The Naked Gun 33 1/3: The Final Insult

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The further misadventures of bumbling Los Angeles police Lieutenant Frank Drebin Leslie Nielsen are chronicled in this third installment in the popular Naked Gun comedy series. This by-the-numbers entry begins with Drebin as a happily retired house-husband called back into action when an evil terrorist organization threatens Los Angeles. As in the other Naked Gun films, this plot is merely an excuse for an unhinged, rapid-fire succession of gags, ranging from satirical lampoons of cop movies to broad slapstick, ...
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Overview

The further misadventures of bumbling Los Angeles police Lieutenant Frank Drebin Leslie Nielsen are chronicled in this third installment in the popular Naked Gun comedy series. This by-the-numbers entry begins with Drebin as a happily retired house-husband called back into action when an evil terrorist organization threatens Los Angeles. As in the other Naked Gun films, this plot is merely an excuse for an unhinged, rapid-fire succession of gags, ranging from satirical lampoons of cop movies to broad slapstick, all played with a perfectly straight face. Nielsen provides his familiar combination of complete witlessness and oblivious dignity as Drebin, and the film attempts to match the earlier Naked Gun films -- and the Police Squad! television series that inspired them -- in the number of jokes. However, the film proved less successful than its predecessors, as some viewers found that the freewheeling comic style of the earlier films had solidified into its own formula, now mildly entertaining but disappointingly predictable.
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Editorial Reviews

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The title of Naked Gun 33 1/3: The Final Insult suggests that executive producers Jim Abrahams and Jerry Zucker knew they were offering diminishing returns with each new outing of Lt. Frank Drebin and company. After all, this time David Zucker isn't even directing -- that task goes to newbie Peter Segal. What they didn't know was that their film would feature two of the 1990s' most notorious tabloid headliners, O.J. Simpson and Anna Nicole Smith, making it quite a fun rental for those interested in seeing these disgraced stars in their more carefree days. As Nordberg, Simpson is as loosey goosey (and repeatedly banged up) as ever, but Smith gives proof as ample as her breasts why she needed her geriatric husband's fortune -- her acting was never going to earn many paychecks. Leslie Nielsen and George Kennedy are still a winningly oblivious comic pair, and Priscilla Presley continues to show her fitness for farce, but the jokes start to feel a little old hat, if not actually unfunny. It's just that knowing what the joke is going to be before the punchline eventually loses its charm. For die-hard fans of spoofs, this one will offer enough, but for those looking for a new and different approach, look elsewhere.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 1/1/2013
  • UPC: 883929302543
  • Original Release: 1994
  • Source: Paramount Catalog
  • Region Code: 1
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 26,601

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Leslie Nielsen Lt. Frank Drebin
Priscilla Presley Jane Spencer
George Kennedy Ed Hocken
O.J. Simpson Nordberg
Fred Ward Rocco
Kathleen Freeman Muriel
Anna Nicole Smith Tanya Peters
Ellen Greene Louise
Ed Williams Ted
Raye Birk Papshmir
Marc Alaimo Trucker
Rosalind Allen Bobbi
Jeffrey Anderson-Gunter Cabbie
Pamela Basker
Doris Belack Dr. Roberts
Chrissy Bocchino Mother Theresa
Earl Boen Dr. Eisendrath
Tim Bohn Waldo
Susan Breslau Train Lady #1
Andre Rosey Brown Corridor Guard
John Capodice Mr. Big
Glen Chin Sumo Wrestler
Randall "Tex" Cobb Big Hairy Con
Gary Cooper Cop
Andrew Craig Bryce Porterhouse Guard
Joe D'Angerio Security Guard
Danny D. Daniels Cabbie
Ann B. Davis Herself
Marianne Davis Girl of Geriatric Park
Lois de Banzie Dr. Kohlzak
Shannen Doherty Herself (uncredited)
Olympia Dukakis Herself (uncredited)
Robert J. Elisberg Taxi Driver
Bill Erwin Conductor
Michael Ewing Assistant Director
Morgan Fairchild Herself (uncredited)
Paul Feig Oscar Audience Member
Lou Felder Presenter
Tom Finnegan Priest
Joe Flood Cop
David Fresco Lifetime Award Recipient
Nigel Gibbs Carjacker
Marcy Goldman Train Lady #3
Elliott Gould Himself (uncredited)
Eugene Greytak Pope
Joe Grifasi Director
Mariel Hemingway Herself (uncredited)
Florence Henderson Herself
Scott Herriott Oscar Audience Member
Wendy Hogan Producer's Wife
James Earl Jones Himself (uncredited)
Christopher Keene Cop
William Kerr Producer of 'Sawdust & Mildew'
Robert LoCash Producer of 'Sawdust & Mildew'
Michael "Boogaloo Shrimp" Chambers Dancer
Mary Lou Retton Herself
Matt Roe Clayton
Blane Savage Dancer
Rick Scarry Security Guard
Peter Segal Producer of 'Sawdust & Mildew'
Aaron Seville Cop
Hammam Shafie Cabbie
Wylie Small Defense Attorney
Julie Strain Dominatrix
Jerald Vincent Dancer
Wayne "Crescendo" Ward Dancer
Robert Weiss Tuba Player
Raquel Welch Herself (uncredited)
Vanna White Herself
Jeff Wright Store Manager
"Weird Al" Yankovic Himself
Pia Zadora Herself
Alex Zimmerman Mess Hall Convict
Burton Zucker Clinic Patient
Charlotte Zucker Nurse
David Zucker Teleprompter Guy
Bill Zuckert Old Man
Technical Credits
Peter Segal Director
Stephen Abrums Makeup
Pamela Basker Casting
John Berger Set Decoration/Design
John Berger Set Decoration/Design
Bruce Crone Art Director
Michael Ewing Associate Producer
Hank Garfield Musical Direction/Supervision
Miranda Garrison Choreography
William C. Gerrity Co-producer, Production Designer
Ann Harris Set Decoration/Design
John Hockridge Asst. Director
James R. Symons Editor
Jim Abrahams Executive Producer
Kathe Klopp Set Decoration/Design
Robert LoCash Co-producer, Screenwriter
Gil Netter Executive Producer
Ira Newborn Score Composer
Lawrence G. Paull Production Designer
Pat Proft Screenwriter
Natalie Richards Set Decoration/Design
Robert M. Stevens Cinematographer
Mary Vogt Costumes/Costume Designer
Robert Weiss Producer
Jeff Wright Associate Producer
Jerry Zucker Executive Producer
David Zucker Producer, Screenwriter
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Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. What a Nightmare! [4:06]
2. Opening Credits [2:37]
3. The Big Target [2:08]
4. Hip to be Square [2:20]
5. Baby Blues [3:47]
6. The Happy Hausfrau [3:59]
7. Mr. Smith Goes to the Bank [4:42]
8. Unenchanted Evening [3:12]
9. Man Hater [4:09]
10. Back in Action [5:00]
11. Good Escape Plans [8:38]
12. Kiss and Make Up [6:38]
13. The Academy Awards [6:04]
14. Drebin Does Donohue [6:35]
15. The Start of Something Big [2:48]
16. The Bomb [1:22]
17. Nine Months Later [6:45]
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Menu

Side #1 --
   Play
   Set Up
      Audio Options
         English Dolby Surround
         English 5.1 Surround
         French
      Subtitle Options
         English for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
         Subtitles: None
   Scene Selection
   Special Features
      Theatrical Trailer
      Group Commentary with David Zucker, Robert Weiss, Peter Segal and Michael Ewing
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