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An appropriately funny and silly conclusion to the police squad spoof series
bob the moo26 August 2004
Retirement has not been good for Frank Drebin. His marriage is on the rocks and he feels emasculated as he no longer has the power of the law or the ability to shot bad guys. When he is offered the chance to help out with some undercover work, Frank jumps at the chance – even though Jane storms out. When the info Frank finds points to imprisoned bomb expert Rocco Dillon he agrees to go into the jail and infiltrate his gang in order to find out his plan.

Despite the fact that the second part was a little bit of a dip from part 1, Debin was brought back for a final insult and managed to produce a very enjoyable conclusion to the series. Opening with one of the best moments from all three films (a hilarious expansion of The Untouchable train station scene) the film keeps up a very consistent tone that has plenty of big laughs as well as lots of little things that will keep you chuckling. Its not that the film has no misses (it does) but they are covered by the sheer weight of hits that it includes. The plot is fairly simple but is well done to include a few basic set ups – the prison, the break out and the Oscars; each part is very funny if you're in the mood for it and, hey, even if you're not it is pretty infectious.

The writing is good – it is easy to forget how hard it is to write a good spoof, but recent attempts have shown had easy it is to misjudge the film and just be silly rather than funny. Another big part of the film working is yet another great performance from Leslie Neilsen, who makes it all look so easy! Ward is a great addition to the cast and is much better than the bad guy from the second film – Ward plays it gruff and straight, making it all the funnier. Presley is so-so, with her character kind of shoe-horned into the film to her detriment, but she does have some good moments. Freeman is good value and Smith, well, Smith has a good body and that's about it – but fair play to her for sending herself up like that, it's not like she needed the money after all.

Overall, this is a very enjoyable film as long as you are in the mood. Even if you aren't roaring with laughter you'll still be chuckling along. The material is hardly the height of wit or intelligence and some viewers may find it to be all a bit broad but fans of the genre will love it and get plenty of laughs from the material and the mostly good performances.
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9/10
Outrageously funny! Film parodies and Leslie Nielsen at his best plus 1993's Playboy playmate of the year: Anna Nicole Smith all make for the best comedy film ever!
Brian-27230 September 2000
The third and final installment and best of the Naked Gun series features Lt. Frank Drebin (Leslie Nielsen) talked out of retirement to track down a terrorist who bombed a city hall building. First Drebin must go undercover in state prison then after escaping Rocco Dillon (Fred Ward) plans on bombing the Academy Awards you bet Frank and the police squad to the rescue no matter how comical. The laughs just keep coming with this film! The Naked Gun 33 1/3: The Final Insult showed that films have parody, films throughout the years can become copycats except scenes are different with parody. Prime example is at the beginning of the film when the famous stair scene with the babies and the mob from the "Untouchables" is portrayed in a humorous manner. In fact parody is present in the opening credits in the form of Star Wars and Jurassic Park. Slapstick comedy mirrors almost every scene of this film as every funny and even the serious moments involve horseplay of some kind. And the dialogue is just as funny as can be these Naked Gun characters try to make everything they say twisted to where it sounds just as funny as possible. Leslie Nielsen is the funniest man ever in comedy films every scene he does cracks me up! George Kennedy and O.J. Simpson are nice funny sidekicks to Nielsen once again the casting of them both paid off they always made the Naked Gun films a pleasure to watch. 1993 Playmate of the year Anna Nicole Smith has better than average acting abilities and why she doesn't act more is a mystery to me she added a certain needed sex appeal to the final Naked Gun. I hate Paramount finally done away with the Naked Gun movies I hope to see another one made. Buy or record this one it simply is one of the funniest movies of all time it's sad in a way the series ended I know I laugh and enjoy this film so much I just had to record it and add to my video collection, like me you will watch it again and again for the many laughs and stupid mishaps.
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10/10
"Insult" me!
Mister-617 May 2002
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 parking meters.

"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 still there.

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 love.

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 job, Anna.

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 tuba.

Ten stars for a great "Final" trip down into Dumbville. And one star more for the very last scene - classic!

