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Old 01-16-06, 07:34 AM
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Naked Gun series

THE NAKED GUN (1988) - 4.5/5

Extremely silly, but very funny gag filled spoof that had me laughing out loud in places There are loads of top scenes, like the one where Frank (a perfectly cast Leslie Nielsen in deapan mode) is asking Nordberg OJ Simpson) for information about what happened on the "I Love You" boat:

Nordberg: Drugs...
Frank: Quick Nurse! Give the man some drugs. Can't you see he's in pain?
Nordberg: No Frank, heroin...
Frank: Thats' a tall order, you'll have to give me a couple of days on that one



the one where Frank and the witness keep passing money between each other when requesting information ("maybe this will help...") and I also love the bit when Frank gets into a random car and tells the driver to "Follow that black car" or something like that, and it turns out to be someone taking their driving test

I've still see the others in the set (Naked Gun 2.5 and 33 1/3)
Old 01-16-06, 09:17 AM
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Yeah, The Naked Gun is a classic. "Nice beaver."
Old 01-16-06, 09:30 AM
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"Thanks. I just had it stuffed"

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Originally Posted by grim_tales
the one where Frank and the witness keep passing money between each other when requesting information ("maybe this will help...") and I also love the bit when Frank gets into a random car and tells the driver to "Follow that black car" or something like that, and it turns out to be someone taking their driving test
That's Driving school. I loved how the driver instruction tried to teach her how to flip off.
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Some of it is juvenile, silly humor (in fact most of it is) but its' just so funny
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One of my favorite parts was when Frank was driving to work, and when he got out of his car he forgot to turn it off. The car slowly started following him. It almost ran him over and he started shooting at it as if someone was driving the car and trying to kill him. "Anyone get a license plate?"
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LMAO.

Doesn't the opening scene in the third spoof the Odessa Steps scene in "Battleship Potemkin"?

I also noticed one scene in the third maybe a reference to "The Big House" (1930), a scene where Wallace Berry says something like "I can't eat this slop" and all the prisoners bang on the table. I thought of this because in the third NG movie, as a distraction during the prison scene, Drebin starts saying stuff like "This Chateau Le Blanc '68 is supposed to be served slightly chilled!" and everyone starts banging on the table going "We are men.. we are men!" etc

Of course I didn't know this when it came out and I first saw the third movie (I was only 12)
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Funny visual gag in part 3 when we first get a glimpse of the awards show from outside. The camera pans over the L.A. scenery with an anncouncer saying "it's another beautiful L.A. evening" or something along those lines. And in the background we can see huge fires burning somewhere in the city. Probably resulting from the riots at the time period.
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"How about now?"
"I still can't tell you."
"Can I borrow a $20?"
"Yeah, sure, here you go."
"Okay, how about now?"
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"Now I'll have the pleasure of killing you myself."

Frank~ "The pleasure is all mine."
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Originally Posted by grim_tales
Doesn't the opening scene in the third spoof the Odessa Steps scene in "Battleship Potemkin"?
In a way that's true, but more precisely, it's a spoof of a similar sequence in "The Untouchables" which was an homage to the Odessa Steps sequence.
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"what's that smell"
"I've been swimming in raw sewage. I love it!"

I also get a kick out of the dating montage where we see Frank and Jane exiting a movie theater laughing hysterically, only to find out they just saw Platoon
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"How about a nightcap?"
"No thank you, I don't wear them."
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*Looking at the bomb*
"That's a pretty nice clock, why would somebody want to throw it away?"
"Probably because it's 4 minutes too slow."
*Winds it and sets it off*
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This thread is cracking me up.


Girlfriend: "Frank!"
Villain: "Drebin!"
Frank Drebin: "You're both right."
Old 01-16-06, 08:06 PM
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Originally Posted by Tyler_Durden
In a way that's true, but more precisely, it's a spoof of a similar sequence in "The Untouchables" which was an homage to the Odessa Steps sequence.
Ha great scene.

Love the newspaper he's reading...

"Dyslexia cure for found!"
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"Now, Jane, what can you tell us about the man you saw last night?"
"He's Caucasian."
"Caucasian?"
"Yeah, you know, a white guy. A moustache. About six-foot-three."
"That's an awfully big moustache."
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I love these movies.
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It's true what they say: Cops and women don't mix. It's like eating a spoonful of Drano, sure it'll clean you out, but it'll leave you hollow inside.

Frank: It's the same old story. Boy finds girl, boy loses girl, girl finds boy, boy forgets girl, boy remembers girl, girls dies in a tragic blimp accident over the Orange Bowl on New Year's Day.
Jane: Goodyear?
Frank: No, the worst.


Cuban?
Frank: No, Dutch-Irish. My father was from Wales.



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One of my favorites was from the shortlived TV Series:

Man: "Who are you, and how did you get in here?"
Frank: "I'm a locksmith and... I'm a locksmith"
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Originally Posted by jaeufraser
Ha great scene.

Love the newspaper he's reading...

"Dyslexia cure for found!"


I love this bit in 33 1/3 (the bit where Frank and Jane go to the sex therapist):

Therapist (to Jane) Something like: "Have you tried anything like sexy lingerie?"

Frank: I've tried wearing it all. It doesn't work.


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Originally Posted by GoldenJCJ
"what's that smell"
"I've been swimming in raw sewage. I love it!"

I also get a kick out of the dating montage where we see Frank and Jane exiting a movie theater laughing hysterically, only to find out they just saw Platoon

I also like at the end how the name of the song ("Something Tells Me Into Something Good" by Herman's Hermits) pops up on the screen at the end like an MTV promo
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Originally Posted by Joe Molotov
"How about now?"
"I still can't tell you."
"Can I borrow a $20?"
"Yeah, sure, here you go."
"Okay, how about now?"
Thats' the "Maybe this will help/how about now" scene I was thinking of in Naked Gun.
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How about (not exact quote, but):

"Breaking and entering... arson... sexual assault with a cement dildo!?! Frank, what were you thinking?"

"I can explain."

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