Years have passed since Ted Striker heroically saved many lives by avoiding a plane crash. Working as a test pilot for a new Lunar Shuttle, he gets innocently sent into a mental ward after a crash of the badly constructed, computer-navigated spaceship. When he hears that the exactly same type of shuttle is scheduled for a moon flight soon, he breaks out to hinder the launch.
Aboard, Ted finds his ex-ex Elaine Dickinson working as stewardess again and her fiancé Simon, a member of the committee that wants the Mayflower I to be launched. In flight, the ship’s computer ROK 9000 takes control, killing the crew. Ted and Elaine manage to switch it off, and now it is up to Ted again to save the passengers’ lives – if there only wouldn’t be these flashbacks to the war and these people who know Ted and have no faith in his abilities at all.
Airplane II: The Sequel (titled Flying High II: The Sequel in Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Japan, and the Philippines) is a 1982 American parody film. It is the sequel to the 1980 film Airplane!. Released on December 10, 1982, the film was written and directed by Ken Finkleman and stars Robert Hays, Julie Hagerty, Lloyd Bridges, Chad Everett, William Shatner, Rip Torn, and Sonny Bono. The team who wrote and directed the original Airplane! (Jim Abrahams, David Zucker, and Jerry Zucker) had no involvement with this sequel.
Airplane 2: The Sequel (1982)
Directed by: Ken Finkleman
Starring: Robert Hays, Julie Hagerty, Lloyd Bridges, Chad Everett, William Shatner, Raymond Burr, Chuck Connors, Peter Graves
Screenplay by: Ken Finkleman
Production Design by: William Sandell
Cinematography by: Joseph F. Biroc
Film Editing by: Tina Hirsch, Dennis Virkler
Costume Design by: Rosanna Norton
Set Decoration by: Robert Gould
Music by: Elmer Bernstein
Distributed by: Paramount Pictures
Release Date: December 10, 1982