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Top Secret! (1984)

 -  Comedy  -  8 June 1984 (USA)
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Parody of WWII spy movies in which an American rock and roll singer becomes involved in a Resistance plot to rescue a scientist imprisoned in East Germany.

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Storyline

This time Zucker and Abrams are spoofing, most notably, Elvis films and WWII spy movies. Val Kilmer stars as Nick Rivers, a handsome American 50s-style rock and roll singer. While performing in East Germany, he falls in love with a beautiful heroine and becomes involved with the French Resistance. Written by <jgp3553@excite.com>

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From the makers of the original "Airplane!" (not the Wright brothers) See more »

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Release Date:

8 June 1984 (USA)  »

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Top Secret  »

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SEK 3,076,942 (Sweden)
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In her autobiography "The Varnished Untruth", Pamela Stephenson recalls she auditioned for the part of Hillary Flammond but then heard through her casting agent that Zucker, Abrahams & Zucker were looking for an actual French actress. Stephenson then asked CAA casting agent Todd Smith to get her a second audition, this time posing as made up French actress "Danielle Bergeronette". At the end of the meeting she removed her wig and had a good laugh about it with the three directors, but she still didn't get the part. See more »

Goofs

In the jail cell escape , one of Nick's shirt buttons comes undone but becomes re-buttoned when he goes through the grate and into Dr. Flammond's laboratory. See more »

Quotes

Nick Rivers: Seems as long as I know my way around that prison, I'll never be lonely.
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Comparable to great comedies like Airplane! and The Naked Gun.
18 February 2007 | by (Deep in Hell) – See all my reviews

This movie truly is another great work from David Zucker and Jim Abrahams team. In some scenes you will laugh so hard that you have to pause the movie, laugh for five minutes then play it again. Also, Val Kilmer does a great acting for his first movie!

This movie may not be the best comedy ever made but it still is among the top of its genre and a great movie to watch even and specially if you're not in a good mood.

If you found "Airplane!" funny then watching this one is highly recommended. It has the same stupid and totally funny jokes and same sense of humor. It also is the best parody of WW2 spy movies. Rent or buy the DVD and enjoy it!


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