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

 -  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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Storyline

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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The atomic device that Frank (Leslie Nielsen) trips over towards the end of the movie is the same device used in the 1964 James Bond Movie "Goldfinger" See more »

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On the roof Nordberg fires his huge gun, firing an artillery shell through the wall of the building. However, when the explosion is shown there is no sign of an artillery shell and the explosion clearly originates from inside the building. See more »

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Commissioner Anabell Brumford: [Drebin has just run a tank into a zoo, causing zoo animals to escape]
[on the phone]
Commissioner Anabell Brumford: He did what?
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Commissioner Anabell Brumford: How many escaped?
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Commissioner Anabell Brumford: Oh my god.
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Voice of George Bush (John Roarke): "All right, let's see if I've got this straight now. Energy efficiency - good. Drilling in arctic national wildlife refuge - bad." [A knock] Voice: "Uh, Mr. President, is everything okay in there?" President: "Yeah, I'm fine, thanks." [sound of toilet flushing] See more »

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BESAME MUCHO
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The mariachis
16 February 2006 | by (New York) – See all my reviews

David Zucker, the director of this spoof, shows he can give the viewer a fun time because the way he gave the right touch to this funny movie. "The Naked Gun 2-1/2" is a film which makes fun of other movies about an inept police detective who does everything wrong, but in doing so, he gives us an occasion for laughter that in most of the situations work.

Of course, one wouldn't imagine anyone playing this Lt. Frank Drebin, but Leslie Nielsen. This actor with the rubber face, is a natural for this type of comedy. The opening sequence with the White House dinner with the older Bushies is a hoot. Poor Barbara Bush is the butt of all the visual jokes as she is seated next to Drebin. But the best moment in the film is the rendition of "Besame Mucho" by Mr. Nielsen and George Kennedy dressed in mariachi costumes. It is a riot!

The leading lady, Priscilla Presley, seems to be the perfect match for Mr. Nielsen. They play well together. The others in the film, George Kennedy, Robert Goulet, Richard Griffiths, and the rest, do an excellent job in their clowning around to produce the laughter and good time we experience.

This is a film to recommend to anyone suffering depression.


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