Thanks, Frank.
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8/10
"The Final Insult" is a enjoyable way to end "The Naked Gun" series.
hu67522 January 2009
Now former Lieutenant Frank Drebin (Leslie Nielsen) has a tough time that he is not working with the Police Squad anymore and his wife Jane (Priscilla Presley) is now an lawyer. Although she wants a baby, he has a tough time getting her pregnant. His former partners (Oscar-Winner:George Kennedy and O.J. Simpson) wants Frank to spy on Tanya Peters (The late Anna Nicole Smith), since Tanya is involved with a hired bomb expert Rocco Dillon (Fred Ward). Which Dillon is in prison, at first Frank was supposed to get her address but he lost it. When Jane leaves him, thinking that Frank was fooling around with another woman. Frank decides to go undercover as a prisoner to get closer on Dillon. Frank knows that Dillon is planning to destroy and kill many of innocent people for a price but where ?

Directed by Peter Segal (The Nutty Professor 2:The Klumps, Anger Management, Tommy Boy) made an entertaining spoof comedy, based on the short-lived TV series back in the early 1980's. Nielsen is always an hoot in the lead. The cast seems to be having an great time. Although the reviews were mixed and at the box office was less promising than the first two but still, this was an major success on video. There's some lively cameos throughout the feature. If you are fan of these type of silly comedies or "The Naked Gun" movies, you will certainly enjoy it. Written by Pat Proft (The Naked Gun:From the Files of Police Squad!, Hot Shots! Part Deux, Scary Movie 3 & 4), David Zucker (An American Carol, High School High, Top Secret!) and Robert LoCash (CB4). (****/*****).
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8/10
Classic laughs
Smells_Like_Cheese16 May 2006
I have to say that this is one of the greatest comedy trilogies I have ever seen. Leslie Neilson has never stopped with the laughter and his fearless performance as Frank. Presilla does a fantastic job and her Thelma and Louise with Ellen Green was just memorable and fun to watch. OJ Simpson, the "downfall" I like to call it, because three months later came the murder trials.

Anna Nicole Smith was actually amusing in this film, I loved the crying game parody. There are a lot of great spoofs and jokes in the film. I think anyone who needs a good laugh or loves the Naked Gun movies should watch 33 1/3, it's just guaranteed of a good time.

8/10
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10/10
Ultimate fun throughout
prash_14219 August 2006
I thoroughly enjoyed the movie. The film is entirely fun and you cant stop laughing at the silly things that happen in the movie. Though it gets a little boring for a short while, overall the movie is a blast. The scenes are executed well. The Hollywood spoof of the movie was just fun and rocking. Anna Nicole Smith is amazing in her sex appeal and has done justice to her part.

The actors have done their part well and the movie entertains you completely. Though the jokes are silly and not realistic, a movie is to entertain and this justifies its purpose. A nice watch over a Saturday afternoon.
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6/10
A lesser showing for the second sequel
The_Void13 January 2005
So, here we are then, with the third part of the very silly 'Naked Gun' series. For some reason, David Zucker isn't in the director's chair this time; and his replacement is the man who would go on to direct the 2004 disappointment '50 First Dates' a decade later; Peter Segal. This doesn't matter, though, because Zucker still shares a writing credit, and the series always belonged to Leslie Nielson anyway. Still, this third part isn't as good as the first two, by quite a margin. The story is less expansive this round, and the film is also a lot shorter (probably a comment on the fact that the writers were running out of ideas...), but it still has it's moments that are really funny. As usual, quite a few of the jokes don't work, but there's usually one that does just around the corner after a failed one. One sequence in particular involving Frank Drebin in a dance number is one such moment.

The thin plot is mostly a parody on the crime classic 'White Heat', and it involves Frank Drebin going undercover in jail and eventually having to try and thwart an act of terrorism. Naturally, this is just a springboard for lots and lots of gags, but that's no bad thing. Leslie Nielson approaches the role with the usual gusto, and does well with it again. Leslie Nielson's comedy works because he looks so ridiculous, and he can just stand around doing nothing and make you laugh. The Naked Gun series is a good waste of time if all you want is a laugh and this second sequel delivers on that front too, although not in quite as good a way as the first two did. Still, there's a lot worse comedies around.
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6/10
Good for about an hour
Horror-yo2 August 2016
Obviously this isn't meant to be a comedy classic. It's merely the third volume in the 'The Naked Gun' series, and the old gang is at it again and there are no surprises in that, but this being said it should still be accountable for what it actually is as a film, while keeping it in context. This is actually fine to watch for about the first hour, but then one needs to really get complacent with it to get through the rest of it. The jokes are cheesy but fun, but it definitely becomes a bit tedious even with good intentions from the viewer as we're given more and more of the same, and the movie would've benefited from a little bit more material to fill this fun little ride up. 5.5/10.
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7/10
Good Finale to the Trilogy ***1/2 out of *****
Welshfilmfan19 January 2009
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Although it is a case of diminishing returns as This second Sequel is the lesser of the three hits, it's still a masterpiece compared To Epic Movie (2007) or Disaster Movie (2008)

