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

PG-13 | | Comedy, Crime | 2 December 1988 (USA)
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Incompetent police detective Frank Drebin has to foil an attempt to assassinate Queen Elizabeth II.

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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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$12,000,000 (estimated)

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$78,041,829 (USA)
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Trivia

Unlike Police Squad! (1982), on which the film is based, the cast do not fake a freeze frame during the closing credits. 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: It's fourth and fifteen and you're looking at a full-court press.
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[Note: Mr. Weiss is the Second Unit Director] See more »

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References Fletch (1985) See more »

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God Save the King!
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Music attributed to Henry Carey
Played at the ballgame in honor of the Queen
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4 August 1998 | by (Eatontown, NJ, USA) – See all my reviews

In this film, Leslie Nielsen gives full expression to the comic genius which he began to reveal in AIRPLANE! Frank Drebin is one of the great comic characters in film.

Just as in AIRPLANE! we get a grand spoof -- this time detective/police movie/TV cliches get roasted. The sight gags, Nielsen's dead-pan, and the wonderfully silly dialogue add up to a great comedy.


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