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An appropriately funny and silly conclusion to the police squad spoof series
bob the moo26 August 2004
Retirement has not been good for Frank Drebin. His marriage is on the rocks and he feels emasculated as he no longer has the power of the law or the ability to shot bad guys. When he is offered the chance to help out with some undercover work, Frank jumps at the chance – even though Jane storms out. When the info Frank finds points to imprisoned bomb expert Rocco Dillon he agrees to go into the jail and infiltrate his gang in order to find out his plan.

Despite the fact that the second part was a little bit of a dip from part 1, Debin was brought back for a final insult and managed to produce a very enjoyable conclusion to the series. Opening with one of the best moments from all three films (a hilarious expansion of The Untouchable train station scene) the film keeps up a very consistent tone that has plenty of big laughs as well as lots of little things that will keep you chuckling. Its not that the film has no misses (it does) but they are covered by the sheer weight of hits that it includes. The plot is fairly simple but is well done to include a few basic set ups – the prison, the break out and the Oscars; each part is very funny if you're in the mood for it and, hey, even if you're not it is pretty infectious.

The writing is good – it is easy to forget how hard it is to write a good spoof, but recent attempts have shown had easy it is to misjudge the film and just be silly rather than funny. Another big part of the film working is yet another great performance from Leslie Neilsen, who makes it all look so easy! Ward is a great addition to the cast and is much better than the bad guy from the second film – Ward plays it gruff and straight, making it all the funnier. Presley is so-so, with her character kind of shoe-horned into the film to her detriment, but she does have some good moments. Freeman is good value and Smith, well, Smith has a good body and that's about it – but fair play to her for sending herself up like that, it's not like she needed the money after all.

Overall, this is a very enjoyable film as long as you are in the mood. Even if you aren't roaring with laughter you'll still be chuckling along. The material is hardly the height of wit or intelligence and some viewers may find it to be all a bit broad but fans of the genre will love it and get plenty of laughs from the material and the mostly good performances.
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"The Final Insult" is a enjoyable way to end "The Naked Gun" series.
Lucien Lessard22 January 2009
Now former Lieutenant Frank Drebin (Leslie Nielsen) has a tough time that he is not working with the Police Squad anymore and his wife Jane (Priscilla Presley) is now an lawyer. Although she wants a baby, he has a tough time getting her pregnant. His former partners (Oscar-Winner:George Kennedy and O.J. Simpson) wants Frank to spy on Tanya Peters (The late Anna Nicole Smith), since Tanya is involved with a hired bomb expert Rocco Dillon (Fred Ward). Which Dillon is in prison, at first Frank was supposed to get her address but he lost it. When Jane leaves him, thinking that Frank was fooling around with another woman. Frank decides to go undercover as a prisoner to get closer on Dillon. Frank knows that Dillon is planning to destroy and kill many of innocent people for a price but where ?

Directed by Peter Segal (The Nutty Professor 2:The Klumps, Anger Management, Tommy Boy) made an entertaining spoof comedy, based on the short-lived TV series back in the early 1980's. Nielsen is always an hoot in the lead. The cast seems to be having an great time. Although the reviews were mixed and at the box office was less promising than the first two but still, this was an major success on video. There's some lively cameos throughout the feature. If you are fan of these type of silly comedies or "The Naked Gun" movies, you will certainly enjoy it. Written by Pat Proft (The Naked Gun:From the Files of Police Squad!, Hot Shots! Part Deux, Scary Movie 3 & 4), David Zucker (An American Carol, High School High, Top Secret!) and Robert LoCash (CB4). (****/*****).
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Outrageously funny! Film parodies and Leslie Nielsen at his best plus 1993's Playboy playmate of the year: Anna Nicole Smith all make for the best comedy film ever!
Brian-27230 September 2000
The third and final installment and best of the Naked Gun series features Lt. Frank Drebin (Leslie Nielsen) talked out of retirement to track down a terrorist who bombed a city hall building. First Drebin must go undercover in state prison then after escaping Rocco Dillon (Fred Ward) plans on bombing the Academy Awards you bet Frank and the police squad to the rescue no matter how comical. The laughs just keep coming with this film! The Naked Gun 33 1/3: The Final Insult showed that films have parody, films throughout the years can become copycats except scenes are different with parody. Prime example is at the beginning of the film when the famous stair scene with the babies and the mob from the "Untouchables" is portrayed in a humorous manner. In fact parody is present in the opening credits in the form of Star Wars and Jurassic Park. Slapstick comedy mirrors almost every scene of this film as every funny and even the serious moments involve horseplay of some kind. And the dialogue is just as funny as can be these Naked Gun characters try to make everything they say twisted to where it sounds just as funny as possible. Leslie Nielsen is the funniest man ever in comedy films every scene he does cracks me up! George Kennedy and O.J. Simpson are nice funny sidekicks to Nielsen once again the casting of them both paid off they always made the Naked Gun films a pleasure to watch. 1993 Playmate of the year Anna Nicole Smith has better than average acting abilities and why she doesn't act more is a mystery to me she added a certain needed sex appeal to the final Naked Gun. I hate Paramount finally done away with the Naked Gun movies I hope to see another one made. Buy or record this one it simply is one of the funniest movies of all time it's sad in a way the series ended I know I laugh and enjoy this film so much I just had to record it and add to my video collection, like me you will watch it again and again for the many laughs and stupid mishaps.
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"Insult" me!
Mister-617 May 2002
It's rare for a cop movie to combine elements from "The Untouchables", "Thelma & Louise" and "The Brady Bunch".

