Zero Hour!
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Fans of Zucker and Abrahams' blockbuster parody Airplane! who are curious to see the film's source of inspiration should check out this earnest 1957 thriller. The comedy writers practically lifted entire scenes and passages of dialogue from the original, yet carried everything to an absurd level to get belly laughs. Contemporary viewers who manage to push that spoof out of their minds may be surprised to discover that the inital picture works on its own terms; it has a neat, satisfying central arc, with Dana Andrews as an Air Force Veteran still scarred by memories of his slip-ups… More
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"I give it props for being one of the first of the disaster airplane films."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"Spoof classicity aside, the film is actually well-paced, fun to watch, and genuinely tense at times. It's a hit!"
‑ Christopher Null, Filmcritic.com
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