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5 Great TV To Cinema Adaptations

Zack Mandell Zack Mandell
8/25/2012 1:01pm EDT

The Naked Gun

This film represents the recently deceased Leslie Nielsen at his deadpan best.  Taken from the short-lived series “Police Squad,” this risible farce about Lieutenant Frank Drebin’s attempt to foil an assassination attempt on the Queen of England is one of the great silver screen comedies of its or any era.  Filled with lunacy, madcap slapstick and countless gags, this story was born to be a film, not on the tube.  The ending baseball game sequence is one of the great denouements in cinema history.

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Photo Credits: Twentieth Century Fox; Paramount Pictures