Unless, of course, the lead character has a tendency to run his car into parking meters.

"The Naked Gun 33 1/3: The Final Insult" brings the lofty trilogy to a close with the same old cast (Kennedy, Simpson, Presley) and slapstick antics involving a prison breakout, terrorist plot and the Oscars. And there in the center is Lt. Frank Drebin (Nielsen) on the verge of retirement and fighting with bad guys, shopping carts and Weird Al Yankovic while trying convince lovely wife Jane (Presley) that the spark in their relationship is still there.

How can you talk down a movie like this; it's as useless as putting up a tent in a windstorm, so they say. You have to enjoy stupidity, one-liners, gags and visual puns, as created by the ZAZ boys (Zucker, Abrahams, Zucker) and delivered by a cast of pros (including Fred Ward and Pia Zadora!!), all with the tone of adolescence and insanity you've come to know and love.

And if you don't, why are you reading this?

Kudos go to Anna Nicole Smith, who makes her debut in movies here in a big way (sorry) and shows she is at her best when laughing at herself. Good job, Anna.

Favorite scene? I lost count after the first 10 minutes; it's an exercise in futility, every scene will make you chuckle, laugh, guffaw, roar and/or howl with delight. Besides, why spoil the fun?

And as for always, he is THE MAN! Even when throwing up in a tuba.

Ten stars for a great "Final" trip down into Dumbville. And one star more for the very last scene - classic!

Thanks, Frank.
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Classic laughs
Kristine16 May 2006
I have to say that this is one of the greatest comedy trilogies I have ever seen. Leslie Neilson has never stopped with the laughter and his fearless performance as Frank. Presilla does a fantastic job and her Thelma and Louise with Ellen Green was just memorable and fun to watch. OJ Simpson, the "downfall" I like to call it, because three months later came the murder trials.

Anna Nicole Smith was actually amusing in this film, I loved the crying game parody. There are a lot of great spoofs and jokes in the film. I think anyone who needs a good laugh or loves the Naked Gun movies should watch 33 1/3, it's just guaranteed of a good time.

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Ultimate fun throughout
prash_14219 August 2006
I thoroughly enjoyed the movie. The film is entirely fun and you cant stop laughing at the silly things that happen in the movie. Though it gets a little boring for a short while, overall the movie is a blast. The scenes are executed well. The Hollywood spoof of the movie was just fun and rocking. Anna Nicole Smith is amazing in her sex appeal and has done justice to her part.

The actors have done their part well and the movie entertains you completely. Though the jokes are silly and not realistic, a movie is to entertain and this justifies its purpose. A nice watch over a Saturday afternoon.
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The final installment of Naked Gun a bit funnier than the second part.
Aaron13755 December 2010
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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A lesser showing for the second sequel
The_Void13 January 2005
So, here we are then, with the third part of the very silly 'Naked Gun' series. For some reason, David Zucker isn't in the director's chair this time; and his replacement is the man who would go on to direct the 2004 disappointment '50 First Dates' a decade later; Peter Segal. This doesn't matter, though, because Zucker still shares a writing credit, and the series always belonged to Leslie Nielson anyway. Still, this third part isn't as good as the first two, by quite a margin. The story is less expansive this round, and the film is also a lot shorter (probably a comment on the fact that the writers were running out of ideas...), but it still has it's moments that are really funny. As usual, quite a few of the jokes don't work, but there's usually one that does just around the corner after a failed one. One sequence in particular involving Frank Drebin in a dance number is one such moment.

