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Captain Kronos Says THE NAKED GUN: WHAT 4? THE RHYTHM OF EVIL Script Is 'Inspired'!!

Published at: March 20, 2009, noon CST

Merrick here...
Captain Kronos sent in his/her/its thoughts on the script for THE NAKED GUN: WHAT 4? THE RHYTHM OF EVIL - a project that wasn't on my radar until I read this review. Now, I kinda/really wanna see it!
Here's Captain Kronos...
I love spoof movies, but not what they’ve become. A genre once defined by Airplane!” and “Blazing Saddles” has deteriorated into crapitude like “Epic Movie,” “Meet The Spartans” and “Disaster Movie.” There’s nowhere left to go, except a parody called “Spoof Movie” I guess. Off and on, I’d heard talk of doing a fourth “Naked Gun” movie, but none of it really seemed to go anywhere. The last one “Naked Gun 33⅓” underperformed and everybody only really liked the first film. On every level, it seemed like a bad idea, especially since Leslie Nielsen is ninetysomething, so I was pretty surprised to read a rave review at www.hollywoodelsewhere.com for a script called “THE NAKED GUN: WHAT 4? THE RHYTHM OF EVIL.” It wasn’t written by anyone involved with the original films, usually not a good sign, but it is written by the same guy that created the TV series “ Sledge Hammer!” so he s got some spoof cred. I was able to get my hands on the script and was pretty skeptical… until I started reading it. THE NAKED GUN: WHAT 4? reinvents the premise and is as funny as the first film and better than the other two sequels. NG4 takes “The Files of Police Squad” and shifts it into the gritty, super violent world of contemporary “bad cop” movies like “Training Day,” “Internal Affairs,” “Dark Blue” and “The Departed.” Police corruption in Los Angeles is shown as out of control with cops snatching purses, highway patrolmen accepting credit cards and one section of the city literally transformed into a “Grand Theft Auto” video game. Everyone wonders how you can make a “Naked Gun” movie without mentioning O.J. and the screenplay addresses this head on and rather brilliantly within the first three pages. Without giving too much away, the character of Nordberg and Simpson’s fa tes paralle l each other pretty closely. An ambitious Commissioner decides the only way to save the city is to reactivate the long inactive Police Squad, a division with a reputation similar to “The Untouchables,” and calls a retired Frank Drebin for guidance. Drebin initially thinks he’s being called back to active duty. He’s excited: “I can still do everything I did thirty years ago… just slower and with more mistakes,” but instead gets persuaded to name a successor. Throughout, Drebin is depicted like Obi Wan and even offers some early voice over narration but has to stop because the entire city can hear it. A young detective named Vince Conklin arrives on the scene. He’s Drebin ’s pick, a guy who quit a promising career in law enforcement and no one knows why, including Conklin as he has a void in his memory, a mystery that gets revealed, and he’s teamed with an Internal Affairs investigator, Lt. Erica Litvak, to handpick uncorrupted people to comprise Police Squad 2.0. The script features the requisite rapid-fire jokes and sight gags one would expect from “The Naked Gun,” the formula the beloved ZAZ team defined, but also has a very different level of satire and social commentary throughout. There’s a dig at the last “Die Hard” movie as anytime a character says “fuck” the word gets conveniently clipped off by either a gunshot or car horn. A marquee at a Magic Johnson movie theater reads: “Indiana Jones & The All White Cast.” There are cameos, like Gordon Ramsey wigging out about food on a plane and leading a “United 93” charge of the cockpit. The TV shows “CSI” and “Law & Order” get lampooned with an interrogation scene so dimly20lit no one can find the door at the end, as well as a hot female coroner that performs an autopsy that goes gorily wrong. There seems to be a shot taken in the direction of “24” with a split screen sequence that shows inconsequential stuff happening as well as a scene from another movie entirely. Besides the high batting average for laughs, ultimately what makes the screenplay work is that it features an actual story with a real investigation and a twist ending. It’s a real whodunit. Similar to the first “Naked Gun,” Conklin gets romantically involved with the main female character and discovers she might have ties to the bad guys. I actually cared about the resolution, which surprised me. Probably the biggest surp rise is this script appears to have been written for Paramount’s DVD division, either that or it got shifted over since so many spoof movies have bombed. This shouldn’t be the case for this one not just because of an inspired script, but also because the legacy of “The Naked Gun” deserves better. While anything called __________ Movie should be flushed, “The Naked Gun: What 4?” is the shit. It restores quality control to a badly damaged genre and reboots a much loved film series.



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  • March 20, 2009, 12:02 p.m. CST

    The only way....

    by WeLiveStill...OrNot

    ....I'll pay to see this is if they get O.J. to be in it. Now THAT would be funny....

  • March 20, 2009, 12:03 p.m. CST

    Please make more Naked Gun movies.

    by oaser

    I grew up on spoofs. I watched Blazing Saddles until my eyes fell out of my head. I rewatched part of Naked Gun -- the umpire scene -- the other day. Classic.

  • March 20, 2009, 12:06 p.m. CST

    Just like a CEO at the doctor's office...

    by AgentArchangel

    ...I was going to have to take my head out of my ass, to see just what was going on. I really hope this works out, it sounds like it could honestly be funny. Though, the words "Direct to DVD" don't bode well.

  • March 20, 2009, 12:06 p.m. CST

    OJ got to eat

    by White Goodman

    Have him get stabbed in the beginning of the movie.

  • March 20, 2009, 12:07 p.m. CST

    This HAS to be done before Leslie Nielsen dies!

    by ricarleite

    And just let OJ get out of jail for a couple of days to shoot his cameo. Surrealistic comedy films such as Airplane!, Top Secret, Naked Gun and Hot Shots were the prog-rock of movies: complex, enjoyable, but no one dares to do it anymore. This style of comedy has got to come back. Naked Gun 4, is, my friend, COOL NEWS!

  • March 20, 2009, 12:07 p.m. CST

    Fuck yeah, Apatow sucks compared to Naked Gun

    by MANNZILLA

    In fact cast OJ again baby!

  • March 20, 2009, 12:08 p.m. CST

    I so want to cry Plant

    by chrth

    But I so want this to be true that I won't

  • March 20, 2009, 12:08 p.m. CST

    I just got off the phone with Enrico Palazzo

    by White Goodman

    and he wants to see this movie get made.

  • March 20, 2009, 12:08 p.m. CST

    "STEEEEEERIKE THREEEEE THREE THREE"

    by Stuntcock Mike

  • March 20, 2009, 12:08 p.m. CST

    Nordberg did it...

    by ShogunMaster

    They'll riot in the theatres when he gets off..

  • March 20, 2009, 12:10 p.m. CST

    "Sexual assault with a concrete dildo?!"

    by oaser

  • March 20, 2009, 12:13 p.m. CST

    If By

    by LaserPants

  • March 20, 2009, 12:14 p.m. CST

    no nordberg i guess. stoopid stabber.

    by FleshMachine

    stabby stabby! : (

  • March 20, 2009, 12:14 p.m. CST

    No mama soporano either.

    by FleshMachine

    : (

  • March 20, 2009, 12:15 p.m. CST

    Sledge Hammer = comedy gold

    by Motoko Kusanagi

    Naked Gun 4 = meh

  • March 20, 2009, 12:15 p.m. CST

    If By "Inspired" You Mean "Retarded and Unnecessary"...

    by LaserPants

    I wholeheartedly agree.

  • March 20, 2009, 12:16 p.m. CST

    Actually...

    by ShogunMaster

    I'd love to see a Sledge Hammer movie too!

  • March 20, 2009, 12:17 p.m. CST

    The premise...

    by jackalcack

    ...sounds good. Make it happen.

  • March 20, 2009, 12:17 p.m. CST

    cops and credit

    by TedDansonFan

    spoof? i really did get pulled over on I-95 and the patrolman took my fucking credit card!

  • March 20, 2009, 12:18 p.m. CST

    should have a fight scene with shaky cam

    by turketron

    Should have a fight scene with retarded and unnecessary shaky cam (is there any other kind?) taken to the limits of preposterous hilariousness.

  • March 20, 2009, 12:18 p.m. CST

    ummm part 3 was awesome

    by robamenta

    i dont think i ever laughed so much in a film. thought it was better than 1 and 2

  • March 20, 2009, 12:20 p.m. CST

    but the jack hammer dildo

    by johnnyangelheart

    will it be back?

  • March 20, 2009, 12:23 p.m. CST

    Question about part 3

    by Pandas

    I haven't seen it for a while but I seem to recall a scene in Anna Nicole-Smith's character's dressing room where she had pictures of a cricket player on the wall and a cricket player's outfit hanging up (I forget who the player was, maybe Phil DeFreitas). Anyway, what was that all about? I always wondered and never managed to find anything on the internet about it.

  • March 20, 2009, 12:25 p.m. CST

    Holy shit a SCRIPT REVIEW on AICN?!?

    by D.Vader

    What is this, 2001?

  • March 20, 2009, 12:26 p.m. CST

    Like a midget at a urinal,

    by Robstar

    I was going to have to step up to the challenge.

  • March 20, 2009, 12:26 p.m. CST

    Oh man! They ARE like prog-rock.

    by TheMark

    That would explain why i'm all uppity about my music AND my movie loves. Seriously, do you guys ever 'test' your friends by making them watch something you think is genius and when they don't get it, you realize that you can never truly be friends? Haha, i'm so alone.

