The Naked Gun
is the name of a series of comedy
movies starring Leslie Nielsen
. The three films (The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad!
, The Naked Gun 2 1/2: The Smell of Fear
, The Naked Gun 33 1/3: The Final Insult
) chronicle the adventures of Neilson's character, the bumbling police detective Lieutenant Frank Drebin.
The movie series is based on the character created by Neilsen in the television series Police Squad[?].
The films all feature extremely fast-paced, off-the-wall, slapstick style comedy, featuring lots of visual and verbal puns and gags. The plot of the series is a basic parody of dective film cliches, featuring stereotypical characters, settings, and situtations. Many other film genres and styles are mocked as well, and the movies are full of references to current events and contemporary pop culture.
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