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The Naked Gun 2 1/2: The Smell of Fear

Year: 1991
Studio: Paramount
Director: David Zucker
Producer: Robert K Weiss
Writer: David Zucker/Jerry Zucker/Jim Abrahams/Pat Proft
Cast: Leslie Nielsen, Priscilla Presley, Robert Goulet, George Kennedy, OJ Simpson, Richard Griffiths
By the law of diminishing returns, this sequel wasn't as good, and some of the gags were trying more than funny.

It also seemed like Abrahams and the Zuckers were either more interested in plotting or didn't have a decent idea (ie one that would fade into the background amid the jokes).

It deals with Jane (Presley's) new boyfriend (the slimy Goulet) and his plot to kidnap a prominent scientist who advocates clean energy on behalf of the advocates of the corrupt polluting industries (such as KABOOM, the Key Atomic Benefits Office of Mankind).

But thankfully it's still full of the endlessly quotable gags and memorable sight humour, and there was still plenty of life in Drebin, Nordberg and the gang yet.

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