  • March 20, 2009, 12:28 p.m. CST

    Leslie Nielson = awesome

    by BALZACS_BALLSAC

    If he's involved, they've got my $$.

  • March 20, 2009, 12:28 p.m. CST

    It sounds like they are the right track

    by skimn

    by parodying and lampooning the conventions and cliches of current cop and procedural shows and movies, instead of mixmatching a couple of recent hits and spoofing them like the Scary Movies, or throwing a bucket of shit on the wall to see what sticks ala the ______ Movie movies. But I doubt if anyone will ever touch the inspired lunacy of the original Airplane, or my personal favorite from ZAZ, Top Secret...the underwater fight, the backward scene w/Peter Cushing, etc.

  • March 20, 2009, 12:29 p.m. CST

    This actually sounds great!

    by Gorgomel

    make it happen!

  • March 20, 2009, 12:31 p.m. CST

    It's Phil Donohue throwing up in a tuba.

    by daggor

    Sounds good, if they do it right. I doubt it would be, though. And also... still "too soon" for 9/11 jokes in a mainstream movie.

  • March 20, 2009, 12:32 p.m. CST

    Hey Drebin! I have a message for you from Vincent Ludwig!"

    by oaser

  • March 20, 2009, 12:32 p.m. CST

    Hey Drebin! I have a message for you from Vincent Ludwig!"

    by oaser

    "I'm sorry, I can't hear you. Don't fire the gun while you're talking"

  • March 20, 2009, 12:32 p.m. CST

    where's Nordberg?

    by Cedar_Room

    still some great stuff to be mined here - and why does the bit in the video where he throws a pillow in Drebin's face ALWAYS make me laugh? Lets hope for the best with this one.

  • March 20, 2009, 12:32 p.m. CST

    Re: Top Secret

    by skimn

    ..oh and a 150-pounds lighter Val Kilmer..

  • March 20, 2009, 12:34 p.m. CST

    Naked Gun 2 was hilarious...

    by Mrhazard

    And Part 3 wasnt bad either... The whole series was good...

  • March 20, 2009, 12:35 p.m. CST

    Top Secret...

    by oaser

    also had the parachute love scene with the floating fire place, right? Awesome...forgot that ZAZ did that too.

  • March 20, 2009, 12:36 p.m. CST

    I didn't like ANY of the Naked Gun movies.

    by rev_skarekroe

    They didn't have the focus of the Police Squad! the show. Where the show was a parody of hard-boiled cop dramas, the films weren't really a parody of anything. Just a lot shots of Leslie Nielson and OJ Simpson falling down.<p>That said, this movie seems like it might be funny.

  • March 20, 2009, 12:37 p.m. CST

    Is this some kind of bust?

    by Gorgomel

    It's very impressive, but it's not why we're here..

  • March 20, 2009, 12:37 p.m. CST

    That pillow always gets me too

    by MontyPigeon

    Police Squad was unmissable television back in the day. It's still as funny now as it was back then. It doesn't age, the same can be said of all great comedies.

  • March 20, 2009, 12:39 p.m. CST

    the ZAZ got to direct this together!

    by Gorgomel

    and have Julie Hagerty and Robert Hays make a cameo!

  • March 20, 2009, 12:40 p.m. CST

    On second thoughts...

    by Amazing Maurice

    I'll have a Black Russian.

  • March 20, 2009, 12:43 p.m. CST

    “I can still do everything I did thirty years ago..."

    by Mike_D

    "... just slower and with more mistakes." I actually played that line out in my head with Frank Drebin's narration. I laughed my ass off.

  • March 20, 2009, 12:46 p.m. CST

    I haven's had this much sex

    by oaser

    since I was a boy scout leader. I mean...at the time...I was dating a lot.

  • March 20, 2009, 12:50 p.m. CST

    Script PDF?

    by JustThisGuy

    Anyone know where to find a copy of this? It would be much appreciated.

  • March 20, 2009, 12:51 p.m. CST

    Along with OJ, i'd love to see Ricardo Montablon and Anna Nicole

    by IndyAbbey Jones

    oh snap!<P>plus isn't geroge kennedy dead?

  • March 20, 2009, 12:53 p.m. CST

    NOT A PLANT! ITS AN ALAN SPENCER SCRIPT!!!

    by major_tom_aint_dead

    Sledge Hammer! is the best police spoof series ever; all that is reviewed here is in the same tone. (The ZAZ team and Spender inspired each other). In fact, Lethal Weapon is a Sledge Hammer lift. This should be good!!! Even more, with a David Rasche cameo!

  • March 20, 2009, 12:54 p.m. CST

    Whaddya mean people only liked the first one?

    by Lou C.

    I was working at a movie theater when 2-1/2 came out, and I went four times in five days because all my friends wanted to see it. Laughed my ass off every time. The script review makes this one sound interesting. I hope they get some decent filmmakers involved and give Nielsen a proper last hurrah.

  • March 20, 2009, 12:57 p.m. CST

    George Kennedy is alive.

    by ricarleite

    He can be on this as well.

  • March 20, 2009, 12:57 p.m. CST

    Holy Crap, I was laughing while reading the review,

    by Angry Mike

    they have to make this movie.

  • March 20, 2009, 12:57 p.m. CST

    The Biggest Laughs You Ever had Watching A Movie...

    by CanYouFlySucka

    Were probably from spoofs. A good spoof is comedy gold, from Hot Shots to Airplane! The ... Movie series are the CANCER OF COMEDY. Could this be the one great spoof I've been waiting on?

  • March 20, 2009, 12:58 p.m. CST

    I wanna watch this movie now!

    by IL_Deuce

    I'll take my dad and we'll both shit ourselves in the theater laughing our assess off. Best line though: “I can still do everything I did thirty years ago… just slower and with more mistakes,” That just sounds like Drebin, dead-on.

  • March 20, 2009, 1:02 p.m. CST

    Like a blind man at an orgy...

    by NubtheSquirrel

    I was going to have to feel my way through.

  • March 20, 2009, 1:03 p.m. CST

    I would pay 10 bucks to see this

    by kafka07

    Sounds like it could rejuvenate the genre, and god knows the genre needs a good enema

  • March 20, 2009, 1:04 p.m. CST

    HAHAHAHA i was laughing my ass off reading this

    by eric haislar

    make this film.

  • March 20, 2009, 1:06 p.m. CST

    let Appatow direct

    by IndyAbbey Jones

    Then frank Drebin can team up with seth rogan and they can banter back and forth about ball hair and getting high<P>Also his wife and kids can have cameo's and Paul Rudd can say Nordberg was a fuck staber

  • March 20, 2009, 1:07 p.m. CST

    I'm sorry to say that no good can come of this

    by chewyou812

    The premise actually sounds workable and I am a fan of the original Naked Gun. Than being said, even if this works it will only spur more bad spoofs.

  • March 20, 2009, 1:08 p.m. CST

    by MikeTheSpike

    Weird, I wasn't aware that Naked Gun was so well-received by the misanthropes on this site. And that script review had me laughing out loud, it sounds great. Get Nielson and Kennedy (if he's in any sort of shape) back and you've got yourself a picture. Still, title could be funnier...

  • March 20, 2009, 1:09 p.m. CST

    Stopped reading at "Sledge Hammer"...

    by JackPumpkinhead

    I grabbed this online a while ago, expecting something in the vein of the "Police Squad" series... but that garbage almost as awful as any of the "Epic/Superhero/Date/Disaster Movie". "The creator of Sledge Hammer wrote the pilot's script when he was 15..." - gee, I almost couldn't tell! (Well, actually, it did feel as if it was written by a 12 year old rather than 15, but still..)

  • March 20, 2009, 1:11 p.m. CST

    Sounds quite good, surprisingly.

    by Kevin Holsinger

    I'd like to add my voice to the "show those *** Movie guys how it's done" sentiment.

  • March 20, 2009, 1:11 p.m. CST

    I would love to see this made

    by Davidhessstation

    Leslie returning and a decent script, this would be great. I would like to see Jane and Ed come back again.

  • March 20, 2009, 1:11 p.m. CST

    by MikeTheSpike

    Oh, and let me add my voice to those that are pleased as punch they're taking the piss out of those police procedurals, corrupt cop films, etc. So much material to mine there, and so goddamn deserving.

  • March 20, 2009, 1:13 p.m. CST

    Your lies are like bananas

    by Biffs_Pleasure_Paradise

    They come in big yellow bunches! Seriously, I like all the Naked Gun movies, and the first one is still my favorite of the Zucker flicks. This script review really sounds dead on to the spirit of the first 3.

  • March 20, 2009, 1:15 p.m. CST

    If it is as good as the buzz then I'd love to see it...

    by henrydalton

    If only to give Neilsen a good film to finish off his long career with. Hope this gets made, although the description of the Gordon Ramsay airplane scene sounded awful, tasteless and unfunny... But I'm sure it's all in the timing.

  • March 20, 2009, 1:15 p.m. CST

    "Officers, cuff him and take him away..."

    by henrydalton

    "Officer Cuffhim, Officer Takehimaway..."

  • March 20, 2009, 1:16 p.m. CST

    Who are you? And how did you get in here?

    by eric haislar

    I'm a locksmith....and I'm a locksmith.

  • March 20, 2009, 1:18 p.m. CST

    I was all for more Naked Gun movies

    by johnnylawless2

    as many as we could have gotten, only problem is I wanted them in 95 - 00, when Leslie could do it. Now he is way too old and (finally) looks it. Having him 'mentor' some new (and infinitely less talented) douchebag will simply leave a bad taste in the mouth. Wait for photo-real CGI and then get Nielsen to sign his likeness away, and we'd be getting somewhere..

