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|This follow up movie finds Frank Drebin
(Leslie Nielsen) in Washington whilst President Bush (played
by John Roarke) decides on the new energy policy of the USA,
based on a forthcoming report by Dr Albert Mainheimer (Richard
To Frank's dismay, he finds that Jane is good friends with Hapsburg. They meet up to discuss old times but Jane goes off when she realises that Frank still has feelings for her.
With the assistance of Captain Ed Hocken (George Kennedy), Ted Olsen (Ed Williams) and Nordberg (O.J. Simpson), Frank traces the bomb to Hector Savage (Anthony James). After managing to track down Savage (not before crashing into a zoo and letting all the animals escape into the city), Frank is not able to learn much before Savage is accidentally killed when a fire hose forces water into him at such an incredible rate that he explodes!
In the meantime, Hapsburg has come up with another plan, to replace Mainheimer with a double, who will recommend to the President for the energy policy to remain as status quo.
Noticing that Mainheimer is acting differently, Jane reports the fact to Frank. The Police Squad go into action when they discover a warehouse where the real Mainheimer is supposed to be held.
Breaking in, Drebin himself is held captive with Mainheimer until the rest of the squad can break in. Realising Hapsburg's plan, they all rush to the dinner where the Mainheimer double will make his speech. In disguise as a Mexican musical group, Frank, Ed and Nordberg manage to get in. Without Frank realising it, the false Mainheimer is found and the real one makes the speech. However, Frank stops the speech and tries to prove that it is the double who is on the stand - Jane told him that Mainheimer had a birthmark of Whistler's Mother on his buttock!
After resolving that little mistake (!), Frank goes in chase of Hapsburg who has one last plan up his sleeve - he has a nuclear bomb set to detonate in the building!
Hapsburg escapes from the building before the bomb is set to explode - unfortunately he gets attacked by one of the lions who escaped from the zoo.
Meantime, Frank and Jane try to work out how to deactivate the bomb. Thanks to Frank's quick thinking, and clumsy footwork, he manages to unplug the power cord which powers it!
With the capital safe, President Bush offers Frank a new role leading a strike force within Police Squad. However Frank refuses, preferring instead to ask Jane for her hand in marriage.
|With the success of the first movie, this follow up
appeared a few years later.
As such it's not as good as the first movie, but it still provides a lot of laughs and is enjoyable viewing.