June 28, 1991 in UK cinemas: The Naked Gun 2 1/2 – The Smell Of Fear

“Frank Drebin is Back. Just Accept It.”

Naked_Gun_2-1991The Naked Gun 2½: The Smell of Fear is a sequel to the 1988 film The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad! and the second installment in The Naked Gun film series. The film stars Leslie Nielsen as the comically bumbling Police Lt. Frank Drebin of Police Squad!. Priscilla Presley plays the role of Jane, with O.J. Simpson as Nordberg and George Kennedy as police captain Ed Hocken. The film also features Robert Goulet (who previously made a “special guest star” appearance on Police Squad!) as the villainous Quentin Hapsburg and Richard Griffiths as renewable fuel advocate Dr. Albert S. Meinheimer (as well as his evil double, Earl Hacker). Zsa Zsa Gabor, Mel Tormé and members of the Chicago Bears have cameo roles.

David Zucker returns from the first entry as director and screenwriter of the film. Jim Abrahams and Jerry Zucker serve as executive producers for the film and receive writing credit due to their contributions to the first entry of the series and the Police Squad! television series. However, neither contributed to the screenplay for the film. [Wikipedia]

Lt. Frank Drebin returns to save the day once again. This time he’s out to foil the “bigCinema-UK-06-28-1991 boys” in the energy business. A top scientist (Dr Meinheimer) is about to publish his report on energy supply for the future. Things don’t look good for the traditional suppliers; oil, coal and nuclear. To save their industries, the suppliers kidnap Meinheimer and replace him with a decoy with a more favourable report. Jane, the Dr’s secretary, is Drebin’s old flame; they’re passionate love affair is thus rekindled. [IMDB]

Watch the trailer on the Paramount Movies YouTube Channel.

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