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1,061 Ratings

The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad!

Directed by David Zucker
United States, 1988
Comedy, Crime


Frank Drebin, a rather clueless police detective, tries to foil a plot to turn innocent people into assassins through mind control. After his partner is shot, Frank sets out to find the culprit, leading him to business tycoon Vincent Ludwig.

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The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad! Directed by David Zucker

Awards & Festivals

American Comedy Awards

1989 | Nominee: Funniest Actor in a Motion Picture (Leading Role)

Critics reviews

It is with The Naked Gun that Nielsen fully displays his comic gifts, a tour-de-force of deadpan, face-pulling, and pratfall.
September 27, 2016
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While it became a staple of cable after its theatrical release, this David Zucker–Jim Abrahams–Jerry Zucker (aka “ZAZ”) production is rarely considered a classic alongside Chaplin, Keaton, and Lloyd. Nor is it even ZAZ’s signature feature, which is still Airplane! (1980), a spoof of the Airport franchise and the 1957 film Zero Hour!. And yet Naked Gun successfully amalgamates comedic qualities of some of the greatest American comedies (as well as developing its own).
September 16, 2016
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Although The Naked Gun is every bit as irreverent as Airplane! and Top Secret!, there are moments when its irreverence shades off into mere crudity and/or cruelty, although viewers will have different thresholds determining where these moments are.
December 09, 1988
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