Dusty flies low over the open water while the others race high above the clouds. Chug, Sparky and Skipper watch from the ground as Dusty trains for his big race. Dusty is a plane with high hopes—literally. Crop duster by trade, this single-prop plane sees himself soaring alongside his high-flying heroes in an international race. With a little help from his friends—and a WWII vet with wisdom to spare—Dusty takes off on an adventure of a lifetime, going prop-to-prop with champions while daring to reach heights he never imagined possible. A reclusive old Navy Corsair, Skipper was an ace flier and top instructor of the esteemed Jolly Wrenches squadron until an incident during a combat mission took him off the front lines and left him grounded for life.
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The tirelessly joke-packed film might have dated in some ways but its relentless desire to amuse still makes it an undeniable winner. E ven in the anarchic heyday of the Marx brothers at Paramount Pictures, when they turned out vaudevillian free-for-alls such as Horse Feathers and Duck Soup, or Mel Brooks parodies like Blazing Saddles or Young Frankenstein, audiences had never encountered the sheer volume of gags that hit them in Airplane! Even at 40, when a handful of the references and bits have grown whiskers, Airplane! Rarely has a film so eager to please been so successful in doing so. And yet, as easy as it might be to tally up 87 minutes of laughs or marvel at the high batting average of its creative team — David and Jerry Zucker, and Jim Abrahams, better known as Zucker-Abrahams-Zucker ZAZ — the non-jokes are a key part of what makes it work.
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