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

 -  Action | 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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Sight-gags and non-sequiturs dominate this spoof of police dramas. The six episodes formed the basis for later very successful "Naked Gun" movies.

Stars: Leslie Nielsen, Alan North, Rex Hamilton
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The continuing misadventures of Detective Frank Drebin. A remake of the 1988 comedy based on the TV series, "Police Squad!".

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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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28 June 1991 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

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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Robert Goulet was one of six "Special Guest Stars" who were "killed off" at the start of episodes of Police Squad! (1982). See more »

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When 'George Bush' is trying to persuade Frank Drebin to start a new police squad, his glasses sit tight on his right ear, then jump about two inches above the ear, and then return to sitting tight on the ear. See more »

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Lt. Frank Drebin: [greeting the wheelchair bound Dr. Manheimer] Don't get up.
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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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