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Jim Abrahams film reviews

Jim Abrahams

American director

10 May 1944

Born 10 May 1944 in Shorewood - American film director and writer. Best known for comedies, which he co-founded it with his brothers, Jerry and David Zucker: Airplane?,
nominated for a BAFTA for best screenplay, or the The Naked Gun series, making them the directorial team of Zucker-Abrahams-Zucker, Hot Shots and Hot Shots 2.




One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest 1980

Parodies of popular catastrophic movies of the 1970s - washed-out former airforce pilot tries to save his relationship with stewardess Elaine and climbs aboard the passenger plane. Later it will turn out that his pilot skills will be invaluable.


Police Squad!


One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest 1982

Detective Frank Drebin is one of the finest detectives in Police Squad - smart, dedicated and most of all completely unpredictable, just like the stories he gets involved in.


Naked Gun


One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest 1988

Detective Frank Drebin is dedicated to his work and will stop at nothing to prevent the crimes. But when he falls in love with beautifuk Jane Spencer his life suddenly changes. Movies based on characters from TV series Police Squad.


Hot Shots!


One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest 1991

Parody of war movies and adventure flicks (like Top Gun, Rambo 2, Commando) kept in the format close to Airplane! series.

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