Airplane! the Most Excellent 80’s Movies Podcast


This time on the Most Excellent 80’s Movies Podcast we watched Airplane! from 1980! It’s the podcast where a filmmaker and a comedian save the day with some laughs and some discussion of your favorite 80’s movies, so don’t you worry… we are gonna land this podcast just fine… even if you’ve had the fish.

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1980: Airplane!

AIRPLANE is the story of a down on his luck pilot with un-diagnosed PTSD and a very literal drinking problem who, along with his estranged lady love, must struggle to land a plane in the midst of a gastrointestinal emergency. The plane is full of all manner of folk including nuns, jive turkeys, precocious little boys, little girls in need of emergency heart surgery, and suicide victims! They will have to trust their fate to the crew on the ground to guide them safely to safety in spite of the hi jinks in store!

Of course this is a parody of the famous disaster movies of the 70’s so if you LOVE slapstick humor, puns, sight gags and some pretty ribald and not at all modern humor… perhaps Airplane! is for you!

Find fun facts, links and details about our 1980 movie selection:
IMDB gives you a full cast list, fun facts and trivia, additional recommendations and more HERE
Wikipedia gives you info on the history, production and reception of the move HERE and a comprehensive look at the directors HERE
Box Office Mojo gives you all the top grossing movies of 1980 HERE and the box office records for Airplane! HERE.

Learn about this day in history on Take Me Back HERE.

Our Most Excellent Mission

The mission of the Most Excellent 80s Movie Podcast is to take a comedic look back at the movies from a decade we both love with 2018 eyes and probably a significant haze of nostalgia.

Your Most Excellent Hosts are going to do 10 episodes this season, each representing a film we have chosen from the corresponding year from 1980- 1989.

Spoiler Alert

We are most definitely going to discuss the movie in its entire entirety. Surely, you won’t begin listening if you are afraid of having the details of a 37 year old classic film spoiled for you. And don’t worry, we won’t call you Shirley.

Whats Up Next?

At the end of each episode your Most Excellent Hosts reveal what the next movie selection is! Or… you can read about it here!

1981: Escape From New York IMDB Says: In 1997, when the U.S. president crashes into Manhattan, now a giant maximum security prison, a convicted bank robber is sent in to rescue him.


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