorschach Inkblot Test. See more »
When Striker is in the passenger seat and throws his drink in his face, you see his shirt wet. In the long shot of him and Elaine talking his shirt is completely dry. See more »
My God! The sun.
What is it, Simon?
A large, fiery ball at the center of our solar system, but that's not important now. We're heading right for it.
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After the ending credits roll off the screen, a commercial comes up that says "Coming from Paramount Pictures: Airplane III". Then William Shatner, as Buck Murdock, comes on and says "That's exactly what they'll be expecting us to do!" See more »
In the original theatrical release and in video release, two business men are seen discussing plans. One man says what should be done, the other says "will do". At the end of the scene they kiss goodbye. This is not in the TV version. See more »
Yes, many of the gags do seem to have come out of the recycling bin. It's still a fairly funny film anyway. It's literally jam-packed with jokes (sometimes two or three are running on simultaneously, in the same frame) and if you don't like one, chances are it will be followed by a better one after only a few seconds. And the acting by almost everyone is very good; they never slip out of their characters. (**1/2)
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