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

PG-13 | | Comedy, Crime | 28 June 1991 (USA)
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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The sequel so big, they had to add a half See more »

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Comedy | Crime

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28 June 1991 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

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

Box Office

Budget:

$23,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$20,800,000 (USA) (30 June 1991)

Gross:

$86,930,411 (USA)
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1.85 : 1
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When Frank and Ed are talking to Ted about the clues found at the crime scene, the glass door behind them has "Squad" shown backwards since it's facing out into the hallway, but the upper labeling of "D.C. Police" and "Room" are written in reverse. See more »

Goofs

When Frank, Jane, and Dr. Meinheimer are in the research area, all wearing hard hats, Frank leans over a railing and his hard hat falls into some machinery. The machine starts to malfunction, and seconds later, a sharp-toothed gear flies out of the machine and jams itself into the ceiling, just inches from Frank's face. Slowing the film to frame-by-frame, it's clear that the gear springs down from inside the ceiling, not up from below. 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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I GUESS I'M JUST SCREWED
Music by Ira Newborn
Lyric by David Zucker & Robert LoCash
Performed by Vitamin C
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I loved this one...I really did!!!!
21 May 2004 | by (Monterrey N.L. México) – See all my reviews

I just saw this film with a couple of friends and some beers and man we laughed so damn hard at it..It had some gags i didn't even remembered, The one that got us crying in laughter is at the very ending when a bunch of people are asleep and one of them is all arched in a weird way sleeping in a table..you gotta see it to get it...How ridiculous and funny it was!!!!! Leslie Nielson is a great guy I'm so sorry about his performance in Scarymovie 3 and those movies that squashed the good and funny memories movies like these gave us fans. Priscila Presley is Gorgeous...she looks fine...but this movie dates back to 1992..so i guess now a days she must look very old..I guess. Anyhow the film was great and i remember good as yesterday the time this film came out, it came out a week before The Terminator 2 and Leslie Nielsen used to do this television spots saying: Hasta la vista..baby...they were so damn funny..I hope someone remembers them...Or someone gets them for a DVD. its a definite 10 out of 10 on Comedy.


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