Ex-fighter pilot Ted Striker is a traumatized war veteran turned taxi driver. Because of his pathological fear of flying and "drinking problem" (being unable to take a drink without splashing it on his face), he has been unable to hold a responsible job. His wartime girlfriend, Elaine Dickinson, now a flight attendant, leaves him before boarding her assigned flight from Los Angeles to Chicago. Ted abandons his taxi and buys a ticket on the same flight to try to win her back. However, she still continues to reject him during the flight.

MPAA Rating:PG
Country:United States
Produced By:Howard W. Koch, David Zucker, Hunt Lowry, Jerry Zucker, Jon Davison, Jim Abrahams
Directed By:Jerry Zucker, Jim Abrahams, David Zucker
Written By:David Zucker, Hall Bartlett, Jerry Zucker, John C. Champion, Arthur Hailey, Jim Abrahams
Cast:Joyce Mandel, Jason Wingreen, Susan Breslau, Barbara Mallory, David Zucker, Kenneth Tobey, Cyril O'Reilly, Otto, Amy Gibson, Ethel Merman, Barbara Stuart, Lee Bryant, Kitten Natividad, Jill Whelan, Robert Starr, Nicholas Pryor, Howard Honig, Marcy Goldman, Ann Nelson, Louise Yaffe, Mallory Sandler, Stephen Stucker, Robert Nevin, William Tregoe, Joyce Bulifant, Leoda Richards, Herb Voland, Michelle Stacy, Herb Vigran, Jonathan Banks, Craig Berenson, Lee Terri, David Leisure, David Hollander, Jerry Zucker, Maureen McGovern, William Duell, Peter Graves, James Hong, Norman Alexander Gibbs, Julie Hagerty, Frank Ashmore, Gregory Itzin, Rossie Harris, Leslie Nielsen, Jimmie Walker, Al White, Conrad E. Palmisano, Larry Blake, Mae E. Campbell, Charlotte Zucker, Lorna Patterson, Robert Hays, Patrick Reynolds, Jesse Emmett, John David Wilder, Maurice Hill, Robert Stack, Leslie Hoffman, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Michael Laurence, Lloyd Bridges, Sandra Lee Gimpel, Jim Abrahams, John O'Leary, Barbara Billingsley, Ted Chapman, Bill Kirchenbauer
In Theaters:Jul 02, 1980
Runtime:1 hour 28 minutes
Production:Paramount Pictures, Howard W. Koch Productions
Box Office:$83,453,539
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