LT.Frank Drebin (The Legend that is Leslie Nielsen, in his last great spoof) is back although by now he is retired living a quiet life with wife Jane (Pricilla Presley) but his old pals Capt Ed Hocken & DET.Norberg (George Kennedy & O.J Simpson) manage to coax him out of retirement to go undercover at the State Prison & stop mad Bomber Rocco Dillon (Fred Ward) along with his batty ma (Kathleen Freeman) and Girlfriend Tanya (The Late Anna-Nicole Smith) from bombing the Academy Awards.

While I really enjoy all three Films in the series, I feel as if the humour here is not as good as in the other two, it resorts to vulgarity for cheap laughs rather too often with Boob Jokes,Sperm Jokes & Poop Jokes but hey as I've said above, in comparison to later spoofs from Freidberg & Seltzer this is a Masterpiece.

Good though not Great end to the trilogy

***1/2 out of *****
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10/10
Leslie Nielsen is Unstoppable!
namashi_11 December 2011
'Naked Gun 33 1/3: The Final Insult', the third and final film in the Naked Gun series, is a hilarious slapstick fare, where it's lead star, the late Hollywood Legend, Leslie Nielsen, proves once again, that he is an unstoppable/unforgettable talent.

'Naked Gun 33 1/3: The Final Insult' Synopsis: Frank Drebin comes out of retirement to help Police Squad infiltrate a gang of terrorists planning to detonate a bomb at the Academy Awards.

'Naked Gun 33 1/3: The Final Insult' is a faithful & satisfying sequel. It raises a lot of laughs, especially in the climax, the entire Academy-Awards Sequence, which is absolutely hilarious. Pat Proft, David Zucker & Robert LoCash's Screenplay is genuinely funny & extremely arresting. Peter Segal Directs this slapstick comedy, decently. Cinematography & Art Design, are worth a mention.

Performance Wise: Nielsen, as mentioned before, is unstoppable in here. The legendary actor delivers a laugh-out-loud performance, and holds the film from start to end. Priscilla Presley supports well. George Kennedy is excellent. O.J. Simpson is fair. Fred Ward & Kathleen Freeman are passable. Others lend support.

On the whole, 'Naked Gun 33 1/3: The Final Insult' is slapstick comedy at its best.
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7/10
The final installment of Naked Gun a bit funnier than the second part.
Aaron13755 December 2010
I thought this one was almost as good as the first film and a bit better than the second one. I liked the whole infiltration of the prison plot and the retirement aspect of the film more than all the politics of the second film. However, Leslie plays Drebin in a bit more of a goofy fashion this go around. There are also other things in this film that were not really in the first two installments like the scenes that parodied other movies. Scenes like these were not in the first two movies, from what I remember anyway, but there are a couple of them in this one. Such as the opening which parodies "The Untouchables" and a "Thelma and Louise" one as well. However, the film has a nice conclusion at the academy awards which makes fun of Hollywood's biggest night in grand fashion. The plot has Frank retired, but he is coaxed out of retirement to break into a prison and find out a sinister plot. The villain this time is Fred Ward and he is good as is his gang. There are some surprises here and there too. I just thought this one was a bit more humorous than two, but not quite on par with the first one. Close, but not quite.
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6/10
Frank Drebin is back , well reincarnated by a hilarious Nielsen
ma-cortes7 April 2008
This is a pretty funny spoof with a unstopped string of gags which holds up almost to the final. Again Frank Drebin(Nielsen) return from retirement to help Police Squad(George Kennedy, O. J. Simpson). Drevin is back this time to save the Oscar Academy from a plot hatched by a nasty villain. The dumber law officer from Inspector Clouseau goes undercover a penitentiary where is a top terrorist named Rocco(Fred Ward). He along with his mother(Kathleen Freeman) and girlfriend(Anna Nicole Smith) are planning bomb the Academy Award ceremony . Meanwhile, his wife Jane(Priscilla Presley) is desperate for pregnant and leaves him.

