Written by Rob Hartill. Fresh from tackling terrorism in Beruit, with his own unique hands on style, Lt Frank Drebin is immediately called onto the job to investigate the near fatal shooting of a fellow officer. If there is a man, woman or child on this earth who can say, hand on heart, that they just don't find Airplane, Naked Gun, Police Squad and the like funny then I would very much like to meet the sad sack just to discover what it takes to elicit a smile from them.
Needless to say, this sort of film is very much my type of thing but not to the point where I cannot spot a good one from a bad one. The material is very silly but it is the constant straight face that it delivers it with that is perfect and makes it work. Other films of the ilk have been overly silly without keeping this straight face.
The plot is silly but that doesn't matter as you will be laughing too much to really care. Having seen it so often I have stopped roaring the way I did the first time but I still chuckled all the way. However lets not forget a delivery by a very talented cast who make the material work. Praise goes to Nielsen in the lead; he may have worn his role thin over the years with typecasting and, shall we say 'less than perfect' material but give him the tools and he'll do you a job.
Likewise I felt the rest of the cast did well even if most of them are given reaction shots to Drebin. Presley is straight and funny for it while Kennedy seems to fit into the material with ease.
The support is all good but it is Nielsen doing his now time-honoured turn as spoof-master than steals the show. Overall I love this genre and consider this film indeed the series to be up there with Police Squad and Airplane. It is not as hilarious as Airplane but it has way more hits than misses and is relentlessly funny.
As a film it isn't perfect but anyone watching this who complains about plot holes, lack of character development or lack of narrative really have missed the point. Sign In.
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It gave me about 10 big laughs and 20 small laughs and as many smiles. Gene Siskel. In the years since he first played Drebin, Nielsen has deepened the role, made it more subtle, more universal, more paramount. Michael Wilmington. The two Zuckers and Abrahams have, surprisingly, forgotten a principle of parody that they taught everyone else.
Namely, that the jokes have to fit, and that they have to refer to the target - in this instance police movies. Desmond Ryan.
The straight lines are shattered; the empty spaces in the images are packed full until they burst. Dave Kehr. They supply the jokes; you bring the microwave popcorn and modest expectations.
Richard Corliss. Not quite up to Airplane! Jonathan Rosenbaum. A strong candidate for the funniest movie ever made David Nusair. Joe Baltake. Run, don't walk, to The Naked Gun. Even if you have to elbow your sweet old mother-in-law or moony grandson out of the way to get to it, by all means do.
You won't be sorry. It's that funny.
The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad!
Jeff Simon. Dennis Schwartz. The proud regard in which this farce holds bad taste makes it endearing.
Synopsis: A nutty satire of police dramas from the creators of the 'Airplane!' films, with a nonstop barrage of sight gags, puns and silly jokes. The series didn't duplicate the success of those.
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View All. Awards Tour. New on Netflix in March Log in with Facebook. The film stars Leslie Nielsen as the bumbling police lieutenant Frank Drebin. The film features fast-paced slapstick comedy, including many visual and verbal puns and gags. The film is based on the character portrayed by Nielsen in the television series Police Squad! In Los AngelesOfficer Nordberg attempts to bust a heroin drug operation at the docks organized by dock's owner Vincent Ludwig, and is shot by Ludwig's henchmen.
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The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad! is a hilarious slapstick comedy. The story follows Detective Frank Drebin of LAPD's elite Police Squad unit as he investigates a plot to kill Queen 87%. Dec 02, Share this Rating. Title: The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad! / Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below/10(K). Watch Naked Gun 33?: The Final Insult Full Movie Online free in HD,Frank Drebin is persuaded out of retirement to go undercover in a state prison. There he is to find out what top terrorist, Rocco, has planned for when he escapes. Frank's wife, Jane, is desperate for a baby. this adds to Frank's problems. A host of celebrities at the Academy awards ceremony are humiliated by Frank as he.
Nordberg provides cryptic clues, including a picture of Ludwig's ship on which the deal had been organized. Frank meets with police scientist Ted Olsen, who has invented a cufflink that shoots tranquilizer darts. Frank learns through Ted that Nordberg's jacket tested positive for heroin. Police Squad is put charge of security for the visit of Queen Elizabeth II to Los Angeles, and Ed tells Frank that he has 24 hours to clear Nordberg before word gets out about what happened and detracts from the queen's visit.
When Frank visits Ludwig in his office, Ludwig learns that Nordberg is still alive. Ludwig has his assistant, Jane Spencer, assist Frank in his investigation, and the two fall in love.
However, Jane is unaware of her employer's illegal activities. After Frank leaves the office, Ludwig meets with Pahpshmir, a participant of the Beirut meeting, to discuss an assassination plot against the queen.
Ludwig explains that using a beeper he will create the assassin using post-hypnotic suggestion. Ludwig unsuccessfully attempts to have Nordberg killed at the hospital; while the hypnotized doctor escapes Frank, he accidentally ends up riding a ballistic missile into a fireworks store, leaving the assassination motive unknown.
Frank breaks into Ludwig's office in his absence, searching for evidence. Although Frank finds a note from Pahpshmir addressed to Ludwig which confirms his suspicions, he inadvertently starts a fire that destroys the note and the office.
Frank later has a run-in with one of Ludwig's men at his factory in a stockyard, and after that confronts Ludwig with his allegations at a reception for the Queen's arrival. Frank misinterprets Ludwig's presentation of a musket to the Queen as an attack and tries to protect her, but only causes more of a problem and is fired from Police Squad. Afterward, Jane finds out about the plot and tells Frank that the plan will be executed at a baseball game between the Seattle Mariners and the California Angels at Anaheim Stadium during the seventh inning stretch and that one of the players will perform the act.
The police squad arrives at the stadium. In order to search the players, Frank knocks the home plate umpire out with a baseball bat and takes his place, frisking the players for weapons while they are at bat.
The seventh-inning stretch begins and Ludwig activates his "sleeper", Reggie Jackson. Jane alerts Frank, who chases after Jackson and tackles him, but Jackson manages to get away when Frank's action starts a general riot between the two teams.
Ludwig holds Jane at gunpoint as he begins to leave the stadium while Jackson takes aim at the Queen. Frank tries to incapacitate Jackson with one of his cufflink darts, but misses and hits a large woman on the upper deck.
The woman falls over the railing and lands on Jackson, incapacitating him and saving the Queen's life. Frank follows Ludwig to the top of the stadium and shoots Ludwig with the other cufflink dart, causing him to fall over the side of the stadium where he is struck by a passing bus, run over by a steamroller, and trampled by the USC marching band.