The thin plot is mostly a parody on the crime classic 'White Heat', and it involves Frank Drebin going undercover in jail and eventually having to try and thwart an act of terrorism. Naturally, this is just a springboard for lots and lots of gags, but that's no bad thing. Leslie Nielson approaches the role with the usual gusto, and does well with it again. Leslie Nielson's comedy works because he looks so ridiculous, and he can just stand around doing nothing and make you laugh. The Naked Gun series is a good waste of time if all you want is a laugh and this second sequel delivers on that front too, although not in quite as good a way as the first two did. Still, there's a lot worse comedies around.
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Leslie Nielsen is Unstoppable!
namashi_11 December 2011
'Naked Gun 33 1/3: The Final Insult', the third and final film in the Naked Gun series, is a hilarious slapstick fare, where it's lead star, the late Hollywood Legend, Leslie Nielsen, proves once again, that he is an unstoppable/unforgettable talent.

'Naked Gun 33 1/3: The Final Insult' Synopsis: Frank Drebin comes out of retirement to help Police Squad infiltrate a gang of terrorists planning to detonate a bomb at the Academy Awards.

'Naked Gun 33 1/3: The Final Insult' is a faithful & satisfying sequel. It raises a lot of laughs, especially in the climax, the entire Academy-Awards Sequence, which is absolutely hilarious. Pat Proft, David Zucker & Robert LoCash's Screenplay is genuinely funny & extremely arresting. Peter Segal Directs this slapstick comedy, decently. Cinematography & Art Design, are worth a mention.

Performance Wise: Nielsen, as mentioned before, is unstoppable in here. The legendary actor delivers a laugh-out-loud performance, and holds the film from start to end. Priscilla Presley supports well. George Kennedy is excellent. O.J. Simpson is fair. Fred Ward & Kathleen Freeman are passable. Others lend support.

On the whole, 'Naked Gun 33 1/3: The Final Insult' is slapstick comedy at its best.
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The best of the bad sequels
jeremy321 September 2006
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This movie doesn't pretend to be anything other than a sequel. It doesn't pretend to be a serious movie. For that I have to say, the critics underrated this movie. Leslie Nielsen is a brilliant comic actor. I see in Nielsen an actor committed to take comedy to the highest level. Nielsen doesn't care about a lame joke or two, as long as he nails the point of his comedy. The last half hour of the movie, I was rolling on the floor with laughter. The academy awards scene was one of the funniest ever. Everybody was good in the movie, even the Anna Nicole Smith. Fred Ward was funny as a bad guy. You don't think of Ward being a comic actor, but he was so honestly playing a bad guy that the comedy just oozed out without effort. OJ Simpson, who is hard to see the same after his murder trial, is a very intelligent and talented comic actor. Believe it or not, he knows how to do funny things without having to act. I love this movie, and recommend a good dose of Nielsen anytime life gets you down.
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A Riot
bobilene20 October 2005
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To enjoy this farce, one must not get lost in the ridiculous plot. Leslie Neilson is as funny as ever. An older looking Presilla Preslie is just okay as his long suffering wife. Although it starts off slow, the movie evolves into one hilarious parody after another. To name a few: The Prison scene with Nielson eating the paper plans.

The digging of the escape tunnel, getting rid of the dirt.

The obvious fake plastic dummies (escape from Alcatraz)used to fool the guards while digging an escape tunnel (notice that tunnel looks much like the tunnel from the great escape?) Getting rid of the dirt.

Whomever thought up the Oscars sequence is a comical genius.

How about Anna Nicole Smiths stripping in front of Neilson. Her shadow showing not only gigantic boobs but a surprise penis. Remember that movie? Neilson of cause runs off puking into some band players tuba.

The only distraction is OJ Simson. This was his last movie and one can't help but think that he's in the process of planning to kill his wife.

