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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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Frank Drebin is back. Just accept it. See more »

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28 June 1991 (USA)  »

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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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When Frank requests to 'cut in' and dance with Jane, the person she was originally dancing with was Mel Torme, known as "The Velvet Fog". See more »

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Next to the erotic store, Hector Savage's Ford van changes years. See more »

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Lt. Frank Drebin: Dr. Mainheimer.
Earl Hacker: Yes?
Lt. Frank Drebin: Or should I say, Hacker!
[Frank rips off his fake mustache]
Earl Hacker: Drebin! Errrr...!
[Hacker gets up from his wheelchair and attempts to attack Frank, but Frank attacks him repeatedly making Hacker helpless]
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Crane Grip .................. Lloyd Barcroft Dolly Grip .................. Jon Falkengren Poli-Grip ................... Martha Raye What the hell is a Grip? .... Person responsible for maintenance and adjustment to equipment on the set See more »

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Referenced in Wogan: Episode dated 19 June 1991 (1991) See more »

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by Duke Ellington, Billy Strayhorn & Johnny Mercer
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Entertaining sequel with some big laughs.
22 January 2009 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

Lieutenant Frank Drebin (Leslie Nielsen) is now working in Washington D.C. with his two partners (Oscar-Winner:George Kennedy and O.J. Simpson). Their job is see if everything goes smooth for Dr. Albert Meinheimer (Richard Griffiths) speech for the President of the United States (John Roarke). His speech could be highly controversial for the whole world, since it involves the country's energy program. Quentin Haspburg (Robert Goulet) kidnaps Dr. Albert Meinheimer before the speech by using a look-like, which he doesn't want the world industry of fossil and nuclear fuels instead of the environmental ones. But Frank is still heartbroken after he left his girlfriend Jane (Priscilla Presley), who's now working for Dr. Meinherimer.

Directed by David Zucker (Airplane!, BASEketball, Ruthless People) made an enjoyable sequel to the original. The cast seems to be having an great time and there's some original new gags as well. This sequel was just as big at the box office like the original did. Although the film critics had mixed opinions with this one.

DVD has an sharp anamorphic Widescreen (1.78:1) transfer and an good digitally remastered Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Sound. DVD includes the teaser trailer, original theatrical trailer and an humorous commentary track by the director, producer:Robert K. Weiss and Host:Peter Tilder. "The Naked Gun 2 1/2:The Smell of Fear" perphas lacks some of the great gags of the original. But if you enjoy spoof comedies, don't miss this one. TV Version adds some additional footage. Written by the director and Pat Proft (Bachelor Party, Hot Shots!, Police Academy). (****/*****).


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