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The Naked Gun 2½: The Smell of Fear (1991)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Crime | 28 June 1991 (USA)
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Lieutenant Frank 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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Lt. Frank Drebin
... Jane Spencer
... Ed Hocken
... Nordberg
... Quentin Hapsburg
... Dr. Meinheimer / Earl Hacker
Jacqueline Brookes ... Commissioner Brumford
... Hector Savage
... Baggett
... Fenzwick
... Dunwell
Ed Williams ... Ted Olsen
John Roarke ... George Bush
Margery Ross ... Barbara Bush
... John Sununu
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Storyline

Lieutenant 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 favorable report. Jane, the doctor's secretary, is Drebin's old flame. Their passionate love affair is thus rekindled. Written by Rob Hartill

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Frank Drebin is back. Just accept it. See more »

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Comedy | Crime

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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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Box Office

Budget:

$23,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$20,800,000, 30 June 1991

Gross USA:

$86,930,411
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Bryan Michael Stoller mentioned in his book "Filmmaking for Dummies" that he played a role as a gorilla when Lieutenant Frank Drebin crashed into the zoo. See more »

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During Frank and Jane's dance, he rips a large portion of her skirt off. When she goes to sit with Hapsburg, she adjusts her skirt, which seems to have lengthened again. 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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UNCHAINED MELODY
by Alex North & Hy Zaret
Performed by The Righteous Brothers
Courtesy of Polygram Group Distribution, Inc.
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Return Agent Frank Debrin with several laughs and similar elements to predecessor film
5 January 2006 | by See all my reviews

Frank Debrin (Leslie Nielsen) again in this second part , this time a politician (Richard Griffiths) is abducted and the lieutenant must resolve the conflict when there takes place a scheme carried out by different power centers trying to take rules for adoption a new policy . Meanwhile , he goes on enamored his anterior girlfriend (Pricilla Priestley) who keeps away herself from him . The film has been planned by ZAZ : Jim Abrahams , Jerry Zucker and David Zucker (besides , as screenwriter Pat Proft) , they are American satirists with successful works and longtime collaborators and made their own comedy troupe ,the ¨Kentucky Fried Theather¨. As ¨Airplane¨ along with ¨Naked gun¨ series remain as their most commercial works with the exception of Jerry Zucker's ¨Ghost¨ . In fact , The love scene between Leslie Nielsen and Priscilla Presley involving a pottery wheel is a send-up of a similar, more romantic scene in Ghost (1990) starring Patrick Swayze and Demi Moore .

Nielsen makes another genre spoof with great loads of gags , slapdash and slapstick . He is the dumber police officer from Peter Sellers as Inspector Clouseau . The parody is continuous , hilarious , surrealist , absurd and being sometimes gross-out , but some moments here and there it is also bold and intelligent . As always , there are the habitual cinematic references , being an amusement to find them out ; thus , a homage by director David Zucker to his brother Jerry with smile to roar and images of getting up a pyramid in ¨Ten commandments¨ simulating sexual style . Plus , there are incorrect politically sketches as the jokes at a paralytic and to Barbara Bush . Usuals cameos and invited actors are reduced ; thus , is only appeared Zsa Zsa Gabor. The motion picture will appeal to Leslie Nielsen fans and lunatic humor lovers . Rating : Average but entertaining and amusing .


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