on June 9, 2001
After the success of "The Naked Gun", a sequal was immediately written. After a three year interval, Drebin and Police Squad returned. The film is somewhat slow, and is definately not as good as the first. It does have some hysterical sequences and I was surprised when one was left out. When Frank and Quentin confront each other near the end, Quentin never tells Frank to stand "over there". Frank then answers "...where?" Quentin becomes distracted and points the gun to the wall. Frank takes it from him and Quentin repeats this routine on Frank. This scene appears on VHS but must have been left on the DVD cutting room floor.....
on April 27, 2000
This movie is very, very funny. But there are some jokes that go soaring over the top. Like, I wish I could laugh at the idea of O.J. Simpson being dragged through town by a city bus, but I just couldn't shake off the feeling that I felt so sorry for him. And making the bad guy explode by locking a fire hose in his mouth was both disgusting and very disturbing at the same time. But besides that, this movie has funny all over it, especially the ending. And I laughed harder at the credits than I laughed throughout the movie, especially the George Bush sound bite at the very end of the credits. So in short, see this movie, just don't see the either heart-wrenching, disturbing, or disgusting jokes that bumped this movie off the 5-star mark.
on April 20, 2016
Great fun to watch and a classic. Particularly enjoy watching with my older son, (a couple of questionable parts for family viewing), but overall, comedy as it was meant to be and provides a good escape from modern day problems and world events. Probably more of a guy type film.
on May 7, 2014
Lt. Frank Drebin (Leslie Nielsen) is back! That's the good news. Lt. Frank Drebin is back! That's the BAD news. It's only bad if you're a baddie or have no concept of slapstick.
Sadly to say, as many have noted, one of the more important scenes is missing from the DVD. Alas, we'll just have to make do. The All-Star line-up is back with Nielsen, George Kennedy, OJ Simpson, Priscilla Presley and Robert Goulet. It seems anybody who was anybody at the time wanted a piece of the action. No problem there.
Lt Drebin finds out this time his ex-girlfriend's recent flame is out to tame the sun worshippers - as in solar energy.
Watching this 1991 sequel to Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad, is like opening a time capsule. A slapstick comedy/satire set in Washington, DC, during the Presidency of George H. W. Bush, the plot involves the kidnapping of Dr. Albert Meinheimer (Richard Griffiths), the President's energy czar, who wants to reduce the country's pollution and its dependence on coal, oil, and nuclear power. Working as the Public Relations Director of the Meinheimer Institute, is Jane Spencer (Priscilla Presley), to whom Police Lt. Frank Drebin (Leslie Nielsen) was once engaged (until he was found in a compromising situation with the Queen in Naked Gun I). Jane is now the lover of Quentin Hapsburg (Robert Goulet), who has planned the Meinheimer kidnapping.
Filled with sight gags, one-liners, parodies of other films, stock comedy routines, jokes hidden within the sets (a portrait of Mike Dukakis on the wall, for example), and non-stop action that runs amok, the plot is the least of director David Zucker's concerns. Lt. Drebin (Nielsen), his romance with Jane, and his constant missteps as an investigator serve as the primary focus. Goulet acts the suitably oily villain, and actors George Kennedy and O. J. Simpson, who work with Drebin, are as bumbling as he is.
In the opening scene, a Presidential reception hosted to honor Drebin by President George H. W. Bush (played by John Roarke, who is hilariously realistic), Drebin decks Barbara Bush several times (with Margery Ross, who plays the First Lady as a valiant trouper, always coming up smiling). The setting quickly changes to a strip joint, a bowling alley, and operating room, and eventually includes a bomb site, a blues bar, and a dance-reception before the chases start. Nelson and Winnie Mandela, John Sununu, and Davy Crockett have roles here, and ZsaZsa Gabor and Mel Torme appear in cameos.
The action is wild and wacky, and the gags (both verbal and visual) never cease. Love scenes add romance--or attempts at romance, since those, especially a seduction in which the two people are making a vase from wet clay in an art studio when the wheel goes out of control--are as off-the-wall as the rest of the film. Especially time-sensitive regarding O. J. Simpson, who dominates his scenes ironically in ways that he never did in 1991, when the film was made, Naked Gun 2 1/2 is a hilarious but poignant comedy--the energy problems of 1991 are, unfortunately, not all that different now. n Mary Whipple
on February 15, 2015
The classic sequel to the first Naked Gun
the sequel is just as Hillariously funny as the first for sure
well the same writer, producers & Director from the first did the sequel aswell
Leslie nielson, George kennedy, OJ simpson & Priscilla presley are a perfect team
for some reason Paramount still yet to release this film on blu-ray in the United states
at the moment only the U.K. version has been released which is ALL REGIONS anyway
Paramount U.K. have given the exact same treatment as was done with the first Naked Gun blu-ray
Nothing is Different
the picture quality has obviously been enhanced to a new sharper, clearer picture quality in 1:78:1 widescreen
better than the old DVD release of course
and the audio has been boosted with a new 5.1 Master audio mix.
but no new special features, i would've been surprised if there was
the only extra is the old DVD Group commentary from the old DVD release that's been carried over to this blu-ray
for some bizarre reason this sequel has not been given a U.S. release yet
only the U.K. blu-ray is available which is all regions anyway
so time to upgrade get this new blu-ray version
5 stars for the film, about 3 stars for this blu-ray version