The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad!
Filmfest 2009

You laugh, and then you laugh at yourself for laughing. Some of the jokes are incredibly stupid. Most of them are dumber than dumb. Yet this is not simply a string of one-liners. There is a certain manic logic to the progression of the film, as the plot leads us from Yasser Arafat to Reggie Jackson, with a pause while Queen Elizabeth II passes a hot dog to the person sitting on the other side of her at Dodger Stadium. Other famous walk-ons in the movie include not only Jackson but O. J. Simpson and, in a very funny sequence, the late John Houseman, who plays a driving instructor who is unflappable in the face of disaster. The Naked Gun is an utterly goofy movie and a lot of fun.

tags: Feature film

Cast: Leslie Nielsen, Priscilla Presley, Ricardo Montalban, George Kennedy, O.J. Simpson


Director: David Zucker