The Naked Gun

The Naked Gun

David Zucker (1988)

81min
15 Certificate
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Review

Our Score
The team behind Airplane! first turned their wicked talents onto the police force with the short-lived cult TV series Police Squad!, but it was this hilarious feature-length spoof that introduced Leslie Nielsen's inspired Frank Drebin to a worldwide audience. Nielsen remains wonderfully stone-faced as the inept lieutenant, who wreaks havoc in Los Angeles while investigating the shooting of a colleague around the time of a visit by the Queen. The supporting players - George Kennedy as his captain, Priscilla Presley as the equally clumsy love interest and OJ Simpson as the wounded colleague - are also delightfully deadpan, and the determinedly juvenile gags never stop flowing.

Summary

While investigating the shooting of a colleague, disaster-prone police lieutenant Frank Drebin uncovers a plot to assassinate Queen Elizabeth II during her visit to Los Angeles. However, after he is sacked from the force by the mayor, the cop has to operate beneath the radar to get to the bottom of the conspiracy. Comedy, with Leslie Nielsen, Priscilla Presley and Ricardo Montalban.

Cast & Crew

Lieutenant Frank Drebin Leslie Nielsen
Jane Spencer Priscilla Presley
Vincent Ludwig Ricardo Montalban
Captain Ed Hocken George Kennedy
Nordberg O J Simpson
Mayor Nancy Marchand
Pahpshmir Raye Birk
Queen Elizabeth II Jeannette Charles
Mrs Nordberg Susan Beaubian
Ted Olsen Ed Williams
Weird Al "Weird Al" Yankovic
Idi Amin Prince Hughes
Gorbachev David Lloyd Austin
Driving instructor John Houseman
Angel manager Lawrence Tierney
Director David Zucker
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourGuidance: Swearing. Available on: video, DVD and Blu-ray
Comedy