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Why did Airplane! Succeed while Other Comedic Parodies Didn’t?

The airplane story that stood the test of time

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Critics have said parody films aren’t worth producing or watching. Each time a director unleashes one into the world, critics get ready to tear the film to shreds. It’s a good reason…




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