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Favorite Leslie Nielsen movie: 'Airplane!' or 'The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad!'?

There are three key things that have come out of Canada: hockey, maple syrup and Leslie Nielsen. Nielsen (who, yes, is also white-haired and also a comedian but, no, is not Steve Martin) was the quintessential straight man in the most absurd of situations. He remained completely composed in the classic “Airplane!,” which takes action to satirical destinations, as well as “The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad!," the first in a series of comic crime spoofs. Which is your favorite?   

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The title of “Airplane!” gives the impression that the movie is aggressively shouting at you, but really, it’s not. What it is doing is giving Nielsen a classic platform in which he calmly delivers puns and one-liners galore, ones that continue to ring throughout film history to this day. 

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In fact, many consider “Airplane!” to be one of the greatest comedy films ever made, no less thanks to Nielsen’s performance. If anything, we got to see one of the greatest athlete cameos to ever come out of a movie. 

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One of the most pressing questions you may have when reading “The Naked Gun” is “Isn’t a gun already naked?” It’s an important question, to be sure, but you won’t find the answer in watching the first installment of the “The Naked Gun” series. What you will find, however, is Nielsen starring as Sergeant Frank Drebin, a police officer that somehow gets his work done despite being, essentially, clueless.

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“The Naked Gun” series will also give viewers joy in all the random celebrities in it. Priscilla Presley stars alongside Nielsen as his love interest, while O.J. Simpson sidles on to the screen as his partner. O.J. Simpson. As a detective. Ironic, when you think about it, no? 

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Favorite Leslie Nielsen movie: 'Airplane!' or 'The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad!'?
A festive crown for the winner
#TeamAirplane
#TeamTheNakedGun