Film 87 in the “1001 Films to See Before You Die” is 1988’s “The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad!” After watching this film, I wouldn’t mind watching the sequels as I rather enjoyed this. Even if the majority of jokes went right over my Sunday night head. I didn’t know what to expect going into this. All I knew was before watching this was that Frank is a cop who messes thing up and hilarity ensues. That certainly was the case. From the amount of times Frank crashed his car into something to the very weird scene of him and Jane having sex in adult sized condom suits. Talk about safe sex. I didn’t what to think when Nordberg, played by O.J. Simpson, got shot several times at the start of the movie. Considering what happened in O.J.’s life six years after this film was released, it was a little hard to watch. The one thing I would have to question is this, why would Queen Elizabeth II want to visit a baseball game while on tour? It doesn’t feel right. If we look at the male side of The Royal Family to start with, Prince Harry supports Arsenal and has been in The Army (could be wrong on that one), Prince William supports Aston Villa while Prince Andrew is a Norwich City supporter. The women of The Royal Family Queen Elizabeth II likes riding horses and loves corgis, Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall is a patron of The National Literacy Trust and other literacy charities. And Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, became prominent for her fashion style and has been placed on numerous “best dressed” lists. Very different lifestyles. Back to the film, I recommend watching it and the sequels. If you have seen this film or any other films from “The Naked Gun” then let me know what you thought of them in the comments. Here is what I had to say while watching 1988’s “The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad!”
Film – The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad!
Year – 1988
Director – David Zucker
Staring – Leslie Nielsen, Priscilla Presley, O.J. Simpson
IMDb Rating – 7.6/10
My Rating – 7.6/10
Length – 85 min (1h 25min)
Genre – Comedy, Crime
We’re in Beirut
Time for a meeting between two countries
America is like a paper tiger?!?
Fuck him up, Frank, fuck him up!!
If only fights were this easy
POLICE!!! Move out of the way!
Just gonna drive on the pavement to speed things up
How are we driving through someone’s house
Now we’re in the women’s showers in a gym
Now we’re on a rollercoaster
Gotta drive fast to Dunkin’ Donuts!!!
Did that air vent have Al Larson’s name on it
Hello O.J. Simpson! Sorry… Nordberg
Kicking in the door didn’t work so I’ll just enter casually
And Nordberg has been shot, burned, stuck to wet paint and fallen into a wedding cake
Even a bear trap and falling off a boat doesn’t kill him!!!
Frank is back home and gets told about Victoria who’s left her
Weird Al Yankovic!!?! What are you doing here?
Whoops! Car’s in reverse
Nordberg’s on life support we’re told
How did all that luggage get attached to their car?
Nordberg’s really not in any condition to talk
Let’s drug him for answers
Damn! That made him fall asleep
How to die properly – Failing to open a parachute and having your balls bitten off by a dog
You got snot on my jacket!
We don’t allow drooling vegetables in the police squad
Wait… Queen Elizabeth is on her way to Chicago
Let’s solve this case later, let’s go get some food
BREAKING NEWS – Queen Elizabeth is visiting Los Angeles on her tour
Damn radio mic is broken
Are people secretly leaving
Someone forgot to mute Frank’s mic before he used the toilet
Frank really needed to piss
You just knocked a fisherman into the water
How did they get a drawing in the middle of the water
Here’s $200 to talk
Have it back to hear the answers
Time to visit Ludwig
Amazing! He crashed his car and there wasn’t a scratch on the car
$20,000 for a fish!!!
Here’s a pen that can only be destroyed by water
Well… I broke it!
Fucking fish bit me!
A gold plated tissue box!
Meet my assisstant, Jane!
She can’t walk down stairs without falling over
“Legs you can suck on for a day”
“Nice beaver! Thank you! I just had it stuffed”
Who leaves employment records in the attic?
I have a gun and two baseballs in my pants as well (if you know what I mean 😉 )
What is Arbor Day?
Ludwig then asks Jane to spend some time with Frank
Crashing into two bins set off the airbags
Those airbags can drive a car
What the hell is in the back of his car?
We’ve made a Swiss Army Shoe
And cuff links with knock out darts
Al is one tall scientist
Nordberg was a drug dealer!!!! Better fire him within 24 hours
Pahpshmir arrives to see Ludwig
What the hell???? Dominique is a secret assassin!
I have a new car
And have injured everyone on the scaffold
That’s the most lethal pillow ever
I got in the one car that’s has a driving instructor
I hope this doesn’t happen to me when I get my driving lessons
Who leaves a gas truck in the middle of the street
And where did that tank come from
NOT THE FIREWORKS STORE!!!
It’s like the 4th of July behind him
How did I end up on top of this hill
Most athletic way of searching a house
How did Jane get in Frank’s house?
Excuse me while I change suits
Have some of my meat (if you know what I mean)
Let me talk about my ex while we’re on a date
They’re having sex…. in condom suits!!!
Cue the romance montage
Lets watch Platoon together – That’s the perfect movie for dates
Nice for the film to tell me the name of the song
Time for me to Break into Ludwig’s office
Who left all these red jelly beans outside my car door
Damn! My Mastercard didn’t open the door
Thankfully, American Express does
How to hide something – Hide it under a stack of cards
Ludwig’s put a $20 million hit on Queen Elizabeth
Save the Ming vases
And there goes the painting
Shit! Ludwig’s back!
Better escape through the window
Just gonna cop a feel on these statues boobs
And some real ones
Good thing this statue has a penis I can hold on to for safety
I have a penis and I’m not afraid to use it!
Think that milk and mayo has gone off
No one believes Frank’s story about Ludwig
Time to visit Ludwig at his factory
Time for a gunfight at the meat factory
Who leaves toxic waste in a meat factory
Who starts cutting a cake in the middle
Did Frank compare dates to drinking Drano?
Can men fake orgasms?!?
Ludwig’s about to shoot The Queen
Here comes Frank to save her in a sexual pose
Jane finally believes Frank’s story
Ludwig’s planning to have a baseball player shoot The Queen at the baseball game
Curt Gowdy?!?! What are you doing here?
How many baseball commentators?
Who let two bums sit in the VIP section?
Even Ludwig and Jane are in the VIP section
Time to disguise myself as an opera star
Someone’s a little off key
And he doesn’t know the American National Anthem
That cop looks like Dave Grohl
Now to dress myself as a worker in the stadium
Time for a highlight montage of baseball funnies
Who let a tiger onto the field?
Ludwig just ate his hired goon as a hot dog
Frank’s dressed as a umpire
Does every baseball player chew tobacco?
Good thing Frank’s wearing that guard otherwise his face would be broken
I’m pretty sure umpires are meant to showboat
Who keeps vaseline under their baseball cap
IT’S THE WAVE!!!
Stop getting the home plate dirty!
Controversial call there
Make it two
And that’s three calls
He’s ejected two umpires
It’s third out!
And the catcher’s the assassin
Who hides a gun under the base plate
Chair to the back!
That was clearly a dummy that was thrown
Frank took out the assassin with a fat woman
Cuff link dart to the Ludwig who calls off the stadium and then ran over by a bus and a steamroller
And a marching band playing “Louie, Louie”
Now Jane’s the assassin!
She’s gonna kill Frank!!
Why are they showing this on the big screen?
This has to be the most bizarre World Series Finals I’ve ever seen
Frank’s proposing to Jane and that stops her from being an assassin
That proposal just made 60,000+ cry and hug
That job got Frank a promotion
And Nordberg’s better
Well… he was