The Naked Gun
Directed by David Zucker
I know it gives great pain to my readers that I don't like the film Airplane! (pause for boos). I expected to hate this movie just as much, but I actually managed to enjoy this movie a little. Only a little. It still is not my brand of comedy.
Basically it is the clueless spy plot, which has been done now approximately 1674 times. Frank Drebin is an incompetent police lieutenant who tries to stop the assassination of Queen Elizabeth II when she visits Los Angeles. He is aided by the would be assassin's assistant, Jane, and the two fall in love. Oh, and O.J. Simpson is in it. That guy oozes comedy...
So like I said, it is not my type of humor, as I am not that into visual gags and slapstick comedy. Still, I did find myself laughing a few times (nothing to see here, move along!). A part of me will always find Leslie Nielsen slightly annoying, but he was enjoyable enough here.
Not the best comedy I have seen, or even the best comedy of 1988. But still a light, fun film.
Film is based on the short lived television series, Police Squad!.