Sit back, watch the video and just laugh.
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Frank's final case
ShadeGrenade11 February 2011
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'The Naked Gun' trilogy ran from 1987-94, starred the late Leslie Nielsen as incompetent cop 'Lieutenant Frank Drebin', and must be unique in the annals of motion picture history for being the only successful franchise based on a flop television show ( 'Police Squad' ran for a mere six episodes in 1981 ). Jim Abrahams, David and Jerry Zucker were wise in my view to call it quits after just three movies. It would have been sad to have seen the series go the way of 'The Pink Panther' or worse, 'Police Academy'.

Peter Segal occupied the director's chair for this final escapade. It opens with a splendid spoof of the finale of Brian De Palma's 'The Untouchables' ( 1987 ) as a gun battle erupts between hoods and police on the steps of a railway station. Soon bodies are dancing in slow motion, lawn mowers come from nowhere, babies fly out of their prams, and an Arab terrorist, President Bill Clinton and The Pope show up.

Frank retires from Police Squad to spend more time with wife Jane ( Priscilla Presley ), but no sooner has he learnt to bake cakes than ex-boss Ed Hocken ( George Kennedy ) recruits him in the fight against terrorism. Rocco ( Fred Ward ) is planning on breaking out of jail and committing a major atrocity. Posing under the name 'McGurk', Frank goes behind bars. Like Jimmy Cagney in 'White Heat', Rocco is mother fixated. He also has a glamorous girl friend in the shape of fully cantilevered Tanya ( the late Anna Nicole Smith ). Discovering that Frank is back on duty, a furious Jane walks out on him, teaming up with the man-hating Louise ( Ellen Greene )...

As with the earlier pictures, the humour is scattergun throughout, taking pot-shots at 'Thelma & Louise', 'The Crying Game', 'Star Wars','The Great Escape' and 'Jurassic Park'. The late Nielsen is as wonderful as ever, deadpanning his way through every absurd moment. Praise must go too to Priscilla Presley, who again provides the perfect foil. It is a little uncomfortable now though to watch O.J. Simpson as 'Nordberg' in the knowledge that, only a short time after this was made, he would stand trial for his wife's murder. Anna Nicole Smith is gorgeous - she would sadly die thirteen years later ( aged 39 ). Kathleen Freeman scowls her way through the part of 'Muriel', who gives Ma Barker a run for her money. Jerry Lewis must have enjoyed working with her - she graced most of his post-Dean Martin pictures.

The last forty minutes of the film are absolutely brilliant as Frank and Jane gatecrash the Annual Academy Awards ( we see rioting going on in the distance ) where Rocco has placed a bomb in the envelope containing the winner for 'Best Picture'. Raquel Welch, Pia Zadora, Mariel Hemingway and Elliott Gould make cameos. Taking the place of chat show host Phil Donohue, Frank proceeds to wreck the event by reading the wrong autocue and then vomiting into a tuba. Some nice gags at the expense of these overblown celebrity jamborees; the Best Actress nominees includes soap queen Morgan Fairchild, 'Brady Bunch' star Florence Henderson, and gymnast Mary Lou Retton ( who back-flips onto the stage to collect her prize ), none of whom would stand a chance of being nominated in real life.

Funniest moment? During Zadora's song and dance number 'The Start Of Something', Frank slides through an arch composed of male dancer's crotches, his head painfully making contact with each one.

So then the 'Naked Gun' series ended on a high note. In the wake of Leslie's death, some wag suggested the first film be remade as a 'tribute'. I would suggest that the best tribute to Leslie would be to let the series stand as it is, and not sully it with an inferior carbon-copy starring some tenth-rate flavour of the month comic. Who could possibly play Frank as well as Leslie?
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Good Finale to the Trilogy ***1/2 out of *****
Welshfilmfan19 January 2009
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Although it is a case of diminishing returns as This second Sequel is the lesser of the three hits, it's still a masterpiece compared To Epic Movie (2007) or Disaster Movie (2008)

LT.Frank Drebin (The Legend that is Leslie Nielsen, in his last great spoof) is back although by now he is retired living a quiet life with wife Jane (Pricilla Presley) but his old pals Capt Ed Hocken & DET.Norberg (George Kennedy & O.J Simpson) manage to coax him out of retirement to go undercover at the State Prison & stop mad Bomber Rocco Dillon (Fred Ward) along with his batty ma (Kathleen Freeman) and Girlfriend Tanya (The Late Anna-Nicole Smith) from bombing the Academy Awards.

