Ahoy Captain Cats here and today we are going to talk about one of the funniest films of all time turning 40 and turning Leslie Nielsen into a comedy legend and that film is Airplane!

The film was directed by Jim Abrahams, David and Jerry Zucker, and Jon Davison, and the film was written by Abrahams ad the Zucker Brothers and was produced by Paramount Pictures and Howard W. Koch Production. The film is a parody of the disaster film genre as a whole and also had an all-star cast like no other comedy film of its kind at the time had. Here is the list of stars the film had:

Robert Hays
Julie Hagerty
Leslie Nielsen
Peter Graves
Lloyd Bridges
Robert Stacks
Stephen Stucker
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
James Hong
Jimmie Walker
Barbara Billingsley

Airplane! also made Leslie Nielsen into a comedy legend overnight by using his serious acting skill and just use it to deliver some of the all-time classic one-liners this film had. The film was released worldwide on July 2, 1980, with a 3.5 million budget and racked in $158 million and became one of the top films in 1980. If by chance you haven’t seen this film, do yourself a huge favor and watch this all-time comedic classic.