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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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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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Return Agent Frank Debrin with several laughs and similar elements to predecessor film
5 January 2006 | by See all my reviews

Frank Debrin (Leslie Nielsen) again in this second part , this time a politician (Richard Griffiths) is abducted and the lieutenant must resolve the conflict when there takes place a scheme carried out by different power centers trying to take rules for adoption a new policy . Meanwhile , he goes on enamored his anterior girlfriend (Pricilla Priestley) who keeps away herself from him . The film has been planned by ZAZ : Jim Abrahams , Jerry Zucker and David Zucker (besides , as screenwriter Pat Proft) , they are American satirists with successful works and longtime collaborators and made their own comedy troupe ,the ¨Kentucky Fried Theather¨. As ¨Airplane¨ along with ¨Naked gun¨ series remain as their most commercial works with the exception of Jerry Zucker's ¨Ghost¨ . In fact , The love scene between Leslie Nielsen and Priscilla Presley involving a pottery wheel is a send-up of a similar, more romantic scene in Ghost (1990) starring Patrick Swayze and Demi Moore .

Nielsen makes another genre spoof with great loads of gags , slapdash and slapstick . He is the dumber police officer from Peter Sellers as Inspector Clouseau . The parody is continuous , hilarious , surrealist , absurd and being sometimes gross-out , but some moments here and there it is also bold and intelligent . As always , there are the habitual cinematic references , being an amusement to find them out ; thus , a homage by director David Zucker to his brother Jerry with smile to roar and images of getting up a pyramid in ¨Ten commandments¨ simulating sexual style . Plus , there are incorrect politically sketches as the jokes at a paralytic and to Barbara Bush . Usuals cameos and invited actors are reduced ; thus , is only appeared Zsa Zsa Gabor. The motion picture will appeal to Leslie Nielsen fans and lunatic humor lovers . Rating : Average but entertaining and amusing .


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