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

Episode #111

Paramount Pictures released The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad! to theaters on December 2, 1988. David Zucker directed the film which starred Leslie Nielsen, Priscilla Presley, and Ricardo Montalban.

‘The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad!’ Movie Summary

Upon returning home from busting enemies of state on his vacation in Beirut, Lt. Frank Drebin finds that his girlfriend has left him for an Olympic gymnast, and his former partner Nordberg has been shot and is suspected of dealing heroine. The Queen of England is set to visit Los Angeles, so Frank has 24 hours to clear Nordberg’s name.

Frank investigates local big shot Vincent Ludwig and leaves with honey pot, Jane Spencer, on his trail. Jane gets close to Frank, and the two fall in love. Vincent, however, plans to assassinate the Queen in Los Angeles. After Frank botches what he thinks is an assassination attempt on the Queen, he is fired from Police Squad. Jane tells him that Lugwig plans to assassinate the Queen at the Angels game, and Frank moves into action.

Frank gets close to the players by posing as an opera singer and an umpire. During the seventh inning stretch, Ludwig activates his assassin, and Reggie Jackson moves to kill the Queen. Franks drop a fat lady on Reggie Jackson, and Ludwig takes Jane hostage. Frank hits Ludwig with a tranquilizer dart, and he falls off a ledge, gets run over by a steam roller, a bus, and the USC marching band playing Louie Louie. Jane then turns to kill Frank under a hypnotic spell, but finds her love for him is too powerful. She breaks the spell just in time for Frank is inadvertently throw Nordberg from the upper deck at Dodger Stadium.

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Paramount Pictures released The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad! to theaters on December 2, 1988. David Zucker directed the film which starred Leslie Nielsen, Priscilla Presley, and Ricardo Montalban.

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6 Comments

  1. Hey Chris. Montalban made a couple film noirs that are worth checking out – Border Incident and Mystery Street. When do you think you’ll do Forbidden Planet? I know it’s in your top 100.

    1. I haven’t seen those, but will add them to my list! They look right up my alley! As for Forbidden Planet, it’s scheduled for 1/15/2019.

        1. I don’t think it will be 2018…maybe 2019. It wasn’t available for streaming for the longest time, so we postponed it, but it now streaming so after we get caught up, we will review it. Have you read the book it’s based on, McTeague? I like that one.

          1. Matt and Patrick haven’t picked all their 2018 movies yet, but Lori and I didn’t pick either director for any in 2018.

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