The Naked Gun 2 1/2: The Smell of Fear

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  • PG-13
  • 1991
  • 1 hr 21 min
  • 6.9  (121,303)
  • 65

In "The Naked Gun 2 1/2: The Smell of Fear," starring Leslie Nielsen, Priscilla Presley, and George Kennedy, the audience is treated to another hilarious adventure with the bumbling Frank Drebin, a detective in the Los Angeles Police Department. When Frank and his partner, Norberg, investigate a bombing at the Academy Awards, they come across a clue that leads them to the office of energy lobbyist Quentin Hapsburg. It soon becomes clear that Hapsburg is involved in a nefarious plot to replace the Earth's oil reserves with alternative energy sources that he controls, and he'll stop at nothing to achieve his goal.

Meanwhile, Frank reconnects with his former girlfriend, Jane, who is now working as Hapsburg's assistant. Despite their romantic history, Jane remains committed to Hapsburg's cause, and Frank struggles to reconcile his feelings for her with his duty as a detective to bring Hapsburg to justice.

Throughout the film, we are treated to a plethora of classic comedy moments, including Frank's undercover attempt at a tennis match, his disastrous visit to a press conference, and a car chase that ends with Frank commandeering a parade float.

As always, Leslie Nielsen steals the show with his deadpan delivery and complete commitment to the often-absurd scenarios that the film presents. Priscilla Presley manages to hold her own as Jane, offering a more understated performance that serves as a good foil to Nielsen's zaniness. And George Kennedy remains a dependable presence as the gruff and loyal Captain Ed Hocken.

Overall, "The Naked Gun 2 1/2: The Smell of Fear" is a worthy sequel that delivers laughs, absurdity, and plenty of shenanigans. Whether you're a fan of Leslie Nielsen's particular brand of humor or simply enjoy a good comedy, this film is sure to satisfy.

The Naked Gun 2 1/2: The Smell of Fear is a 1991 comedy with a runtime of 1 hour and 21 minutes. It has received mostly positive reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.9 and a MetaScore of 65.

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    1 hr 21 min
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  • IMDB Rating
    6.9  (121,303)
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