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The Naked Gun 2˝: The Smell of Fear [1991]

Director:David Zucker
Writer:David Zucker
Pat Proft
Composer:Ira Newborn
Length:85 minutes
(1 hour 25 minutes)
MPAA Rating:PG-13
Suggested Event Use:April Fools
Sorting Category:Comedy
IMDB Rating:6.5/10
Rotten Tomatoes Rating:54%
Amazon Rating:4.5/5 stars
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Synopsis: Drebin takes on a group determined to keep alternative energy sources under wraps.

Reaction: A bit of a step down in originality, but there are still a number of good gags here.

Personal Rating: 7/10

"I've been swimming in raw sewage. I love it."

Select Cast and Crew
David Zucker => Director / Writer / Davy Crockett
Pat Proft => Writer
Ira Newborn => Composer
'Weird Al' Yankovic => Police Station Thug
Anthony James => Hector Savage
George Kennedy => Captain Ed Hocken
Jacqueline Brookes => Commissioner Anabell Brumford
John Fleck => Explosion Thug #2
John Roarke => President George Bush
Jose Gonzales-Gonzales => Mariachi (as José Gonzáles-Gonzáles)
Leslie Nielsen => Lt. Frank Drebin
Margery Ross => First Lady Barbara Bush
Mel Tormé => Himself - Party Guest Dancing with Jane
O.J. Simpson => Nordberg
Priscilla Presley => Jane Spencer
Richard Griffiths => Dr. Albert S. Meinheimer / Earl Hacker
Robert Goulet => Quentin Hapsburg
Zsa Zsa Gabor => Herself

Random Trivia For This Title:

  • Robert Goulet plays Priscilla Presley's villainous love interest in this movie. Years earlier, Elvis Presley, Priscella's famous then-husband, once shot his TV because Robert Goulet appeared on it. That TV is now a collector's item.
  • The pictures displayed in the Loser's Bar include: the Titanic, the Hindenburg, the 1906 San Francisco earthquake, the Ford Edsel, the DeLorean DMC-12, the Hubble Space Telescope (considered a failure at the time), [?] Neville Chamberlain and [?] Michael Dukakis.
  • The atomic device that Frank (Leslie Nielsen) trips over towards the end of the movie is the same device used in the 1964 [James Bond] Movie Goldfinger.
  • Robert Goulet was one of six "Special Guest Stars" who were "killed off" at the start of episodes of [Police Squad]^.
  • 'Weird Al' Yankovic has a brief role as a thug who holds the police at the precinct at gunpoint. In the scene, he says, "Ok, Pigs, say your prayers!" followed by Frank slamming the door open and knocking Yankovic's character to the floor. Yankovic said it took more than 20 takes to get the scene done, and that after about 16 takes his leg had turned "a nice shade of purple". The stunt coordinator asked Yankovic at that point if he wanted to wear some padding. Yankovic also recalled that O.J. Simpson felt sorry for him.
  • The opening credits sequence ends with Zsa Zsa Gabor slapping the police car. In 1989 Gabor was arrested for slapping a police officer and driving with an expired license.
  • Canadian actor [?] Lloyd Bochner spoofs his own performance in the famous 1962 episode of [The Twilight Zone] entitled {To Serve Man} in this picture. In a panicked crowd scene late in the film, Bochner can be seen carrying a large book with To Serve Man on the cover and shouting to passers-by, "It's a cookbook! It's a cookbook!," which was the shocking reveal in the [Twilight Zone] episode.