The Naked Gun: From The Files Of Police Squad (1988)

DAVID ZUCKER

Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB

USA, 1988.  Paramount Pictures.  Screenplay by , , David Zucker, , based on the television series Police Squad by Jim Abrahams, David Zucker, Jerry Zucker.  Cinematography by .  Produced by .  Music by .  Production Design by .  Costume Design by .  Film Editing by .  

The first entry of the popular comedy series is definitely the best. Based on the television show Police Squad!, it actually achieved much more fame as a film series than it ever did on the small screen.   is terrific as the deadpan policeman who somehow manages to solve cases without any credible wit. His current assignment is to prevent an attempted assassination of Queen Elizabeth II, who is coming to his city for a visit and will be a pretty easy target the whole time. The evil villain () who is planning to kill her has been brainwashing an unsuspecting baseball player to do the deed during a high-profile game.   also stars in this terrific spoof that features lots of silly gags, and for the most part they’re very funny.

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