Naked Gun 2 1/2: The Smell of Fear

The Naked Gun 2 1/2: The Smell of Fear

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Director: David Zucker

Cast: David Zucker, Leslie Nielsen, Priscilla Presley, George Kennedy

     
 

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David Zucker's follow-up to the comedy hit The Naked Gun comes to DVD with extras as entertaining as the movie. The transfer is a widescreen anamorphic 1.85:1 image. English soundtracks are rendered in both Dolby Digital 5.1 and Dolby Digital Surround. There are English subtitles, and both soundtracks are closed-captioned. The highlight of the supplemental…  See more details below

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David Zucker's follow-up to the comedy hit The Naked Gun comes to DVD with extras as entertaining as the movie. The transfer is a widescreen anamorphic 1.85:1 image. English soundtracks are rendered in both Dolby Digital 5.1 and Dolby Digital Surround. There are English subtitles, and both soundtracks are closed-captioned. The highlight of the supplemental features is the audio commentary with the director and producer. Also included is a pair of theatrical trailers. Anyone familiar with the Zaz gang's track for Kentucky Fried Movie or Airplane will know what to expect.

Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide - Karl Williams
The second in a trilogy of comedies based on a failed TV series, The Naked Gun 2 1/2: The Smell of Fear (1991) exemplified the absurd, slapstick, lowbrow humor of director David Zucker, his brother Jerry Zucker, and their partner Jim Abrahams, characterized by sight gags, non sequiturs, broad acting, celebrity cameos, wordplay, pratfalls, expletives, and bodily functions. The films in the "Naked Gun" trilogy began as a six-episode midseason replacement TV series called Police Squad! (1982), a knowing send-up of such 1970s TV detective dramas as Cannon and Barnaby Jones. As with the Zucker Abrahams Zucker team's box office blockbuster Airplane! (1980), which mocked the clichés of the disaster epic, the newest creation spoofed the conventions of the crime drama, from its characters (a shoeshine boy who was an all-too-knowing informant) to its stylistic elements (the show-closing "freeze frame," which wasn't really frozen). When Police Squad! failed to become a hit, the Zucker Abrahams Zucker team successfully transformed the concept into a feature film, altering the emphasis from wicked satire to broad farce. As in the TV show and first film, star Leslie Nielsen, who had been a staple of tough-guy parts for decades, masterfully underplayed his lead role of Lt. Frank Drebin, a wooden, all-American version of Inspector Clouseau. Delivering every line without inflection and remaining unperturbed by even the most disturbing or humiliating event, Nielsen was given a second career in cartoon-like comedy roles because of his fame as Drebin. Less was required of the supporting parts, filled by such figures as Priscilla Presley, O.J. Simpson, and Robert Goulet, all lampooning their public images.

Product Details

Release Date:
08/15/2000
UPC:
0097363236542
Original Release:
1991
Rating:
PG13
Source:
Paramount
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Sound:
[Dolby Digital Surround, Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround]
Time:
1:25:00

Special Features

Widescreen version enhanced for 16x9; Dolby Digital: English 5.1 Surround; English Dolby Surround; English subtitles; Interactive menus; Scene selection; Two theatrical trailers; Group commentary with David Zucker [director and co-writer]; Robert Weiss [producer]; Peter Tilden [host]