While I really enjoy all three Films in the series, I feel as if the humour here is not as good as in the other two, it resorts to vulgarity for cheap laughs rather too often with Boob Jokes,Sperm Jokes & Poop Jokes but hey as I've said above, in comparison to later spoofs from Freidberg & Seltzer this is a Masterpiece.

Good though not Great end to the trilogy

***1/2 out of *****
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Frank is back one last time.
stallone-930 March 2008
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The director might be different but the comedy is the same.David Zucker is replaced by Peter Segal but that doesn't affect the movie's quality because the gags are still there and they are just as hilarious.In this 3rd installment Frank is married to Jane, and he's retired from the Police Squad. The film introduces the criminal Rocco Dillon, who is stuck in prison. He's contacted by Papshmir to be given a target for a bombing. Frank is pulled out of retirement, and has to go undercover pretending to be a prisoner named "Nick 'The Slasher' McGuirk" at the jail where Rocco Dillon is being held, and they break out of jail. When outside they are escorted by Dillon's gangster mother to his country retreat. At his hideout Frank is told of the plot to blow up the Academy Awards. While Jane arrives looking for him, she is taken hostage.Sounds promising indeed.The opening scene(a parody of The Untouchables)is a real legend in comedy film-making.The end at the Oscars is also legendary.Anna Nicole Smith(may she rest in peace)makes a great role and is hotter than ever.But the ending scene with her will make you fall on the floor with laughter.Priscilla Presley is also gorgeous and Leslie is in top form.George Kennedy and O.J.Simpson are both excellent as always and the trio is a fantastic team.A perfect end to the greatest comedy trilogy.
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Anything But an Insult
DirectorsCut1915 March 2006
I enjoyed the first two Naked Guns. I laughed at the gags and slapstick and inside jokes that I missed. "Naked Gun 33 1/3: The Final Insult" is even better than the two installments, and, despite the subtitle, you won't be insulted.

Police Squad Lieutenant Frank Drebin is now married to the love of his life, Jane (Precilla Presley) and has retired from his job. Unfortunately, she wants a baby, but Frank is sterile. Fed up with him, Jane leaves him.

Frank's police buddies Ed and Nordberg (George Kennedy and O.J. Simpson)force him to get back on the squad. He accepts, taking the case of a criminal (Fred Ward) who, along with his mother and sister (Kathleen Freeman & Anna Nicole Smith) plan to bomb the Academy Awards. As usual, it's up to Frank to save the day... and his marriage.

"The Final Insult" continues the ZAZ (Zucker-Abrams-Zucker) team's staple of non-stop jokes and gags, and a great amount of them work. Laughs here are frequent. Peter Segal, who went on to direct the very funny cult hit comedy "Tommy Boy", started his film-making career with this sequel, and he does a great job setting up the jokes, especially the slapstick free-for-all at the Oscars, which has to be one of the funniest climaxes in the history of comedy. Pratfalls and sight gags galore, it had me laughing hard.

I think this is the best of the series, and if they make a fourth installment, maybe they should rehire Segal.
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A worthy sequel
russem313 December 2005
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Although the jokes are finally becoming tedious after the 2 films before this, Naked Gun 33 1/3: The Final Insult is still a worthy entry into this hilarious series. We follow Frank Drebin who is now retired and the funny gags showing him as a house-husband. The best joke is when he confesses he wore a black teddy to try to save his and Jane's tottering marriage! However, the jokes, though for the most part funny, are fewer and far between. This makes for a film that is lesser than its predecessors but still worth watching. The finale at the Academy Awards is a laugh out riot and definitely helps to bolster this film. A solid 7 out of 10. Bring on The Naked Gun 4!
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Very funny
TheLittleSongbird12 June 2011
The first film is a classic, the second while inferior is very enjoyable and this one is also very funny if for me the weakest of the series. It could have been longer, and there are moments in the movie where it does rely a little too much on the jokes and slapstick of the previous two. However, the dialogue is endearingly dumb and silly still, and the film is filled with gags and most work, the best for me being Frank's antics during Zadora's musical number and Frank wreaking havoc at the Oscars. The story is fast-paced and fun, the production values are of good quality, Priscilla Presley is strong support and there are some neat cameos from Pia Zadora and Fred Ward. And once again, Leslie Nielson is wonderfully deadpan. All in all, a very funny movie. 8/10 Bethany Cox
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The End of The Parody Movie's Golden Age !
elshikh419 June 2012
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Unlike the first Naked gun movie, produced in 1988, (Jim Abrahams) and (Jerry Zucker) weren't part of the writing this round, leaving (Pat Proft) and (David Zucker) alone in preparation of going solo afterwards. I felt that that left its bad mark here, where the movie was all about 2 acts only : getting to the bomb expert, then that expert's job at the Oscars !

