Director: David Zucker
Writer: Jerry Zucker, David Zucker, Jim Abrahams, and Pat Proft
Stars: Leslie Nielsen, Priscilla Presley, O.J. Simpson, Ricardo Montalban, George Kennedy, Nancy Marchand
Quotable: "Niiiice beaver!"
Fun Fact: Though it appears to be the California Angels' home field, the stadium in which the film's climax takes place is actually Dodger Stadium.
When Leslie Nielsen passed away last November, the world lost one of its greatest comedy titans. Looking past his more recent, lesser fare (Stan Helsing), the iconic funnyman starred in a dizzying amount of flicks, yet none as funny as The Naked Gun (and we're talking about the star of Airplane! here).
Nielsen plays dumbass cop Lt. Frank Drebin, who's assigned to foil an assassination plot against Queen Elizabeth II. Unbelievably inept, Drebin gets himself into several tight, and funny-as-hell, situations, such as massacring the National Anthem before a California Angels game. The Naked Gun is also the movie that showed O.J. Simpson's humorous side. As the equally dense Officer Nordberg, the Juice killed it-no black leather gloves.