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2 December 1988 (USA) See more »
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The Villain. Even Mother Teresa wanted him dead. See more »
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Incompetent cop Frank Drebin has to foil an attempt to assassinate Queen Elizabeth II. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Leslie Nielsen ... Frank Drebin

Priscilla Presley ... Jane Spencer

Ricardo Montalban ... Vincent Ludwig

George Kennedy ... Ed Hocken

O.J. Simpson ... Nordberg

Susan Beaubian ... Mrs. Nordberg

Nancy Marchand ... Mayor
Raye Birk ... Pahpshmir
Jeannette Charles ... Queen Elizabeth II
Ed Williams ... Ted Olsen

Tiny Ron ... Al

'Weird Al' Yankovic ... 'Weird Al'
Leslie Maier ... 'Weird Leslie'
Winifred Freedman ... Stephie

Joe Grifasi ... Foreman
Tony Brafa ... Enrico Pallazzo
Lorali Hart ... Woman On Ledge
Nicholas Worth ... Thug #1

Ronald G. Joseph ... Thug #27
Doris Hess ... Nurse #2
Charlotte Zucker ... Dominique
Larry Pines ... Drug Dealer #1

Tom Dugan ... Drug Dealer #2
Burton Zucker ... Photographer
David Katz ... Arafat
Robert LuJane ... Khadafi (as Robert Lujane)
Charles Gherardi ... Khomeini (as Charles Gherard)
Prince Hughes ... Idi Amin
David Lloyd Austin ... Gorbachev
Ken Minyard ... Ken &
Robert Arthur ... Bob (as Bob Arthur)
Greg Breslau ... Man Deleted from Fireworks Scene (as Greg)
Sharon Breslau ... Woman Deleted from Fireworks Scene

Reggie Jackson ... Angel Right Fielder
Michael J. Montes ... Angel Shortstop
Charles Fick ... Angel Catcher (as Chuck Fick)

Lawrence Tierney ... Angel Manager
Hank Robinson ... First Base Umpire
Joe West ... Third Base Umpire
Jay Johnstone ... Seattle First Up
Randy Harvey ... Seattle Pitcher
Brett Bartlett ... Seattle Centerfielder
Dennis Packer ... Baseball P.A. Announcer

Dick Vitale ... The Baseball Announcer

Dick Enberg ... The Baseball Announcer
Jim Palmer ... The Baseball Announcer
Mel Allen ... The Baseball Announcer
Curt Gowdy ... The Baseball Announcer
Tim McCarver ... The Baseball Announcer

Joyce Brothers ... The Basebell Announcer (as Dr. Joyce Brothers)
Don Woodard ... Reporter at airport - 'There he is!'
Christopher J. Keene ... Policeman at docks - 'Please disperse, Please disperse.'
Mary Norman ... City Hall Official - 'Here, you can use my radio mike.'
Susan Breslau ... Passerby - 'Hey, look out!'
Rick Seaman ... Truck Driver - 'Ya dumb broad!'
Fredric Arnold ... Passerby - 'Hey! What's the meaning of this?'
Ron Tank ... Reporter - 'Mayor, will there be any additional security officers added to the police force during the Queen's visit?'
Mallory Sandler ... Nurse - 'Oh, Dr. Alford, I have Mrs. Kepley's chart if you're ready to go over it.'
Edwina Moore ... Usher - 'Mr. Pallazzo, our head usher will be here in two minutes to take you onto the field.'
Jeff Wright ... Head Usher - 'Mr. Pallazzo! Would you come with me?'
Jim Smith ... Janitor - 'Sorry, fellas.'

