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Police Squad! - The Complete Series
- Leslie Nielsen

Overview - Though it only lasted for six episodes, the Zucker brothers' 1982 television series POLICE SQUAD! left a pop-culture legacy as the show that spawned the NAKED GUN movies. Displaying the same comic sensibilities as the Zuckers' AIRPLANE, HOT SHOTS, and TOP SECRET, the sitcom parodies serious police dramas through the zany crime-fighting antics of bumbling detective Frank Drebin (Leslie Nielsen, who lets the sight gags and double entendres fly with his trademark deadpan style).  Read more...

 
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Overview

Though it only lasted for six episodes, the Zucker brothers' 1982 television series POLICE SQUAD! left a pop-culture legacy as the show that spawned the NAKED GUN movies. Displaying the same comic sensibilities as the Zuckers' AIRPLANE, HOT SHOTS, and TOP SECRET, the sitcom parodies serious police dramas through the zany crime-fighting antics of bumbling detective Frank Drebin (Leslie Nielsen, who lets the sight gags and double entendres fly with his trademark deadpan style). This collection presents the short-lived but cult-classic series in its entirety for a total of six episodes featuring guest appearances by William Shatner, Lorne Greene, Florence Henderson, William Conrad, Dick Clark, Robert Goulet, Tommy Lasorda, and Dr. Joyce Brothers.

Cast List

Robert Goulet - Actor/Singer
William Shatner - Canadian Author/Actor, STAR TREK
Tommy Lasorda - BASEBALL MANAGER
Lorne Greene - Canadian television actor, narrator
Leslie Nielsen - Actor, AIRPLANE!
Dick Clark - American TV Deejay/Producer
Florence Henderson - American Actress, THE BRADY BUNCH
Alan North - American Supporting Actor
Dr. Joyce Brothers - American advice columnist, psychologist
Joyce Brothers - American advice columnist, psychologist
William Conrad - TV's "Cannon"

 
Details
    DVD Format
  • Format: DVD
  • Run Time: 150
  • Color Format: Color
  • UPC: 097360475142
  • Genre: Television: Series
  • Rating: Not Rated
  • Release Date: November 2006

Related Categories:
Movies > Television
Movies > Comedies

Related Keywords:
Detectives
Spoof
Farce
Police
Detective
Crime
Classic Television
1980s
Television Shows
Television/TV Series

 
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Reviews:
"Each of POLICE SQUAD!'s six episodes combines nonstop absurdist sight gags, verbal slapstick, and non sequiturs with note-perfect parodies of Seventies cop shows..." - 11/01/2006 Film Comment, p.77


5 stars out of 5 -- "A masterclass in deadpan surreal comedy....Simply magnificent." - 03/01/2007 Ultimate DVD, p.107

 
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