In this weeks episode of The Leslie Nielsen Spoofs Rewatch, Cory and Nathan are running with a stride of 4 feet and 3/4 inches in boxer shorts as they discuss “Wrongfully Accused.”
Our Favourite Trivia:
Leslie Nielsen actually appeared in a few episodes of the TV series The Fugitive (1963), which, of course, inspired the Harrison Ford movie The Fugitive (1993), which this film parodies.
Leslie Nielsen’s character is named Ryan Harrison. His role parodies that played by Harrison Ford in The Fugitive (1993). Ford also played a character named Jack Ryan in Patriot Games (1992) and Clear and Present Danger (1994), just before and after The Fugitive.
In the hospital, a voice pages “Dr. Kimble”. This was Harrison Ford’s wrongfully accused character in The Fugitive (1993). The TV news reader is also named Kimble.
In the hospital scene, the intercom pages “Dr. Benton, Dr. Carter, Dr. Greene, Dr. Weaver, and Dr. Ross”, all doctors on the NBC drama ER (1994).
Final theatrical film of Richard Crenna.
Gags through the credits, the Lottery Numbers, the Menu of the Day, “Interns We Had Sex With”, “Things That Were Stolen”, “People In Crew Who Smuggled Cuban Cigars Out Of Canada” and “People Nobody Cares About” (sped up), among others. The Credits end with “Movie’s Done”.
After credits for lead dresser and set dresser: “Cross dressers… Erik Hoffman Lane Soderberg”
Director’s Favorite Lunch on a Cold, Rainy Day…GRILLED CHEESE SANDWICH AND TOMATO SOUP
After credits for Grips: Groped…Patty Sachs
After Security credits: Things that were stolen…3 PAIRS OF PANTS, 2 VANS
After credit for negative cutter: Very Up and Positive Cutter…”LULU” LEE
The Maltese Falcon (1941)
Dark Passage (1947)
Adventures of Superman (1952) (TV Series)
The Seven Year Itch (1955)
Leslie Nielsen wears a kilt and has it blown up from under him just like Marilyn.
North by Northwest (1959)
He runs through a cornfield with a toy biplane chasing him.
Another World (1964) (TV Series)
Duel (1971) (TV Movie)
Train chases Ryan in the same manner as the truck in “Duel”
Dirty Harry (1971)
Charlie’s Angels (1976) (TV Series)
Star Wars (1977)
Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
Children of the Corn (1984)
Back to the Future (1985)
On-stage musical performance (Leslie Nielsen vs. Michael J. Fox)
Blue Velvet (1986)
Spoofed famous scene
Fatal Attraction (1987)
High Spirits (1988)
Skin Deep (1989)
Field of Dreams (1989)
Baywatch (1989) (TV Series)
The Silence of the Lambs (1991)
The Naked Gun 2½: The Smell of Fear (1991)
In the The Naked Gun 2½: The Smell of Fear, Nielsen’s character Frank Drebin mentions how painful it is to land on a bicycle without a seat. In Wrongfully Accused, Nielsen’s character does just that after escaping from a bus/train collision.
Patriot Games (1992)
The Fugitive (1993)
Real Stories of the Highway Patrol (1993) (TV Series)
Host is in bait shop and asks Ryan “Do you have any real stories?”
Clear and Present Danger (1994)
The Usual Suspects (1995)
Die Hard with a Vengeance (1995)
Blue paint on the face
Riverdance: The Show (1995)
Mission: Impossible (1996)
The Pretender (1996) (TV Series)
The Jackal (1997)
Michael Flatley: The Lord of the Dance (1997) (Video)
U.S. Marshals (1998)
What’s Up Next?:
We’ve reached the end of Leslie Nielsen Spoofs, our next film series rewatch will be the Nolan Batman Trilogy!
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