- Title The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad!
- Director David Zucker
- Year 1988
- Run time 1hr 42m
- Genres Crime, Comedy
- Tagline The villain. Even Mother Teresa wanted him dead
Those screw-loose Airplane! creators have done it again! Leslie Nielsen stars as Police Squad's own granite-jawed, rockbrained cop Frank Drebin, who bumbles across a mind control scheme to assassinate Queen Elizabeth. Priscilla Presley, O.J. Simpson, a stuffed beaver, two baseball teams and an odd assortment of others join the wacko goings-on and blow the laugh-o-meter to smithereens.
|3:29||He seems a bit old to be the next James Bond, but hey.|
|5:59||Don’t know how to feel about OJ creeping around looking shifty.|
|10:01||A 10% chance of 50/50? Don’t make me do maths.|
|16:39||Chalk outline on the water. So stoopid, I love it.|
|20:55||Deadly fish are scary!|
|23:43||What does Viking food consist of?|
|26:37||Anti-graffiti wall! Kinda genius.|
|35:07||You can’t get away with ‘nothing to see here’ on a normal day, let alone in a fireworks factory situation.|
|37:01||“I’m boiling a roast.” Bleurgh.|
|42:22||Dammit, haven’t seen Platoon yet.|
|52:11||Love that the Chinese leftovers are from a place that’s closed down. Gross.|
|54:38||“He’s got a picture of your wife.”|
|1:00:28||I can’t imagine the Queen has four hours to sit around watching baseball.|
|1:11:30||Queen doing a Mexican wave tho.|
|1:18:25||Marching bands are causing chaos whilst playing jaunty music.|
|1:22:56||Love using the one liner quotes for those people in the credits. Instead of making up characters.|
I had been nervous before watching Airplane! because I knew how highly regarded it was. However, this time, I knew I was in safe hands because it’s all the same people doing pretty much the same things, just in a different setting.
I actually found myself laughing out loud more than I’d anticipated, it was funny all the way through. Some of the jokes were crude, some obvious, some more nuanced and detailed, I really liked the variety.
It was a bit weird watching OJ in a film but thankfully he wasn’t in it that much, and when he was, he was just being thrown around for comic effect anyway. I was also surprised how many liberties the script writers were allowed to take with the Queen! Bit dated in places, but overall entertaining.
Rating: 3 / 5