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Sunday, January 19 • 3:00pm - 5:18pm
Airplane! 40th Anniversary

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SF Sketchfest presents the 40th anniversary of "Airplane!" on the big screen with a special conversation with the writing and directing team of the Zucker brothers, David and Jerry, who, along with Jim Abrahams, were also responsible for comedy classics "The Naked Gun," "Kentucky Fried Movie," "Top Secret" and "Police Squad!" Joining the team onstage will be their leading man Robert Hays ("Ted Striker") and leading lady Julie Hagerty ("Elaine Dickinson") for an afternoon of funny stories and audience Q&A, moderated by "Rifftrax" and "Mystery Science Theater 3000" funnyman Kevin Murphy. "Airplane!," one of the most beloved comedy films of all time, was nominated for a Golden Globe for Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy, in 1980 and is number ten on AFI's "100 Years…100 Laughs" list. Fasten your seatbelts for the film that brought us Ted Striker's "drinking problem," Otto Pilot, jive-talking Barbara Billingsley, a feud over the uses of the red zone and the white zone, and the reinvention of the wonderful Leslie Nielsen as a comedy superstar. Surely you will have a great time. And don't call me Shirley.

Please note: due to illness, Jim Abrahams will not be appearing. 

Co-presented by the Jewish Film Institute

($45 Orchestra - Front, $35 Orchestra Side/Rear, $25 Balcony, All Ages)

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David Zucker

With a string of worldwide box office hits and a few classic comedies to his credit, legendary director/writer/producer David Zucker, along with legendary brother Jerry Zucker and equally legendary friend, Jim Abrahams, has established himself among Hollywood’s (or at least Wisconsin’s... Read More →
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Jerry Zucker

Jerry Zucker began his career in collaboration with his brother, David, and Jim Abrahams when they formed their production company known as ZAZ. The team wrote and directed the comedy classics "Airplane!" and "Top Secret!" They also directed the comedy "Ruthless People" starring Bette... Read More →
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Julie Hagerty

Julie Hagerty has had a busy year lighting up the screens. Julie currently stars opposite Adam Driver and Scarlett Johansson in Netflix’s new Noah Baumbach movie, “Marriage Story”, which has so far been nominated for best picture at the Golden Globes, amongst other prestigious... Read More →
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Kevin Murphy

Next to his work for Rifftrax.com, Kevin Murphy is perhaps best known for portraying the stout red robot Tom Servo on the TV series "Mystery Science Theater" for nine seasons. He’s also the author of the HarperCollins book "A Year at the Movies: One Man’s Filmgoing Odyssey." Kevin has continued to make a livi... Read More →
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Robert Hays

Since making his theatrical motion picture debut in the comedy classic “Airplane”, Robert Hays has starred in over fifteen motion pictures, five television series and numerous movies for television, episodic television series and stage plays. He began his career as an actor at... Read More →

Sunday January 19, 2020 3:00pm - 5:18pm PST
Castro Theatre