  • March 20, 2009, 1:18 p.m. CST

    Bad idea? Or baddest idea ever?

    by Thrillho77

  • March 20, 2009, 1:19 p.m. CST

    Oh..get Robert Goulet back too

    by IndyAbbey Jones

    fuck..why has no one ever brought up the curse the naked gun movies have had on its stars The villans from each movie are dead, and OJ was framed for murder by Mark Furman and the the LAPD<P>any other misfortunes/deaths i'm missing? This might be up there with the poltergeist curse...only slightly funnier

  • March 20, 2009, 1:21 p.m. CST

    "Yeah, and i'm Robert De Niro."

    by johnnylawless2

    "Mr. De Niro, we've got to get inside."

  • March 20, 2009, 1:23 p.m. CST

    This made me snicker just reading about it.

    by ghostofrorschach

    Bring it on!

  • March 20, 2009, 1:24 p.m. CST

    sexual assault with a concrete dildo

    by walrusholder

    still one of the greatest lines ever I remember I was about 9 when I saw Naked Gun 2 1/2 I stole so much from that movie and added it to my gradeschool comedic routine.

  • March 20, 2009, 1:25 p.m. CST

    NAKED GUN!!! NAKED GUN!! NAKED GUN!!!

    by Fandude

    Do it! Please do another Naked Gun WITH LESLIE "FRACKING" NIELSEN. There is no other way. PERIOD.

  • March 20, 2009, 1:25 p.m. CST

    Sounds like it is the Sledge Hammer script reworked...

    by Alonzo Mosely

    I remember reading a few years ago, may have even been on AICN, that the creator of Sledge Hammer had written a movie script and was shopping it and it was getting positive buzz. What odds some suit bought it and then decided Naked Gun was a better bet and had it rewritten. I mean the basic premise as described fits Sledge Hammer better than Naked Gun, particularly the concept of the reputation as like the untouchables, that sounds more like how the main character from SLedge Hammer would be viewed years later, than Drebin would...

  • March 20, 2009, 1:25 p.m. CST

    IndyAbbey Jones

    by eric haislar

    Robert Goulet is dead he died in 07 i think.

  • March 20, 2009, 1:26 p.m. CST

    and Police Squad was sublime

    by johnnylawless2

    some of the wordplay in that was just beyond:<P> BOSS: This is Sally Decker, Frank. FRANK: Hello, Miss Decker. SALLY: Hello. FRANK: I'm Captian Frank Drebin. I understand you had a pretty rough time. SALLY: Yeah, it was pretty bad. FRANK: (offering her a cigarette) Cigarette? SALLY: Yes, I know FRANK: Well... do you feel up to any questions? SALLY: I'll try. FRANK: Where were you when all this happened? SALLY: I was right here at my desk, working. FRANK: And when was the first time you noticed something was wrong? SALLY: Well, when I first heard the shot, and as I turned, Jim fell. ED: Uh, he's the teller, Frank. FRANK: Jim Fell's the teller? SALLY: No, Jim Johnson. FRANK: Who's Jim Fell? ED: He's the auditor, Frank. SALLY: He had the flu so Jim filled in. FRANK: Phil who? ED: Phil Din, he's the night watchman. SALLY (crying): If only Phil had been here... FRANK: Oh, now wait a minute, let me get this straight. Twice came in and shot the teller and Jim Fell SALLY: No, he only shot the teller, Jim Johnson. Fell is ill. FRANK: OK, then after he shot the teller you shot Twice. SALLY: No, I only shot once. ED: Twice is the hold-up man. SALLY: Then I guess I did shoot Twice. FRANK: Well, so now you're changing your story! SALLY: No, I shot Twice after Jim fell. FRANK: You shot Twice AND Jim Fell? SALLY: Jim fell first and then I shot Twice once. FRANK: Who fired twice? SALLY: Once! ED: Uh, he's the owner of the tire company, Frank. FRANK: Ok. Now, Once is the owner of the tire company and he fired Twice. Then Twice shot the teller once. SALLY: Twice. FRANK: And Jim fell and you fired twice. SALLY: Once. FRANK: Ok... alright, that'll be all for now, Miss Decker. ED: We'll need you to make a formal statement down at the station. SALLY: Oh, of course! FRANK: You've been very helpful. We think we know how he did it. SALLY: Oh, Howie couldn't have done it, he hasn't been in for weeks! FRANK: Well. Thank you again... (aside to BOSS) Weeks? ED: Sol Weeks. He's the comptroller, Frank.

  • March 20, 2009, 1:26 p.m. CST

    For true Naked Gun greatness...

    by Thrillho77

    You need not look further than this: <p> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x-S-eeInJVk

  • March 20, 2009, 1:27 p.m. CST

    "Nice beaver."

    by Flyingcircus

    "Thanks, I just had it stuffed yesterday." Brilliant. This idea sounds fantastic. Agreed with others, even this description had me laughing. Get it moving before we lose Leslie.

  • March 20, 2009, 1:29 p.m. CST

    I do hate to see Mr. Nielsen trotted out

    by skimn

    in Superhero Movie and American Carol (spin-free zone? how about a laugh-free zone), based on the good will from his roles from Naked Gun. He was okay in the Scary Movies as the dim witted prez (loved the Airplane call back in Scary 3), but still no Frank Drebin.

  • March 20, 2009, 1:30 p.m. CST

    "And the rocket's red glare, lots of bombs in the air"

    by Drebin

    "I'm boiling a roast. How hot and wet do you like it?" "Very hot...and awfully wet." "Heroin, Frank! Heroin..." "Uh...that's a pretty tall order, Nordberg. You'll have to give me a couple of days on that one."

  • March 20, 2009, 1:30 p.m. CST

    The low-light interrogation scene slayed me

    by rockgolf

    I'd pay just to see that. Why is it that on CSI, they always investigate murder scenes in the dark? Can't someone flick on a light switch? Or even open the friggin drapes?

  • March 20, 2009, 1:35 p.m. CST

    Am I the only one who likes the name 'Captain Kronos'?

    by DerLanghaarige

    Horst Janson was a host of the German Sesame Street in the early 80's or so. :D<br> Oh, and the script...I don't know. It may be funny, but sight gags don't work if you read them, so excuse me that I didn't laugh at any of the jokes that were described in the review..

  • March 20, 2009, 1:39 p.m. CST

    "They're Not Here For You, Frank."

    by thelordofhell

    "Weird Al Yankovic's on the plane"

  • March 20, 2009, 1:39 p.m. CST

    More plot, less random spoof

    by bah

    That's the reason the old ZAZ movies worked so well. Most of this sounded good, but please drop the "24" gag. It's been done. A lot.

  • March 20, 2009, 1:39 p.m. CST

    Nicholas Cage called ...

    by Willie3D

    ... and he wants to play Litvak.

  • March 20, 2009, 1:45 p.m. CST

    Will Ferrel as Robert Goulet's son

    by IndyAbbey Jones

    it could be a total revenge story

  • March 20, 2009, 1:45 p.m. CST

    Shia for Vince Conklin... that or

    by Zardozap2005

    Enrico Pulatzu! You know you want it.

  • March 20, 2009, 1:45 p.m. CST

    "My Father died the same way."

    by Stuntcock Mike

  • March 20, 2009, 1:46 p.m. CST

    OJ was framed?

    by enderandrew

    His blood was at the scene. In his sink at home where he washed up, the victim's blood was found. Their blood was on his clothes, and in his car. He lied about his alibi, tried to run away on a plane, ran from the cops, was found guilty in the civil trial, and wrote a book confessing to the crime and giving up the details.<p>So, yes, he was totally framed. The only reason he got off was because they picked stupid jurors who didn't know anything and had never read the news to make it impartial, and in exit-interviews the jurors said they didn't understand the DNA evidence with all those numbers and odds, so they just flatly ignored all the DNA evidence. People forget that DNA evidence was brand new, and people didn't understand it yet.

  • March 20, 2009, 1:46 p.m. CST

    "Excuse Me, Is This An Official Bat?"

    by thelordofhell

    **BONK**

  • March 20, 2009, 1:46 p.m. CST

    I really want to read this script

    by MetiphisLabs

    Someone please leak it online for me!!

  • March 20, 2009, 1:47 p.m. CST

    "I've got nine more."

    by Stuntcock Mike

  • March 20, 2009, 1:48 p.m. CST

    Make it with Nielson and Kennedy

    by Mr. Zeddemore

    You really think we'd buy anyone else as their characters? Naked Gun is one of those films that everyone's heard of, and would probably make a fair bit at the box-office.

  • March 20, 2009, 1:52 p.m. CST

    "You Sure Know Your Boxing."

    by thelordofhell

    "All I know is, never bet on the white guy."

  • March 20, 2009, 1:56 p.m. CST

    "Like a midget at a urinal.....

    by Frodo T. Baggins

    I was going to have to stay on my toes." Thats the correct quote

  • March 20, 2009, 1:59 p.m. CST

    The first movie was good

    by wash

    But not as good as the series for sure. I'm not sure this series needs an update. Nielsen is too old. All of the original players lost their touch, and I can't see anyone really pulling this off unless it was Matt and Trey.