Mark Holton ... Spectator - 'It's Enrico Pallazzo!'
Jane Couris ... Spectator - 'You killed him!'
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jacqueline Barrymore ... Girl with Flowers (uncredited)
Arthur Lamont Berger ... Woman Hugger at Stadium (uncredited)
Maureen Flaherty ... Woman (uncredited)
David Gale ... Man on Dais at Queen's Reception (uncredited)

John Houseman ... Driving Instructor (uncredited)
Kenny Kaiser ... Himself (uncredited)
Stuart Lancaster ... Press Conference Toilet Voiceover (uncredited)
Ron Luciano ... Himself (uncredited)

Conrad E. Palmisano ... Hijacked Taurus Driver (uncredited)
Brinke Stevens ... Brunette Woman in Showers (uncredited)

Sydney Urshan ... Man Pushing Nordberg's Wheelchair (uncredited)
USC Trojan Marching Band ... Marching Band (uncredited)

Robert K. Weiss ... Park Hot Dog Vendor (uncredited)

Directed by
David Zucker 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
Jerry Zucker (written by) &
Jim Abrahams (written by) &
David Zucker (written by) &
Pat Proft (written by)

Jim Abrahams  television series: "Police Squad" &
David Zucker  television series "Police Squad" &
Jerry Zucker  television series "Police Squad"

Produced by
Jim Abrahams .... executive producer
Kevin Marcy .... associate producer (as Kevin M. Marcy)
John D. Schofield .... associate producer
Robert K. Weiss .... producer
David Zucker .... executive producer
Jerry Zucker .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Ira Newborn 
 
Cinematography by
Robert M. Stevens (director of photography) (as Robert Stevens)
 
Film Editing by
Michael Jablow 
 
Casting by
Pamela Basker 
Fern Champion 
 
Production Design by
John J. Lloyd 
 
Art Direction by
Donald B. Woodruff 
 
Set Decoration by
Rick Gentz  (as Rick T. Gentz)
 
Costume Design by
Mary E. Vogt 
 
Makeup Department
Barbara Lorenz .... hairstylist: second unit crew
Gail Rowell-Ryan .... hairstylist (as Gail Rowell)
Cheri Ruff .... hairstylist
Robert Ryan .... makeup artist (as Bob Ryan)
James R. Scribner .... makeup artist
Rolf John Keppler .... makeup artist (uncredited)
David B. Miller .... makeup supervisor (uncredited)
Lisa Rocco .... special makeup effects artist (uncredited)
 
Production Management
John D. Schofield .... unit production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Arthur Anderson .... first assistant director: second unit crew
Jim Behnke .... first assistant director: seond unit crew (as James F. Behnke)
George Fortmuller .... second assistant director: second unit crew
Nina Halvorsson .... second assistant director: second unit crew (as Nina Halvorsen)
Geraldine F. Keener .... second second assistant director: second unit crew
Carole Keligian .... first assistant director: second unit crew
Carole Keligian .... second assistant director
John T. Kretchmer .... first assistant director
Jeff Okabayashi .... dga trainee (as Jeffrey Okabayashi)
Conrad E. Palmisano .... director: second unit crew
Jeff Rafner .... second second assistant director
Robert K. Weiss .... director: second unit crew
 
Art Department
Jack E. Ackerman .... property master
Barbara Adamski .... property master
Stephen Adler .... assistant property master (as Steve Adler)
Matty Azzarone .... property person (as Matthew Azzarone)
Richard Baum .... property person
Cliff Bernay .... property person
Rick Caprarelli .... lead person
Huey Duval .... property person (as Huey P. Duvall)
Louis Friedman .... paint setter
Martin A. Kline .... production illustrator
Ken Marschall .... matte painter
Pat Moudakis .... assistant property master
David P. Newell .... assistant property master
Gary Ramirez .... property master: second unit crew
Phil Read .... construction coordinator (as Philip Read)
Christopher Woodworth .... set painter (as Chris Woodworth)
Richard Baum .... set dresser (uncredited)
Rainer G. Gruetzmacher .... construction coordinator (uncredited)
Andrew Neskoromny .... set designer (uncredited)
James Passanante .... lead painter (uncredited)
Michael A. Tice .... propmaker (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Joseph F. Brennan .... boom operator
Thomas Causey .... sound mixer (as Thomas D. Causey)
Greg Curda .... foley mixer
Ken Dufva .... foley sound special effects
Juno J. Ellis .... supervising a.d.r. editor
David Lee Fein .... foley sound special effects
Leslie Gaulin .... foley editor (as Leslie Troy Gaulin)
Joseph Geisinger .... boom operator (as Joseph G. Geisinger)
Frank Howard .... sound editor
Ron Judkins .... sound mixer (as Ronald Judkins)
Richard Kite .... cable person (as Richard H. Kite)
Rick Kline .... re-recording mixer
Gregg Landaker .... re-recording mixer
Larry Mann .... sound editor
Victoria Martin .... foley editor
Steve Maslow .... re-recording mixer
Brian L. McCarty .... playback operator (as Brian McCarty)
F. Hudson Miller .... sound editor
Lettie Odney .... a.d.r. editor
Donald Ortiz .... assistant sound editor
R.J. Palmer .... sound editor
Gary Ritchie .... re-recordist
George Watters II .... supervising sound editor
Julia Evershade .... sound editor (uncredited)
Donald C. Rogers .... technical director of sound (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Cliff Wenger .... special effects supervisor
Gintar Repecka .... special effects foreman (uncredited)
Eric Roberts .... special effects (uncredited)
 
