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

PG-13 | | Comedy, Crime | 18 March 1994 (USA)
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Frank Drebin (Leslie Nielsen) 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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Peter Segal
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Leslie Nielsen ... Lt. Frank Drebin
Priscilla Presley ... Jane Spencer
George Kennedy ... Ed Hocken
O.J. Simpson ... Nordberg
Fred Ward ... Rocco
Kathleen Freeman ... Muriel
Anna Nicole Smith ... Tanya
Ellen Greene ... Louise
Ed Williams Ed Williams ... Ted Olsen
Raye Birk ... Papshmir
Matt Roe Matt Roe ... Clayton
Wylie Small ... Defense Attorney
Sharon Cornell Sharon Cornell ... Stenographer
Earl Boen ... Dr. Eisendrath
Jeff Wright ... Store Manager
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Storyline

Tasting the fruit of his labor with his wife Jane Spencer (Priscilla Presley), the maladroit and now retired Police Squad Lieutenant, Frank Drebin (Leslie Nielsen), secretly dreams of getting back in action. Before long, his old partners, Ed Hocken (George Kennedy) and Nordberg (O.J. Simpson), will have to enlist the help of their loose-cannon friend, when Rocco (Fred Ward), the deranged terrorist, intends on blowing the annual Academy Awards ceremony to smithereens. Once more, Drebin goes undercover, interrogating dangerous blonde bombshells, and putting his precious, but fragile marriage in jeopardy. Are this year's Oscars doomed to disaster? Written by Nick Riganas

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From the brother of the director of Ghost. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Crime

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Trivia

The first scene of the movie, a spoof of The Untouchables (1987), was meant to be used in the first movie, but due to budget problems, the makers couldn't go on with the idea. They thought of using the joke on this last one, because they figured enough people had watched The Untouchables (1987), so that they could understand what was going on. See more »

Goofs

When Frank burps up the shredded pieces of paper you see pieces coming out even though his mouth is almost closed. See more »

Quotes

Ed Hocken: [entering the Oscars control room] I'm Ed Hocken, this is Officer Nordberg, from Police Squad. We're here to prevent a disaster.
Director: You're too late for that.
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Crazy Credits

After "Extras Casting" and "Dancers Casting" credits: Fly Casting ... Gil Netter See more »

Alternate Versions

A number of scenes were deleted (later added) for network TV viewing. Some of the scenes are:
  • An extended scene of Drebin and Norberg discussing a TV soap opera when Norberg and Ed come to visit.
  • An extra scene at the Karlson Clinic where after Drebin's encounter with the dominatrix, he is shown afterwards in a wheelchair being pushed to the desk by a male nurse (Michael Boatman) who asks him to fill out the visitor forms. When Drebin is writing down his name, he sees Tanya receive a phone call and tries to get near her to listen in. When the male nurse returns, Drebin hides on a gurney covering himself with a sheet and the male nurse inadvertently wheels the gurney into an O.R. which says "penile implants."
  • The scenes of Drebin's arrival undercover at the prison show additional prisoners in cells, including a real lion, and a mime in a cell with no bars and mimicking holding onto the imaginary bars.
  • The scene in the cell with Rocco Dillon and Tyrone where Drebin introduces himself as Nick "The Slasher" McGerk, Junior, II saying that he's killed the previous McGerks and more dialogue of him insulting Rocco.
  • During Drebin's encounter with the big hairy convict in the shower, the hairy convict comments how pretty Drebin is, and Drebin rubs the hairy convict's back with soap as a token of appreciation.
  • Drebin and Rocco's escape tunnel digging is longer, featuring them disposing of the dirt in various jars in the mess hall, as well as feeding it to a long line of convicts during meal times.
  • A scene with Drebin talking with the prison chaplain (Eric Christmas) about his life of crime.
  • An extra scene of the getaway. After Drebin and Rocco accidentally come up under a funeral, they dig more and Drebin sticks his head up on a football field, with the football ready for a free kick right on top of his head.
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Connections

Spoofs Three Ages (1923) See more »

Soundtracks

Misty
by Johnny Burke & Erroll Garner
Performed by Johnny Mathis
Courtesy of Columbia Records
by arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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The final installment of Naked Gun a bit funnier than the second part.
5 December 2010 | by Aaron1375See all my reviews

I thought this one was almost as good as the first film and a bit better than the second one. I liked the whole infiltration of the prison plot and the retirement aspect of the film more than all the politics of the second film. However, Leslie plays Drebin in a bit more of a goofy fashion this go around. There are also other things in this film that were not really in the first two installments like the scenes that parodied other movies. Scenes like these were not in the first two movies, from what I remember anyway, but there are a couple of them in this one. Such as the opening which parodies "The Untouchables" and a "Thelma and Louise" one as well. However, the film has a nice conclusion at the academy awards which makes fun of Hollywood's biggest night in grand fashion. The plot has Frank retired, but he is coaxed out of retirement to break into a prison and find out a sinister plot. The villain this time is Fred Ward and he is good as is his gang. There are some surprises here and there too. I just thought this one was a bit more humorous than two, but not quite on par with the first one. Close, but not quite.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 March 1994 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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

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Box Office

Budget:

$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$13,216,531, 20 March 1994

Gross USA:

$51,132,598

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$51,132,598
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Paramount Pictures See more »
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Dolby Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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