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David Zucker

Highest Rated:   97% Airplane! (1980)
Lowest Rated:   4% Scary Movie 5 (2013)
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The Wisconsin-born and educated David Zucker, with his brother, Jerry, and Jim Abrahams, worked with the improvisational Kentucky Fried Theater in Madison, WI, before coming to movies in 1977 with Kentucky Fried Movie, a dazzlingly funny satire of movies, television, and popular culture. Written, produced, and directed by the trio, Kentucky Fried Movie became an unexpected success. They followed this up three years later with the monster hit Airplane!, a brutally funny take-off of disaster movies that not only brought an end to that genre, but made the trio into one of the hottest teams in screen comedy. Top Secret! (1984) wasn't nearly as successful, although it did make a profit. However, Ruthless People (1986) was a hit. During the early '80s, the Zuckers were responsible for a short-lived cop show parody called Police Squad, starring Leslie Nielsen, a one-time dramatic film actor who had emerged as a comedy star in Airplane! The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad (1988) was borne from the Police Squad parody and proved a monster hit; this was followed by Naked Gun 2 1/2: The Smell of Fear (1991) and Naked Gun 33 1/3: The Final Insult (1994).

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
4% Scary Movie 5
  • Screenwriter
$32.1M 2013
56% Killing Kennedy
  • Executive Producer
2013
11% An American Carol
  • Screenwriter
  • Producer
  • Director
$7.0M 2008
17% Superhero Movie
  • Producer
$25.9M 2008
No Score Yet The Onion Movie
  • Producer
2008
No Score Yet Superhero!
  • Director
2007
37% Scary Movie 4
  • Screenwriter
  • Director
$90.7M 2006
36% Scary Movie 3
  • Director
2003
8% My Boss's Daughter
  • Director
2003
71% Phone Booth
  • Producer
$46.6M 2003
42% BASEketball
  • Producer
  • Screenwriter
  • Director
1998
13% High School High
  • Producer
  • Screenwriter
1996
42% A Walk in the Clouds
  • Producer
1995
55% The Naked Gun 33 1/3: The Final Insult
  • Producer
  • Teleprompter Guy
  • Screenwriter
1994
50% Brain Donors
  • Executive Producer
  • Producer
1992
57% The Naked Gun 2 1/2: The Smell of Fear
  • Davy Crockett
  • Director
  • Screenwriter
1991
87% The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad!
  • Executive Producer
  • Director
  • Screenwriter
1988
94% Ruthless People
  • Director
  • Screenwriter
1986
76% Top Secret!
  • Screenwriter
  • Producer
  • Executive Producer
  • Director
1984
97% Airplane!
  • Director
  • Executive Producer
  • Screenwriter
  • Ground Crewman #1
1980
80% The Kentucky Fried Movie
  • Various Roles
  • Screenwriter
1977

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
100% The Good Fight
2017
  • Executive Producer
  • 2017
97% The Good Wife
2009-2016
  • Executive Producer
  • Producer
  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2012
  • 2011
  • 2010
  • 2009
No Score Yet Police Squad!
1982
  • Creator
  • Director
  • 1982

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