Taglines: The Villain. Even Mother Teresa wanted him dead.
A re-run of many of the gags from the original TV series ‘Police Squad’. An Airplane type spoof, this time with the an incompetent lieutenant (Drebin) who always ‘gets his man’. Visual gags come thick and fast, and it’s impossible to catch them all with one viewing. The plot.. Queen Elizabeth II of England is coming to town, and Vincent Ludwig has plans to assassinate her using a brainwashed baseball player.
The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad! (also known as simply The Naked Gun) is a 1988 American comedy film. The film stars Leslie Nielsen as the bumbling police lieutenant Frank Drebin. The film also stars Priscilla Presley, Ricardo Montalbán, George Kennedy, and O. J. Simpson.
The film features fast-paced slapstick comedy, including many visual and verbal puns and gags. The film is based on the character portrayed by Nielsen in the television series Police Squad!. The core creative team behind Police Squad! and the movie series includes the team of David Zucker, Jim Abrahams, and Jerry Zucker as well as Pat Proft in varying combinations.
Released on December 2, 1988, the film was a critical and commercial success, which led to two sequels: The Naked Gun 2½: The Smell of Fear (1991) and Naked Gun 33⅓: The Final Insult (1994).
The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad! (1988)
Directed by: David Zucker
Starring: Leslie Nielsen, Priscilla Presley, O.J. Simpson, Ricardo Montalban, George Kennedy, Susan Beaubian, Nancy Marchand, Jeannette Charles
Screenplay by: Jerry Zucker, Jim Abrahams
Production Design by: John J. Lloyd
Cinematography by: Robert M. Stevens
Film Editing by: Michael Jablow
Costume Design by: Mary E. Vogt
Set Decoration by: Rick Gentz
Art Direction by: Donald B. Woodruff
Music by: Ira Newborn
Distributed by: Paramount Pictures
Release Date: December 2, 1988