But the entire plot of this classic film hangs on hardball. But not this movie, not in the hands of four baseball nuts with a penchant for zaniness. But what will he do?
Taking baseball too seriously
Hall of Famer Reggie Jackson can claim a royal brush of sorts. Hall of Famer Reggie Jackson can claim a royal brush of sorts that was captured on celluloid. The plot is foiled by the film's star, Leslie Nielsen, who masquerades as an umpire to get close to the action. Jackson, 73, chuckled when asked if his only line from that film -- "I must kill … the Queen" -- prompted any hesitation as he accompanied the Yankees on their European trip. That was a comedy," Jackson said. I was honored to do that stuff. They called up my agent, and it was a privilege to be asked to do stuff like that and participate. It's not quite like the Yankees, but when Hollywood asks you to be around, it's a nice feeling to get inside.
The film stars Leslie Nielsen as the bumbling police lieutenant Frank Drebin. The film features fast-paced slapstick comedy, including many visual and verbal puns and gags. The film is based on the character portrayed by Nielsen in the television series Police Squad! In Los Angeles , Officer Nordberg attempts to bust a heroin drug operation at the docks organized by dock's owner Vincent Ludwig, and is shot by Ludwig's henchmen. After returning to L.
One umpire ejected two others. A tiger mauled a base runner sliding into second base. An outfielder tried to assassinate Queen Elizabeth. The scene featured the Angels versus the Seattle Mariners in a showdown that would decide the lead in the American League West. Never mind that the game was played inside Dodger Stadium, with a Los Angeles police detective serving as an undercover umpire after having bungled the national anthem while posing as a renowned opera singer. Frank Drebin, crooned after having karate-chopped tenor Enrico Pallazzo into submission in order to steal his tuxedo. The hijinks have developed more than a cult following in the 30 years since the film was released. In , SI listed the scene as its favorite from a non-sports movie.