This amusing picture is plenty of slapdash and slapstick, displaying lots of laughs and silly gags. This third part with the deadpan, botcher Drebin, has been planned by ZAZ, : Jim Abrahams, Jerry and David Zucker. They're known satirists with successful work and longtime collaborators and made their own comedy troupe, the Kentucky Fried theater. The parody is hilarious, continuous and absurd , though sometimes is gross-out, but some moments here and there also is intelligent and bold. However lacks the freshness of its predecessors, two prequels titled ¨From the filed of Police Squad¨ and ¨The smell of fear¨. As always, the usual cinematographic references , being an entertaining to find them out, as the parody includes: ¨The untouchables(Brian De Palma)¨ and ¨The great escape(John Sturges)¨and prison films. Habitual cameos and long invited actors, such as, James Earl Jones, R.Lee Ermey, Rachel Welch,Morgan Fairchild, Mariel Hemingway, Pia Zadora, Elliot Gould, among them. The film is professionally directed by Peter Segal. The motion picture will like to Leslie Nielsen enthusiastic and lunatic humor buffs.
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6/10
Third time unlucky but still worth a punt - 65%
Benjamin_Cox25 September 2012
There are certain films that, on occasion, can escape almost any criticism and a fine spoof is one such occasion. The first two Naked Gun films are wonderful examples of the genre, filled with both visual gags and rapid one-liners that also remain funny after multiple viewings. Sadly, there can be too much of a good thing and this final entry into the series feels tired, strained and kinda desperate.

Spoof stalwart Leslie Nielsen returns for the last time as Frank Drebin, Police Squad's most decorated officer who is retiring to spend time with his new wife Jane (Priscilla Presley). But Drebin can't ignore the threat of crime for long and after working undercover on behalf of his old buddies Ed Hocken (George Kennedy) and Nordberg (O.J. Simpson), Frank soon finds himself back in the fold and pitching his wits against determined bomber Rocco (Fred Ward) who is planning to blow up a critical target after he escapes from prison. Can Frank get the job done, even with the voluptuous distraction of Rocco's moll Tanya (Anne Nicole Smith)?

The thing with all Naked Gun movies is to not take it seriously and "The Naked Gun 33 ⅓: The Final Insult" is no exception. It's as daft and stupid as peeing on an electric fence but sadly, the humour isn't quite as successful this time around. There is some noticeable repetition of gags - not just from the earlier movies but also from "Police Squad", the TV show that spawned this franchise - and some of the visual gags felt a little lame. Thank God Nielsen is still on form, perfectly cast as the straight-faced idiot working in his own little world with its own little logic. The rest of the cast simply work alongside him but some seem distracted almost - Smith has little to do besides pout and squeeze into some lingerie while Kathleen Freeman, as the matriarch of Rocco's gang, feels a little wasted.

But despite the flaws and rough edges, there is still a good deal to laugh at and much to savour, as if you're watching aging rockers having one last hurrah before splitting up for good. The magic might have faded a little, the lines in the face are a bit more ragged and the tunes may sound a bit familiar but who cares if you're still having fun? It simply isn't as funny as the two earlier films - that is just the facts - but you can't knock it for lack of effort. But a much-reduced running time and a recycling of old ideas means that The Final Insult feels more like an epilogue instead of a glorious last chapter.
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9/10
The best of the bad sequels
jeremy321 September 2006
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This movie doesn't pretend to be anything other than a sequel. It doesn't pretend to be a serious movie. For that I have to say, the critics underrated this movie. Leslie Nielsen is a brilliant comic actor. I see in Nielsen an actor committed to take comedy to the highest level. Nielsen doesn't care about a lame joke or two, as long as he nails the point of his comedy. The last half hour of the movie, I was rolling on the floor with laughter. The academy awards scene was one of the funniest ever. Everybody was good in the movie, even the Anna Nicole Smith. Fred Ward was funny as a bad guy. You don't think of Ward being a comic actor, but he was so honestly playing a bad guy that the comedy just oozed out without effort. OJ Simpson, who is hard to see the same after his murder trial, is a very intelligent and talented comic actor. Believe it or not, he knows how to do funny things without having to act. I love this movie, and recommend a good dose of Nielsen anytime life gets you down.
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9/10
A Riot
bobilene20 October 2005
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To enjoy this farce, one must not get lost in the ridiculous plot. Leslie Neilson is as funny as ever. An older looking Presilla Preslie is just okay as his long suffering wife. Although it starts off slow, the movie evolves into one hilarious parody after another. To name a few: The Prison scene with Nielson eating the paper plans.

