The Naked Gun - From the Files of Police Squad! (1988)

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Critic Consensus: The Naked Gun is chock full of gags that are goofy, unapologetically crass, and ultimately hilarious.


Movie Info

Seeking vengeance when his partner (Simpson) is shot full of holes by drug dealers, Lt. Frank Drebin searches for the Mister Big behind it all. Drebin suspects above-reproach shipping magnate Vincent Ludwig, but he can't prove a thing. Bumped from the force by the mayor, Drebin, with the unexpected assistance of Ludwig's ex-girlfriend, manages to nab the bad guy at a baseball game, where Reggie Jackson has been programmed to assassinate Queen Elizabeth.

Rating: PG-13 (adult situations/language, violence)
Genre: Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Jerry Zucker, Jim Abrahams, Pat Proft, David Zucker
In Theaters:
On DVD: Aug 15, 2000
Runtime:
Paramount Pictures

Cast


as Lt. Frank Drebin

as Jane Spencer

as Victor Ludwig

as Capt. Ed Hocken

as Nordberg

as Mayor of L.A.

as Mrs. Nordberg

as Pahpshmir

as Queen Elizabeth II

as Driving Instructor

as Ted Olsen

as Right Fielder

as Baseball Announcer

as 'Weird Leslie'

as Baseball Announcer

as Foreman

as Nurse #2

as Drug Dealer #2

as Photographer

as Arafat

as Idi Amin

as Angel Manager

as First Base Umpire

as Seattle Centerfielde...

as Baseball P.A. Announ...

as Baseball Announcer

as Baseball Announcer

as Baseball Announcer

as Baseball Announcer

as Baseball Announcer

as "There he is!"

as "Please disperse. Pl...

as "Hey, look out!"

as "Hey! What's the mea...

as "Mr. Pallazzo, our ...

as "Mr. Pallazzo? Would...

as "Sorry, fellas"

as "It's Enrico Pallazz...

as Girl in showers (unc...

as 'Ya dumb broad!'

as Baseball Fan with O....

as Angels Catcher
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Critic Reviews for The Naked Gun - From the Files of Police Squad!

All Critics (51) | Top Critics (11)

It gave me about 10 big laughs and 20 small laughs and as many smiles. That`s value for time and money spent.

Full Review… | May 6, 2014
Chicago Tribune
Top Critic

In the years since he first played Drebin, Nielsen has deepened the role, made it more subtle, more universal, more paramount.

Full Review… | May 6, 2014
Los Angeles Times
Top Critic

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.

Full Review… | May 6, 2014
Philadelphia Inquirer
Top Critic

The Naked Gun is hugely funny, but it`s also liberating-precisely because it centers its aim on that cold, closed system and blows it apart. The straight lines are shattered; the empty spaces in the images are packed full until they burst.

Full Review… | May 6, 2014
Chicago Tribune
Top Critic

Like the ZAZ lads' other films, this is a movie made for a VCR Saturday night. They supply the jokes; you bring the microwave popcorn and modest expectations.

Full Review… | May 6, 2014
TIME Magazine
Top Critic

Not quite up to Airplane! or Top Secret!, but there are still laughs aplenty.

Full Review… | January 11, 2008
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for The Naked Gun - From the Files of Police Squad!

Another great hit from the team ZAZ with the brillant Leslie Nielsen in his most remember role, or at least one of the most remember, Lt.Frank Drebin.

Lucas Martins
Lucas Martins

Super Reviewer

One of the funniest films to exist. This superb comedy proves that Leslie Nielsen is the King of slapstick. With so many laughs, this may most likely leave you with stitches from constant laughter.

Samuel Riley
Samuel Riley

Super Reviewer

The Naked Gun is the daddy of parody movies. Along with Leslie's previous film "Airplane!". Its usually the amount of slapstick that breaks comedy films. This film however is the rare film that is made by it.

Directors Cat
Directors Cat

Super Reviewer

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