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The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad! (1988)

 -  Comedy | Crime  -  2 December 1988 (USA)
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Incompetent cop Frank Drebin has to foil an attempt to assassinate Queen Elizabeth II.

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Storyline

A re-run of many of the gags from the original TV series 'Police Squad'. An Airplane type spoof, this time with the an incompetent lieutenant (Drebin) who always 'gets his man'. Visual gags come thick and fast, and it's impossible to catch them all with one viewing. The plot.. Queen Elizabeth II of England is coming to town, and Vincent Ludwig has plans to assassinate her using a brainwashed baseball player. Written by Rob Hartill

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The Villain. Even Mother Teresa wanted him dead. See more »

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Comedy | Crime

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PG-13 | See all certifications »

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2 December 1988 (USA)  »

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The Naked Gun  »

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$78,041,829 (USA)
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Trivia

Drebin's line about shooting the Shakespeare in the Park performers is a close parody of a line Harry Callahan says about shooting a rapist in Dirty Harry (1971). See more »

Goofs

When Ed looks at the picture in the hospital, he says "I LUV YOU, out of Caracas. A Panamanian ship.." Caracas is in Venezuela, not Panama. Also, when the picture is shown to the audience, there is no indication of the ship's registry (no visible flag, crest, or wording). Ed would have no way of knowing that the ship was from Caracas. See more »

Quotes

Frank: Interesting... almost as interesting as the photographs I saw today.
Jane: I was young! I needed the work!
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Crazy Credits

Two of the bit part actors in the film are credited as thugs, but way apart. The first actor is credited as Thug #1 and then just below him, the second actor is credited as Thug #27. See more »


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The Zucker's best. Nielson's best as well
9 April 2000 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

ZAZ's(David Zucker, Jim Abrahams and Jerry Zucker) The Naked Gun is one of the funniest (if not funniest) film ever with more parodies and gags than one could ever imagine. And the writing is if not good, great that never lets up (even through the finale baseball game with Reggie Jackson).

But what really gets this film up there is it's main characters. Leslie Nielson has never been better and probably won;t ever be this good ever again. He brings an insane type of humor from a cop that hasn't been seen since Clouseau. The supporting characters are good also, including Priscilla Pressley, George Kennedy, Ricardo Montebaum, Nancy Marchand and (odd to see him in a movie today) OJ Simpson. There zany characters and added with a great script make this a treasure in cinema comedy. One of the best films of the 80's. A++


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