Visual Effects by
Bruce A. Block .... visual effects supervisor (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Conrad E. Palmisano .... stunt coordinator
Bruce Paul Barbour .... stunt double: Leslie Nielsen (uncredited)
Harold Burns .... stunt driver (uncredited)
Nick Dimitri .... stunts (uncredited)
Jeannie Epper .... stunts (uncredited)
Bill Hart .... stunts (uncredited)
Bob Herron .... stunts (uncredited)
Leslie Hoffman .... stunt double: Queen Elizabeth (uncredited)
Terry Jackson .... stunts (uncredited)
Gene LeBell .... stunts (uncredited)
Jimmy Ortega .... stunts (uncredited)
Mary Peters .... stunts (uncredited)
Diane Peterson .... stunts (uncredited)
Rick Sawaya .... stunts (uncredited)
Lori Seaman .... stunts (uncredited)
Rick Seaman .... stunts (uncredited)
Brian J. Williams .... stunt performer (uncredited)
Harry Wowchuk .... stunts (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Mitchell Block .... second assistant photographer: second unit crew
Philip Caplan .... camera operator: second unit crew (as Philip M. Caplan)
Christopher C. Cooper .... second assistant photographer
Allen D. Easton .... camera operator (as Allen Easton)
Jack Glenn .... dolly grip (as Jack Glen)
Gene Griffith .... first company grip: second unit crew
Douglas S. Holgate .... first assistant photographer: second unit crew (as Doug Holgate)
Frank M. Holgate .... director of photography: second unit crew (as Frank Holgate)
Leslie J. Kovacs .... chief lighting technician
Elliott Marks .... still photographer
Willie McClean .... second company grip: second unit crew
Benny McNulty .... assistant chief lighting technician (as Bernard McNulty)
Leo J. Napolitano .... camera operator: second unit crew
Michael D. O'Shea .... camera operator
Michael Orefice .... chief lighting technician: second unit crew
E. Christopher Reed .... assistant chief lighting technician (as Ernest Christopher Reed)
Robert J. San Martin .... first assistant photographer
Chris Schwiebert .... camera operator: second unit crew (as Christy Schweibert)
Richard Stevens .... film loader
Paul E. Sutton .... first company grip (as Paul Sutton)
Robert C. Thomas .... director of photography: second unit crew (as Robert Thomas)
Ian Wayne .... video engineer
Michael T. Travers .... best boy grip (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Lindsay Chag .... casting assistant
Sue Swan .... casting associate
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Hector Morales .... costumer: second unit crew
Gary Sampson .... costumer (as Gary R. Sampson)
Nick Scarano .... costume supervisor: men's
Andrea Thau .... wardrobe: Mr. Weiss
Deahdra Tyler .... costume supervisor: women's
Gala Autumn .... costumer (uncredited)
Bob Moore Jr. .... costumer (uncredited)
 
