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An American Carol  2008  2.9 ★ 83 mins Comedies Rated: PG-13 RT:11%  until 01-Jan-2025 
David Zucker directs a star-studded cast in this topical comedy about an unpatriotic documentary filmmaker who wants to abolish the Fourth of July holiday -- until he's visited by three ghosts who beg him to reconsider. Can the spirits of America's past, present and future spark a change of heart? Kelsey Grammer, Jon Voight and Dennis Hopper star in this Charles Dickens–inspired fable that skewers the well-known work of director Michael ...


An American Carol  2008  2.9 ★ 83 mins Comedy Rated: PG-13
David Zucker directs a star-studded cast in this topical comedy about an unpatriotic documentary filmmaker who wants to abolish the Fourth of July holiday -- until he's visited by three ghosts who beg him to reconsider. Can the spirits of America's past, present and future spark a change of heart? Kelsey Grammer, Jon Voight and Dennis Hopper star in this Charles Dickens–inspired fable that skewers the well-known work of director Michael ...


Superhero!  2007  3.4 ★ Comedy Rated: NR
The team that lampooned horror movies with the Scary Movie series takes on the superhero genre with this send-up penned by Craig Mazin. When the mayor of Fabtopolis (the sublimely silly Leslie Nielsen) is kidnapped by magician The Great Jim, a quartet of superheroes is called upon to save him: Beakman (the leader), Squak (the wannabe), Cleara (the see-through heroine) and The Stoner (a loser who becomes a large stone monster when high).


Scary Movie 4 Nominated For/Won Awards 2006  3.0 ★ 91 mins Comedies Rated: UR RT:37%
Poking fun at contemporary films such as The Grudge, War of the Worlds, Million Dollar Baby, The Village and Saw II, legendary comedy director David Zucker takes the successful Scary Movie franchise and stretches it even further.


Scary Movie 4 Nominated For/Won Awards 2006  3.0 ★ 91 mins Comedy Rated: UR
The fourth installment in the satirical Scary Movie franchise takes aim at another crop of Hollywood blockbusters, including The Grudge, Million Dollar Baby, The Village, Saw and Brokeback Mountain.


Scary Movie 3  2003  3.1 ★ 90 mins Comedies Rated: PG-13 RT:36%  until 01-Jan-2025
The Wayans brothers give way to slapstick master David Zucker for this third installment of the horror spoof series. But don't expect Zucker to stick just to horror this time, as everything from Lord of the Rings to Eight Mile is up for skewering.


My Boss's Daughter Nominated For/Won Awards 2003  3.0 ★ 90 mins Comedies Rated: R RT:9%
Tom eagerly agrees to house-sit for his mean boss, hoping to use it as an opportunity to win the heart of the boss's daughter, Lisa. But a string of unannounced guests -- including Lisa's druggie brother -- threatens to foil Tom's plans.


My Boss's Daughter Nominated For/Won Awards 2003  3.1 ★ 90 mins Comedy Rated: R  until 01-Jan-2025   
Tom eagerly agrees to house-sit for his demanding boss, hoping to use it as an opportunity to win the heart of the boss's daughter, Lisa. But a string of unannounced guests -- including Lisa's druggie brother -- threatens to foil Tom's plans.


Scary Movie 3  2003  3.2 ★ 90 mins Comedy Rated: PG-13  until 01-Jan-2025   
The Wayans brothers give way to slapstick master David Zucker for this third installment of the horror spoof series. But don't expect Zucker to stick just to horror this time, as everything from Lord of the Rings to Eight Mile is up for skewering.


BASEketball Nominated For/Won Awards 1998  3.6 ★ 104 mins Comedies Rated: R RT:42%
This loopy spoof profiles two slackers whose made-up sport, BASEketball, becomes a national craze. Hoping to cash in on the game's popularity, a promoter organizes a pro league. But greedy team owners soon corrupt the sport.


BASEketball Nominated For/Won Awards 1998  3.5 ★ 104 mins Comedy Rated: R
This loopy spoof profiles two slackers whose made-up sport, BASEketball, becomes a national craze. Hoping to cash in on the game's popularity, a promoter organizes a pro league. But greedy team owners soon corrupt the sport.


Naked Gun 2 1/2: The Smell of Fear  1991  3.3 ★ 85 mins Comedies Rated: PG-13
The second film based on the "Police Squad" TV series, Naked Gun 2 1/2 finds bumbling cop Frank Drebin (Leslie Nielsen) out to foil the big boys in the energy industry, who intend to suppress technology that will put them out of business. As always, the jokes (and sight gags) fly like gunfire! Also returning from the first film are Priscilla Presley and George Kennedy.


