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Airplane II: The Sequel (1982)

A faulty computer causes a passenger space shuttle to head straight for the Sun. Can Ted Striker save the day and get the shuttle back on track - again?

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Ken Finkleman

Writer:

Ken Finkleman
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Lloyd Bridges ... Steve McCroskey
Raymond Burr ... The Judge
Chuck Connors ... The Sarge
Rip Torn ... Bud Kruger
John Dehner ... The Commissioner
Chad Everett ... Simon Kurtz
Peter Graves ... Captain Clarence Oveur
Julie Hagerty ... Elaine Dickinson
Robert Hays ... Ted Striker
Kent McCord ... Unger
James A. Watson Jr. ... Dunn
William Shatner ... Commander Buck Murdock
Stephen Stucker Stephen Stucker ... Jacobs / Courtroom Clerk
John Vernon ... Dr. Stone
Al White ... Witness
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Storyline

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 Julian Reischl <julianreischl@mac.com>

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Just when you thought it safe to go back into the departure lounge. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Sci-Fi

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 December 1982 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Flying High II See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Box Office

Budget:

$15,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$27,150,534
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

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 »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Simon: My God! The sun.
Elaine Dickinson: What is it, Simon?
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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Crazy Credits

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 »

Alternate Versions

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 »

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Soundtracks

Raindrops Keep Fallin' On My Head
Written by Hal David and Burt Bacharach
Performed by 101 Strings
Courtesy of Alshire International
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Mostly funny.
20 April 2002 | by gridoonSee all my reviews

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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