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The Naked Gun
The Naked Gun is the name of a series of comedy movies starring Leslie Nielsen, Priscilla Presley and O. J. Simpson. The three films (The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad!, The Naked Gun 2½: The Smell of Fear, and The Naked Gun 33⅓: The Final Insult) chronicle the adventures of Nielsen's character, the bumbling police detective Lieutenant Frank Drebin.
The movie series is based on the character created by Nielsen in the television series Police Squad! The core creative team behind Police Squad! and the movie series includes Jerry Zucker, Jim Abrahams, David Zucker, and Pat Proft in varying combinations.
The films all feature extremely fast-paced, off-the-wall, slapstick style comedy, including a lot of visual and verbal puns and gags (See List of gags in the Naked Gun series). The plot of the series is a basic parody of detective film clichés, featuring stereotypical characters, settings, and situations. 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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