Speaking about problems; true that the atmosphere was dynamically ironic, but the cast somewhat wasn't as dynamic. For instance (Leslie Nielson) seemed less energetic with obviously sick voice for most of the time, (George Kennedy) was almost having a paralysis. Not to mention the absence of many cameos, especially with the idea of parodying the Oscar night. Aside from the charming flavor of having these stars on screen, their presence assures the movie's conscience as a parody for flaws everybody admits.

Away from that; there were many clever scenes (the parody of The Untouchables, the scene of the wife leaving the house..), and many clever lines (I used to be white ! / Yeah, I remember the Osmonds !). It reached the top during the Oscar night sequence, which is a classic act I can't get enough of despite numerous times of watching.

Knowing that I write this in 2012, you must notice that the direction was smart and vivid. The pace was fine, without dragging on with one sequence pointlessly. How creative before how funny the laughs were, since they didn't incline totally to for instance the toilet humor, the fart jokes. And, most importantly, look at things like the characters' problems and solutions; the lead's wife wants to have a baby, but he has no capacity since leaving the police force, therefore his return will provide finally the self-respect he lost and needs. OH MY GOD. Back then, making a parody didn't mean being an idiot as a director or writer yet! Watch all of (Jason Friedberg & Aaron Seltzer) recent spoofs to understand that better, and to cherish this movie, along with its era, more and more.

It's an entertaining comedy, but more short and less full than its 2 antecedents. It marks the start of the end of the parody movie's golden age; the age which began with (Airplane! – 1980) by (Jim Abrahams), (Jerry Zucker), (David Zucker) and (Pat Proft) "who had special thanks credit in that movie". One of the end's reasons is the breakup of that golden team. After the departure of (Jim Abrahams) and (Jerry Zucker), (Pat Proft) and (David Zucker) would go to play solo as well. Sorrowfully not a good thing for them, or us, as it turned out to be. Because next movies like Jane Austen's Mafia!, BASEketball, Wrongfully Accused, and Scary Movie 3 don't stand comparison to the insanity, precision, and movie culture of one Naked Gun movie.

P.S : the Arab is always a terrorist in Hollywood movies ?? It's almost like how the Afro-American was always a servant in old Hollywood movies ! While that attitude became old itself, why the Arab status doesn't get old at all ?!
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Series is starting to loose it's steam
saint40526 June 2005
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Naked Gun 33 1/3 is a good example of a sequel made to please it viewers after the last to films were successful. Now with this film, it's not a perfect ten. The acting is a little dumbed down and the jokes have been used in every movie. The plot is fresh though with a convict planning on becoming the world ruler with the help of his girlfriend and his momma, and all they have to do is blow the winners of Emmy Awards at the next ceremony. Leslie makes his final appearance as Frank Drebin, who is now retired from police work till he decides he must do one more mission without his wife finding out. The original cast from the last two films are back including Kennedy and Simpson. This film shows good scenes with Frank in disguise at a sperm bank, Frank trying to bust out of jail, a black convict saying he was ounce white, and Frank and his wife sneaking into the Emmy's under the persona's of Weird Al and Vana White. Sure this film is not as good as the first two but it's still wicked funny! A great spoof, if you loved the first two watch part three. It gets the big 8 because you can see how the series is aging. Go out and see for yourself, you'll have a blast!
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Fearlessly funny Frank Drebin is back!
george.schmidt11 April 2003
THE NAKED GUN 33 1/3: THE FINAL INSULT (1994) *** Leslie Nielsen, Priscilla Presley, Fred Ward, George Kennedy, OJ Simpson, Kathleen Freeman, Anna Nicole-Smith. (Cameos: Raquel Welch, Pia Zadora, "Weird" Al Yankovic, Vanna White.) Intrepid and inept Lt. Frank Drebin is back again this time forced out of retirement to stop a mad bomber plotting to destroy The Academy Awards in Hollywood. Nielsen and company still manage to keep their deadpans and the hilarity at full tilt. Best bit: opening aping of De Palma's ripoff of "The Odessa Steps" sequence from "Potemkin" used in "The Untouchables".
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dufranedh28 June 2005
The first two Naked Gun films provide satire-based humor, combined with "absurd," slap-stick comedy. Despite the characters' overt inadequacies and inflated egos, the audience appreciates their humanity and goodness, which is also respected by the films themselves. Unfortunately, 33 1/3 goes too far in the realm of absurd, to the exclusion of any meaningful satire. The reliance on stale sexual innuendos and silly gags degrades the artistic potential of the project. Frank Drebin- making cookies? A Naked Gun film cannot succeed without Leslie Nielsen's dry, straight-laced, albeit incompetent police persona, as a comic base. Many of the other characters lose depth, as the film depends more on gags than on combined humor of character and situation. I recommend #s 1 & 2, but you should save time and money and avoid this catastrophe.
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Silly, amusing comedy
Wuchak16 January 2015
The three "Naked Gun" movies from 1988, 1991 and 1994 are all extremely goofy comedies starring Lesley Nielsen, Priscilla Presley, George Kennedy and OJ Simpson. They're consistently amusing and, pretty much, interchangeable. The first two were hugely successful at the box office; the third one didn't do bad, but nowhere near as good as the first two. Whether or not you prefer one to another depends on the story and guest stars.

