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
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Did You Know?
According to David Zucker
in the DVD commentary, the studio insisted on the casting of an Oscar winner in one of the major roles. This led to the casting of George Kennedy
, who had been actively campaigning for the role of Ed Hocken for months, saying that he was furious at having missed his chance to spoof himself in the movie Airplane!
(1980). See more
During the baseball scrum, Seattle #41 in gray swings a chair at LA #5 (Beverly), just as the chair hits him, the camera cuts to a tighter angle showing the chair breaking apart across #50's (Lombardo's) back. See more
Doctors say that Nordberg has a 50/50 chance of living, though there's only a 10 percent chance of that.
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
I'm Into Something Good
Written by Gerry Goffin
and Carole King
Performed by Peter Noone
Courtesy of Cypress Records See more