  • March 20, 2009, 2 p.m. CST

    yeah, Spencer had been working on Hammer script---

    by major_tom_aint_dead

    but probably didn´t get Rasche on board. Spencer himself said he would do the Hammer movie if Rasche would come back. And sorry to disagree, but the first season of Sledge Hammer is top noch script writting. Some of the writters went to do the Simpsons next, if thats any indicator.

  • March 20, 2009, 2:01 p.m. CST

    enderandrew is a racist

    by IndyAbbey Jones

    Just because OJ is black means he did it?<P>You know, its people like you who keep society from advancing

  • March 20, 2009, 2:01 p.m. CST

    Pap Schmear!

    by ZombieReign

    Best.character.ever They can count me in for a ticket/purchase.

  • March 20, 2009, 2:02 p.m. CST

    "Strike?"

    by MCVamp

    The umpire scene is still classic, as noted above. "It's Enrico Pallazzo!"

  • March 20, 2009, 2:03 p.m. CST

    "Well, when I see five wierdos, dressed in togas, stabbing a man

    by thelordofhell

    I shoot the bastards, that's MY policy."

  • March 20, 2009, 2:04 p.m. CST

    Oh, it's all right. I'm sure that we can handle this situation m

    by MamboMan

    , just like the responsible adults that we are. Isn't that right, Mr... Poopy Pants?

  • March 20, 2009, 2:05 p.m. CST

    I'm sorry to disturb you at this difficult time..

    by SLY_STALLONES_COCK_VEIN

    ...we would have come earlier but your husband wasn't dead then.

  • March 20, 2009, 2:06 p.m. CST

    President George Bush:

    by MamboMan

    Frank, please consider filling a post I'm creating. It may mean long hours and dangerous nights, surrounded by some of the scummiest elements in our society. Lt. Frank Drebin: You want me to be in your cabinet?

  • March 20, 2009, 2:07 p.m. CST

    Have rarely laughed harder in a movie

    by I am_NOTREAL

    Than the original Naked Gun...the jokes were so fast and furious and sublimely stupid, it was spoof elevated to the level of genius. 2 1/2 was a crashing disappointment and 33 1/3, while better, still only partially recaptured what was so great about the original. Can't really say I expect much from this, but damn, that first one is a classic.

  • March 20, 2009, 2:07 p.m. CST

    My guess about the OJ / Nordberg joke

    by frankenberry

    I'm going to take a guess at the joke regarding OJ Simpson and Nordberg. Is it that OJ committed the crime, but witnesses thought it was Nordberg? So OJ is declared innocent, while Nordberg goes to prison?

  • March 20, 2009, 2:08 p.m. CST

    the defining difference between good spoofs and bad

    by MurderMostFowl

    is writing, critical analysis of what is worth spoofing, and plots that can actually hold up on their own and aren't an endless parade of cameos and random bits. I might get skewered here for saying this, but... the Family Guy formula does NOT work. <BR><BR> Movies like Naked Gun, Spaceballs, Blazing Saddles, Airplane, and even Hotshots 1&2 made it because they don't *depend* on this. Yes, Hotshots kind of does, but some of the gags in that show are so brilliant, I can forgive that. They all spent a very long time extracting what really makes those movies they were spoofing famous and beloved, and how to riff on it without disparaging it. They picked movies that had been accepted into movie culture<BR> They didn't just turn it into A-Z list of upcoming DVD releases.

  • March 20, 2009, 2:12 p.m. CST

    I want that 1/6 scale Angry Bale TERMINATOR doll

    by YackBacker

    That shit cracks me up. Oh yeah, no more NAKED GUN movies.

  • March 20, 2009, 2:13 p.m. CST

    Harry suggest Nordberg get framed for murder yrs ago

    by D.Vader

    Only to have Drebin realize Nordberg actually WAS the killer. Looks like someone else remembered that and put a similar idea into the script.

  • March 20, 2009, 2:14 p.m. CST

    CGI PRISCILLA PRESLEY

    by Mullah Omar

    ...would look more real than the actual Priscilla Presley. <br> <br> As much as I love the original film, I have a difficult time believing this will make me laugh as hard.

  • March 20, 2009, 2:16 p.m. CST

    "You killed five actors! Good ones!"

    by ricarleite

  • March 20, 2009, 2:21 p.m. CST

    "That smell is me. I've been swiming in raw sewage."

    by The Ghost of Marcus Brody

  • March 20, 2009, 2:22 p.m. CST

    Frank! ....Drebin!.............You're both right

    by bullet3

  • March 20, 2009, 2:23 p.m. CST

    I love these movies

    by maverick2484

    One of my all-time favourite lines in any movie: FD: She had a a body that could melt a cheese sandwich, and breasts that seemed to say "...hey...look at these." Yeah, she reminded me of my mother alright, no doubt about it. Also, does anyone here remember the teaser for 33 1/3? I think it's honestly the greatest teaser trailer of all time. It's the one trailer that I can't seem to find on the net. It looks like some period drama, sweeping music etc a girl in a dress runs up to the door of a romantic-looking cabin at the top of a cliff. Then Frank hits her with the door, she falls off the cliff, he picks up a bottle of milk and goes back inside. The door-hitting part made it into the actual movie, I believe it's Frank describing how his true love ran away and he never found out why. This movie sounds incredible. Please, please, please make this and give it a theatrical release. That 24 joke where a scene from a different movie shows up in the split screen is positively vintage ZAZ.

  • March 20, 2009, 2:23 p.m. CST

    Nice Beaver, thanks I just had it stuffed

    by Faust_8

    OK, my thought is that Naked Gun spoofed a genre and not other movies. Seeing the random 24 split screen and allusions to CSI and Law and Order just makes me think it suck like Diaster Movie, Date Movie etc

  • March 20, 2009, 2:29 p.m. CST

    That sounds awesome.

    by Veraxus

    I'd totally see that in the theatre... although I'd probably avoid a straight to DVD release.

  • March 20, 2009, 2:33 p.m. CST

    weird al gotta be in it!!!!

    by elvirasbuttboy

  • March 20, 2009, 2:34 p.m. CST

    and sledge hammer rocks!

    by elvirasbuttboy

  • March 20, 2009, 2:36 p.m. CST

    Wilma, I promise you...

    by Mrhazard

    Whatever scum did this, not one man on this force will rest one minute until he's behind bars... Now, let's grab a bite to eat.

  • March 20, 2009, 2:37 p.m. CST

    Sam, would you play our song?

    by pizzatheface

    "Ding Dong, the witch is dead! Which, oh, witch? The wicked wit..." Go back to the other song

  • March 20, 2009, 2:37 p.m. CST

    Oh, and one more thing... I faked every orgasm!

    by Mrhazard

  • March 20, 2009, 2:37 p.m. CST

    Hey, Ed! This guy's got a picture of your wife!"

    by oaser

    "Ethel!" ::WHAM:: "Alright. Anyone else here sleeping with his wife?"

  • March 20, 2009, 2:38 p.m. CST

    Oh, and by the way...

    by oaser

    I faked every orgasm.

  • March 20, 2009, 2:38 p.m. CST

    Sorry Mrhazard...

    by oaser

    didn't read up quick enough. Glad someone else quoted that line.

  • March 20, 2009, 2:39 p.m. CST

    The first one is the only funny one

    by lockesbrokenleg

    2 and 3 were awful. Two, with that awful Greenpeace message, and 3 with that shitty Academy Awards thing. Ug, stop.

  • March 20, 2009, 2:40 p.m. CST

    Surely, this movie should be made...

    by RueDBaga

    and stop calling me "Shirley."

  • March 20, 2009, 2:41 p.m. CST

    Yes. Make it.

    by Laserhead

  • March 20, 2009, 2:43 p.m. CST

    "fa tes paralle"

    by Geekgasm

    I think that was last night's special at Olive Garden.

  • March 20, 2009, 2:44 p.m. CST

    Frank, they're not here for you.

    by Mrhazard

    "Weird Al" Yankovic is on the plane.

  • March 20, 2009, 2:47 p.m. CST

    Is this some kind of bust? Uh, yes they're very impressive...

    by Dinsdale12

    In the original series, one of my favorite things about it was how they always killed of their big name guest star at the very beginning of the show. William Shatner, if I remember correctly, was the first to die. As the credits came to a close, a car zooms by the camera, the door opens and the body of William Shatner is dumped into the street. Too funny! And the voice over would always announce a different title to the episode than was written at the bottom of the screen. Damn that was good tv!

  • March 20, 2009, 2:50 p.m. CST

    Cheer up, Ed. This is not goodbye.

    by Mrhazard

    It's just I won't ever see you again.

  • March 20, 2009, 2:51 p.m. CST

    I haven't had this much sex since I was a boy scout leader

    by maverick2484

  • March 20, 2009, 2:57 p.m. CST

    Why 33 1/3 wasn't any good...

    by ggabyt

    Leslie Nielsen is IN on the joke. He plays the role differently. He's not the serious hard nosed cop that he is in the first one. When you're in on the joke, the joke is dead.

  • March 20, 2009, 2:58 p.m. CST

    Maverick-

    by TedKordLives

    I remember that teaser. Didn't they throw in a Wilhelm scream over the shot of the girl falling off the cliff? Also, NG 33 1/3 is the only one I own(not that I don't love them all) and it is fucking hilarious.<P> "You might end up dead." <P> "You might end up dead is my middle name." <P> "What about Jane?" <P> "I don't know her middle name."

