Friday, July 29, 2011

The Naked Gun, 1988

Directed by David Zucker
Written by Jerry Zucker, Jim Abrahams, David Zucker, and Pat Profft
Starting Leslie Nielsen, Priscilla Presley, George Kennedy, Ricardo Montalban

This is a silly, funny movie. It's not as good as Airplane, or even as good as I remembered it being, but it's pretty good, just the same -- lots of good sight gags, cheap jokes, and bad puns. Leslie Nielsen's in fine form, the rest of the cast is just fine, and there's not much OJ Simpson, who is a little tough to watch, given history since then. It also has once of my favorite lines in a comedy, "It's Enrico Palazzo!"

For the record, 1988 was good year for comedy movies, with this, A Fish Called Wanda, and Dirty Rotten Scoundrels.

The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad! at IMDB.

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