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Leslie Nielsen Lt. Frank Drebin
Priscilla Presley Jane Spencer
George Kennedy Ed Hocken
Orenthal James Simpson Nordberg
Robert Goulet Quentin Hapsburg
Richard Griffiths Dr. Meinheimer/Earl Hacker
Jacqueline Brookes Commissioner Brumford
Anthony James Hector Savage
Lloyd Bochner Baggett
Tim O'Connor Fenzwick
Ed Williams Ted Olsen
John Roarke George Bush
Margery Ross Barbara Bush
Peter van Norden John Sununu
Gail Neely Winnie Mandela
Colleen Fitzpatrick Blues Singer
Courtney Terrett Actor
Jose Gonzales-Gonzales Mariachi
Sally Rosenblatt Mrs. Redmond
Alexander Folk Crackhouse Cop
Larry McCormick TV Reporter
Cliff Bemis Barbecue Dad
D.D. Howard Barbecue Mom
William Woodson TV Commercial Announcer
Mel Tormé Himself
Zsa Zsa Gabor Herself
Bill Chemerka 'Ladies & Gentlemen, the President...'
Christopher Keene "Hey Ken, Al! Look what I found."
Ken Kerman "Hey, that's a pretty nice clock."
Al Fann "It's 4 minutes too slow."
Tom McGreevey "Very well, sir. It's from the lady."
James Gilstrap 'Always nice to see nice people.'
"Weird Al" Yankovic "You pigs...say your prayers."
Gina Mastrogiacomo "Is this some kind of bust?"
Jeff Wright "Frank, we got that Sure-Grip suck..."
C. Lindsay Workman 'Your coat, sir?'
Datta V. Gokhale 'Hey, what the hell happened to the...'
John Stevens 'Phone call, Commissioner'
Charlotte Zucker "For a man in a wheelchair, he gets..."
Don Pugsley "He's wired!"
Carlos Betancourt 'Ojala que se majore pronto!'
Bernardo Marquez 'Recuerdos a todos.'
Margarito Mendoza "Puede decirme donde esta la casa de..."
Claude Jay McLin 'Yeah!'
Manny Perry "Let's get him."
Alex Zimmerman "Yeah!"
Raynor Scheine "You're on my groin."
John Fleck "If that's your attitude, forget it."
Susan Breslau Party Guest
Leslie Maier Party Guest
Ron Rosenblatt Mr. Redmond
Jennifer Kretchmer Barbecue Girl
Ryan Harrison Barbecue Boy
David Zucker Davy Crockett
Robert Weil George Russell
Robert Weiss Obstetrician
Robert LoCash FBI Agent
Burton Zucker Lab Technician
Lewis Friedman Lab Technician
Bob Reitman Lab Technician
Gene Mueller Lab Technician
Gino Salomone Lab Technician
Robert J. Elisberg McTigue
Mindy Newborn Slave to the Composer
Jan Campbell Lady in Waiting
Wendy Hogan Lady in Waiting
Mark Richman Dunwell
Don McLeod Gorilla

Technical Credits
David Zucker Director,Screenwriter
Stephen Abrums Makeup
Charles Butcher Set Decoration/Design
Taryn de Chellis Costumes/Costume Designer
Michael Ewing Associate Producer
Miranda Garrison Choreography
Christopher Greenbury Editor
James R. Symons Editor
Jim Abrahams Executive Producer
John J. Lloyd Production Designer
Robert LoCash Associate Producer
Mindy Marin Casting
Mickey Michaels Set Decoration/Design
Mike Millar Special Effects
Gil Netter Executive Producer
Ira Newborn Score Composer
Pat Proft Screenwriter
John D. Schofield Co-producer
Jim Scribner Makeup
Robert M. Stevens Cinematographer
James Tocci Set Decoration/Design
Robert Weiss Producer
Jerry Zucker Executive Producer

Scene Index

Side #1
0. Scene Selection
1. Bush Whacked [:18]
2. Opening Credits [:54]
3. Bombshell [4:51]
4. Picking Up The Pieces [1:50]
5. Police Blues [2:56]
6. The Hapsburg Empire [6:19]
7. Tanks A Lot [:06]
8. Dangerous Moves [6:12]
9. Guns And Roses [2:13]
10. Feet Of Clay [4:18]
11. Dropping In [4:24]
12. Double Trouble [2:46]
13. Plan B [3:35]
14. Proposals [3:27]
15. End Credits [5:26]

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The Naked Gun 2 1/2: The Smell of Fear 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
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This a 5 star 2 thumbs up movie. I would recomend it strongly to anyone who wants to see a great comedy movie.