The Naked Gun 2½: The Smell of Fear

Trivia: Parody singer Weird Al Yankovic had cameo appearances in all three of "The Naked Gun" movies, but in this one he was in an 'unrecognizable' role; namely as the thug who holds the Police Squad at gunpoint until Frank opens the door, inadvertently knocking him out.

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Trivia: When Nordberg lets it slip that a bomb is going to explode and everyone starts to panic, a man holding a book called "To Serve Man" begins screaming "It's a cookbook! It's a cookbook!" This man is Lloyd Boehner, spoofing his own appearance in the 1962 Twilight Zone episode "To Serve Man."

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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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Trivia: Apparently, the bomb featured in this movie is the same as the one in 'Goldfinger', with a few alterations.

Trivia: In the jazz club, when the sad song is sung, the pictures seen on the wall are historically infamous disasters. The last picture seen is of Michael Dukakis. Later in the scene the disaster pictures change, but this seems to be a gag and does not qualify as a mistake, and we see a picture of a Ford Edsel as another example of a disaster.

Bishop73

Trivia: When you first see Frank driving, look at the passenger side mirror. It's showing the view looking forward rather than backwards.

Movie Nut

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)

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Commissioner Brumford: [On phone.] Hello? He did what? How many animals escaped? Oh, my god.
Frank: Hello, Commissioner. You're looking lovely this evening.
Commissioner Brumford: Do you realize that because of you this city is being overrun by baboons?
Frank: Well, isn't that the fault of the voters?

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Question: In the first film, Frank took on all the world leaders and proved himself to be a skilled fighter. So why is his fight scene in this film with Hector Savage so awkward and shows Frank as being a clueless fighter?

Gavin Jackson

Chosen answer: It was also stated in the movie that Savage was a professional fighter. Therefore Frank would be no match for him.

lartaker1975

Answer: Rule of funny.

Answer: Just because he beat up a group of people doesn't mean he can beat anybody. Hector may have been stronger whereas the leaders may have been a bit weaker than him.

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