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The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad! -- Leslie Nielsen stars as Police Squad's own granite-jawed, rockbrained cop Frank Drebin, who bumbles across a mind control scheme to assassinate Queen Elizabeth.
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2 December 1988 (USA) See more »
The Villain. Even Mother Teresa wanted him dead. See more »
Incompetent cop Frank Drebin has to foil an attempt to assassinate Queen Elizabeth II. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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  (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 Baseball 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
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)
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
Location Management
Cass Martin .... location manager
Judson Schwartz .... location manager (as Judson N. Schwartz)
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
Timothy R. McWilliams .... production assistant
Gillian Murphy .... script supervisor: second unit crew
John Nesterowicz .... craft service
Reid Rosefelt .... unit publicist
Leslie A. Soultanian .... secretary: Mr. Weiss
Douy Swofford .... main title design
William M. DeLuca .... mechanic (uncredited)
Johnny Disco .... double (uncredited)
Greg Ferris .... marketing canada (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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Also Known As:
"The Naked Gun" - , USA (original script title)
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85 min
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
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Sound Mix:
Argentina:13 | Australia:M | Brazil:Livre | Canada:PG (Manitoba/Ontario) | Canada:A (Nova Scotia) | Canada:G (Quebec) | Denmark:11 | Finland:K-12/9 | France:Tous publics | Hungary:12 | Iceland:L | Ireland:15 | Netherlands:AL (original rating) | Netherlands:6 (re-rating) | Norway:15 | Peru:PT | Portugal:M/12 | Russia:16+ | Singapore:PG | South Korea:18 (video rating) (1991) (DVD rating) (2001) | South Korea:12 (theatrical rating) (1990) | Spain:T | Sweden:15 | UK:15 | USA:PG-13 | West Germany:12

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Drebin's line about shooting the Shakespeare in the Park performers is a close parody of a line Harry Callahan says about shooting a rapist in Dirty Harry (1971).See more »
Continuity: As Frank gets up to speak during the press conference, the mayor sits with her chin resting on her hand. When Frank comments on how a queen might seem strange to Americans, it cuts to a close-up of the mayor and both her hands are resting on the table.See more »
Frank:It's true what they say: Cops and women don't mix. It's like eating a spoonful of Drano; sure, it'll clean you out, but it'll leave you hollow inside.See more »
I'm Into Something GoodSee more »


Whose finger was in Ludwig's hotdog?
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39 out of 48 people found the following review useful.
Even when you're not laughing you'll still be chuckling (as long as you're in the mood), 11 July 2004
Author: bob the moo from United Kingdom

Fresh from tackling terrorism in Beruit, with his own unique hands on style, Lt Frank Drebin is immediately called onto the job to investigate the near fatal shooting of a fellow officer. Det Nordberg was gunned down investigating a case in the docks and Drebin's investigation begins with the company that Nordberg was undercover with – that of pillar of the community Vincent Ludwig. As Frank falls for Ludwig's PA, the beautiful Jane Spencer, he uncovers proof of a dastardly plot by Ludwig – but who will believe him?

If there is a man, woman or child on this earth who can say, hand on heart, that they just don't find Airplane, Naked Gun, Police Squad and the like funny then I would very much like to meet the sad sack just to discover what it takes to elicit a smile from them. Needless to say, this sort of film is very much my type of thing but not to the point where I cannot spot a good one from a bad one. In fact one of the big downsides of this film is that it did create many copies that just couldn't do it as well – so we have had spoofs of all sorts of genres recently, but too many have more hits than misses.

It is to this films credit that it has a very high hit/miss ratio and I enjoy it so much because the laughs keep coming. The material is very silly but it is the constant straight face that it delivers it with that is perfect and makes it work. Other films of the ilk have been overly silly without keeping this straight face. However, our characters here seem oblivious – apart from the odd one who gives the other a funny look etc, and this makes the goings on even funnier. The plot is silly but that doesn't matter as you will be laughing too much to really care. Having seen it so often I have stopped roaring the way I did the first time but I still chuckled all the way.

The writing and direction is spot on – delivering sharp lines that make me laugh due to their sheer unexpectedness or the way they are so very out of place as well as sight gags that are imaginative and clever. However lets not forget a delivery by a very talented cast who make the material work. Praise goes to Nielsen in the lead; he may have worn his role thin over the years with typecasting and, shall we say 'less than perfect' material but give him the tools and he'll do you a job. He can be straight, he can dither or he can just be a clown and he does them all here – his delivery is great whether it's action or reaction shots. Likewise I felt the rest of the cast did well even if most of them are given reaction shots to Drebin. Presley is straight and funny for it while Kennedy seems to fit into the material with ease. OJ doesn't have as much chance to be funny and seems a little stiff in the scenes he is in, but he is still good – just pales a little when next to the others. I love Montalban and he uses his ooze really well in this film – and his reaction shots are very good. The support is all good but it is Nielsen doing his (now) time-honoured turn as spoof-master than steals the show.

Overall I love this genre and consider this film (indeed the series) to be up there with Police Squad and Airplane. It is not as hilarious as Airplane but it has way more hits than misses and is relentlessly funny. As a film it isn't perfect but anyone watching this who complains about plot holes, lack of character development or lack of narrative really have missed the point.

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