Directors: Jim Abrahams
Cast: Rex Kramer: Robert Stack; Ted Striker: Robert Hays; Elaine: Julie Hagerty; McCroskey: Lloyd Bridges; Captain Oveur: Peter Graves; Dr. Rumack: Leslie Nielsen; Gunderson: Jonathan Banks; Johnny: Stephen Stucker; Murdock: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar; Randy: Lorna Patterson; Himself: Otto; Victor Basta: Frank Ashmore; Paul Carey: Craig Berenson; Jive Lady: Barbara Billingsley
Taglines: What’s slower than a speeding bullet, and able to hit tall buildings at a single bound?
Thank God it’s Only a Motion Picture!
The craziest flight you’ll ever take!
The Plane’s going to Chicago. The Pilot’s going to New York. The Passengers are going to Pieces!
Storyline: Ted Striker just got dumped by his long-time girlfriend Elaine Dickinson, who works as a stewardess at Trans American Airlines. In his wish to get her back, he follows her aboard the plane, although he has had a deep aversion against anything winged since he lost several men in the war. During flight, he tries to contact her again and again, but as the crew and many passengers get seriously ill due to a bad fish meal, he has no chance to get to her. In fact, Ted Striker seems to be the only healthy person aboard that has piloting experience. Now, it is up to him to get the bird down in Chicago safely, before the poisoning starts causing casualties. But Ted Striker’s aversion really is a serious psychosis, which breaks open and needs to be cured – right now.