The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad!

1988

The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad!

Critics Consensus

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

87%

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Total Count: 54

84%

Audience Score

User Ratings: 176,694
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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.

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Cast

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

  • Apr 15, 2018
    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 M Super Reviewer
  • Jul 10, 2014
    A relentlessly goofy slapstick comedy that carries nothing in the way of substance and feels downright mean-spirited at times, but it benefits from a dedicated performance by the hilarious Leslie Nielsen.
    Isaac H Super Reviewer
  • Aug 15, 2013
    The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad! is a hilarious slapstick comedy. The story follows Detective Frank Drebin of LAPD's elite Police Squad unit as he investigates a plot to kill Queen Elizabeth during her royal visit to America. Starring Leslie Nielsen, Ricardo Montalban, O.J. Simpson, and Priscilla Presley, the film has a strong cast. The comedy consists mostly of sight gags and physical humor, but it works (for the most part). Still, at times the jokes get a little too broad and juvenile. Depending on how one feels about slapstick, The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad! is either brilliantly hysterical or a mass of stupidity.
    Dann M Super Reviewer
  • Aug 29, 2012
    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 R Super Reviewer

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