  • March 20, 2009, 3:06 p.m. CST

    The original Police Squad was kind of a mix up

    by skimn

    of Dragnet, M Squad, and the Quinn Martin productions (always loved the announcer stating in serious tones "IN COLOR"). One shouldn't forget the work of Alan North as Drebin's TV sidekick. Too bad he didn't make the cast of the features.

  • March 20, 2009, 3:09 p.m. CST

    "You call this slop?

    by TedKordLives

    Real slop has chunks in it! This is more like gruel!"

  • March 20, 2009, 3:13 p.m. CST

    rockgolf (and OJ being framed)

    by chrth

    rockgolf: they deliberately keep the lights off/curtains drawn in order to focus attention using a flashlight. It works better for finding clues.<p> OJ being framed: I still believe the mob killed Nicole with OJ present and forced to watch, and Ronald just happen to stumble on the scene.

  • March 20, 2009, 3:21 p.m. CST

    Maverick

    by Flyingcircus

    It was both William Conrad and Lorne Greene that were thrown from the car. Bill Shatner was shot at and then poisoned in a fancy restaurant. Great stuff. Anybody remember the "toe truck?"

  • March 20, 2009, 3:21 p.m. CST

    I like that the Mayor from Naked Gun is Livia Soprano

    by Six Demon Bag

    recently saw it and i literally shat a concrete dildo

  • March 20, 2009, 3:25 p.m. CST

    Alan Spencer!!!!!

    by HarpoMarxist

    Would it kill you to name the writer?

  • March 20, 2009, 3:30 p.m. CST

    Surp rise!

    by andrewsubtitle

    I love all 3 Naked Guns, now downloading the old TV-show. And it's awesome!! So don't you say they are weak! My favourite comedy btw.

  • March 20, 2009, 3:33 p.m. CST

    A spoof with an actual story? It's about bloody time.

    by Mr Nicholas

  • March 20, 2009, 3:41 p.m. CST

    They Should Call This...

    by CanYouFlySucka

    Frank Drebin. Just like Rocky Balboa. While we're at it, I'd go a third Airplane! movie.

  • March 20, 2009, 3:51 p.m. CST

    I can still do everything I did thirty years ago…

    by Rufferto

    just slower and with more mistakes,” That really just sold me right there! But I am still cynical. I have HUGE expectations from comedy and don't laugh easy. There better not be any fart jokes and shit like that in it. People forget how tough a REAL comedy is especially when timing is concerned. No one can take Leslie Nielsen's place and I don't like the idea of a replacement given too much screen time or even a possibility of a sequel. I just picture todays annoying shit comedians getting the part for the new guy. Leslie Nielsen is always funny but only when given good material. He just very rarely has been given any.

  • March 20, 2009, 3:55 p.m. CST

    "Well we shot a lot of people." First line

    by SID 8.0

    from Frank's retiremnet speech. They really put this movie in theaters. Let people see how an actual funny spoof movie is done.

  • March 20, 2009, 4:01 p.m. CST

    if you dont find the opening of the second naked Gun movie.

    by emeraldboy

    funny then you dont have a pulse. sorry.

  • March 20, 2009, 4:03 p.m. CST

    Dance Flick trailer

    by Nasty In The Pasty

    Yeah, using "Flick" instead of "Movie" makes it TOTALLY DIFFERENT from the 5,000 other terrible spoof movie that have come out in the last five years...

  • March 20, 2009, 4:05 p.m. CST

    Who should play Vince?

    by maverick2484

    Its gotta be a serious actor who can play it totally straight while there's total insanity going on around him. My favourite running gang in the serious is Frank hitting things with his car and not noticing...in the first one, the part where he hits the scaffolding just cracks me up every time. If the new actor can't be that oblivious, it won't work. I feel like Mark Ruffalo could do it.

  • March 20, 2009, 4:06 p.m. CST

    It's called DEADPAN HUMOR

    by Rufferto

    And Hollywood doesn't have the chops anymore. They want to make sure if it's a joke even the most clueless idiot gets that it is. What the fuck is a "spoof"? Sorry putting Naked Gun and police Squad in the same category as shit like Epic movie makes my skin crawl. God Airplane was a uggh.. "Spoof" but it didn't need to be one to be funny! It's the subtle humor that makes you laugh at something new almost every time not that it's based on something, necessarily. <p>Mayor: Now Drebin, I don't want any trouble like you had on the South Side last year, that's my policy.</p> <p>Frank: Well, when I see five weirdos, dressed in togas, stabbing a man in the middle of the park in full view of a hundred people, I shoot the bastards, that's *my* policy!</p> <p>Mayor: That was a Shakespeare-In-The-Park production of 'Julius Caesar,' you moron! You killed five actors! Good ones!</p>

  • March 20, 2009, 4:07 p.m. CST

    "Looks like I picked a bad day to stop taking amphetamines."

    by CENOBITE

    I approve of this movie. Death to the copy-cats who supersaturated the genre.

  • March 20, 2009, 4:08 p.m. CST

    Dax Shepard

    by s0nicdeathmonkey

    He should play the new guy.

  • March 20, 2009, 4:10 p.m. CST

    Fucking GREAT news...

    by elwood_p_dud

    I loved the old TV show as well. Now that was some funny shit!

  • March 20, 2009, 4:11 p.m. CST

    I CAN HOLD MY BREATH...FOR A LOOOOOOOOOONG TIME!!!

    by Nasty In The Pasty

    Nielsen should do a Creepshow gag.

  • March 20, 2009, 4:12 p.m. CST

    "It's a cookbook! It's a cookbook!"

    by tangcameo

    Saw NG2 at the theatre in my old hometown. The theatre was packed but I was the ONLY one who got that joke. Imagine 499 silent people and 1 guy braying with laughter. Oh well.

  • March 20, 2009, 4:12 p.m. CST

    Plus the scene with griffths reading mills and boon..

    by emeraldboy

    made me laugh so hard untill I was sick. that scene where nordberg enters the booby trapped house. Sublime. I loved all of those Abrams, pat proft and zucker movies. Including Airplane. of course. They are all classics. I and I loved all of the early carrey movies. Was the only film that I laughed all the way through. from the opening titles.

  • March 20, 2009, 4:19 p.m. CST

    plant plant plant

    by HunkeyDorey

    I\'ve heard from Paramount what they think about the script. No one but the writer can possibly think this script is great or hot.

  • March 20, 2009, 4:21 p.m. CST

    If They are going to make this...

    by emeraldboy

    mark my words. Stiller will have to be in it. Tropic Thunder Stank up big the screen. if Ferrell stars. Stiller will do it. then black will sign. then downey junior. it will happen. Kevin James says he is making a film with sandler and chris rock. then he is doing a sequel to Chuck and Larry. Mike myers will want to do NG4. This will stink and make a gazillion dollars at the same time.

  • March 20, 2009, 4:22 p.m. CST

    laserpants

    by slkboxrman

    go back under the wrong u been hiding under....the only thing "unneccessary and retarded" is u. do u ever have anything positive to say about anything.... u are very outnumbered here so go away.... bring on naked gun 4....ticket already sold here

  • March 20, 2009, 4:23 p.m. CST

    Not a parody

    by maverick2484

    These new generation pieces of garbage just ape pop culture at particular moments in time. There's nothing particularly clever about pointing out that, say, the actor who plays Harry Potter looks too old. More importantly, movies like that barely have enough shelf life to get through a theatrical run, let alone remain watchable over time. Naked Gun, on the other hand, spoofs the convention of the "hard boiled detective", but other than that it's a stand alone comedy in its own right. Anyone who has watched the first one recently knows that, even after 20 years, it holds up BRILLIANTLY today. After 9/11, the opening scene where the world's terrorists talk about attacking New York and Washington was almost eerily prescient. The whole scene where Frank sets the hotel room (or apartment?) on fire and gets caught holding on to a concrete schlong while the player piano is going on in the background is just a comedic tour de force. Hot Shots! is a bit more of an obvious parody, but it's similarly brilliant thanks to the deadpan of Charlie Sheen and Lloyd Bridges. God bless those ZAZ boys...I may be alone in this, but I thought that even Jane Austen's Mafia! had some good moments.

  • March 20, 2009, 4:28 p.m. CST

    Come on Kronos u dont know Alan Spence?

    by ominus

    the creator of the super classic Sledge Hammer tvseries? <p>i wish we could get a sledge hammer movie with the original cast,rather a new naked gun movie. <p>unfortunately leslie nilsen is too old for that.

  • March 20, 2009, 4:29 p.m. CST

    Spence=Spencer

    by ominus

  • March 20, 2009, 4:32 p.m. CST

    We won't rest 1 minute until this case is solved

    by Kief_Ledger

    now lets grab a bite to eat

  • March 20, 2009, 4:36 p.m. CST

    I loved 33 1/3! Great movie!

    by kdoc13

    I think the second Naked Gun was a misfire, and was really different from the first. But that whole Academy Awards scene is some of the best they did. I still can't think of Raquel Welch without seeing her deep throat a microphone! I'm all for a 4th one!

  • March 20, 2009, 4:40 p.m. CST

    ted.... why????

    by Basehead

    please make this movie!

  • March 20, 2009, 4:54 p.m. CST

    Ive been swimming in raw sewage

    by SomaShine

  • March 20, 2009, 4:55 p.m. CST

    Why not David Rasche carrying the torch for Leslie Nielsen?

    by skimn

    He looked fine in Burn After Reading, and the Naked Gun needs a middle aged guy, not some youngster ala The Pink Panther after Sellers passed (Son Of The Pink Panther?). Sure, he's not a name, or a star, but was Nielsen burning up the box office when the Guns were made?

