Jerry Zucker

Jerry Zucker

Highest Rated: 97% Airplane! (1980)

Lowest Rated: 14% Unconditional Love (2002)

Birthday: Mar 11, 1950

Birthplace: Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA

Along with his directing partners Jim Abraham and brother David Zucker, Jerry Zucker all but revolutionized comedy in the 1980s, starting with arguably the most famous cinematic parody, "Airplane!" (1980). Prior to that surprising commercial success, Zuckers and Abraham wrote the cult classic, "Kentucky Fried Move" (1977), an uproarious comedy of unconnected sketches that skewered kung-fu movies, exploitation films and public service announcements. After "Airplane," Zuckers and Abraham made a failed attempt at television with "Police Squad!" (ABC, 1982), before bouncing back on the big screen with "Top Secret!" (1984). With the trio going their separate ways, Zucker began making more mainstream movies, directing "Ruthless People" (1986) and the surprisingly romantic drama, "Ghost" (1990), starring Patrick Swayze and Demi Moore. He also turned "Police Squad!" into the successful film franchise, "The Naked Gun - From the Files of Police Squad!" (1988) before helming "First Knight" (1995) and "Rat Race" (2001). In between, Zucker produced "A Walk in the Clouds" (1995) and "My Best Friend's Wedding" (1997). Though he shied away from directing later in his career, and in fact took a large step back in general, Zucker remained an instantly recognizable name as one of the most influential figures in the history of comedy.

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
44% 55% Mental Producer $17.3K 2012
68% 65% Friends With Benefits Producer $55.8M 2011
79% 65% Fair Game Producer $9.5M 2010
14% 68% Unconditional Love Producer - 2002
44% 64% Rat Race Director,
Producer
$56.6M 2001
73% 73% My Best Friend's Wedding Producer $126.8M 1997
44% 75% A Walk in the Clouds Producer $48M 1995
43% 54% First Knight Director,
Producer
$36.7M 1995
54% 53% Naked Gun 33 1/3: The Final Insult Executive Producer $48.1M 1994
56% 65% The Naked Gun 2 1/2: The Smell of Fear Executive Producer $84.3M 1991
74% 80% Ghost Director $214.3M 1990
88% 84% The Naked Gun Executive Producer,
Screenwriter
$77.9M 1988
93% 72% Ruthless People Director $70.9M 1986
75% 80% Top Secret! Director,
Executive Producer
- 1984
97% 89% Airplane! Director,
Writer,
Executive Producer
- 1980
81% 75% Rock 'n' Roll High School Director - 1979

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet It's Jerry Time Unknown (Character),
Producer
2016
90% 79% Police Squad! Executive Producer,
Director,
Writer
1982

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