The Naked Gun 2½: The Smell of Fear

Corrected entry: Early in the film, when Frank is at the bar (The Blue Note), he orders a Black Russian, however (less than 30 seconds later) the waiter brings him a drink that is definitely not a Black Russian. (00:18:30 - 00:19:05)

Correction: The whole scene was a series of gags. The waiter was able to produce the strong man in seconds. The fact he got a random fruity drink so quickly was just another gag.

Bishop73
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Corrected entry: In the bathroom, Savage screws a suppressor onto a revolver. Most revolvers cannot be suppressed in this way.

tylerasktaylorsteckleralexdenny

Correction: While this is true, you have to consider the humor of this movie. So this can't really qualify as a mistake.

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Corrected entry: Right after the zoo accident and before the dancing scene, a giraffe runs past a house and it makes a sound, but giraffes don't make any vocal sounds.

logan crews

Correction: It's a misconception that giraffes make no sounds. http://www.puppetopia.com/giraffe/Info.htm#e.

Rlvlk
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Corrected entry: Just before Frank bursts through the door that hits Barbara Bush, you can see the special doorstop mounted on the floor to protect the actress from being bopped in the nose.

Nicki

Correction: Many doors have such rubber doorstops to prevent them hitting the wall or breaking their own hinges by opening too wide, particularly heavily used doors like one in a public room like this.

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Continuity mistake: When Frank is driving the tank, a dog house is connected to the tank with a chain. You can see the chain is connected inside the dog house. When it cuts the chain is connected to the corner of the dog house. (00:32:30)

Mortug
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Lt. Frank Drebin: Now, Jane, what can you tell us about the man you saw last night?
Jane Spencer: He's Caucasian.
Ed Hocken: Caucasian?
Jane Spencer: Yeah, you know, a white guy. A moustache. About six-foot-three.
Lt. Frank Drebin: Awfully big moustache.

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Trivia: A few of the jokes featured in the movie (the scene when Frank, after falling through Habsburg's warehouse roof, first looks messy and, after smoothing his hair, is totally clean again; or the roof-top shootery with a goon less than two yards away, and always missing) were featured in the Naked Gun's prequel series, Police Squad. Frank's habit of treating every piece of cloth thrown into his face like a monster clinging on likewise originates from that series.

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Question: During the scene when Frank and Jane are making a clay pot, what caused the potter's wheel to go berserk and splatter them with clay? (00:50:18)

Answer: The foot pedal controls the speed of the wheel. Frank puts his foot on top of Jane's foot and pushes the pedal down all the way. The rapid acceleration and the fact they took their hands off the clay caused it to go everywhere.

Bishop73

Wouldn't that hurt Jane as Frank's foot is applying pressure to hers while pressing down on the pedal?

Not really, you can see his foot gently presses on top of hers, and both their feet cause the pedal to slope towards the floor, which would decrease the amount of pressure Frank's foot applies to Jane's. On top of that, different people have different pain thresholds.

Phaneron Premium member

This is not exactly related to the question asked, but part of the scene that I could never really figure out. It showed that Jane made something in the shape of a square out of a piece of clay. What did she make and how could she have made it in only seconds with her eyes closed? I also don't quite understand how the clay could've possibly gotten to where she obtained it to begin with (asking in a way of abiding by the guidelines).

The scene cuts to them shaping clay without showing any of the set up. So we don't see how it got to that point, so she didn't do it in a second with her eyes closed. It's just a parody of the scene from "Ghost." In real life, using a clay wheel makes shaping clay faster, although it takes practice. If you put your hand, or a tool, on top and press down, you create a hole (which we aren't shown). It looks like Jane is just making a vase.

Bishop73

I really apologize, but I was referring to after the vase was inadvertently destroyed. It was after Frank apparently had a bodybuilder's physique (which was an obvious body double joke). Then it showed Jane making something out of clay in such a short time with her eyes closed. So sorry about that. Thank you for the reply.

The fact she made it so quickly was a gag, but she makes an ashtray. I would say the joke about that is people will often smoke after sex (or there's a perceived joke they do). It seems the clay comes off Frank's body, like it was there when the clay went everywhere.

Bishop73

Thank you very much. Yes, I never could get that part of the joke no matter how many times I have watched it. Thanks again for the help.

Answer: It wouldn't take a lot of pressure to operate the pedal, probably less than a car's accelerator.

Brian Katcher
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