The Naked Gun 2 1/2: The Smell of Fear (1991)


Naked_Gun_2“Oh, it’s all right. I’m sure that we can handle this situation maturely, just like the responsible adults that we are. Isn’t that right, Mr… Poopy Pants? ” – Frank Drebin

Number of Times Seen – Between 3-5 times (Theater in ’91, cable and 19 Nov 2015)

Brief Synopsis – Drebin and the men of Police Squad are back when they need to stop eco-terrorists from kidnapping the President’s adviser on energy efficiency.

My Take on it – I’ve always been a big fan of this kind of humor and with this sequel, they did it again.

They obviously couldn’t top the laughs and situations from the original Naked Gun (1988), but they definitely did a great job trying.

The plot is much thinner and lacks a bit of believability but it was a very timely topic for the early 90’s.

I loved the acronyms used in the opening scene at the White House and the way they kept bashing (literally) Barbara Bush.

The laughs just keep going for the entire 90 minutes.

Leslie Nielsen once again proves how he is the perfect choice for these kind of roles.

The thing in this series that makes me chuckle the most is watching OJ Simpson in this kind of movie. 🙂

Bottom Line – Another great addition to the series that despite not being as funny as the first film, still gives us plenty to laugh at over and over.  Nielsen is once again superb in this kind of role.  Still funny seeing Simpson in these movies. Recommended!

MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – ‘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.  (From IMDB)

Rating – Globe Worthy

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4 thoughts on “The Naked Gun 2 1/2: The Smell of Fear (1991)

  1. My favourite bit is when him and the scientist are tied up and Drebin tries to escape but ends up knocking the science guy out from stuff at the top of the cupboard. Then the police guy is appalled by the violence, misreads the situation and offers to beat up the bad guy.

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