The Naked Gun 33 1/3: The Final Insult (1994)



Critic Consensus: Naked Gun 33 1/3: The Final Insult can't help but be sporadically funny thanks to Leslie Nielsen's dependably solid work, but it's still a steep comedown from the original.

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The further misadventures of bumbling Los Angeles police Lieutenant Frank Drebin (Leslie Nielsen) are chronicled in this third installment in the popular Naked Gun comedy series. This by-the-numbers entry begins with Drebin as a happily retired house-husband called back into action when an evil terrorist organization threatens Los Angeles. As in the other Naked Gun films, this plot is merely an excuse for an unhinged, rapid-fire succession of gags, ranging from satirical lampoons of cop movies to broad slapstick, all played with a perfectly straight face. Nielsen provides his familiar combination of complete witlessness and oblivious dignity as Drebin, and the film attempts to match the earlier Naked Gun films -- and the Police Squad! television series that inspired them -- in the number of jokes. However, the film proved less successful than its predecessors, as some viewers found that the freewheeling comic style of the earlier films had solidified into its own formula, now mildly entertaining but disappointingly predictable. ~ Judd Blaise, Rovi
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Leslie Nielsen
as Lt. Frank Drebin
Priscilla Presley
as Jane Spencer
George Kennedy
as Ed Hocken
O.J. Simpson
as Nordberg
Fred Ward
as Rocco
Ellen Greene
as Louise
Raye Birk
as Papshmir
Matt Roe
as Clayton
Wylie Small
as Defense Attorney
Sharon Cornell
as Stenographer
Earl Boen
as Dr. Eisendrath
Jeff Wright
as Store Manager
Randall "Tex" Cobb
as Big Hairy Con
Joe Grifasi
as Director
Ann B. Davis
as Herself
Vanna White
as Herself
Pia Zadora
as Herself
Raquel Welch
as Herself
Julie Strain
as Dominatrix
John Capodice
as Mr. Big
Timothy Watters
as President Clinton
Lorali Hart
as Melon Lady
Mallory Sandler
as Grocery Mother
Karen Segal
as Purse Woman
Lois DeBanzie
as Dr. Kohlzak
Doris Belack
as Dr. Roberts
Nigel Gibbs
as Carjacker
Andre Rosey Brown
as Corridor Guard
Alex Zimmerman
as Mess Hall Convict
Marc Alaimo
as Trucker
Tom Finnegan
as Priest
Hammam Shafie
as Cabbie
Susan Breslau
as Train Lady #1
Marcy Goldman
as Train Lady #3
David Zucker
as Teleprompter Guy
Rick Scarry
as Security Guard
James Robert Scribner
as Phil Donahue's Makeup
Lou Felder
as Presenter
Peter Segal
as Producer of 'Sawdust & Mildew'
Robert LoCash
as Producer of 'Sawdust & Mildew'
Chrissy Bocchino
as Mother Theresa
Joe D'Angerio
as Security Guard
William Kerr
as Producer of 'Sawdust & Mildew'
Wendy Hogan
as Producer's Wife
Michael Ewing
as Assistant Director
Andrew Craig
as Bryce Porterhouse Guard
Scott Evers
as Umpire
Bill Erwin
as Conductor
Glen Chin
as Sumo Wrestler
Elliott Gould
as Himself
Tim Bohn
as Waldo
Blane Savage
as Dancer
Scott Herriott
as Oscar Audience Member
Robert J. Elisberg
as Taxi Driver
Marianne Davis
as Girl of Geriatric Park
Bill Zuckert
as Old Man
Burton Zucker
as Clinic Patient
Robert Weiss
as Tuba Player
David Fresco
as Lifetime Award Recipient
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Critic Reviews for The Naked Gun 33 1/3: The Final Insult

All Critics (33) | Top Critics (7)

Silly enough to make you laugh sometimes in spite of yourself -- at least if you're feeling like a little boy.

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

The film's first-time director, Peter Segal, has adopted the series' style seamlessly.

May 20, 2003
New York Times
Top Critic

It's sad to see what started out as such a lively and creative series descend to this -- a feeble attempt to stretch a few pedestrian jokes into a feature-length film.

Full Review… | December 31, 1999
Top Critic

Wherever you are in the story, there's always something funny coming at you.

Full Review… | December 31, 1999
Washington Post
Top Critic

Manages to be not only still funny but energetically slapped together and occasionally inventive.

Full Review… | December 31, 1999
Washington Post
Top Critic

It occurred to me, watching the film, that what Leslie Nielsen and Priscilla Presley do here is not easy, and is done well.

December 31, 1999
Chicago Sun-Times
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for The Naked Gun 33 1/3: The Final Insult

Not as great like the first two pictures. Still The Naked Gun 33 1/3 it's the final installment of an unforgettable serie and closing one of the best trilogies ever.

Lucas Martins
Lucas Martins

Super Reviewer

This features less decent laughs than 2 1/2 and the original, but does contain some more recognised scenes, from the opening, to the *SPOILER REMOVED*. However, Neilsen still maintains his reputation as a master of slapstick comedy

Samuel Riley
Samuel Riley

Super Reviewer


Pretty much to everyone's surprise the third and final installment of the most hilarious cop comedy series of all times is an enhancement after the second. Sure, a couple of jokes feel repetitive by now, you just know the type of things Frank Drebin will say or cause. The film makes up for that with a rather different story and especially an outrageous showdown at the Oscar show, which of course will never be the same again thanks to a certain Lieutenant. Overall, you're having way too much fun with the silliness to worry about a couple of jokes you may have seen coming. It was probably a good decision to end the series right there, at least it went out while being on top.

Jens S.
Jens S.

Super Reviewer

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