  • March 20, 2009, 4:55 p.m. CST

    JackPumpkinhead u r an idiot

    by ominus

    Sledge Hammer is awesome.its like dirty harry meets maxwell smart but in a more paranoid way.the series was way ahead by its time,and although the series police squad was at the same time,it did inspired some famous gangs in the first naked gun movie. <p>if u didnt get the tvseries humor,it is only your fault.

  • March 20, 2009, 5:11 p.m. CST

    Sweet

    by Series7

    I just watched a documentary on the Zucker brothers and co literally 10 minutes ago.

  • I heard Nelsons voice in my head when I read that.

  • March 20, 2009, 5:16 p.m. CST

    IT'S THE BOMB!

    by punto

    am I remembering right that NG3 had a part that spoofed the oscars? I only remember that joke.

  • March 20, 2009, 5:16 p.m. CST

    Yes, the Academy Awards scene from 33 1/3

    by I am_NOTREAL

    with "Analysis of a Proposal." Small but great riff on the Final Analysis / Basic Instinct / Indecent Proposal titling trend that was all the rage in the late 80s and early 90s. Funny stuff. There are actually some good gags in 33 1/3, it just doesn't sustain the same level of inspired audacity and giddy rapid-fire clip that made the first so great.

  • March 20, 2009, 5:18 p.m. CST

    Charlie Sheen as the successor

    by The Winged Doucheman

    True comedy gold.

  • March 20, 2009, 5:18 p.m. CST

    33 1/3

    by Series7

    Didn't Anna Nicole Smith have a penis in that one? Or was that real life?

  • March 20, 2009, 5:36 p.m. CST

    I love the first Naked Gun movie

    by RobertBaron

    Saw it when I was about 10 and I remember crying I was laughing so hard. Some of those gags in that NG4 script actually do sound kinda funny, but I think I've outgrown Naked Gun style humor. <br> Like a midget at a urinal, I was on my toes

  • March 20, 2009, 5:36 p.m. CST

    I laughed just reading the summary

    by chiahead

    At lea st when I wasn 'tsuffering a seizure fro mtheodd spacing withint he text.

  • March 20, 2009, 5:46 p.m. CST

    Frank Drebin as The Terminator

    by Gorgomel

    Am I the only one remembering this TV spot for Naked Gun 2 1/2? it was very short with the voice over going "he said he'd be back" and Leslie Nielsen was dressed like Arnie in T2 and removed his black glasses saying "Trust me" and "hasta la vista baby!"

  • March 20, 2009, 5:49 p.m. CST

    Penis

    by TedKordLives

    Yep, that's the one, Series7.

  • March 20, 2009, 5:54 p.m. CST

    The TV Show was better

    by Kauzi Sezso

    Give me the original six episodes of "Police Squad" any day over any of the movies -- though the first movie was the best of the lot.

  • March 20, 2009, 6:07 p.m. CST

    haha..why did I think of Charlie Sheen too

    by Nobody_Touches_Buddy_Revell

  • March 20, 2009, 6:14 p.m. CST

    OJ has been dropped in favor of Don Cheadle

    by Get_Me_An_18-Man_Fire_Team_In_12_Hours

    Because they needed an action star...

  • March 20, 2009, 6:20 p.m. CST

    Nice Beaver!

    by I_am_the_ultimate_product

    Thanks. I just had it stuffed.

  • March 20, 2009, 6:20 p.m. CST

    USA is too damn senstive for a good humor movie

    by lockesbrokenleg

    anymore. That's why we get safe shit like American Pie and Scream. Tongue in cheeky shit.

  • March 20, 2009, 6:38 p.m. CST

    by ByTor

    rev_skarekroe said: <P> "I didn't like ANY of the Naked Gun movies. They didn't have the focus of the Police Squad! the show. Where the show was a parody of hard-boiled cop dramas, the films weren't really a parody of anything. Just a lot shots of Leslie Nielson and OJ Simpson falling down." <P> This. <P> The TV show still ranks in my mind as one of the funniest things ever. "Look out, he's got a gun!" "Look out, he's got a knife!" "Look out, he's got a signed Picasso!" And Dick Clark buying that cream from the shoe-shine guy? Priceless. <P> I do have to admit...when I read that "I can still do everything I did thirty years ago...just slower and with more mistakes" line, I heard it in Leslie's voice. I would really like to see them do this, and do it well.

  • March 20, 2009, 6:46 p.m. CST

    Well hell bring it on!

    by subtlety

    Just don't let Zucker direct. The guy has seriously lost his mojo.

  • March 20, 2009, 6:52 p.m. CST

    Were they waiting till OJ finally went to jail?

    by Anakin Whoopass

    "Hey OJ, look, you were always going to be in 4, but the script wasn't ready, and now, we just can't seem to work it out with the warden."

  • March 20, 2009, 6:57 p.m. CST

    I laughed reading the review. Hope it gets made.

    by adiehardfanwithalethalweapon

  • March 20, 2009, 6:59 p.m. CST

    NG 2 1/2: The Smell Of Fear. . .

    by Darth_Kaos

    was the SHIT! That movie was waaay funnier than the first one. But if you really want to laugh your ass off, get the series on DVD!<br><br> The entire movie series is gold. It would be nice to see Frank one last time.

  • March 20, 2009, 7:01 p.m. CST

    Steve Carell has to be the new agent!

    by BatPsycho

    Make it so!!

  • March 20, 2009, 7:08 p.m. CST

    Yeah, BALZACS_BALLSAC

    by RockMSockM

    I hear Leslie NeilSEN is pretty good, too.

  • March 20, 2009, 7:09 p.m. CST

    also

    by RockMSockM

    Leslie Nielsen is good too. lol Touche, self!

  • March 20, 2009, 7:25 p.m. CST

    "Screw around with me...

    by drompter

    ... and Tyrone here will make you feel pain that you'd never believe." Those movies are gold. And I have to disagree with some people here, but I thought that the second one was hilarious. "THAT MAN!!", and several guys rose up holding hostages LOL. I also remember a teaser in which they were parodying Ghost, with Mr. Voiceover saying "You won't believe it", as opposed to the original Ghost's tagline "You'll believe it". We just don't get fun stuff like that these days. It's all about fart jokes and bad taste.

  • March 20, 2009, 7:38 p.m. CST

    Yeah sure,

    by morganmorgan

    and how many people are actually aware Police Squad! was originally a spoof of Lee Marvin's M Squad?

  • March 20, 2009, 7:53 p.m. CST

    You wanna see a funny spoof?!

    by Thugsnarf3000

    check this out. This is hilarious. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ntvtACtlysY

  • March 20, 2009, 7:58 p.m. CST

    What 4?

    by Carl XVI Gustaf

    I like it already!

  • March 20, 2009, 8:11 p.m. CST

    M-O-O-N. That spells "Sledge Hammer!"

    by TomCullen

    Yeah, as has been surmised by some above, this is a reworking of the Sledge Hammer! script, that Rasche was on board for by the way, but they could never get funding. Which is a damn shame really, because personally I'd rather see this mark the return of Sledge Hammer than a 90+ year old Frank Drebin. That's just me though.

  • March 20, 2009, 8:19 p.m. CST

    Sledge Hammer

    by TedKordLives

    also had one of the best opening titles/opening themes ever. For some reason I can always instantly recall it. I found a VHS w/3 eps on it. In one of them he impersonates an Elvis Impersonator. Freakin awesome, that episode.

  • March 20, 2009, 8:20 p.m. CST

    People will hate on this even though its harmless fun

    by GibsonUSA Returns

    Bring on naked Gun 4!

  • March 20, 2009, 8:47 p.m. CST

    another good cop spoof was the last precinct

    by Groothewarrior

    i loved sledge hammer and police squad! / naked gun, lets have a last laugh with leslie nielsen

  • March 20, 2009, 8:52 p.m. CST

    no i DEMAND Naked Gun 4

    by Groothewarrior

    please let the cinematic gods make it so!

  • March 20, 2009, 8:59 p.m. CST

    WHAT IN THE HOLY HELL!?

    by The Amazing G

    A 4TH NAKED GUN MOVIE AND IT MIGHT ACTUALLY BE GOOD!? THIS IS AWESOME!

  • March 20, 2009, 9:06 p.m. CST

    "It's Enriquo Palazo!"

    by tbdubba

    Frank Drebin FTW!

  • March 20, 2009, 9:35 p.m. CST

    Needs more Norberg

    by Itto Ogami loses Daigoro

    Free OJ!

  • March 20, 2009, 10:03 p.m. CST

    Simpson’s fa tes paralle l

    by BetaRayBill07

    Is that french?? Ha you knew it was coming.

  • March 20, 2009, 10:05 p.m. CST

    He's in critical condition at......

    by BetaRayBill07

    Our Lady of the Worthless Miracle!! Classic, especially if you have kids in Catholic school.

  • March 20, 2009, 10:16 p.m. CST

    Weird Al as the new recruit...

    by NubtheSquirrel

    Maybe? Perhaps?

  • March 20, 2009, 10:21 p.m. CST

    Naked Gun 2 is indeed funnier than 1

    by Prossor

    What was he doing in the red light district? <p> Sex Frank? <p> Not right now we have work to do.

