The film stars Leslie Nielsen as the bumbling police lieutenant Frank Drebin. The film features fast-paced slapstick comedy, including many visual and verbal puns and gags. The film is based on the character portrayed by Nielsen in the television series Police Squad!
Leslie Nielsen has had a long and varied career with his comedies being some of the best of all time. Paramount Pictures. With a bevy of classic quotes, critics and audiences agreed that this was surely a seminal comedy.
Kennedy won his best supporting actor Oscar for his breakthrough and career-defining role as a chain gang convict who pummels Newman in a makeshift boxing match in the Hollywood classic. The 6ft 4in former soldier had already roughed up other screen legends on camera, fighting Cary Grant in 's Charade and later Clint Eastwood as he began his screen career in a series of villainous roles. Kennedy appeared in several s disaster movies, including all four Airport movies and Earthquake inand was also known for his role on the popular TV series Dallas.
CNN -- Leslie Nielsen, whose longtime career as a dramatic actor took a sudden turn into comedy with spoofs like "Airplane! The Canadian-born Nielsen's career reached back into the early days of television, when he made frequent appearances on live drama series like "Goodyear Playhouse. Much of that changed inwhen he was cast as a doctor aboard an endangered jetliner in the gag-a-minute disaster-movie parody "Airplane!
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Some movies make you laugh. Here is a vulgar collection of cheesy jokes, bald-faced stick-it-in-your eye slapstick, appalling parodies of old TV cop shows and puns for which someone should be half-shot at sunrise. There are inane Abbott-and-Costello word-games that resemble the demented prattle of crazed infants. There are lewd innuendoes of every type.
Meanwhile, Lieut. Frank Drebin Leslie Nielsen is working against the clock to prevent a terrorist bombing and, in the process, doing more damage than any terrorist could hope for. Sneaking on stage by posing as Phil Donahue, Drebin somersaults down the entrance stairway and bashes into his copresenter, Raquel Welch, so that she ends up deep-throating the microphone.