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Naked Gun 33 1/3: The Final Insult (1994)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Crime | 18 March 1994 (USA)
Frank Drebin comes out of retirement to help Police Squad infiltrate a gang of terrorists planning to detonate a bomb at the Academy Awards.

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Oscar night. Who will win? Who will lose? And will someone please kick that numbskull off stage? Wait! That's no ordinary numbskull. That's Lt. Frank Drebin, crashing the ceremonies to stop a terrorist plot that could mean curtains for him -- or will a simple window shade be enough? Written by Robert Lynch <docrlynch@yahoo.com>

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A Mad Bomber Is On The Loose, And If Anyone Can Stop Him....So Can Frank! See more »

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Rated PG-13 for off-color humor | See all certifications »

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Naked Gun 33 1/3: Just for the Record  »

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$51,109,400 (USA)
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After Rocco Dillon tells Tanya Peters to distract the official, the announcer says "Accepting the award for Mr. Bronkowitz . . . " Samuel L. Bronkowitz was a fictitious producer in The Kentucky Fried Movie (1977), which was the first film written by the creators of "The Naked Gun" series. See more »

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When Frank arrives at his old precinct after Jane has left him, there are multiple honorary encasements on the wall. Frank's has, along with his badge and gun, a pair of handcuffs. Yet earlier during his retirement party he kept those as 'souvenir' for he and Jane. See more »

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[Big Con drops a bar of soap in the prison shower room]
Big Hairy Con: Bend over and pick it up for me, would you lover?
Frank Drebin: Sure. No problem.
[Bends over. His towel falls off, revealing cast iron underwear]
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Non-speaking bit parts are introduced with the heading: PEOPLE WHO DIDN'T HAVE LINES, BUT WE LIKE 'EM See more »

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References Donahue (1967) See more »

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Great Balls of Fire
(1957)
Written by Jack Hammer & Otis Blackwell
Performed by Jerry Lee Lewis
Courtesy of Sun Entertainment Corporation
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A lesser showing for the second sequel
13 January 2005 | by (Beverley Hills, England) – See all my reviews

So, here we are then, with the third part of the very silly 'Naked Gun' series. For some reason, David Zucker isn't in the director's chair this time; and his replacement is the man who would go on to direct the 2004 disappointment '50 First Dates' a decade later; Peter Segal. This doesn't matter, though, because Zucker still shares a writing credit, and the series always belonged to Leslie Nielson anyway. Still, this third part isn't as good as the first two, by quite a margin. The story is less expansive this round, and the film is also a lot shorter (probably a comment on the fact that the writers were running out of ideas...), but it still has it's moments that are really funny. As usual, quite a few of the jokes don't work, but there's usually one that does just around the corner after a failed one. One sequence in particular involving Frank Drebin in a dance number is one such moment.

The thin plot is mostly a parody on the crime classic 'White Heat', and it involves Frank Drebin going undercover in jail and eventually having to try and thwart an act of terrorism. Naturally, this is just a springboard for lots and lots of gags, but that's no bad thing. Leslie Nielson approaches the role with the usual gusto, and does well with it again. Leslie Nielson's comedy works because he looks so ridiculous, and he can just stand around doing nothing and make you laugh. The Naked Gun series is a good waste of time if all you want is a laugh and this second sequel delivers on that front too, although not in quite as good a way as the first two did. Still, there's a lot worse comedies around.


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