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
Lieutenant Frank Drebin's (Leslie Nielsen's) line about shooting the Shakespeare in the Park performers is a close parody of a line Inspector "Dirty" Harry Callahan (Clint Eastwood ) said about shooting a rapist in Dirty Harry (1971). See more »
When Frank is at the press conference, he picks up an almost empty pitcher and we see a glass is sitting behind it, then he starts pouring water his water into his glass. When they cut back to the scene there is now a full pitcher of water where the empty on was sitting. See more »
[Nordberg is being visited in the hospital by his wife, Wilma, along with Frank and Ed, after Nordberg had barely survived a massive gunfire by a group of ruffians. Wilma is taking the unfortunate circumstance pretty hard, and with no help from Frank's blunt assumptions and remarks about the situation]
Oh, my poor Nordberg! He was such a good man, Frank. He never wanted to hurt anyone. Who would do such a thing?
It's hard to tell.
A roving gang of thugs, a blackmailer, an angry ...
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Near the ending : Special Thanks to : Tripoli Rocketry Association (ref to the scene in which the car with the villain in it crashes into a mobile scud launcher before crashing into a fireworks store) (However, this may be a legitimate thanks for the use of the name, because the Association exists.) See more »
The final confrontation with Ludwig in the upper decks is also extended. First, Ludwig shoots at a bunch of cops. Then Drebin arrives. Ludwig shoots him but the catcher's chest protector that he's still wearing stops the bullet. The chest protector then deflates like a balloon. At this point it rejoins the theatrical version where we can see that Drebin's chest protector is shrunken. Originally, there was no explanation for this. See more »
For sheer goof-ball exuberance, you needn't look any further than "The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad!". Leslie Nielsen remains forever associated with the role of inept Lt. Frank Drebin, who always tries to do the right thing but always makes a mess of everything. Here, he's trying to foil an assassination attempt on Queen Elizabeth. Since this is from the people behind "Airplane!", it means that much of the humor derives from twisted dialogue and things popping out of the background. To crown it all, there's even a guest appearance by "Weird Al" Yankovic as himself. Also starring are Priscilla Presley, George Kennedy, O.J. Simpson, and Ricardo Montalban.
And to think that Leslie Nielsen started out in movies like "Forbidden Planet"!
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