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on January 19, 2017
This movie is greatness on a plate. Is the humor new? No. Get Smart and Airplane was ahead of Frank Drebin but that's not the point. I actually remember seeing the Police Squad series in its first run. Hilarious. Leslie Nielsen sells this character the same way Don Adams did. When something goes awry, he is not bothered. He is immediately on to the next deal. The sight gags, the wordplay. There is a lot to keep track of and watch for. That means you can watch the movie six times (if you like this humor, you will, if you don't, you won't make it through the movie at all) and you will still see another gag lurking in the background. Sometimes the gag is right there, but you missed it because you were laughing so hard. This movie is a classic. Period.
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on March 6, 2016
A timeless classic. The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad is still as funny today as it was in 1988. Written by Jerry Zucker, Jim Abrahams, David Zucker, and Pat Proft, and directed by David Zucker, "The Naked Gun" has remarkably withstood the test of time like the other great comedies: "Young Frankenstein", "Dr. Strangelove", "This is Spinal Tap", "Monty Python and the Holy Grail", "Play it Again Sam", and the Marx Brother's "Duck Soup" and "A Night at the Opera".

Even to this day, I cannot help but think of Leslie Nelson's butchering of the national anthem while I watch major league baseball games. "The Naked Gun" is one of those movies which has dozens of memorable lines and scenes which you can recall easily with your friends. It is also one of those movies that if you could read the script, you can visualize the bumbling police lieutenant Frank Drebin (Leslie Nielson) acting, and you laugh just as hard reading the script as you would watching the movie.

How can anyone forget Frank Drebin's comment about Queen Elizabeth visiting Los Angeles:

Lt Drebin: "Thank you your honor. Protecting the safety of the Queen is a task that is gladly accepted by Police Squad. For no matter how silly the idea of having a queen might be to us, as Americans we must be gracious and considerate hosts. (The crowd applauds, camara pans to Mayor's a gasped expression as she takes over the podium from Lt. Drebin.)

Of course this is followed by the sounds of Lt Drebin's "long pee" scene audio drowning out the Mayor's continued speech when he forgets to remove his wireless microphone while relieving himself in the men's room. Of course, it only gets worse for the Mayor as Lt Drebin completes his potty break soliloquy with a cascading audio of a few short squirts, and lyrical humming. Lt Drebin completes his audible peeing soliloquy finale by breaking wind and a self satisfying "Aaaaaaah" broadcast to the entire press conference.
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on June 21, 2016
Simply hilarious! This is in direct line with the Zucker brothers. Again, their mom are always in their movies, and I do love to see her in them. Leslie Nielsen is so comely as a comedian he doesn't know if he did anything wrong or not. Which makes it more hilarious! lol In any case, be prepared to laugh because the actions and puns are shown one after the other. And you do have to watch the movie to view them. If you want to laugh and not be depressed, this is definitely the movie to watch. And by the way, this is the 1st of the series of the Naked Gun series. Make it a Naked Gun movie night! :-)
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on June 10, 2013
Good quality transfer. The only thing I wish they'd have included, especially this being a blu-ray release, is a deleted scenes collection. I know there are extra scenes because they've been included in televised versions... and I know I'm not the only one interested in seeing them again. Maybe they could come out with a special edition. I wouldn't mind buying that. A lot of those scenes are funnier than some stuff in the movie, like Lt. Drebin checking a party guest's pockets, only to accidentally reach into the chief's pockets behind him and pull out a gun. Also his earlier query of the dock master lasts longer, so the exchange of the dollar bill makes better sense.
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on March 8, 2016
I had forgotten how laugh out loud funny this movie was. However, if you are into sophisticated, or even remotely intelligent comedy this movie is probably not for you. The opening scene where Drebbin takes out virtually every terrorist leader circa 1998, is a good indication of what you are in for. If you can't laugh here you likely won't like the movie.
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on May 28, 2012
What can I say that hasn't been said already? The producers and creators of abysmal dreck like Meet the Spartans and Epic Movie should take some serious notes from The Naked Gun.
What is funny about the film is not that it is spoofing popular culture, instead the script is actually damned funny and the actors all go above and beyond to make the comedy work.
Yes it has thousands of jokes, and yes some of them won't hit the mark for every viewer, but you can be sure that a high percentage of them will tickle your funny bone. Two timeless
quotes from the film: Leslie Neilsen, "Nice beaver", to which Priscilla Presley replies "Thank you I've just had it stuffed" while carrying down an actual life sized stuffed real Canadian beaver.
Secondly, Leslie Neilsen's character Frank Drebin commenting at a press conference about Queen Elizabeth the Second's impending visit to L.A., "...protecting the safety of the Queen is a
task that is gladly accepted by Police Squad, for no matter how silly the idea of having a queen might be to us.... as Americans we must be gracious and considerate hosts." It gets me
every time. If you have never seen this film, do yourself a favor and watch it...soon. I dare you not to laugh at the numerous hijinks that Frank Drebin and Police Squad get up to.
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on August 25, 2013
One of my all-time favorite movies, especially the parody variety, Naked Gun is so full of hilarious physical comedy, along with Leslie Nielson's straight line dialog delivery in the midst of comedy lines all around makes me laugh throughout the whole movie. if you enjoy comedy, especially parodies of straight old style police comedies, this sits on top of the parody mountain, it remains great all these years later. I bought another copy of this movie for my Kindle Fire HD 8.9" and downloaded it just in case I am not online. I also owned the VCR copy and the Naked Gun Trilogy DVD pack, it was the first DVD I ever bought and the Kindle version is the first 100% digital movie I ever bought.
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on June 13, 2016
Pretty stupid
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on March 8, 2016
If you're in the mood for lighthearted, slapstick comedy from the 1980's, you can do a lot worse than watching The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad. Leslie Nielsen is a wonderful entertainer and is well supported by other cast members in this send up of police dramas. Sure, some of the gags fall flat, but enough of them hit their mark that you'll be smiling to yourself by the time the credits roll. Enjoy with popcorn.
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on May 6, 2016
Dumb.
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