The digging of the escape tunnel, getting rid of the dirt.

The obvious fake plastic dummies (escape from Alcatraz)used to fool the guards while digging an escape tunnel (notice that tunnel looks much like the tunnel from the great escape?) Getting rid of the dirt.

Whomever thought up the Oscars sequence is a comical genius.

How about Anna Nicole Smiths stripping in front of Neilson. Her shadow showing not only gigantic boobs but a surprise penis. Remember that movie? Neilson of cause runs off puking into some band players tuba.

The only distraction is OJ Simson. This was his last movie and one can't help but think that he's in the process of planning to kill his wife.

Sit back, watch the video and just laugh.
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10/10
Anything But an Insult
DirectorsCut1915 March 2006
I enjoyed the first two Naked Guns. I laughed at the gags and slapstick and inside jokes that I missed. "Naked Gun 33 1/3: The Final Insult" is even better than the two installments, and, despite the subtitle, you won't be insulted.

Police Squad Lieutenant Frank Drebin is now married to the love of his life, Jane (Precilla Presley) and has retired from his job. Unfortunately, she wants a baby, but Frank is sterile. Fed up with him, Jane leaves him.

Frank's police buddies Ed and Nordberg (George Kennedy and O.J. Simpson)force him to get back on the squad. He accepts, taking the case of a criminal (Fred Ward) who, along with his mother and sister (Kathleen Freeman & Anna Nicole Smith) plan to bomb the Academy Awards. As usual, it's up to Frank to save the day... and his marriage.

"The Final Insult" continues the ZAZ (Zucker-Abrams-Zucker) team's staple of non-stop jokes and gags, and a great amount of them work. Laughs here are frequent. Peter Segal, who went on to direct the very funny cult hit comedy "Tommy Boy", started his film-making career with this sequel, and he does a great job setting up the jokes, especially the slapstick free-for-all at the Oscars, which has to be one of the funniest climaxes in the history of comedy. Pratfalls and sight gags galore, it had me laughing hard.

I think this is the best of the series, and if they make a fourth installment, maybe they should rehire Segal.
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1/10
Dreadful
dufranedh28 June 2005
The first two Naked Gun films provide satire-based humor, combined with "absurd," slap-stick comedy. Despite the characters' overt inadequacies and inflated egos, the audience appreciates their humanity and goodness, which is also respected by the films themselves. Unfortunately, 33 1/3 goes too far in the realm of absurd, to the exclusion of any meaningful satire. The reliance on stale sexual innuendos and silly gags degrades the artistic potential of the project. Frank Drebin- making cookies? A Naked Gun film cannot succeed without Leslie Nielsen's dry, straight-laced, albeit incompetent police persona, as a comic base. Many of the other characters lose depth, as the film depends more on gags than on combined humor of character and situation. I recommend #s 1 & 2, but you should save time and money and avoid this catastrophe.
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6/10
Has its moments, but a bit flat after the first two movies
grantss31 January 2015
Has its moments, but a bit flat after the first two movies.

The first Naked Gun was great: an hilarious slapstick-comedy. Clever, witty dialogue and brilliant sight-gags. So quotable.

Naked Gun 2 1/2: The Smell of Fear was a decent sequel. This was especially as far as comedy movies go, as the drop-off in originality and quality is normally quite steep from the original to the first sequel.

Admittedly, it wasn't as good as the original, mainly because by now you know what to expect. Plus, it would have been difficult to match the originality and hilarity of the first.

This, the third in the series, still has some great moments, especially towards the end, but can't maintain throughout the same level of hilarity and originality as the first. For the first 75% or so of the movie it is so-so, with not too many great gags. It is only at the end - the Oscar ceremony - that it gets laugh-out-loud funny.

