Frank Drebin comes out of retirement to help Police Squad infiltrate a gang of terrorists planning to detonate a bomb at the Academy Awards.
Release Year: 1994
Rating: 6.2/10 (36,100 voted)
Stars: Leslie Nielsen, Priscilla Presley, George Kennedy
Oscar night. Who will win? Who will lose? And will someone please kick that numbskull off stage? Wait! That's no ordinary numbskull. That's Lt. Frank Drebin, crashing the ceremonies to stop a terrorist plot that could mean curtains for him — or will a simple window shade be enough?
Writers: Pat Proft, David Zucker
Lt. Frank Drebin
Anna Nicole Smith
Mostly All New Jokes
Release Date: 18 March 1994
Filming Locations: Log Cabin, Backlot, Universal Studios – 100 Universal City Plaza, Universal City, California, USA
Box Office Details
Opening Weekend: $13,200,000
(20 March 1994)
Did You Know?
With "Weird" Al Yankovic's appearance in this movie, he is the only actor, outside of the main characters, to appear in all three movies to the series.
When Jane meets the guy outside of the club and shocks him, he isn't even standing in the road. When he gets run over, he's right in the middle of the road.
James Earl Jones:
It looks like Phil Donahue throwing up into a tuba.
It's rare for a cop movie to combine elements from "The Untouchables",
"Thelma & Louise" and "The Brady Bunch".
Unless, of course, the lead character has a tendency to run his car into
"The Naked Gun 33 1/3: The Final Insult" brings the lofty trilogy to a close
with the same old cast (Kennedy, Simpson, Presley) and slapstick antics
involving a prison breakout, terrorist plot and the Oscars. And there in
the center is Lt. Frank Drebin (Nielsen) on the verge of retirement and
fighting with bad guys, shopping carts and Weird Al Yankovic while trying
convince lovely wife Jane (Presley) that the spark in their relationship is
How can you talk down a movie like this; it's as useless as putting up a
tent in a windstorm, so they say. You have to enjoy stupidity, one-liners,
gags and visual puns, as created by the ZAZ boys (Zucker, Abrahams, Zucker)
and delivered by a cast of pros (including Fred Ward and Pia Zadora!!), all
with the tone of adolescence and insanity you've come to know and
And if you don't, why are you reading this?
Kudos go to Anna Nicole Smith, who makes her debut in movies here in a big
way (sorry) and shows she is at her best when laughing at herself. Good
Favorite scene? I lost count after the first 10 minutes; it's an exercise
in futility, every scene will make you chuckle, laugh, guffaw, roar and/or
howl with delight. Besides, why spoil the fun?
And as for Nielsen…as always, he is THE MAN! Even when throwing up in a
Ten stars for a great "Final" trip down into Dumbville. And one star more
for the very last scene – classic!