Airplane II: The Sequel (1982): Finkleman’s Unfunny Spoof

The team who wrote and directed the original Airplane! (Jim Abrahams, David Zucker, and Jerry Zucker) had no involvement with Airplane II: The Sequel.

Grade: C- (* out of *****)

Instead, Paramount hired Ben Finkleman, who wrote Grease 2, to write and direct Airplane II.

The mocie starred starring Robert Hays, Julie Hagerty, Lloyd Bridges, Chad Everett, William Shatner, Rip Torn, and Sonny Bono.

Released December 10, 1982 to poor reviews, the movie was a commercial flop.