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

 -  Action | Comedy | Crime  -  18 March 1994 (USA)
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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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The continuing misadventures of Detective Frank Drebin. A remake of the 1988 comedy based on the TV series, "Police Squad!".

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

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18 March 1994 (USA)  »

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

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$30,000,000 (estimated)

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£4,842,931 (UK) (17 June 1994)
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In the early 2000s David Zucker and Pat Proft wrote a script for a fourth Naked Gun film, with the working title "The Naked Gun 444.4," which would have given Drebin a younger, female sidekick. However, Zucker and Proft instead ended up working on Scary Movie 3 (2003) and its sequels. See more »

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When Frank receives his ticket at the sperm bank from the receptionist, it rotates 180 degrees in his hand between shots. See more »

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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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