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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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Dr. Meinheimer / Earl Hacker
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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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Budget:

$23,000,000 (estimated)

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$86,930,411 (USA)
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Trivia

The paper that Frank hands to Hapsburg during the dinner party which shows Hector Savage's photo (Anthony James) is a page taken from the Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, High School - 1960 yearbook. Anthony James was a member of that graduating class. Although his picture was a picture of Hector Savage at the time of the movie, the rest of the photos were actual classmates of Anthony James. See more »

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Right after Nordberg blows up the door to the roof access at the hotel, Frank enters and leaps over the railing behind a computer panel. When the stuntman lands, his shadow stays in the same place while Leslie Nielsen comes out. See more »

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Waiter: Sir?
Lt. Frank Drebin: Gimme the strongest thing you got.
[Waiter brings over a greased-up muscle man. Drebin flounders]
Lt. Frank Drebin: Uh... on second thought, how about a black Russian?
Waiter: Very well sir.
[raises eyebrow, looks at camera, shakes head and walks off]
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Film Loader ......... Steven Robert Lund Loaded Filmer ....... Phil Elberg See more »

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Spoofed in The Naked Bun 8½ (1992) See more »

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BESAME MUCHO
by Consuelo Velázquez (as Consuelo Velazquez) & Sunny Skylar
Sung by Leslie Nielsen (uncredited)
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Hilarious sequel to 'The Naked Gun: From The Files of Police Squad' **** out of *****
19 January 2009 | by (Cardiff,Wales) – See all my reviews

The Naked Gun: From the files of Police Squad was a huge hit back in 1988, so three years later, everyone returns for this funny sequel.

LT. Frank Drebin is back (The legend that is Leslie Nielsen) he's now split from Girlfriend Jane (Pricilla Presley) whose now involved romantically with shady Businessman Quentin Hapsburg (Robert Goulet). Drebin and his cop buddies, Capt Ed Hocken (George Kennedy) & Det. Norberg (O.J.Simpson) investigate when a Scientist Dr Meinheimer (Richard Griffiths) who advocates Solar Energy ahead of Oil,Coal & Nuclear prepares to publish his report to the President, Is suddenly kidnapped and a doppelganger (Griffiths Again) is put in his place. So LT Drebin once again hilariously saves the day.

The Naked Gun 2 1/2: The Smell of Fear, while does have a quick cash-in feel, is actually a really good sequel which is almost as good as the original, With funny Gags throughout, The Zucker Brothers and Pat Proft are on top form again.

**** out of *****

Follwed by The Naked Gun 33 1/3 : The Final Insult, while still good and a masterpiece compared to Diasater Movie (2008) or Epic Movie (2007) is slightly inferior to it's predecessors


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