  • March 20, 2009, 10:59 p.m. CST

    sounds promising

    by The_Exterminator

  • March 20, 2009, 11:02 p.m. CST

    Naked Gun 2 was a sweet sequel.

    by rbatty024

    The reviewer got that wrong. Although 3 was kind of crappy. I'll admit I haven't seen a spoof film since that one with Jon Lovitts as an inner city school teacher. It had its moments, both good and bad.

  • March 20, 2009, 11:43 p.m. CST

    "That would be me. I've been swimming in raw sewage."

    by Bramton1

    "I LOVE IT!"

  • March 20, 2009, 11:45 p.m. CST

    "Hey, it's Enrico Palazzo!"

    by Bramton1

    "ENRICO PALAZZO! ENRICO PALAZZO! ENRICO PALAZZO! ENRICO PALAZZO! ENRICO PALAZZO! ENRICO PALAZZO! ENRICO PALAZZO! ENRICO PALAZZO! ENRICO PALAZZO! ENRICO PALAZZO!"

  • March 20, 2009, 11:56 p.m. CST

    UHF is completely slept on

    by RobertBaron

    Bring on UHF 2!

  • March 21, 2009, 12:07 a.m. CST

    I'd actually like to see this

    by Nasty_Nick

    A spoof of Dark gritty cop movies ala Naked Gun? Sure! Beats any of those crap Spoof movies we get these days.

  • March 21, 2009, 12:16 a.m. CST

    rock'm sock'm

    by BALZACS_BALLSAC

    May I interest you in a hot cup of STFU? Take a dirtnap.

  • March 21, 2009, 12:21 a.m. CST

    Sounds awesome

    by 7Cal

    I would pay to see this in the theater. Can't remember the last spoof movie that I did that for.<p>Oh yeah, it was Undercover Brother. Which actually wasn't bad at the time, but doesn't hold up at all compared to the Naked Gun series. Bring this on!

  • March 21, 2009, 1:16 a.m. CST

    Leslie Nielsen gotta eat!

    by Melvin_Pelvis

    he must be 90 by now

  • March 21, 2009, 1:43 a.m. CST

    Sounds great

    by criticalbliss

    Nielson is the man and deserves a proper sendoff. <p> But I'd LOVE to see a Sledge Hammer movie. Bring back Rasche!

  • March 21, 2009, 2:29 a.m. CST

    All three Naked Gun movies = hilarious.

    by otm shank

    "What I'm saying is that as soon as Nordberg's better, he's welcome back at Police Squad."<p> "Unless he's a drooling vegetable, but I think that's just common sense."<p> "AAAAAUUUUUGHHHAAHAAHA!"<p> LOL.

  • March 21, 2009, 3:01 a.m. CST

    Nielsen was da bomb in Forbidden Planet yo

    by Prossor

  • March 21, 2009, 5:03 a.m. CST

    This will never get made

    by onezeroone

    Simply coz if this one comes out, people will see the _____ Movie/Flick/Film/WhateverTheyComeUpWithNext for the juvenile crap that it is and the talentless hacks abound today everywhere. They don't want to shoot themselves in foot.<p> Anyone can come up with a _____Movie/[you know the drill] crap but a true spoof requires brains and some effort, both in short supply nowadays. And in a way I blame Shrek phenomenon for this. Shrek must be highest grossing movie to have shit and fart jokes.

  • March 21, 2009, 5:17 a.m. CST

    From A To Z

    by DangerMan

    Jerry Zucker, Jim Abrahams, David Zucker and Pat Proft should all reunite with Alan Spencer and do this right. If they can make the Pink Panther and Get Smart, then there should be a new Naked Gun: The Next Generation. I miss those movies.

  • March 21, 2009, 5:19 a.m. CST

    Nielsen was asked about..

    by emeraldboy

    another Naked gun film. a long time ago and He gave two answers. One. they were waiting on the OJ trial. two. They all wanted to do it but there was a not inconsiderable hitch. IT was to do with the rights and who owned them. Paramount owned the rights. But Nielsen and the other actors were out of contract at the time. and david and jerry zucker had moved on. One of the Naked Guns Co-creators abandoned the film busines when his son became really sick and set up a charity. Jim Abrahams. Pat proft. no idea what he is doing.

  • March 21, 2009, 5:24 a.m. CST

    Pat Prft and neal isreal..

    by emeraldboy

    are working on a brand new Police Academy movie. I thought Steve Guttenberg was joking. but obvioulsy he wasnt. Shit......

  • March 21, 2009, 5:25 a.m. CST

    Plus a new film called Bachelor Party..

    by emeraldboy

    two.

  • March 21, 2009, 5:56 a.m. CST

    Just use digital technology...

    by Charlie & Tex

    ...to restore Leslie Nielson's "S"'s and they'll be no stopping them!

  • March 21, 2009, 6:11 a.m. CST

    L. Nielsen needs CGI combat assistance

    by Mr.LordBronco

    If said movie will parody movies i liked like Training day... I say give the tired old curmudgeon a bloody great send off with rotoscoped head explosions and all that jazz Leslie Nielsen is God!

  • March 21, 2009, 6:25 a.m. CST

    There is a major breaking news story...

    by emeraldboy

    regarding Christopher Nolan's Older brother being arrested for Kidnap and Murder. Here is the story. The brother of Batman Begins and The Dark Knight director Christopher Nolan is facing murder and kidnapping charges following his arrest by FBI agents in Chicago, Illinois last month (Feb09). Skip related content Related photos / videos Enlarge photo Matthew Francis Nolan, who was also under investigation by Chicago authorities over his alleged involvement in a £486,100 bank fraud scheme, was taken into custody on suspicion of the 2005 killing of Florida businessman Robert C. Cohen. The warrant for his arrest was originally issued in Costa Rica, where 40-year-old Nolan was reportedly posing as Cohen's potential business partner. However, authorities claim Nolan was actually hired to recover the £4.86 million Cohen owed another Florida mogul. He and his accomplice, Douglas Mejia, allegedly kidnapped Cohen and attempted to extort the cash from his family. Costa Rican officials allege the pair murdered the businessman when the bribe failed. Mejia has already been convicted for his involvement, while Nolan is being held in Chicago until he can be extradited and tried for the charges, according to the Chicago Sun-Times newspaper.

  • March 21, 2009, 7:01 a.m. CST

    Nielsen Looked OLD, OLD, OLD, in An American Carol

    by BoyNamedSue

    I'd like to see another one, if it's good, but all people will talk about is how Leslie Nielsen was too old to do this movie. If you make it, do it QUICK, because I don't think this guy is long for this world.

  • March 21, 2009, 9:07 a.m. CST

    Biggest Laugh I Ever Had in a Movie Theatre

    by Autodidact

    I never laughed so hard in a movie theatre as I did at this one gag in Naked Gun 2&1/2. At the end, Drebin's tied to a chair and the villain says something like "And then I shall have the pleasure of killing you", and Drebin replies "The pleasure's alllll mine" and then mugs for the camera. I fucking broke out in hysterics.

  • March 21, 2009, 11:04 a.m. CST

    Wrongfully Accused

    by JackBauer@CTU

    I saw it when it came out in '98. Didn't think it was funny then, but just for shits and giggles, I recently watched the trailer on YouTube, and I'll be a monkey's uncle if I wasn't in stitches. Granted, those are probably the only funny scenes, but still... There's a bit where Nielsen's donig the whole doctor thing like Richard Kimble, when he helps the little black kid in the hospital. He spews some dialogue like, "Get the granny in gurney!"; "Put the cop in post-op!", and then a nurse asks him "ICU?" to which he responds, "...and I see you!" Obviously, these lines would be shit if spoken by anyone else, but Nielsen absolutely sells it!

  • March 21, 2009, 11:11 a.m. CST

    When he popped up in irish chatshows...

    by emeraldboy

    Nielsen brought with him this small plastic object when pressed made a farting noise. this came in usefull Nielsen was talking about old age. He was very funny and charming interviewee. The best and most entertaining interviewee that I have ever seen was Brian Blessed on Tubridy Tonight. Very very funny. But then he appeared on Have I got news for you as a guest presenter. Classic stuff.

  • March 21, 2009, 11:12 a.m. CST

    Just saw "Airplane!" again recently, and thought I knew every li

    by JackBauer@CTU

    In the 29 years that that film has existed, I CAN'T believe there was one line that I never had gotten until recently. I'm probably gonna paraphrase here, but it's between Leslie and Julie Haggerty. I believe Leslie enters the cockpit, and asks Haggerty, "Can I give you some bad news?" She responds in a scared manner, "No", to which he TOTALLY IGNORES HER, and says, "Alright, then...", and proceeds to give her the update. Absolutely fucking hysterical! So completely subtle. If anyone knows that exact exchange, can you please post it? It's really not so much what's spoken, but how's it delivered. Hate to sound like an old man (who's 30), but THAT'S how you fucking do comedy!

  • March 21, 2009, 11:14 a.m. CST

    Just saw "Airplane!" again recently, and...

    by JackBauer@CTU

    I thought I knew every line...HOWEVER. In the 29 years that that film has existed, I CAN'T believe there was one line that I never had gotten until recently. I'm probably gonna paraphrase here, but it's between Leslie and Julie Haggerty. I believe Leslie enters the cockpit, and asks Haggerty, "Can I give you some bad news?" She responds in a scared manner, "No", to which he TOTALLY IGNORES HER, and says, "Alright, then...", and proceeds to give her the update. Absolutely fucking hysterical! So completely subtle. If anyone knows that exact exchange, can you please post it? It's really not so much what's spoken, but how's it delivered. Hate to sound like an old man (who's 30), but THAT'S how you fucking do comedy!

