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A film Spin-Off of Police Squad! Frank Drebin Leslie Nielsen as he continues to get into trouble. The films serve as parodies of the cop genre and initially film noire, and let nothingincluding the blatant warping of reality and breaks in the fourth wallget in the way of a good gag.
All three films are based on their earlier television series Police Squad! As with previous ZAZ spoof comedies, the plot was mostly culled from another—more serious—movie. In this case, it was Telefon wherein people were triggered into assassins via hypnotic phone calls indeed, dialogue in the post-hypnotic suggestion demonstration scene is copied word-for-word from Telefon.
After a hard day at the sperm bank, Lieutenant Frank Drebbin empties the champagne bottle down his trousers. Asked about the difference between American and British comedy, Eric Morecambe replied that in America they had funny lines but no funny men. I sort of know what he means: A funny man is someone an audience is happy to hang out with even when the funny lines are thin on the ground. Likeability comes into it, but also the ability to disguise the comedian's desperate desire to be liked - which I recall talking about in one of the many pre-interviews I did for the tour dates with Dennis Miller.
The director teases a new addition to the series, which will follow the exploits of Frank Drebin Jr. R eady to reopen the files of Police Squad? You may be in luck.
A film Spin-Off of Police Squad! Frank Drebin Leslie Nielsen as he continues to get into trouble. The films serve as parodies of the cop genre, and let nothingincluding the blatant warping of reality and breaks in the fourth wallget in the way of a good gag.
At no point during the first two acts of "The Naked Gun" is there any hint that viewers will spend the final minutes of the film caught up in the minutiae of a baseball game. But the entire plot of this classic film hangs on hardball. Every joke, every sight gag, every frame of celluloid in the first 59 minutes 45 seconds is just a brick on the path that leads to one of the most inspired finales, combining sport and comedy, ever put on screen.
One umpire ejected two others. A tiger mauled a base runner sliding into second base. An outfielder tried to assassinate Queen Elizabeth. The scene featured the Angels versus the Seattle Mariners in a showdown that would decide the lead in the American League West.
Leslie Nielsen will forever be celebrated as one of the most prominent comedy actors of our time. Leaving behind countless unmatched comedy classics throughout his six-decade run in the industry, Nielsen has colored our world with his unforgettable antics. Starring alongside Robert Stack in the comedy film Airplane!