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|Here's a tough one. What veteran character actress played the loud-mouthed mother of Fred Ward's character in final 'Naked Gun' installment?||The 'Naked Gun' Movies
Kathleen Freeman. It was Kathleen Freeman a talented charachter actress with a long resume in movies and television.
|In 'Naked Gun 33.3: The Final Insult,' what talk show host does Drebin impersonate at the Academy Awards?||The 'Naked Gun' Movies
Phil Donahue. One of the funniest moments is when Drebin (as Donahue) reads both his and Raquel Welch's lines off of the teleprompter.
John Houseman. Houseman, famous for 'The Paper Chase' and those Smith-Barney commercials, instructed his young student on the proper way to give 'the finger' to another driver.
Riccardo Montalban. Montalban, famous for his role as Mr. Roarque on 'Fantasy Island' played Vincent Ludwig.
|What was the name of the opera singer Drebin knocked out and impersonated before the baseball game?||The 'Naked Gun' Movies
Enrico Pallazzo. Drebin butchered the national anthem.
Chris Berman. Also in the booth were Curt Gowdy, Jim Palmer, and Dick Enberg. 'How about that!'
|In the first movie, Drebin gets off his airplane and thinks a crowd of people are there for his arrival. Who are they really there for?||The 'Naked Gun' Movies
'Weird Al' Yankovic. 'Weird Al' appears in all three 'Naked Gun' movies.
Reggie Jackson . Yes, Mr. October himself! When Ludwig activated the alarm, Reggie pulled a gun from under second base and attempted to approach the Queen to kill her. Frank tackles him down, but the benches clear, resulting in a brawl and allowing Reggie to continue the job. Frank then tried to stun him with a cuff dart, which hit a large woman in the stands, and she landed on Reggie.
Home plate umpire. First, Frank impersonates opera singer Enrico Pallazzo (Tony Brafa) and sings the National Anthem (badly, I might add). Then, he impersonates the plate umpire (badly, as well). As the plate umpire, he has the opportunity to frisk most of the players by the Seventh Inning Stretch, when Ludwig intends to carry out his plan.
By the way, the game was California (now Anaheim) Angels vs. Seattle Mariners, but the baseball game was filmed at Dodger Stadium.
seven. They were (in order): Curt Gowdy, Jim Palmer, Tim McCarver, Dick Vitale (Doesn't he do basketball?), Mel Allen ("How about that!"), Dick Enberg, and Dr. Joyce Brothers (Dr. Joyce Brothers?!).
Ludwig tried to shoot the dignitary. Yes, Ludwig did have a firearm, but it was a Revolutionary War musket, to be presented to the Queen as a gift. But Frank, who was stunned by the bugle fanfare for Her Majesty's entrance, just saw Ludwig with the musket, so he rushed the Queen. The result is Frank and the Queen of England sliding down the length of the VIP table in a rather compromising position. Pictures of it were splashed all over the papers the next day, even in the "Daily Variety" (headline: "Nix Pix Shplix Queen")!
He falls into a vat. When Frank goes to the stock yard (apparently to meet with Ludwig), he is greeted by a thug who tries to shoot him. After some gunplay, the hitman discovers his gun is empty, allowing Frank to move in for the arrest. But the hitman tries to punch him out instead, and he falls into the vat.
Wong-Wu's. Jane pulls out the Chinese food carton from Wong-Wu's and comments that they had closed three years before. Then, Frank opens the carton, smells its contents, and collapses on the floor!
By the way, did you notice the moving steak at the end of the scene? It happens as Jane is leaving and Frank asks "Are you sure you won't have something to eat?" Based on the re-animated steak, my answer would be "no."
It caught fire. When Frank finds a note that contains crucial evidence (Specifically, a written statement that guarantees payment to Ludwig upon proof of the Queen's death), he tried to read it, but it was too dark. So, he used a lighter to read it, but ended up burning the note and, consequently, the office!
A Bingo card. Frank opens each desk drawer, one at a time. When he gets to the last drawer, he says "Bingo!" and holds up the Bingo card! How Leslie Nielsen did these films with a straight face is beyond me!
"I'm Into Something Good", by Herman's Hermits. Herman's Hermits were a band that was part of the British Invasion of the 1960s. By the way, did you catch the MTV-style "video credit" at the end of the montage?
