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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 cop 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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2 December 1988 (USA)  »

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$78,041,829 (USA)
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Trivia

The painting that Drebin accidentally destroys in Ludwig's house is "Blue Boy", the most famous work of Thomas Gainsborough. The original painting is housed in the Huntington Library (San Marino, California). See more »

Goofs

When the Queen enters the reception at the hotel, the Mayor introduces her as "Her Royal Highness..." but the proper form of address for the Queen is "Her Majesty..." See more »

Quotes

Frank: [sings] Oh say can you see / By the dawn's early light / What so proudly we hail / In the twilight's last gleaming? / Whose bright stripes and broad stars / In the perilous night / For the ramparts we watched / uh, da-da-da-da-da-daaaa. / And the rocket's red glare / Lots of bombs in the air / Gave proof to the night / That we still had our flag. / Oh say does that flag banner wave / Over a-a-all that's free / And the home of the land / And the land of the - FREE!
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References Platoon (1986) See more »

Soundtracks

The Star Spangled Banner
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Music by John Stafford Smith
Lyrics by Francis Scott Key
Played at the ballgame and sung by Leslie Nielsen
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Great blend of slapstick and one-liners
4 January 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I suppose when it comes down to it,I am very easily entertained when it comes to comedy.It just doesn't take much to make me laugh.The makers of The Naked Gun did their job well.The film is so overloaded with sight gags,that if you blink,you just might miss one,or maybe even two of them.The slightest distractions will make you miss something.Some of the humor is vulgar and downright tasteless,but nonetheless funny.The final sequences involving the baseball game were the best.With the possible exception of O.J.Simpson,who was never good when he tried to act,this was a grand all around comedic effort,and comedy,as many have said,is hard to produce.I actually can recall the short lived television series that this film is based on.Only six episodes were produced,and it was a shame more were not made.I was glad to see it come roaring back on the big screen.Perhaps it belonged there all along.


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