19 Hilarious Airplane Movie Quotes

For non-stop laughs, check out this set of Airplane movie quotes!

This comedy produced in 1980 has had great success, making over $171 million on its $3.5 million budget.

The movie was written and directed by the trio of Jim Abrahams and brothers David and Jerry Zucker.

Starring Julie Hagerty and Robert Hays, the film also features many other great actors and actresses, including the famously funny Leslie Neilsen.

The movie was a parody of the disaster movie genre, specifically the movie Zero Hour! from 1957.

This hit comedy has won many awards, including in 2012 being voted number one on “The 50 Funniest Comedies Ever” poll.

Follow along with this hilarious plot as a traumatized ex-war pilot with a fear of flying has to overcome his fear and his drinking so he can board a plane and win back the love of his life.

Don’t be afraid to laugh out loud while reading these Airplane movie quotes.

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Hilarious Airplane movie quotes

These quotes will get you laughing!

1. “You can tell me. I’m a doctor.” — Rumack

2. “No, I’ve been nervous lots of times.” — Ted Striker

3. “I am serious… and don’t call me Shirley.” — Rumack

4. “Alright, give me a Hamm on five; hold the Mayo.” — Captain Oveur

5. “I won’t deceive you, Mr. Striker. We’re running out of time.” — Rumack

6. “This? Why I can make a hat or a brooch or a pterodactyl…” — Johnny

7. “Looks like I picked the wrong week to quit drinking.” — Steve McCroskey

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8. “Looks like I picked the wrong week to quit smoking.” — Steve McCroskey

9. “Looks like I picked the wrong week to quit sniffing glue.” — Steve McCroskey

10. “Looks like I picked the wrong week to quit amphetamines.” — Steve McCroskey

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Classic Airplane movie quotes

Check out the quotes below that have been made famous by the movie!

11. “I just want to tell you both good luck. We’re all counting on you.” — Rumack

12. “Now your husband and the others are alive, but unconscious.” — Steve McCroskey

13. “Well, to be honest, I’ve never been so scared. But at least I have a husband.” — Mrs. Hammen

14. “All right. Would you tell him to just relax and I’ll be back as soon as I can with some medicine?” — Randy

15. “Wait a minute. I know you. You’re Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. You play basketball for the Los Angeles Lakers.” — Joey

16. “Shiiit, man. That honky mofo messin’ mah old lady – got to be runnin’ cold upside down his head, you know?” — First Jive Dude

17. “I need the best man on this. Someone who knows that plane inside and out and won’t crack under pressure.” — Steve McCroskey

18. “I’m out there busting my buns every night! Tell your old man to drag Walton and Lanier up and down the court for 48 minutes!” — Roger Murdock

19. “Striker, listen, and you listen close: flying a plane is no different than riding a bicycle, just a lot harder to put baseball cards in the spokes.” — Rex Kramer

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Even disasters can have laughs

Airplane does a great job of taking a genre, such as a disaster movie, and injecting laughs into it for new life.

This hilarious movie will have you laughing from start to finish.

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