General Rancor is threatening to destroy the world with a missile he is hiding at his secret base. But to complete his goal, he needs a special computer chip, invented by the scientist Prof... See full summary »
Lt. Frank Drebbin returns to save the day once again. This time he's out to foil the "big boys" in the energy business. A top scientist (Dr Mainheimer) is about to publish his report on energy supply for the future. Things don't look good for the traditional suppliers; oil, coal and nuclear. To save their industries, the suppliers kidnap Mainheimer and replace him with a decoy with a more favourable report. Jane, the Dr's secretary, is Drebbin's old flame; they're passionate love affair is thus rekindled. Written by
The ship "Hapsburg Valdez," and the TV commercial making fun of the process of hiring tanker captains (breathalyzers, urine tests, etc.), are references to the Exxon Valdez oil spill, which took place on March 24, 1989. Over 10 million gallons of oil were dumped into the sea in this ecological disaster. Exxon Valdez was the original name (later Sea River Mediterranean and eventually Mediterranean) of an oil tanker owned by the former Exxon Shipping Company, a division of the former Exxon Corporation. It gained widespread infamy after the March 24, 1989 oil spill in which the tanker, bound for Long Beach California, captained by Joseph Hazelwood, hit Prince William Sound's Bligh Reef and spilled an estimated 10.8 million US gallons (40.9 million liters) of crude oil. This has been recorded as one of the largest spills in U.S. history and one of the largest ecological disasters. See more »
When Savage is getting ready to kill Jane in the shower, he places a silencer on a gun that a silencer wouldn't work on. See more »
The first "Naked Gun" movie is one of the best spoofs of all time. I'm not a huge fan of the genre but even I think it's incredibly, side-splittingly outrageous - this last time I saw it I laughed so hard I cried.
The sequels of course were intended to cash in on the surprise success of the original (which was based on the ZAZ trio's failed TV show, "Police Squad," hence the subtitle on the film). For the most part, both sequels were entertaining and funny. Although it's nowhere near as good as the original, "Naked Gun 2 1/2: The Smell of Fear" is a worthy continuation of the epic saga (just kidding about the epic bit) - all in all it's just good fun.
Leslie Nielsen returns as Lt. Frank Drebin, this time out to foil the plans of a mad industrialist (Robert Goulet). It seems a respected doctor has found a new method of preserving earth's natural resources and foregoing oils, gasoline, and other elements. Fearing financial bankruptcy, the companies kidnap the doctor and replace him with an identical "clone" of sorts, so the truth cannot come out.
However, the doctor's assistant is Frank's old flame (played by Priscilla Presley). Frank looks into the case while rekindling a relationship with the woman of his dreams.
David Zucker returned to direct this film with the help of brother Jerry and pal Jim Abrahams. If I recall correctly, the third film was not made by them, so it's interesting to see them tackling a sequel to a film of theirs - something they don't usually do (they also passed on "Airplane 2").
For the most part this film is quite funny and has some really good gags, but it's also littered with some mediocre ones, as many spoofs of these sorts are.
Nielsen is still hilarious as Drebin and all around him act simply to accommodate his talents. George Kennedy and O.J. Simpson also return to their roles.
If you enjoyed the first film, chances are you'll also enjoy this. Basically it's in the same vein of the first film and delivers a good range of slapstick gags, some of which will have you in a fit. But you won't be gasping for breath like you did when you saw the first "Naked Gun" movie.
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