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The Naked Gun

  • Comedy
  • Drama
  • 1988
  • David Zucker
  • 81 mins
  • 15

Summary

Comedy from the makers of Airplane! starring Leslie Nielsen and Priscilla Presley. Criminals beware - Lieutenant Frank Drebin is back! International terrorism, the drug cartels, the Queen and Idi Amin are all involved in Drebin's latest case. The only problem is that Frank's not entirely sure what the case is.

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Review

A star rating of 5 out of 5.

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.

Credits

Cast

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Lieutenant Frank DrebinLeslie Nielsen
Jane SpencerPriscilla Presley
Vincent LudwigRicardo Montalban
Captain Ed HockenGeorge Kennedy
NordbergO J Simpson
MayorNancy Marchand
PahpshmirRaye Birk
Queen Elizabeth IIJeannette Charles
Mrs NordbergSusan Beaubian
Ted OlsenEd Williams
Weird Al"Weird Al" Yankovic
Idi AminPrince Hughes
GorbachevDavid Lloyd Austin
Driving instructorJohn Houseman
Angel managerLawrence Tierney

Crew

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DirectorDavid Zucker

Details

Released on
1989-02-10
Languages
English
Guidance
Swearing.
Available on
video, DVD and Blu-ray
Formats
Colour
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