Leslie Nielsen was an acclaimed Canadian actor who was noted for his deadpan comedy in both films and television. Popularly known as the Laurence Olivier of spoofs, Nielsen worked as an actor, producer and comedian in his life.
Nielsen’s early career in television was mostly uneventful. In 1956, he got his big break in films with the Michael Curtiz-directed musical film ‘The Vagabond King’. Though the film fared averagely, it subsequently led him to bag a role in the science fiction film ‘The Forbidden Planet’, which was a box office blockbuster. The success of the film led to his future filmography that consisted of several hit movies such as ‘Ransom!’, ‘The Opposite Sex’ and ‘Hot Summer Night’. Meanwhile, Nielsen made several television appearances in ‘Justice’, ‘Alfred Hitchcock Presents’, ‘Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea’, ‘The Virginian’, and ‘The Wild Wild West’.
‘The Poseidon Adventure’ sealed Nielsen’s reputation as a serious actor. He then was seen in a number of legendary roles in films like ‘Airplane!’ and ‘The Naked Gun’ series. However, what followed was a streak of unsuccessful films such as ‘Repossessed’, ‘2001: A Space Travesty’, ‘Wrongfully Accused’ and ‘Dracula: Dead and Loving It’.
Ex-fighter pilot Ted Striker with a drinking problem is dumped by his stewardess girlfriend Elaine. He buys a ticket on her flight to win her back. Unfortunately, the entire crew and passengers are incapacitated by food poisoning. Ted, along with Elaine and the autopilot, an inflatable doll named Otto must find a way to land the plane safely.
Clumsy Police Squad! detective Frank Drebin, while investigating a murder attempt on his partner Nordberg, visits the office of influential businessman Vincent Ludwig and becomes attracted to Ludwig's sexy assistant Jane Spencer. Meanwhile, Ludwig, who is also a drug lord and criminal mastermind, plans to mind-control a baseball player into assassinating Queen Elizabeth II during her American tour.
While sailing from New York City to Athens, an ocean liner is hit by tsunami and overturns. Trapped in the dining room, most of the survivors elect to stay put until helps come, while a passionate priest, who believes that God helps those who help themselves, decides to find a way out. A few of the passengers also follow him.
Creepshow is an anthology horror film, which tells five different terrifying stories inspired by the EC horror comic books of the 1960s.
The second installment in The Naked Gun film series, the movie follows the comically bumbling Police Lt. Frank Drebin and his adventures as he attempts to stop the villainous Quentin Hapsburg from harming the president. Upon its release, it took the top spot at the box office and became one of the year’s biggest hits.
In 1944, while entertaining American soldiers in Belgium, the members of a US symphonic orchestra are captured by the Germans. While they are waiting to be executed, a music-loving German general orders them to hold a special concert for the Nazis. Realizing that they have time till the concert is over, they start hatching a plan for their escape.
Beau Geste is an action adventure drama film, which tells the story of three adopted English brothers who join the French Foreign Legion in North Africa. Their superior Sergeant Markoff, turns out to be a harsh and tyrannical officer, but when Arabs attack their fort, they must throw their rivalries aside, while battling for their lives.
The last movie in The Naked Gun film series opens with cop Frank Drebin retiring from his job to devote more time to his personal life. However, he secretly desires to make a comeback. So when his former associates reach out to him seeking his help to catch a bomber who is planning to blow up the Academy Awards, he grabs the opportunity and goes undercover to stop the attack.
Gunfight in Abilene is a Western film which takes us to the time of the American Civil War. It revolves around Cal Wayne, a Confederate soldier who kills one of his fellow comrades accidentally. After he returns to his hometown, he discovers that his lover, Amy, whom he believed to be dead, is about to marry Grant Evers, the brother of the man whom he killed in the war.
A biographical film, based on the life of screen siren, Jean Harlow, this Paramount production opens with Harlow as a struggling extra and bit actress, pushed into the business by her a greedy stepfather and an oblivious mother. Mentored by Arthur Landau, she later rises to fame, only to meet a tragic end.
Dracula: Dead and Loving it is a comedy horror film, which is a parody of the classic vampire story as well as its popular film adaptations. The story revolves around Count Dracula who moves from his castle to Victorian London with his assistant, and is also hunting for flesh blood. He soon comes across two gorgeous young women.
A young couple ends up having a baby out of wedlock. They decide to give the baby up for adoption. The girl’s parents decide to adopt their daughter’s child, and in order to do that, they fake a happy marriage.
Former DEA Agent Quinlan, who has been removed from the force a few years earlier, for stealing confiscated drug money, is hired by a drug cartel leader, who wants out of the business. He wants to destroy the cartel by leaking information to the DEA, and Quinlan’s job is to tip DEA agents to drug busts. However, things don’t go as planned.
In this satirical movie, news reporter Cindy Campbell learns about a sinister videotape which spells death for its viewers. Cindy has a notion that there is a connection of some sort between the videotape and the crop circles that are mysteriously formed on Tom Logan’s farm. Fearing an alien invasion, she knows she must help the President avert the attack.
General Rancor is planning to destroy the world using a missile which he has hid in his secret base. Special agent, Dick Steele, is assigned to stop him once and for all. Steele eventually teams up with a KGB Agent named Veronique and they work together to find the General.
Following her husband's death, broke and lonely, Cindy Campbell, takes job in a haunted house and falls for her divorced neighbor Tom Ryan. However, when her future plans are disrupted by an alien invasion, she is instructed by the ghost of a Japanese boy to travel to a hidden village to learn how to stop the aliens.
A spoof of superhero movies like Spiderman, Batman Begins, The X-Men, etc. the movie follows Rick Riker who gains superpowers after being bitten by a radioactive dragonfly. As the superhero Dragonfly, he starts a relationship with Jill and fights off his nemesis, the supervillain Hourglass.
A resentful ex-employee floods the city sewers with petrochemicals by opening valves of an oil refinery which was built at the center of the town with a corrupt mayor’s consent. After a major explosion at refinery the fire spreads rapidly throughout the city. Dr. Whitman and Nurse Harper at the city hospital and fire-chief, Risley, fight valiantly to save the disaster victims.
Viva Knievel!, In which American stunt performer Evel Knievel appears as himself is a fictional story. Opening with Knievel sneaking into an orphanage to deliver presents, the plot kicks up when he is offered a huge sum to perform in Mexico. He accepts the offer unaware that drug lords have planned to murder him and then use his corpse to transport drugs into US.