Overall, entertaining and funny enough, but not as good as the first two movies, especially the first.
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7/10
Silly, amusing comedy
Wuchakk16 January 2015
The three "Naked Gun" movies from 1988, 1991 and 1994 are all extremely goofy comedies starring Lesley Nielsen, Priscilla Presley, George Kennedy and OJ Simpson. They're consistently amusing and, pretty much, interchangeable. The first two were hugely successful at the box office; the third one didn't do bad, but nowhere near as good as the first two. Whether or not you prefer one to another depends on the story and guest stars.

As far as the two sequels go, I slightly prefer part 3, but all three come in handy when you want to turn off your brain and enjoy something silly. Priscilla was one of the most beautiful women to walk the planet in her prime and looks great these films. The highlight of part 3 is the guest appearance of the Marilyn Monroe-ish Anna Nicole Smith; she was a whole lotta woman and it's unfortunate she died so young at the age of 39 in 2007 (like Monroe who died at age 36 in 1962).

The film runs 83 minutes and was shot in the Los Angeles area.

GRADE: B
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7/10
So Many Movies to Insult, So Little Time!
mike4812813 January 2014
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Lt. Drebin and Nordberg are at it again. This film makes fun of every police and prison movie ever made not to mention "Thelma and Louise" and the "Crying Game" (20 years before it was even made!) It's got it all: Love scenes, "precious bodily fluid" and crotch jokes, self-abuse, transsexuals and the infamous "gumball" opening titles. Like "Blazing Saddles", this will truly insult everyone. Lt. Drebin has become "Mr. Mom" to his lawyer wife Jane (Priscilla Presley) and he must come out of retirement to help the Police Squad foil another terrorist act by the evil "Pap Schmear". As before, the bumbling Drebin uncovers a terrible plot; to blow up everyone at the Academy Awards. Not exactly an original idea. A ton of actual celebrities, including Vanna White, Pia Zadora, Weird Al, Rachel Welsh and Mary Lou Retton. Anna Nicole Smith plays the mobster's gun moll to the hilt, with a bit of "something extra". Stereotypes of "Ma Barker" and "James Cagney" as well. No, that isn't Arthur Fiedler conducting, but it sure looks like him. Very funny but very uneven. In order to enjoy this parody, you have to separate the "Nordberg" character from O.J. Simpson, especially with the delivery room ending! There is not enough for George Kennedy and the bumbling Police Squad to do. It's mostly Frank on his own. Great backstage stunt work at the end, as Drebin and the bad guy "fly" up to the top of the stage catwalk rigging via the curtain counterweights and ropes. Only 82 minutes but worth it! Probably rated "R" for content.
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7/10
A worthy sequel
russem313 December 2005
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Although the jokes are finally becoming tedious after the 2 films before this, Naked Gun 33 1/3: The Final Insult is still a worthy entry into this hilarious series. We follow Frank Drebin who is now retired and the funny gags showing him as a house-husband. The best joke is when he confesses he wore a black teddy to try to save his and Jane's tottering marriage! However, the jokes, though for the most part funny, are fewer and far between. This makes for a film that is lesser than its predecessors but still worth watching. The finale at the Academy Awards is a laugh out riot and definitely helps to bolster this film. A solid 7 out of 10. Bring on The Naked Gun 4!
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8/10
Very funny
TheLittleSongbird12 June 2011
The first film is a classic, the second while inferior is very enjoyable and this one is also very funny if for me the weakest of the series. It could have been longer, and there are moments in the movie where it does rely a little too much on the jokes and slapstick of the previous two. However, the dialogue is endearingly dumb and silly still, and the film is filled with gags and most work, the best for me being Frank's antics during Zadora's musical number and Frank wreaking havoc at the Oscars. The story is fast-paced and fun, the production values are of good quality, Priscilla Presley is strong support and there are some neat cameos from Pia Zadora and Fred Ward. And once again, Leslie Nielson is wonderfully deadpan. All in all, a very funny movie. 8/10 Bethany Cox
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8/10
The final case for Lt. Frank Drebin
Tweekums11 October 2016
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After many years serving in Police Squad, and numerous criminals gunned down, Frank Drebin has retired but still dreams of fighting crime. When Police Squad learn that incarcerated terrorist Rocco Dillon is planning another outrage; to discover his target they ask Frank to return for one last case… much to the annoyance of his wife Jane. Frank goes to prison undercover and is put in Rocco's cell; he isn't there for long though as shortly after befriending Rocco the pair break out. Once out they are picked up by Rocco's mother then meet up with his voluptuous girlfriend Tanya. It emerges that Rocco is planning to bomb the Oscar ceremony with a device planted in one of the winners envelopes… if Frank is to stop him he will have to get up on stage and retrieve the envelope… hopefully nobody will notice!

