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Jim Abrahams

Director, Actor

Flying HighFlying High (Airplane!) (1978) Aro Favourite
Dir. David Zucker, Jerry Zucker, Jim Abrahams
Feat. Robert Hays, Julie Hagerty, Lloyd Bridges
Side–splittingly funny lampoon of the Airport / Disaster movie genre, voted the best comedy of all time in 1999 by EMPIRE magazine.
Top Secret!Top Secret! (1984) Recommended
Dir. Jim Abrahams, David Zucker, Jerry Zucker
Feat. Val Kilmer, Omar Sharif, Jeremy Kemp
No secret this is one of the best of the Abrahams/Zucker Bros comedies (FLYING HIGH) with Val Kilmer as a rather dim, Elvis–type singer who, in…
Ruthless PeopleRuthless People (1986) Aro Favourite
Dir. David Zucker, Jerry Zucker, Jim Abrahams
Feat. Bette Midler, Danny De Vito
A genuine classic from the Zucker brothers and Touchstone pictures. The ingenious plot is laced with great gags, giving Bette Midler and Danny DeVito…
Big BusinessBig Business (1988)
Dir. Jim Abrahams
Feat. Bette Midler, Lily Tomlin, Fred Ward
Midler and Tomlin play sets of identical twins in this mixed–identity farce.
Hot Shots!Hot Shots! (1991-1993)
Dir. Jim Abrahams
Feat. Charlie Sheen
Jim Abrahams gains reprieve from the Zucker brothers to make his own blockbuster spoof in the tradition of their FLYING HIGH and NAKED GUN…
Welcome Home Roxy CarmichaelWelcome Home Roxy Carmichael (1991)
Dir. Jim Abrahams
Feat. Winona Ryder, Jeff Daniels, Frances Fisher
Fun vehicle for Winona Ryder. Her patented awkward teen is one of the townfolk who eagerly await the homecoming of their prized celebrity, Roxy…
Mafia!Mafia! (Jane Austen's Mafia) (1998)
Dir. Jim Abrahams
Feat. Lloyd Bridges, Christina Applegate, Olympia Dukakis
Ever the low–brow, dir. Jim Abrahams (NAKED GUN et al) delivers a fair quota of spoofing lowblows to the goodfella genre, assisted by a gang of…

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