Airplane! Top Secret!

  |  Buy to Own: 16/10/2006
  |  170 min
Rated TBC by the BBFC


Two classic spoof comedies. In 'Airplane!' (1980), former fighter pilot Ted Striker (Robert Hays) hasn't flown since the war, when an error of judgement on his part led to the decimation of his squadron. Now he has a drink problem (he keeps missing his mouth) and his girlfriend - air hostess Elaine Dickinson (Julie Hagerty) - has walked out on him. Desperate to get her back, Ted follows her onto her next flight, which goes horribly wrong when the entire cabin crew succumb to food poisoning mid-air. Aided by Elaine, the unflappable Doctor Rumack (Leslie Nielsen) and his former nemesis Rex Kramer (Robert Stack) back at air control, Ted makes a valiant effort to fly the plane to safety. But has he still got what it takes? In 'Top Secret!', Val Kilmer plays Nick Rivers, a rock 'n' roll singer on tour in East Germany who has a chance meeting with Hillary Flammond (Lucy Gutteridge) and agrees to help free her imprisoned scientist father (Michael Gough). Before he knows it he's joined the French resistance and is attempting to thwart a Communist takeover of the West.