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
Canadian actor Lloyd Bochner spoofs his own performance in the famous 1962 episode of Twilight Zone (1959) entitled "To Serve Man" in this picture. In a panicked crowd scene late in the film, Bochner can be seen carrying a large book with "To Serve Man" on the cover and shouting to passers-by, "It's a cookbook! It's a cookbook!," which was the shocking reveal in the Twilight Zone episode. See more »
During the shootout on the roof, the number of shots exchanged by Frank and the gunman far exceeds the capacity of either of their pistols. This is a gag in all Police Squad episodes and Naked Gun movies - an exaggerated capacity to the weapons used. See more »
Lt. Frank Drebin:
I'm single! I love being single! I haven't had this much sex since I was a boy scout leader!
[room turns silent]
Lt. Frank Drebin:
I mean at the time... I was dating a lot.
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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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