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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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$12,000,000 (estimated)

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$78,041,829 (USA)
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Trivia

During Vincent Ludwig's first encounter with Frank Drebin, Ludwig is feeding his "fighting fish" small minnows. This is identical to a scene in the Bruce Lee movie "Game of Death" where we see Dr. Land (the main villain) feeding the same fish. See more »

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The opening panoramic shot of the city labeled as "Beirut" is actually Cairo, Egypt, as seen from the Citadel of Saladdin. 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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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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I Love L.A.
(1983)
Written and Performed by Randy Newman
Courtesy of Warner Bros. Records Inc.
By Arrangement with Warner Special Products
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Only Leslie Nielsen could do this!
19 January 2006 | by (Portland, Oregon, USA) – See all my reviews

For sheer goof-ball exuberance, you needn't look any further than "The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad!". Leslie Nielsen remains forever associated with the role of inept Lt. Frank Drebin, who always tries to do the right thing but always makes a mess of everything. Here, he's trying to foil an assassination attempt on Queen Elizabeth. Since this is from the people behind "Airplane!", it means that much of the humor derives from twisted dialogue and things popping out of the background. To crown it all, there's even a guest appearance by "Weird Al" Yankovic as himself. Also starring are Priscilla Presley, George Kennedy, O.J. Simpson, and Ricardo Montalban.

And to think that Leslie Nielsen started out in movies like "Forbidden Planet"!


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