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

PG-13 | | Comedy, Crime | 18 March 1994 (USA)
Frank Drebin 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

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 labour with his wife Jane, the maladroit and now retired Police Squad Lieutenant, Frank Drebin, secretly dreams of getting back in action. Before long, his old partners, Ed and Nordberg, will have to enlist the help of their loose-cannon friend, when Rocco, the deranged terrorist, intends on blowing to smithereens the annual Academy Awards ceremony. Once more, Drebin goes undercover, interrogating dangerous blonde bombshells, and putting in jeopardy his precious but fragile marriage. 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 »

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Comedy | Crime

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Details

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:

$13,200,000, 20 March 1994

Gross USA:

$51,132,598
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Paramount Pictures See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

This was the first Paramount Pictures movie released after the conclusion of the studio's sale to Viacom, which closed one week earlier. The first of the studio's films to recognize the new owner in the logo's byline would not come out until 1995, however. See more »

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In the clip from the fictitious film "Mother," we see Mother Teresa dancing around and singing, but her mouth is not moving. See more »

Quotes

Tanya Peters: What are you doing?
Frank Drebin: Oh! I was, uh, just conjugating my next move.
Tanya Peters: Your bishop's exposed.
Frank Drebin: It's these pants.
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Crazy Credits

The TV version had a blooper reel during the end credits which was split-screened for the outtakes. 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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Soundtracks

For He's a Jolly Good Fellow
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Sung by the policemen at Lt. Frank Drebin's retirement party
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"Insult" me!
17 May 2002 | by Mister-6See all my reviews

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 Nielsen...as 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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