Number of Times Seen – 1 (15 Oct 2020)
Brief Synopsis – A group of misfits join a course to become flight attendants for a near bankrupt airline.
My Take on it – This is a film that will always be nostalgic for me, even though this is the first time I’ve seen the entire movie.
When I was a teen, one of my sisters caught me watching parts of this film and it became a family joke for many years afterwards.
Up until now, I never had any desire to watch the whole movie, but when I recently came across the title, I decided to finally see what it was all about.
It isn’t nearly as raunchy as some of the other teen sex comedies of the 80’s, so it was strange seeing how tame it was especially given the fact that I assume it would be much more offensive.
THis is aterrible film that was made on the heals of Police Academy (1984) at a time when people assumed that they had gotten the formula right.
The characters are all quite superficial and stereotypical here and none of the really do anything worthwhile here.
The one great thing about this film is Donnie Most, who is quite different from his Happy Days persona, but even he isn’t able to make this film any better.
The various jokes and gags here just aren’t funny enough and the antics that these characters play fall flat just about every time.
The characters all act quite zany and outrageous the whole way through and unfortunately, the story itself is a complete mess that fails to be humorous at all.
Bottom Line – Horrendous film that jumped on the bandwagon of Police Academy (1984). The characters are entirely superficial and none of them manage to do anything here. Great seeing Most in a non- Happy Days role even if he can’t uplift this film in any way. The jokes aren’t funny at all and most of the antics fall completely flat. The way that these characters all act are outrageous and unfortunately the film’s plot isn’t humorous enough in all that it tries to do.
MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – Director of photography Fred J. Koenekamp, who had been nominated for three Oscars, and won an Academy Award for lensing The Towering Inferno (1974), did not have his name on the picture’s credits, and allegedly did not want to be credited either. Koenekamp was billed instead as “Anton Ken Krawczyk,” a name that was only used once. (From IMDB)
Rating – Razzie Worthy (3/10)
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