Airplane! vs. Zero Hour!: A Comparison of Films

Did you know that the 1980 Zucker brothers comedy, Airplane!, was a spoof-remake of Zero Hour!, a 1957 airplane disaster movie? I didn’t, and Airplane! was one of my favorite movies growing up. In fact, I credit this movie in a long list of influences that got me interested in travel as a child.

What’s especially funny is Zero Hour! wasn’t just inspiration for Airplane!, but an almost scene-by-scene remake. How could I have not known this? Fortunately, someone has done the legwork and compared the two movies side-by-side so it’s easy to see the similarities. Check out the first part above, and the second after the jump.