Airplane! is a 1980 English-language Comedy motion picture written by Jim Abrahams, David Zucker, Jerry Zucker, Hall Bartlett, John C. Champion and Arthur Hailey. The movie is directed by Jim Abrahams, David Zucker and Jerry Zucker and produced by Jon Davison under the banner of Paramount Pictures. A man afraid to fly must ensure that a plane lands safely after the pilots become sick. Airplane! stars Robert Hays in the lead role along with an ensemble cast including Julie Hagerty, Kareem Abdul-jabbar, Lloyd Bridges, Peter Graves, Leslie Nielsen and Lorna Patterson. The film is based on Flight into Danger by Arthur Hailey Zero Hour! by Arthur Hailey Hall Bartlett John Champion. The music was composed by Elmer Bernstein. Cinematography was done by Joseph Biroc and editing by Patrick Kennedy. The film has a running time of 87 minutes. It was released on 2nd July 1980 and it received positive reviews from critics when it was released and became successful at box office. Airplane! was made on a budget of $3 million and it was a super hit at box office gross of $130 million. Distribution rights for the movie were acquired by Paramount Pictures.
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