Naked Gun from the files of Police Squad

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Paramount Pictures Released 1988

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Director:
David Zucker
Released:
1988
Rating:
PG-13

Naked Gun from the Files of Police Squad is the big screen incarnation of the popular classic television series chronicling the misadventures of Lt. Frank Drebin. When Drebin's partner Nordberg is severely savaged by a gang of thugs, Frank goes into action to investigate who may be behind the mayhem. He tries the owner of the ship, Vincent Ludwig, who has a lovely assistant that he immediately falls for Jane. This complicates matters when Drebin discovers Ludwig is hatching a diabolic plot to assassinate the visiting Queen of England during a an upcoming baseball game using a hypnotized, unaware victim as the perpetrator. With his partner Ed in tow, and his harried boss at her wits end with Drebin's inept actions, Frank must win the girl and save the Queen.

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  • 90

    Variety

    Crass, broad, irreverent, wacky fun - and absolutely hilarious from beginning to end.

  • 88

    Chicago Sun-Times Roger Ebert

    Reviewing The Naked Gun... is like reporting on a monologue by Rodney Dangerfield - you can get the words but not the music.

  • 70

    The New York Times Elvis Mitchell

    It will help if, while watching The Naked Gun, viewers can assume a mental age of about 14. The jokes will seem fresher that way, and they will also, much to the writers' credit, s...

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      • Production Budget - $12,000,000
        Domestic Gross -  $78,756,177 (8th)

        Domestic adjusted for 2013 - $156,362,629

      • Filming locations:
        University of San Diego, San Diego, California
        Ambassador Hotel, Los Angeles, California
        City Hall, Downtown, Los Angeles, California
        Dodger Stadium, Chávez Ravine, Elysian Park, Los Angeles, California
        Los Angeles Harbor, San Pedro, Los Angeles, California
        Park Plaza Hotel, Los Angeles, California
        San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station, San Clemente, California
        Downtown, Los Angeles, California
        Tunnel beneath the 6th Street Viaduct, Downtown, Los Angeles, California

      • Taglines:
        1. You've read the ad, now see the movie!
        2. The Villain. Even Mother Teresa wanted him dead.

      • Music:
        I Love L.A.
        Written and Performed by Randy Newman
        I'm Into Something Good
        Written by Gerry Goffin and Carole King
        Performed by Peter Noone
        Louie, Louie
        Written by Richard Berry
        Performed by Rice University Marching Owl Band
        Trumpet Fanfare
        Written by Stephen Oliver
        God Save the King!
        Music attributed to Henry Carey
        The Star Spangled Banner
        Music by John Stafford Smith
        Lyrics by Francis Scott Key

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