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The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad! (1988)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Crime | 2 December 1988 (USA)
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Incompetent police Detective Frank Drebin must foil an attempt to assassinate Queen Elizabeth II.

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David Zucker
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Leslie Nielsen ... Frank Drebin
Priscilla Presley ... Jane Spencer
Ricardo Montalban ... Vincent Ludwig
George Kennedy ... Ed Hocken
O.J. Simpson ... Nordberg
Susan Beaubian ... Mrs. Nordberg
Nancy Marchand ... Mayor
Raye Birk ... Pahpshmir
Jeannette Charles Jeannette Charles ... Queen Elizabeth II
Ed Williams Ed Williams ... Ted Olsen
Tiny Ron Tiny Ron ... Al
'Weird Al' Yankovic ... 'Weird Al'
Leslie Maier Leslie Maier ... 'Weird Leslie'
Winifred Freedman Winifred Freedman ... Stephie
Joe Grifasi ... Foreman
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Storyline

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 Rob Hartill

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The Villain. Even Mother Teresa wanted him dead. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Crime

Certificate:

PG-13 | See all certifications »

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Trivia

When Frank Drebin attends the baseball game, he goes to the toilet and meets a fat male and slapped him, was a reference to a Monty Python sketch where an obese male ate so much that he exploded. The obese male is wearing the exact same clothing and hairstyle like in the Monty Python sketch. See more »

Goofs

When Jane sucks Frank's finger, her hand jumps on and off of his between shots. See more »

Quotes

Ed: Doctors say that Nordberg has a 50/50 chance of living, though there's only a 10 percent chance of that.
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Crazy Credits

Instead of "Cast," it says "People Who Acted in the Movie." See more »

Alternate Versions

In the theatrical version, after Frank is fired we see him back at Police Squad cleaning out his desk. In this version, we also see Al crying (lots of water), new dialogue, Drebin trashing his desk which turns out to really be Al's. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Batman (1989) See more »

Soundtracks

The Star Spangled Banner
(1814) (uncredited)
Music by John Stafford Smith
Lyrics by Francis Scott Key
Played at the ballgame and sung by Leslie Nielsen
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Blood, Guts, Glory, and much much more
4 August 1998 | by mermattSee all my reviews

In this film, Leslie Nielsen gives full expression to the comic genius which he began to reveal in AIRPLANE! Frank Drebin is one of the great comic characters in film.

Just as in AIRPLANE! we get a grand spoof -- this time detective/police movie/TV cliches get roasted. The sight gags, Nielsen's dead-pan, and the wonderfully silly dialogue add up to a great comedy.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 December 1988 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Naked Gun See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$12,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$9,331,746, 4 December 1988

Gross USA:

$78,756,177

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$78,756,177
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Paramount Pictures See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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