PG | | Comedy, Sci-Fi
A faulty computer causes a passenger space shuttle to head straight for the Sun. Can Ted Striker save the day and get the shuttle back on track - again?
The window behind the "Transcendental Air" desk shows the cityscape from "Logan's Run (1976)."
Where am I going to get a piece of metal?... Out here in space?... At this hour?
When Ted lands the shuttle on the moon, it bypassed the moon colony and crashed as it did it spun around so the nose was now facing to the Base, later in a long shot, when everyone was jumping out of the shuttle the long camera shot shows a long deep trail left by the shuttle crash, yet there is no spin out trail and the shuttle nose is facing away from the base
After the ending credits roll off the screen, a commercial comes up that says "Coming from Paramount Pictures: Airplane III". Then William Shatner, as Buck Murdock, comes on and says "That's exactly what they'll be expecting us to do!"
Network TV version includes extra footage, including a scene where budget passengers are tossed out of a moving airplane on tethers. Another showing the President (Reagan impersonator) plus, a few additional gags, here and there.
$5,329,208 12 December 1982
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