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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
3 wins. See more awards »

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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 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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Mostly All New Jokes See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Crime

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Trivia

When Jane exclaims that Frank really likes her, this is making fun of the identical statement made by Sally Field in her acceptance speech for her second Academy Award in 1985. See more »

Goofs

Camera equipment shadow on Frank's police car after water from the water slide splashes onto it. See more »

Quotes

Ed Hocken: You haven't shot anybody in six months.
Frank Drebin: That's true. Funny how you miss the little things.
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Crazy Credits

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

Alternate Versions

Many of the scenes added in the Network TV version are on the Region 6 DVD of this movie. See more »

Connections

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Soundtracks

Great Balls of Fire
by Jack Hammer & Otis Blackwell
Performed by Jerry Lee Lewis
Courtesy of Sun Entertainment Corporation
by arrangement with Rhino Records
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A lesser showing for the second sequel
13 January 2005 | by The_VoidSee all my reviews

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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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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Company Credits

Production Co:

Paramount Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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