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Top Secret! (1984)

PG  |   |  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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Harry Ditson ...
Du Quois
Déjà Vu
Eddie Tagoe ...
Chocolate Mousse
Nancy Abrahams ...
Pregnant Woman
Tristram Jellinek ...
Billy J. Mitchell ...
Major Wiley ...


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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SEK 3,076,942 (Sweden)

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Did You Know?


A soundtrack LP for the film was issued featuring Val Kilmer singing and in-jokes such as a very brief total playing time, and it has since become a collector's item. See more »


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 »


Nigel: [Du Quois gives the cow head part of the disguise to Nigel] No, you take the head. I'm taking the back.
Du Quois: But the plan was...
Nigel: Forget the plan. I'm giving the orders here. Now, shut up and give me the back part.
Du Quois: Alright, be an asshole.
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Referenced in GoldenEye: Rogue Agent (2004) See more »


By Roy Turk and Lou Handman
Produced by Mike Moran
Performed by Val Kilmer
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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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