As far as the two sequels go, I slightly prefer part 3, but all three come in handy when you want to turn off your brain and enjoy something silly. Priscilla was one of the most beautiful women to walk the planet in her prime and looks great these films. The highlight of part 3 is the guest appearance of the Marilyn Monroe-ish Anna Nicole Smith; she was a whole lotta woman and it's unfortunate she died so young at the age of 39 in 2007 (like Monroe who died at age 36 in 1962).

The film runs 83 minutes and was shot in the Los Angeles area.

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Harriet Deltubbo19 August 2014
Frank Drebin comes out of retirement to help Police Squad infiltrate a gang of terrorists planning to detonate a bomb at the Academy Awards. This is probably the worst of the sequels, with nothing to laugh at, though the Jim Henson creations are well made The story is well told and gives you a good idea of how a cop named Frank becomes the hero. My only problem with the film was the supporting cast, but it's still okay. Some of the dialog could be better. The real centerpiece of the film is its slapstick. The plot is not as well thought out as the original, but it still does the cast well. It's "Die Hard in a Donut Box."
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So Many Movies to Insult, So Little Time!
mike4812813 January 2014
Warning: Spoilers
Lt. Drebin and Nordberg are at it again. This film makes fun of every police and prison movie ever made not to mention "Thelma and Louise" and the "Crying Game" (20 years before it was even made!) It's got it all: Love scenes, "precious bodily fluid" and crotch jokes, self-abuse, transsexuals and the infamous "gumball" opening titles. Like "Blazing Saddles", this will truly insult everyone. Lt. Drebin has become "Mr. Mom" to his lawyer wife Jane (Priscilla Presley) and he must come out of retirement to help the Police Squad foil another terrorist act by the evil "Pap Schmear". As before, the bumbling Drebin uncovers a terrible plot; to blow up everyone at the Academy Awards. Not exactly an original idea. A ton of actual celebrities, including Vanna White, Pia Zadora, Weird Al, Rachel Welsh and Mary Lou Retton. Anna Nicole Smith plays the mobster's gun moll to the hilt, with a bit of "something extra". Stereotypes of "Ma Barker" and "James Cagney" as well. No, that isn't Arthur Fiedler conducting, but it sure looks like him. Very funny but very uneven. In order to enjoy this parody, you have to separate the "Nordberg" character from O.J. Simpson, especially with the delivery room ending! There is not enough for George Kennedy and the bumbling Police Squad to do. It's mostly Frank on his own. Great backstage stunt work at the end, as Drebin and the bad guy "fly" up to the top of the stage catwalk rigging via the curtain counterweights and ropes. Only 82 minutes but worth it! Probably rated "R" for content.
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Great Fun
gavin694217 April 2013
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.

An excellent spoof on police and prison movies... with plenty of visual gags, quirky remarks (like the midget at the urinal). If you did not think that OJ Simpson was a funny guy, you need to see him in this role... wow, such a great actor!

What can I say? Just a good, fun comedy... so sad we have lost Nielsen and Anna Nicole Smith... and OJ Simpson, sort of. At least we still have Mary Lou Retton, I guess.
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