Editorial Department
Vincent Laino .... apprentice editor
Lynne Southerland .... assistant film editor
 
Music Department
Jeff Carson .... supervising music editor
Alf Clausen .... orchestrator
Gary Ladinsky .... music scoring mixer
Don Nemitz .... orchestrator
Ira Newborn .... orchestrator
Tom Boyd .... musician: oboe soloist (uncredited)
Neil S. Bulk .... soundtrack producer (uncredited)
Bruce Dukov .... violin (uncredited)
Dan Goldwasser .... soundtrack producer (uncredited)
Brian L. McCarty .... music playback operator (uncredited)
James Thatcher .... musician: french horn (uncredited)
 
Transportation Department
Vince del Castillo .... transportation coordinator (as Vince Del Castillo)
Raymond A. McLaughlin .... transportation captain (as Raymond McLaughlin)
Robert E. McLaughlin .... transportation co-captain
Rick Wiley .... driver: camera car (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Stephen K. Alsberg .... office assistant
Donna Cipriani .... production auditor
Tony Criscione .... assistant production auditor
Marsha Durko .... divorce attorney: Mr. Weiss
Ron Eisenman .... production medic
Michael Ewing .... assistant: Mr. Weiss
Rita Grant Miller .... production office coordinator (as Rita Grant-Miller)
Nancy Hopton .... script supervisor
Leslie Maier .... assistant to executive producers
Cass Martin .... location manager
Timothy R. McWilliams .... production assistant
Gillian Murphy .... script supervisor: second unit crew
John Nesterowicz .... craft service
Reid Rosefelt .... unit publicist
Judson Schwartz .... location manager (as Judson N. Schwartz)
Leslie A. Soultanian .... secretary: Mr. Weiss
Douy Swofford .... main title design
William M. DeLuca .... mechanic (uncredited)
Johnny Disco .... double (uncredited)
Les Godwin .... associate location manager (uncredited)
Greg Knapp .... set and construction medic (uncredited)
Huey Redwine .... stand-in (uncredited)
Lynnanne Zager .... adr loop group (uncredited)
 
Crew believed to be complete


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85 min
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A number of characters from the series were recast for the film series, these include O.J. Simpson (replacing Peter Lupus as Norberg, which has the spelling changed to Nordberg), and George Kennedy (replacing Alan North as Ed Hocken). Leslie Nielsen (as Frank Drebin) and Ed Williams (as Ted Olsen) where the only main characters to stay the same.See more »
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Miscellaneous: When Frank hits the trash cans in front of the police station, the airbags deploy and the second "airbag" pushes the gear selector up, causing the car to roll down the hill. In a car with an automatic transmission, the selector must be moved down to take the car out of 'park'.See more »
Quotes:
[Nordberg is being visited in the hospital by his wife, Wilma, along with Frank and Ed, after Nordberg had barely survived a massive gunfire by a group of ruffians. Wilma is taking the unfortunate circumstance pretty hard, and with no help from Frank's blunt assumptions and remarks about the situation]
Mrs. Nordberg:Oh, my poor Nordberg! He was such a good man, Frank. He never wanted to hurt anyone. Who would do such a thing?
Ed:It's hard to tell.
Frank:[being blunt] A roving gang of thugs, a blackmailer, an angry husband, a gay lover...
[Wilma sobs]
Ed:Frank, get a hold of yourself!
Frank:A good cop, needlessly cut down and ambushed by some cowardly hoodlum.
Ed:That's no way for a man to die.
Frank:[being blunt] Ah, you're right, Ed. A parachute not opening... that's a way to die. Getting caught in the gears of a combine... having your nuts bit off by a Laplander, that's the way I wanna go!
Mrs. Nordberg:[Wilma sobs again] Oh... Frank! Oh, this is terrible!
[...]
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28 out of 29 people found the following review useful.
Only Leslie Nielsen could do this!, 19 January 2006
Author: Lee Eisenberg (lee.eisenberg.pdx@gmail.com) from Portland, Oregon, USA

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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