Surely You Can’t Be Serious: The True Story of Airplane!

By Andrew Peloquin  |  July 13, 2023


Surely You Can’t Be Serious: The True Story of Airplane!

Airplane! has earned its spot as one of the greatest comedies in history, forever cementing Leslie Nielsen’s place as a pre-eminent funnyman and actor. Now, in the pages of Surely You Can’t Be Serious (a title that serves as an homage to his favorite recurring gag), you can read the true story of how Airplane! was made from start to finish.

Learn how the ZAZ trio (Zucker, Abrahams, Zucker) conceived and created the script, the never-before-heard stories from behind the scenes (including Leslie Nielsen’s epic pranks), and all the tiny details that went into making this one of the greatest comedies of all time, even decades after it was made.

It’s a fascinating, in-depth look at the movie, and will have you laughing on every page.


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