  • March 21, 2009, 11:17 a.m. CST

    F-word gets conveniently clipped off by gunshot or car horn.

    by JDanielP

    I could see that being a running gag, being clipped off by most any sound you could think of. And the more unlikely the sound, the funnier it could be. Examples: The sudden sound of a zoo elephant loose on the street or even a U.F.O. flying over. What are the odds a child's tricycle horn would sound during a late evening? Maybe someone would have a LOUD reaction to spilling the ice cream off his/her cone. --You get the idea.

  • March 21, 2009, 11:26 a.m. CST

    Dewey Cox

    by Kinemaniac

    Am I really the only one who thought that "Dewey Cox" was actually a pretty good spoof along the lines of ZAZ? Unfortunatly it bombed at the box office, whereas the bloody "Movie" Movies are always hits. I don't get it. But coming back to Naked Gun 4, the script sounds awesome, I loved "Sledge Hammer" and I think either Judd Apatow should do it or Jason Reitman. And I hope Leslie Nielsen would be back, it wouldn't be the same thing without him. And David Rasche should be in it too somehow, he was hilarious in "Burn after Reading". Imagine it, Frank Drebin and Sledge Hammer in the same movie! Awesome!

  • March 21, 2009, 11:35 a.m. CST

    yes, bring George Kennedy too! also, I call plant

    by Gungan Slayer

    Seems like a plant to me, with terrible grammar.

  • March 21, 2009, 12:18 p.m. CST

    We're sorry to bother you at such a time like this, Mrs. Twice.

    by jimmythesaint

    We would have come earlier, but your husband wasn't dead then.

  • March 21, 2009, 1:38 p.m. CST

    Ref: How many fingers am I holding up?

    by JimStansel

    Boxer: Thursday.

  • March 21, 2009, 3:04 p.m. CST

    Dewey Cox was funny as hell

    by Nasty In The Pasty

    "Ohhhh, the wrong kid DIIIIIEEEEEEDDDDD!!!!!!!!!!!"

  • March 21, 2009, 3:19 p.m. CST

    HOW DO YOU LABEL A FUNNY STORY OUTLINE AS "PLANT"?

    by Missing Dink

    A vague, raving review can be a plant. But someone who says a movie is funny and has a good story, who then describes the good story and gags, and then you laugh at the gags and realize it IS a good story, is not a freakin plant, you idiot!

  • March 21, 2009, 3:25 p.m. CST

    Laugh = proof that something is funny

    by Missing Dink

  • March 21, 2009, 3:53 p.m. CST

    DO IT!!! DO THIS MOVIE NOW!!!!!!!! NOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    by MrMysteryGuest

  • March 21, 2009, 3:55 p.m. CST

    Who's gonna play Conklin?

    by MrMysteryGuest

  • March 21, 2009, 3:56 p.m. CST

    Yes, I like a surp rise.

    by MrMysteryGuest

    I like lots of surp rises. :I

  • March 21, 2009, 5:20 p.m. CST

    A movie so big...

    by myspoonistoobig

    ...It had to be filmed in color.

  • March 21, 2009, 5:51 p.m. CST

    I don't like the idea of a successor.

    by Royston Lodge

    I would love another Naked Gun movie, but I don't like the idea of a successor. It smells too much like Dan Aykroyd and Tom Hanks in that awful Dragnet movie.

  • March 21, 2009, 6:22 p.m. CST

    Dewey Cox was funny

    by liljuniorbrown

    "This is a dark fucking period!!" I laughed alot at that movie. As far as spoofs go it was a good one . When I went to see Watchmen last weekend I saw a poster for "The Wayan's Brothers in Dance Movie" I swear I thought it was a joke at first,then my soul got sick and cried out loud.

  • March 21, 2009, 10:29 p.m. CST

    A "United 93" type charging of the cockpit?

    by ol' painless

    I guess I'm too sensitive: I found that scene in United 93 one of the most gut-wrenching, heartbreaking, but uplifting moments in recent film. Ordinary folks, terrified, looking death in the eye and making their last heroic stand, and in doing so, saving dozens, perhaps hundreds of lives on the ground. I don't really want to see it 'parodied' in a Naked Gun film. Lets leave that scene on the cutting room floor, I say.

  • March 22, 2009, 12:07 a.m. CST

    Royston

    by caruso_stalker217

    DRAGNET fucking rules.

  • March 22, 2009, 1:22 a.m. CST

    "Knowing" anyone?

    by jofex

    Mar 22nd, 2009 01:21:20 AM What the hell fan sight is this??? The first film by Alex Proyas in years and years is out, its damn interesting and cool and waaay smack in the middle of this sight's wheelhouse... and not a peep from anybody. WTF!?!?!?!?

  • March 22, 2009, 11:38 a.m. CST

    Kinemaniac

    by Stunt Vocalist 709

    I LOVE Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story. A lot of funny, a lot of great music, (SO much effort went into making so many great songs of different times/styles.) and a lot of heart. Make sure you get the 2 disc set and check out all the extras on the second disc. It's the best parody of any kind in years.

  • March 22, 2009, 2:31 p.m. CST

    I hope there's a Weird Al cameo

    by finky089

    you know, to stay true to the first three films.

  • March 22, 2009, 4:36 p.m. CST

    I have to agree about Dragnet..

    by emeraldboy

    That was a a great film. Akroyd was great in that. The man deserves a comeback.

  • March 22, 2009, 4:49 p.m. CST

    "Who are you?! How did you get in here?!"

    by pokadoo

    "I'm a Locksmith. And I'm a Locksmith."

  • March 22, 2009, 5:19 p.m. CST

    Remember when...

    by Nachokoolaid

    I knew Naked Gun was going to be funny as hell when Drebin wiped off the birthmark from Mikhail Gorbachev's forehead. That still makes me crack up. I hope they put this on the fast track.

  • March 22, 2009, 6:05 p.m. CST

    I love that scene in Naked gun...

    by emeraldboy

    Where drebin walks in to the toilet with this mike on and you can hear him take a leak and enjoying. Hilarious.

  • March 22, 2009, 7:12 p.m. CST

    Weird Al Yankovic Is Growing His Moustache Back

    by thelordofhell

    In anticipation of making a cameo appearance in the new Naked Gun movie.

  • March 22, 2009, 8:56 p.m. CST

    "Read this for me. My eyes are ceramic"

    by bah

    Not Police Squad, but still one of ZAZ's best lines.

  • March 22, 2009, 8:59 p.m. CST

    Rambo Syndrome

    by bah

    Anyone else bothered that they're "The Naked Gun Movies" and not "The Police Squad Movies"? They all should have been "Something Something Something: From the Files of Police Squad".

  • March 22, 2009, 10:09 p.m. CST

    The Keyser Soze scene in Wrongfully Accused

    by JuntMonkey

    Is worth watching the movie for

  • March 22, 2009, 10:59 p.m. CST

    Police Squad would have been a cooler title

    by LightninBolt

    Naked Gun 2 Half IS a great movie. Absolutely hilarious, the 3rd is the weakest by miles, but obviously has some value. A forth would be fun but a variety of movie pastiches sounds terrible yeah... <p>"...blowing away a fleeing suspect with my 44 magnum used to mean everything to me, I enjoyed it, well who wouldn't?"

  • March 23, 2009, 11:11 a.m. CST

    Obvious, maybe too obvious

    by Jack Parsons

    Sledge Hammer becomes Drebin's replacement.

  • March 23, 2009, 12:44 p.m. CST

    A Gay Lover..

    by CyberVishnu

    Don't worry, Nobody on this force will rest until we find out who did this...now let's go get a bite to eat.

  • March 23, 2009, 2:10 p.m. CST

    Fuck yes

    by Abominable Snowcone

    I just watched Airplane 2 again last week for the first time in like, 18 years.

  • March 23, 2009, 3:38 p.m. CST

    Leslie Nielsen's 83

    by the grev

    - so please make this film quick before he drops dead!

  • March 23, 2009, 3:55 p.m. CST

    Nielsen's age is actually not important

    by Prossor

    Drebin isn't exactly a physical type of person to begin with and they have blatant stunt doubles hopping around like gymnasts.

  • March 23, 2009, 5:42 p.m. CST

    Will Smith as Frank Drebin :

    by PTSDPete

  • March 23, 2009, 8:28 p.m. CST

    If any of you want the script...

    by Tarantinoholic

    Shoot me an email at tarantinoholic@gmail.com and I'll hook you up!

  • March 23, 2009, 8:46 p.m. CST

    Nevermind

    by Tarantinoholic

    It was a decoy script!

  • March 24, 2009, 7:16 a.m. CST

    I hope this goes theatrical...

    by Wes_Reviews_

    It actually doesn't sound too bad. I'd cut the Gordon Ramsay bit, though.

  • March 25, 2009, 4:09 a.m. CST

    Are you looking for rich?

    by iamalice1

    http://www.richpassion.com The best place to meet a sexy&hot girl or a wealthy guy for love or for fun!

  • Nov. 29, 2011, 1:46 p.m. CST

    So...

    by DAvid

    are we playing the fact that Nielsen is dead as a humorous nod to the movies? I mean, if so, have at it! He had a sense of humor, I think. Just seems kinda sad that people want this to be made with him, but he would probably just phone it in, ya know??