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Detective Frank Drebin (Leslie Nielsen, above) gets to the bottom of things in The Naked Gun (8 p.m.-10 p.m., AMC).
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Detective Frank Drebin (Leslie Nielsen, above) gets to the bottom of things in The Naked Gun (8 p.m.-10 p.m., AMC).
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By Lou Cedrone | June 27, 1991
* ''The Naked Gun 2 1/2 : The Smell of Fear" Lt. Frank Drebin, the detective who is more clod than sleuth, finds himself in Washington where villains would undermine the president's energy conference. Leslie Nielsen and Priscilla Presley star.
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By Los Angeles Daily News | July 2, 1991
LOS ANGELES -- Unclad firearms outgunned flaming arrows at movie box offices over the weekend. "The Naked Gun 2 1/2 : The Smell of Fear" made a surprisingly strong debut, grossing practically $21 million, more than twice the $9.3 million the first "Naked Gun" comedy made in its debut weekend in December 1988.The summer's first major sequel displaced the summer's first action blockbuster, "Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves," from the theatrical top spot. In its third weekend, "Robin Hood" grossed $13 million, down nearly 30 percent from the previous weekend's booty.
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By Stephen Hunter and Stephen Hunter,Sun Film Critic | June 28, 1991
I know I've always wanted to see Barbara Bush hanging in her underwear off a White House balcony, and, dammit, I'll bet you have, too. And that's why "The Naked Gun 2 1/2 : The Smell of Fear," was right up my alley, first lady-wise.It's about half as funny as the original "Naked Gun," but that nevertheless makes it one of the funniest movies of the year. (It has seven fewer laughs than "City Slickers," but no male bonding.)Created by one third of the Zucker-Zucker-Abrahams team (David Z.)
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By Los Angeles Daily News | July 2, 1991
LOS ANGELES -- Unclad firearms outgunned flaming arrows at movie box offices over the weekend. "The Naked Gun 2 1/2 : The Smell of Fear" made a surprisingly strong debut, grossing practically $21 million, more than twice the $9.3 million the first "Naked Gun" comedy made in its debut weekend in December 1988.The summer's first major sequel displaced the summer's first action blockbuster, "Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves," from the theatrical top spot. In its third weekend, "Robin Hood" grossed $13 million, down nearly 30 percent from the previous weekend's booty.
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By Stephen Hunter and Stephen Hunter,Sun Film Critic | July 22, 1991
Other than inducing America's movie critics -- except, ahem, this one -- to write leads in bad valleyboyese, "Bill and Ted's Bogus Adventure" may be most notable for making a star out of neither Bill (Alex Winter or Keanu Reeves) nor Ted (Keanu Reeves or Alex Winter) but out of William Sadler.William who? Well, you know this guy. He's played authoritarian Aryan scum in several films, most notably in "DieHard 2," where he was the muscle-bound nude aikido expert colonel who blew up an airliner solely to tick off Bruce Willis.
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By Stephen Hunter and Stephen Hunter,Sun Film Critic | June 30, 1991
The hair is as blindingly white as a snowstorm in the Himalayas. Then there are those piercing blue eyes, the natural body posture of command, the craggy, handsome face, the grave composure, everything that creates an icon of authority.Then he shows you his fart machine, and you know it's Leslie Nielsen."I'm out of the closet at last," says Leslie Nielsen with a grin, giving the device, a single-bellows accordionlike affair, a little squeeze. It emits a tentative rippling burble that sounds just like you know what.
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By Steve McKerrow | May 6, 1992
ON AND OFF THE AIR:* Give Ted Turner credit. The cable mogul knows how to be succinct, as viewers can see in tonight's "First Person With Maria Shriver" special (at 10 o'clock, Channel 2). On the subject of what he knew about his new bride before marriage, he says this:"I knew a lot. I knew she was a protester in Vietnam against the Vietnam War, and I knew that she was in the movies, and I knew she did exercise videos, and I knew she was cute."Hmmmm. That encompasses several decades in the life of one of America's most evolutionary celebrities, actress Jane Fonda, who also appears in the Shriver interview.
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By Steve McKerrow and Steve McKerrow,Sun Staff Writer | April 8, 1995
Ah, just what we need for a relaxing weekend evening: contentious political debates! The lineup offers a couple of prime examples, both local and national. But movies and a Burt Reynolds guest spot may provide relief.* "Square Off" (7 p.m.-8 p.m., WJZ, Channel 13) -- Although re-scheduled to air only four times a year, the venerable argument show now offers a whole hour of conflict, with host Richard Sher moderating veteran panelists, including: Elane Stein, Tom Marr, Carl Snowden, Boyse Mosley, Arnold Weiner, St. George Crosse, Toni Keane, Ava Lias-Booker, Carter Clews and Bob Scherr.
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By Stephen Hunter and Stephen Hunter,Sun Film Critic | June 28, 1991
I know I've always wanted to see Barbara Bush hanging in her underwear off a White House balcony, and, dammit, I'll bet you have, too. And that's why "The Naked Gun 2 1/2 : The Smell of Fear," was right up my alley, first lady-wise.It's about half as funny as the original "Naked Gun," but that nevertheless makes it one of the funniest movies of the year. (It has seven fewer laughs than "City Slickers," but no male bonding.)Created by one third of the Zucker-Zucker-Abrahams team (David Z.)
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By Lou Cedrone | June 27, 1991
* ''The Naked Gun 2 1/2 : The Smell of Fear" Lt. Frank Drebin, the detective who is more clod than sleuth, finds himself in Washington where villains would undermine the president's energy conference. Leslie Nielsen and Priscilla Presley star.
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By Winifred Walsh | December 28, 1991
THEATERA lavish 'Carol'A lavish production of Charles Dickens' perennial favorite, "A Christmas Carol," is being staged by Thunderbird Limited Inc. in the spacious Central Center auditorium in downtown Chambersburg, Pa. The elaborate show is under the direction of Baltimorean Carl Schurr, producing artistic director of the Totem Pole Playhouse. The play stars Baltimore actor Wil Love as the miser Scrooge. Performances are at 2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. at 285 E. Queen St., Chambersburg, Pa. Tickets: matinee $10/$11; evening $13/$14.
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By Chris Kaltenbach and Chris Kaltenbach,SUN STAFF | September 21, 1996
And the premieres keep rolling in"Second Noah" (8 p.m.-9 p.m., WMAR, Channel 2) -- At age 41, it looks like Jesse (Betsy Brantley) is finally pregnant. So, how will this sit with her eight adopted kids? ABC."Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman" (8 p.m.-9 p.m., WJZ, Channel 13) -- Baby in tow, Dr. Quinn's back at work in tonight's season premiere. Unfortunately, the guy who took over her practice while she was birthing isn't so sure he wants to leave. Meanwhile, Sully gets the Army to release his friend CloudDancing, only to fall prey to train robbers.
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