Rating is available when the video has been rented.
This feature is not available right now. Please try again later.
Published on Feb 16, 2013
"Airplane!" is the greatest comedy film ever made, and was conceived after the writers caught the movie "Zero Hour!" on late night television.
"Airplane!"'s producers bought the rights to the 1957 film and used the same screenplay to create the basis for the spoof.
Airplane contains references to disaster films in general, with specific jokes aimed at the Airport series of films and Saturday Night Fever.
But the film pokes fun at Zero Hour the most, by using the same scripted lines, using a Basketball player to be the co-pilot, and even adding an exclamation mark to the title.
Basically, Airplane IS Zero Hour, and this video shows you some of the similarities. If you like this video, please consider buying either or both movies - they are available on Amazon for hardly any money at all, and both are great to watch. If you know Airplane well, Zero Hour is almost as funny. When they say the fog's getting thicker, you can't help but say "And Leon's getting laaaaaarger!!!"
(Apologies for my error about the basketball player. Of course, Crazylegs was a Football player, and also he played the pilot - not the guy I point out with the arrow.)