As one would expect this film is full of laughs from start to finish. It opens with a very funny spoof of a famous scene from 'The Untouchables', itself a reference to the 'Odessa Steps' scene in 'Battleship Potemkin. Plenty more films are spoofed/referenced throughout the film; most notably 'White Heat', 'The Great Escape' and 'Thelma and Louise'… these are fun extras for those who get the references but it doesn't matter if one doesn't realise another film is being referenced as they are funny in their own right. The humour is of course very forced but that doesn't matter… it is trying to be silly fun and succeeds. Leslie Nielsen is great as Drebin; managing to act straight even when his character is being utterly ridiculous. Some of the supporting cast are a bit ropy but that doesn't matter as they provide some extra accidental laughs. The humour is fairly slapstick and for the most part inoffensive; there are some gags that make the film unsuitable for younger viewers… unless parents feel comfortable explaining the joke about Frank giving numerous 'samples' at a fertility clinic! Overall a funny conclusion to this hilarious trilogy.
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8/10
Another funny 'Gun', in no way an insult
videorama-759-85939121 September 2016
The final installment of The Naked Gun, is in no way a disappointment. This is living proof that good things come in threes. Laughs come thick and fast here, as well as bringing us some beautiful women, and some not so beautiful women.... and Frank. Nielsen again in the role, doesn't disappoint. Even though this is a comedy, this one is terror themed. Frank has since left the force and is brought back in to catch this escaped prisoner (Ward) who heads a terrorist group, and you'll never guess where they're gonna strike, which makes the last half hour of the film, such a ribtickler, that takes smart pokes at Oscar Night, where there are of course, many cameo's, one surprisingly popping out of obscurity, being Raquel Welch. The film takes off The Untouchables in it's classic opening, while also picking on Thelma and Louise. Anna Nicole Smith is so hot, though with an added shock feature, and you'll never forget this car thief device. I actually watched this '94 comedy twice, as not having seen it for a few years. Incidentally the film came out here, only 3 months before the O.J. Simpson case, his two acting wins, not favorable ones- one of them, he scored for this, so may'be he was better off screen. Things I truly identify with is the hassles you deal with in the supermarket. I had that problem again, just the other day, with a freezer bag- see, smart pokes. What you get here is a sequel comedy masterpiece, in a suiting 89 minute film frame. Naked Gun fans will love this, as well as Anna Nicole. Frank's visit, unmistakably to the fertility clinic is unforgettable.
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8/10
Insultingly funny!
rtivey91313 June 2016
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MOVIE 3 OF 4 OF MY LESLIE NIELSEN QUADRILOGY

The final of the three Naked Gun movies and I can tell they ended on a high note! Leslie and his silver hair once again star as the bumbling cop Lt. Frank Drebin. He has to handle a breakup while trying to defuse a bomb at the Academy Awards at the same time.

If you think that's the setup for a hilarious movie, it is. This movie has plenty of laugh out loud moments. Fresh from the other two Naked Gun films, Weird Al Yankovic makes an appearance, along with his 'partner', Vanna White. The president also makes a cameo.

Poor Frank can't catch a break, can he? He lost his wife for a while, was forced to go to prison, had to disguise time and time again, ended up in a lousy home with a threatening criminal and his crazy mother, and then he had to defuse a bomb at the Academy, and he realizes that a beautiful woman he kissed is a... well, herm.

I really liked the part where the guys in the prison were chanting "We are men! We are men!" And everyone got into a massive fight with hilarious results. I also loved the bit where Jane was at the court, and everybody, and I mean everybody but her was carrying a baby. And also the bit where Frank was flying around and knocked the enemy off the ledge, and when the entire audience facepalmed at the result from Drebin's stupidity. All in all, although still not quite as funny as the first, I gotta give it an 8/10.
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