NAKED GUN 33 1/3: THE FINAL INSULT
1994, Paramount, 83 min, Dir: Peter Segal

Dir. Peter Segal. Frank Drebin comes out of retirement for one last job, stopping terrorists who plan to bomb the Oscars. This premise allows the filmmakers to aim a barrage of showbiz parodies and in-jokes at the audience, to hilarious effect. George Kennedy returns as the ever-reliable Ed Hocken.


NAKED GUN 2½: THE SMELL OF FEAR
1991, Paramount, 85 min, Dir: David Zucker

Bumbling detective Frank Drebin (Leslie Nielsen) returns in this sequel that's every bit as funny as the hysterical original. This time he's after corrupt energy suppliers out to silence a top scientist advocating for solar power; as he fumbles his way toward victory, he gets support from old pal Ed Hocken (George Kennedy) and his ex-girlfriend Jane (Priscilla Presley).


TOP SECRET!
1984, Paramount, 90 min, USA, Dir: Jim Abrahams, David Zucker, Jerry Zucker

Val Kilmer stars as an American rock star who gets sucked into the world of European espionage in the Zucker/Abrahams/Zucker team’s follow-up to their smash hit AIRPLANE! Taking shots at everything from Elvis movies to WWII action epics, this parody has more laughs per minute than just about any other film of the 1980s. With Omar Sharif as Agent Cedric.


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