Making dinner. Frank finds her in the kitchen, boiling a roast and wearing one of his shirts (and little else).
eight. Frank (narrating): "The attempt on Nordberg's life left me shaken and disturbed, and all the questions kept coming up over and over again, like bubbles in a case of club soda. Who was this character in the hospital? And why was he trying to kill Nordberg? And for whom? Did Ludwig lie to me? I didn't have any proof, but, somehow, I didn't entirely trust him, either. Why was the I Luv You not listed in Ludwig's records? And if it was, did he know about it? And if he didn't, who did? And where the hell was I?"
Collision with a fireworks factory. Well, leave it to the ZAZ Team to have the good doctor slam through a gas truck and the missile, and still survive! What finally did him in was riding the missile into the fireworks factory. The resulting explosion, of course, attracted a large crowd, to whom Frank said "Nothing to see here! Please disperse!"
|As Frank foils an attempt upon Nordberg's life at the hospital, he chases the suspect outside. When the suspect steals a car, Frank commandeers one for himself, but it is a driving school car! What was the name of the driving school posted on the car?||The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad!
Teen Driving School. The late John Houseman (in his final film appearance) was brilliant in his cameo as the driving instructor!
The Manchurian Candidate. "The Manchurian Candidate" (1962), starring Frank Sinatra and Angela Lansbury (No, it is NOT a musical!), is a classic thriller about members of a platoon from the Korean War who had been brainwashed into becoming assassins, but they have no recollection of whom they killed. In 2004, a remake of this film was released, starring Denzel Washington and Meryl Streep.
In "The Naked Gun", Ludwig gave Papshmir a demonstration of how the Queen would be killed by calling in his secretary, Dominique (played by David and Jerry Zucker's mother, Charlotte), and asking her to make some tea for them. At that moment, he pressed a button, activating an alarm in her watch. She then turned around, pulled an unloaded gun out of Ludwig's desk, and "shot" Papshmir repeatedly. When Ludwig pressed the button again, she dropped the gun to the floor and returned to normal.
$20 million. Papshmir says that money is no problem. But he does go on to say that those he represents (Idi Amin, the Ayatollah Khomeini, etc.) were concerned with security and logistics issues connected to the task (which is the planned assassination of the Queen).
Falls down a flight of stairs. Frank was at Ludwig's office to check his employee and shipping records, because Nordberg's attack occured at Ludwig's pier. When Ludwig sends for his assistant, the radiant Jane appears (and then promptly falls down a flight of stairs).
Later, as Frank and Jane enter the Records Room, she climbs up a ladder, and Frank says "Nice beaver!" Jane's reply: "Thank you. I just had it stuffed." She then hands him a stuffed beaver!
The Queen of England. During a press conference at City Hall, Mayor Barkley (Nancy Marchand) discloses that Queen Elizabeth II will visit three cities in the United States; one of these cities is Los Angeles.
Wilma. Wilma Nordberg, played by Susan Beaubian, appears only in this film. When we first meet her, she is obviously distraught about her husband's injuries, to the point that when she cries on Frank's shoulder, she leaves behind a trail of mucus a foot long!
Victoria. As Frank and Ed drive down the highway, Frank says "I trusted her...Followed my heart foolishly, it seems. Just gonna have to learn to forget. That's why I took my vacation in Beirut: To get her out of my mind, to find some peace. It's not gonna be easy. Everywhere I look, something reminds me of her."
Then, we cut to a shot of the San Onofre Nulcear Power Plant, which resembles a woman's, um, assets! The San Onofre Plant is located on the Pacific Coast, between San Clemente and San Diego, California.
|As Officer Nordberg (O.J. Simpson) tries to raid a drug deal on the I Luv You, he is met with superior numbers. After the men on the boat shoot him, what was the first miscellaneous injury Nordberg also suffers?||The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad!
His head hit a pipe. The order of injuries is as follows: pipe, stove, window, trap. And let's not forget about the wet paint on the door and the faceplant into the wedding cake! He then stumbled out the door and fell into the harbor.
|The title sequences in the "Naked Gun" movies are some of the funniest bits ever put to film! In each film, you travel on top of a police car (with its light flashing) through the most incongruous locations imaginable: a women's locker room, a rollercoaster, someone's home, and more! Where did the police car stop at the end of the title sequence of this movie?||The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad!
A donut shop. It was a Winchell's, to be exact!