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Items on this list include Airplane! and Slam Dunk Ernest."This list answers the questions, "What are the best Kareem Abdul-Jabbar movies?" and "What are the greatest Kareem Abdul-Jabbar roles of all time?"
Airplane! is a 1980 American satirical disaster comedy film directed and written by David Zucker, Jim Abrahams, and Jerry Zucker and released by Paramount Pictures. It stars Robert Hays and Julie Hagerty and features Leslie Nielsen, Robert Stack, Lloyd Bridges, Peter Graves, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, and Lorna Patterson. The film is a parody of the disaster film genre, particularly the 1957 Paramount film Zero Hour!, from which it borrows the plot and the central characters, as well as many elements from Airport 1975. The film is known for its use of surreal humor and its fast-paced slapstick comedy, including visual and verbal puns and gags. Airplane! was a critical and financial success, ...more on Wikipedia
Actors: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Leslie Nielsen, Ethel Merman, Peter Graves, Jonathan Banks, + more
Initial Release: 1980
Directed by: Jerry Zucker, Jim Abrahams, David Zucker
#53 on The Most Rewatchable Movies
#95 on The Best Movies of All Time
Game of Death is an incomplete 1972 Hong Kong martial arts film directed, written, produced by and starring Bruce Lee, in his final film attempt. Lee died during the making of the film. Over 100 minutes of footage was shot prior to his death, some of which was later misplaced in the Golden Harvest archives. The remaining footage has been released with Bruce Lee's original English and Cantonese dialogue, with John Little dubbing Bruce Lee's Hai Tien character as part of the documentary entitled Bruce Lee: A Warrior's Journey. Most of the footage which was shot is from what was to be the centerpiece of the film. During filming, Lee received an offer to star in Enter the Dragon, the first kung ...more on Wikipedia
Actors: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Bruce Lee, Chuck Norris, Gig Young, George Lazenby, + more
Initial Release: 1978
Directed by: Sammo Hung, Bruce Lee, Robert Clouse
Fletch is a 1985 comedy film about an investigative newspaper reporter, Irwin M. Fletcher. The film was directed by Michael Ritchie and written by Andrew Bergman, loosely based on the popular Gregory Mcdonald novels. Tim Matheson, Dana Wheeler-Nicholson, Geena Davis and Joe Don Baker appear in supporting roles. In the 1970s, Burt Reynolds and Mick Jagger were considered to portray Fletch but these suggestions were rejected by Mcdonald. The author agreed to the casting of Chevy Chase despite never seeing the comedian in anything. Chase reportedly enjoyed the role because it allowed him to play several different characters and work with props. In a 2004 interview with Entertainment Weekly, ...more on Wikipedia
Actors: Chevy Chase, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Geena Davis, George Wendt, M. Emmet Walsh, + more
Initial Release: 1985
Directed by: Michael Ritchie
#21 on The Funniest '80s Movies
#7 on The Best Movies of 1985
Slam Dunk Ernest is a 1995 sports comedy film, and the eighth full-length feature film starring Jim Varney as Ernest P. Worrell. It was released direct-to-video, and was directed by long-time Ernest collaborator John R. Cherry III. In this movie, Ernest joins his employer's basketball team and later becomes a star with the help of an angel. It was third and final "Ernest" movie to be filmed in Vancouver, British Columbia. The magic shoes concept was later used for the film Like Mike. ...more on Wikipedia
Actors: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Jim Varney, Jay Brazeau, Cylk Cozart, Miguel A. Núñez, + more
Initial Release: 1995
Directed by: John R. Cherry III