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The Naked Gun 2½: The Smell of Fear (1991)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Crime | 28 June 1991 (USA)
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Lieutenant Drebin discovers that his ex-girlfriend's new beau is involved in a plot to kidnap a scientist who advocates solar energy.

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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 Rob Hartill

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The Naked Gun 2 1/2: The Smell of Fear  »

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$23,000,000 (estimated)

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$86,930,411 (USA)
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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.[1] See more »

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In the scene where Nordberg is trapped under the car, you see a few shots of what he is about to hit. We see him about to hit a traffic cone and tumbleweed but instead he hits a cactus with the traffic cone and tumbleweed further ahead in the road. See more »

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Lt. Frank Drebin: Miss, I'm Lt. Frank Drebin, and this is Captain Ed Hocken, Police Squad.
Busty Female Shop Assistant: Is this some kind of bust?
Lt. Frank Drebin: Well... it's very impressive, yes, but we need to ask you a few questions.
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Features The Ten Commandments (1956) See more »

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I GUESS I'M JUST SCREWED
Music by Ira Newborn
Lyric by David Zucker & Robert LoCash
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How do they come up with these things?!
11 March 2006 | by (Portland, Oregon, USA) – See all my reviews

This one has Lt. Frank Drebin (Leslie Nielsen) trying to stop villain Quentin Hapsburg (Robert Goulet) from kidnapping a solar power advocate. That's the plot, but the movie is of course an excuse for a series of gags, many of which just pop out from the sides. And of course there's Frank's relationship with seductive Jane Spencer (Priscilla Presley). One of their scenes might make you recall a certain scene from "Ghost", and then what follows...well, all that I can say is: HOW DO THEY COME UP WITH THESE THINGS?!!!!!!!!!!!!! I guess that the movie's only weird aspect is seeing O.J. Simpson as Nordberg. But if we can ignore that, the rest is a hoot, especially the opening sequence, the outlines of people's bodies, and the zoo scene. Just great.


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