The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad!


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


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


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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.

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Leslie Nielsen
as Lt. Frank Drebin
Priscilla Presley
as Jane Spencer
Ricardo Montalban
as Victor Ludwig
George Kennedy
as Capt. Ed Hocken
O.J. Simpson
as Nordberg
Nancy Marchand
as Mayor of L.A.
Susan Beaubian
as Mrs. Nordberg
Raye Birk
as Pahpshmir
Jeannette Charles
as Queen Elizabeth II
John Houseman
as Driving Instructor
Reggie Jackson
as Right Fielder
Curt Gowdy
as Baseball Announcer
Joyce Brothers
as Baseball Announcer
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Critic Reviews for The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad!

All Critics (53) | 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.

May 6, 2014 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…

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

May 6, 2014 | Full Review…

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.

May 6, 2014 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

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.

May 6, 2014 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…

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.

May 6, 2014 | Full Review…

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

Jan 11, 2008 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

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


Surprisingly funny. Best of the trilogy.

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familiar stranger

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Leslie Nielson is hilarious with his deadpan face and playing the clumsiest cop since Inspector Clouseau in a very funny parody of film noirs and James Bond movies that is a considerable step above Airplane! and Top Secret! in terms of more well-inspired jokes and gags.

Carlos Magalhães
Carlos Magalhães

Super Reviewer

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

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