Police Squad! was a 1982 television comedy series that starred Leslie Nielsen as bumbling police detective Frank Drebin. The show, which was created by the same team that produced the film Airplane!, parodied the cliches of popular crime series of the 1960s and 1970s. Police Squad! premiered in the US on ABC in 1982 and only lasted six episodes. The series subsequently gained a cult following that would culminate into a trilogy of feature films, beginning with The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad!. Note: The episodes are denoted by number only, due to the fact that one of the gags in the show was that the announcer would name a different episode than the title that would appear onscreen.
The following weapons were used in the television series Police Squad!:
Colt Detective Special
Smith & Wesson 4th Model
During the opening credits, Abraham Lincoln (Rex Hamilton) fires back at his assailants with what appears to be a blued Smith & Wesson 4th Model. This character was never a character on the actual show but was a staple of the main credits. (If the show had lasted another season, Lincoln firing at the screen would have been replaced with Gandhi firing at the screen with an assault rifle, according to the show's producers).
Colt Official Police
Sally Decker (Kathryn Leigh Scott) uses two Colt Official Police revolvers when setting up the murder of Jim Johnson (Terry Wills) and Ralph Twice (Russell Shannon) in the opening scene of Episode 1. The crime lab scientist Ted Olsen (Ed Williams) is later seen firing both revolvers into sets of tapes of Barbara Walters interviews in order to prove a point to Drebin.
During her shootout with Drebin at the end of Episode 1, Sally Decker fires a variety of revolvers, including her Official Polices and a Colt Python.
Smith & Wesson Model 19
Smith & Wesson Model 38
Luca holds a Smith & Wesson Model 38 Bodyguard on Drebin when he takes Mary, the boxer's wife, hostage in Episode 2.
Smith & Wesson Model 64
Smith & Wesson Model 10 Snubnose
Stella (Rebecca Holden) fires a Smith & Wesson Model 10 Snubnose with white grips on Drebin when he comes to her door in Episode 5. Gunderson's thug Leo (Robert Costanzo) later uses the same revolver.
One of the thugs, Rocky (John Ashton) in Episode 5 holds a revolver on Drebin while inside Jill's ballet studio.
Remington Model 1858
A Civil War soldier in Episode 6 steps off the elevator from Police Squad into a battle with a Remington 1858 New Army.
Single Action Army
unidentified bolt-action rifle
When Episode 3's special guest star Robert Goulet is killed by firing squad during the opening credits, one of the men offering him a blindfold has a bolt-action rifle (with a scope) slung over his shoulder.
The Naked Gun Franchise
|Television||Police Squad! (1982)|
|Film||The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad! (1988) • 2 1/2: The Smell of Fear (1991) • 33 1/3: The Final Insult (1994)|