NAKED GUN 33 1/3: THE FINAL INSULT
1994, Paramount, 83 min, Dir: Peter Segal

Dir. Peter Segal. Frank Drebin comes out of retirement for one last job, stopping terrorists who plan to bomb the Oscars. This premise allows the filmmakers to aim a barrage of showbiz parodies and in-jokes at the audience, to hilarious effect. George Kennedy returns as the ever-reliable Ed Hocken.


NAKED GUN 2½: THE SMELL OF FEAR
1991, Paramount, 85 min, Dir: David Zucker

Bumbling detective Frank Drebin (Leslie Nielsen) returns in this sequel that's every bit as funny as the hysterical original. This time he's after corrupt energy suppliers out to silence a top scientist advocating for solar power; as he fumbles his way toward victory, he gets support from old pal Ed Hocken (George Kennedy) and his ex-girlfriend Jane (Priscilla Presley).


THE ADVENTURES OF FORD FAIRLANE
1990, 20th Century Fox, 104 min, USA, Dir: Renny Harlin

Andrew Dice Clay found a movie character perfect for his larger-than-life persona in Ford Fairlane, a “rock ‘n’ roll detective” catering to the music industry from behind the wheel of a 1957 Ford Fairlane 500 Skyliner. With an arsenal of off-color one-liners, Ford confronts a motley crew of musicians, shock-jocks, groupies and label executives to solve the on-stage murder of a heavy metal singer; among the many cameos in this cult favorite are memorable turns by Vince Neil, Gilbert Gottfried, Wayne Newton, Priscilla Presley and NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET baddie Robert Englund.


Syndicate content