The film stars Robert Hays and Julie Hagerty as a pair of lovers who have reached a breaking point and attempt to reunite on board a flight to Chicago. The film also stars Leslie Nielson as a bumbling doctor, Peter Graves as the bumbling2 pilot, and Lloyd Bridges with Robert Stack as the air traffic control operators, as well as a host of other bit parts who came and went as jokes were necessary.
1. e.g., the very first shots are a parody of Jaws.
2. He may also be slightly pedophilic.
3. e.g., during one panic scene, a topless woman carrying a plate of Jell-O comes on screen and shakes both her breasts and the Jell-O for no apparent reason.