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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 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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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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The opening credits sequence ends with Zsa Zsa Gabor slapping the police car. This spoofed a 1989 incident, in which Gabor was arrested for slapping a police officer, and driving with an expired license. See more »

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In the scene in Jane's apartment when she climbs into the refrigerator you can see that her high heels are a normal length. Later, as she tells Frank to let himself out, her shoes' heels have grown to a ridiculous size. See more »

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Lt. Frank Drebin: Dr. Mainheimer.
Earl Hacker: Yes?
Lt. Frank Drebin: Or should I say, Hacker!
[Frank rips off his fake mustache]
Earl Hacker: Drebin! Errrr...!
[Hacker gets up from his wheelchair and attempts to attack Frank, but Frank attacks him repeatedly making Hacker helpless]
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Sound Mixer ................ Richard Bryce Goodman See more »

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Spoofs The Twilight Zone: To Serve Man (1962) See more »

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EBB TIDE
by Robert Maxwell & Carl Sigman
Performed by The Righteous Brothers
Courtesy of Polygram Group Distribution, Inc.
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Hilarious sequel to 'The Naked Gun: From The Files of Police Squad' **** out of *****
19 January 2009 | by See all my reviews

The Naked Gun: From the files of Police Squad was a huge hit back in 1988, so three years later, everyone returns for this funny sequel.

LT. Frank Drebin is back (The legend that is Leslie Nielsen) he's now split from Girlfriend Jane (Pricilla Presley) whose now involved romantically with shady Businessman Quentin Hapsburg (Robert Goulet). Drebin and his cop buddies, Capt Ed Hocken (George Kennedy) & Det. Norberg (O.J.Simpson) investigate when a Scientist Dr Meinheimer (Richard Griffiths) who advocates Solar Energy ahead of Oil,Coal & Nuclear prepares to publish his report to the President, Is suddenly kidnapped and a doppelganger (Griffiths Again) is put in his place. So LT Drebin once again hilariously saves the day.

The Naked Gun 2 1/2: The Smell of Fear, while does have a quick cash-in feel, is actually a really good sequel which is almost as good as the original, With funny Gags throughout, The Zucker Brothers and Pat Proft are on top form again.

**** out of *****

Follwed by The Naked Gun 33 1/3 : The Final Insult, while still good and a masterpiece compared to Diasater Movie (2008) or Epic Movie (2007) is slightly inferior to it's predecessors


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