Reviews of Police Squad! (1982) and related work

Police Squad! (1982Moving picture, 144 minutes)

Six cases for local US law enforcement.

Police procedural parody. Not as tight as the first films, but ZAZ is ZAZ.

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The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad! (1988Moving picture, 85 minutes)

It’s the density that does it.

References here: Day of Resurrection (1980), HyperNormalisation (2016), Weird: The Al Yankovic Story (2022).

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‣‣ The Naked Gun 2½: The Smell of Fear (1991Moving picture, 85 minutes) – previously

Hard to believe this is still funny to me as an adult. But it is.

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‣‣ Naked Gun 33⅓: The Final Insult (1994Moving picture, 83 minutes)

The biggest single drag is the homophobic end to Anna Nicole Smith’s character.

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