Who directed Airplane! (1980) and how were the directors related? June 20, 2012 by Pamela Landy · Filed Under: Movies Leave a Comment Jim Abrahams, David Zucker, and Jerry Zucker directed Airplane! (1980). David and Jerry are brothers. Related PostsWhat were the real names of the characters nicknamed “Tenspeed and Brown Shoe” on the TV series (ABC, 1980)?Is an airplane’s black box actually black?How many female directors have been nominated for an Academy Award?What two horror directors appear in The Silence of the Lambs (1991)?How many directors worked on Twilight Zone The Movie (1983)?