Jim Abrahams (born 10 May 1944) is an American movie director and writer.
Abrahams was born in Shorewood, Wisconsin, and attended Shorewood High School there. He is known for the spoof movies that he co-wrote and produced with brothers Jerry Zucker and David Zucker, such as Airplane! (for which he was nominated for a BAFTA Award for Best Screenplay) and The Naked Gun series. The team of Zucker, Abrahams and Zucker (also referred to as "ZAZ") really began when the three men grew up together in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Abrahams later produced movies on his own such as Big Business and Ruthless People, and further honed his skills in parody with Hot Shots! and its 1993 sequel Hot Shots! Part Deux.
Contributions to Police Squad! (1982)
Top Secret! (1984)
Ruthless People (1986)
Big Business (1988)
Welcome Home, Roxy Carmichael (1990)
Hot Shots! (1991)
Hot Shots! Part Deux (1993)
…First Do No Harm (1997)
Jane Austen's Mafia! (1998)
Scary Movie 4 (2006) - screenplay
Scary Movie 5 (2008) -announced
^ "25 years and still laughing: 'Airplane!' maintains its cruising altitude with a non-stop zany attitude", Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, June 11, 2005. Accessed September 17, 2007. "The event is in honor of the volunteer service and philanthropy of Louise Abrahams Yaffe and her son Jim Abrahams, who wrote and directed "Airplane!" with fellow Shorewood High School and University of Wisconsin-Madison graduates David and Jerry Zucker."
Jim Abrahams at the Internet Movie Database
Bio at The New York Times
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Zucker, Abrahams, and Zucker
David Zucker • Jim Abrahams • Jerry Zucker
The Kentucky Fried Movie • Airplane! • Top Secret! • Police Squad! • Ruthless People • The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad!
David Zucker films
The Naked Gun 2½: The Smell of Fear • Naked Gun 33⅓: The Final Insult • High School High • BASEketball • My Boss's Daughter • Scary Movie 3 • Scary Movie 4 • An American Carol
Jim Abrahams films
Big Business • Welcome Home, Roxy Carmichael • Hot Shots! • Hot Shots! Part Deux • …First Do No Harm • Jane Austen's Mafia! • Scary Movie 4
Jerry Zucker films
Ghost • First Knight • Rat Race
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Scary Movie series
Scary Movie • 2 • 3 • 4
Date Movie • Epic Movie • Meet the Spartans • Superhero Movie • Disaster Movie
Anna Faris • Regina Hall • Leslie Nielsen • Marlon Wayans • Shawn Wayans • Charlie Sheen • Simon Rex • Anthony Anderson • Kevin Hart • Carmen Electra
Jim Abrahams • Jason Friedberg • Craig Mazin • Pat Proft • Aaron Seltzer • Keenen Ivory Wayans • Robert K. Weiss • David Zucker • Jerry Zucker
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