Quotations by Zucker, David


KRAMER: Do you know what it’s like falling in the mud and getting kicked, in the head? With an iron boot? Of course you don’t, no one does, that never happens. Sorry Ted, that’s a dumb question.

David Zucker (b. 1947) American writer-director
Airplane (1980)

(with Jim Abrahams, Jerry Zucker)
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RUMACK: You’d better tell the Captain we’ve got to land as soon as we can. This woman has to be gotten to a hospital.
ELAINE: A hospital? What is it?
RUMACK: It’s a big building with patients, but that’s not important right now.

David Zucker (b. 1947) American writer-director
Airplane (1980)

(with Jim Abrahams, Jerry Zucker)
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RUMACK: Captain, how soon can you land?
OVEUR: I can’t tell.
RUMACK: You can tell me. I’m a doctor.
OVEUR: No. I mean I’m just not sure.
RUMACK: Well, can’t you take a guess?
OVEUR: Well, not for another two hours.
RUMACK: You can’t take a guess for another two hours?

David Zucker (b. 1947) American writer-director
Airplane (1980)

(with Jim Abrahams, Jerry Zucker)
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MASIAS: Captain, maybe we ought to turn on the search lights now.
McCROSKEY : No … that’s just what they’ll be expecting us to do.

David Zucker (b. 1947) American writer-director
Airplane (1980)

(with Jim Abrahams, Jerry Zucker)
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TED: My orders came through. My squadron ships out tomorrow. We’re bombing the storage depots at Daiquiri at 1800 hours. We’re coming in from the north, below their radar.
ELAINE: When will you be back?
TED: I can’t tell you that. It’s classified.

David Zucker (b. 1947) American writer-director
Airplane (1980)

(with Jim Abrahams, Jerry Zucker)
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TED: Surely you can’t be serious.
RUMACK: I am serious, and don’t call me Shirley.

David Zucker (b. 1947) American writer-director
Airplane (1980)

(with Jim Abrahams, Jerry Zucker)
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RUMACK: Elaine, you’re a member of this crew. Can you face some unpleasant facts?
ELAINE: No.

David Zucker (b. 1947) American writer-director
Airplane (1980)

(with Jim Abrahams, Jerry Zucker)
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TOWER: Flight two-zero niner, you’re cleared for take-off.
CAPT. CLARENCE OVEUR: Roger.
ROGER MURDOCK: Huh?
TOWER: L.A. departure frequency one two three point niner.
CAPT. CLARENCE OVEUR: Roger.
ROGER MURDOCK: Huh?
VICTOR BASTA: Request vector, over.
CAPT. CLARENCE OVEUR: Huh?
TOWER: Flight two-zero niner, cleared for vector three-two-four.
ROGER MURDOCK: We have clearance, Clarence.
CAPT. CLARENCE OVEUR: Roger, Roger. What’s our vector, Victor?
TOWER: Tower Radio, clearance, over.
CAPT. CLARENCE OVEUR: That’s ‘Clarence Oveur’, over.
TOWER: Roger.
ROGER MURDOCK: Huh?
TOWER: Roger, over.
ROGER MURDOCK: What?
CAPT. CLARENCE OVEUR: Huh?
VICTOR BASTA: Who?

David Zucker (b. 1947) American writer-director
Airplane (1980)

(with Jim Abrahams, Jerry Zucker)
Added on 28-Feb-08 | Last updated 28-Feb-08
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