Starring Leslie Nielson, Robert Hays, Robert Stack, Lloyd Bridges, Peter Graves, Julie Hagerty, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

Ted Striker is a defeated ex-pilot who boards a flight going from L.A to Chicago, chasing after the woman he loves. Also on board is a little girl awaiting a desperate heart transplant. Later, dozens of passengers get food poisoning from the in-flight meal. These threads may sound like material for a tense thriller, but instead are used as a setup for a non-stop barrage of jokes. Devoutly silly, this disaster film spoof made me laugh, despite a climax that drags.

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