The Naked Gun 2 1/2: The Smell of Fear  1991  3.4 ★ 85 mins Comedy Rated: PG-13  until 01-Jan-2025   
The second film based on the "Police Squad" TV series, Naked Gun 2 1/2 finds bumbling cop Frank Drebin (Leslie Nielsen) out to foil the big boys in the energy industry, who intend to suppress technology that will put them out of business. As always, the jokes (and sight gags) fly like gunfire! Also returning from the first film are Priscilla Presley and George Kennedy.


The Naked Gun  1988  3.6 ★ 85 mins Comedy Rated: PG-13  until 01-Jan-2025   
While seeking his partner's ruthless killer, incredibly thick police officer Frank Drebin finds an equally dim-witted love interest and stumbles upon on a sordid plot to off Queen Elizabeth.


The Naked Gun  1988  3.5 ★ 85 mins Comedies Rated: PG-13  until 01-Jan-2025
When the incredibly thick Officer Frank Drevin (Leslie Nielsen) seeks the ruthless killer of his partner (O.J. Simpson), he stumbles and pratfalls on a plot to off Queen Elizabeth. Priscilla Presley plays his equally dim love interest with the same hilarious dumb luck. The fellows who brought you Airplane! bring on gobs more slapstick and stupid humor in this police-show parody that launched the bizarrely numbered series (Naked Gun 2 1/2, 33 1...


Ruthless People Nominated For/Won Awards 1986  3.4 ★ 93 mins Comedy Rated: R
A millionaire planning to murder his shrewish wife thinks his prayers have been answered when she's abducted: He simply refuses to pay the ransom. Appalled, the kidnappers and scorned wife team up to retaliate, setting off a string of mishaps.


Ruthless People Nominated For/Won Awards 1986  3.5 ★ 93 mins Comedies Rated: R RT:90%
Unscrupulous Bel-Air millionaire Sam (Danny DeVito) plans to murder his shrewish wife, Barbara (Bette Midler). But when he arrives home to do the deed, he finds she's been kidnapped. The kidnappers (Judge Reinhold and Helen Slater) ask for $500,000 in ransom or they'll kill her. Sam, naturally, believes this to be the answers to his prayers. But Barbara and her kidnappers have other plans. Jim Abrahams, David Zucker and Jerry Zucker co-direct.


Top Secret!  1984  3.5 ★ 90 mins Comedies Rated: PG RT:76%
Following the success of their first feature, Airplane! the directing team of Jim Abrahams, David Zucker and Jerry Zucker return with this farce about American rock idol Nick Rivers (Val Kilmer), who's tapped to play at a cultural festival in East Germany. Nazis are staging the concert to distract attention from a secret attack on a submarine fleet, and before he knows it, Nick is trapped in an international incident, and aiding the French Res...


Top Secret!  1984  3.5 ★ 90 mins Comedy Rated: PG
Scheduled to perform in East Germany, an American pop idol is caught in international intrigue in this zany spy spoof from the creators of Airplane!. The singer falls in with the French Resistance, which plans to infiltrate the enemy via cow suit.


Police Squad!: The Complete Series  1982  3.7 ★ 150 mins TV Shows Rated: PG
As the inspiration for the famous Naked Gun movies, this original slapstick series from the Zucker brothers is bursting with non sequiturs and sight gags that parody the labored lives of law enforcement. Leslie Nielsen introduces the foolish flatfoot known as Detective Frank Drebin, whose literal quips and absurd antics disentangle each misdemeanor and perpetuate each laugh-out-loud moment in this classic show.


Airplane! Nominated For/Won Awards 1980  3.7 ★ 87 mins Comedies Rated: PG RT:98%  until 01-Jan-2025
In this joke-a-second parody of disaster movies, traumatized former combat pilot Ted Striker (Robert Hays) is forced to land a passenger plane when food poisoning strikes the crew and there's no one else on board who can do the job. In some clever casting, leading dramatic actors Peter Graves, Robert Stack and Leslie Nielsen never betray that they're in on the joke. Multiple viewings are required to catch every gag.


Airplane! Nominated For/Won Awards 1980  3.7 ★ 87 mins Comedy Rated: PG  starting 01-Nov-2014   
In this classic, joke-a-second parody of disaster movies, traumatized former combat pilot Ted Striker, an airplane passenger, is forced to land the plane when food poisoning strikes the crew and there's no one else on board who can do the job.

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