A rerun of many of the gags from the television series Police Squad! (1982). An Airplane! (1980)-type spoof, this time with the an incompetent Lieutenant Frank Drebin, who always "gets his man". Visual gags come thick and fast, and it's impossible to catch them all with one viewing. The plot: Queen Elizabeth II of England is coming to town, and Vincent Ludwig has plans to assassinate her using a brainwashed baseball player.Written by
The conversation between Vincent Ludwig (Ricardo Montalban) and Pahpshmir (Raye Birk) about "Sensory Induced Hypnosis", is a direct spoof of a scene in Telefon (1977), where Charles Bronson is offered a demonstration of "Drug Induced Hypnosis". See more »
During the baseball game one of the Angels players hits a grand slam. However we see all four runners "round" second base meaning they are running from first base, touch second base, and then continue on to third. This is impossible because the players on third and second would not "round" second base as they are already past it. There should have only been two players rounding the base, the man on first, and the player who hit the home run. See more »
[Frank grabs a baseball bat and gets one of the umpire's attention]
Oh, excuse me. Could you tell me... is this an official bat?
[Frank strikes the umpire's head with the bat knocking him out]
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Many of the bit players are credited next to the one line of dialogue they had in the film. For example: "It's Enrico Pallazzo!" ... Mark Holton See more »
The fight at the hot dog factory has a longer fist fight scene. See more »
I recently bought the boxed set, (all 3 films) and really enjoyed watching them again. I have to admit though, I did not quite laugh as much as I did when I first watched them.
I remembering watching them the first time and thinking "What the hell am I watching? This is MAD! hahaha lol. All the bits like Frank hitting stuff with his car every time he parks and the bit with Nordberg at the start - classic!
Really good light-hearted fun...
7 out of 10
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