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Top Secret! (1984)

 -  Adventure | 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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Agent Cedric
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Colonel von Horst
Tristram Jellinek ...
Major Crumpler
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Billy J. Mitchell ...
Martin
Major Wiley ...
Porter
Gertan Klauber ...
Mayor
Richard Mayes ...
Biletnikov
Vyvyan Lorrayne ...
Madam Bergerone
Nancy Abrahams ...
Pregnant Woman
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Blind Souvenir Vendor
John Sharp ...
Maitre D'
Lucy Gutteridge ...
Michael Burlington ...
Waiter
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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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east germany | spy | elvis | buxom | spoof | See more »

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

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Adventure | Comedy

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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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Trivia

The hotel in which the dance is held is called "Gey Schlüffen". In Yiddish this means "go to sleep." 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 »

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Doctor Flamond: If they find out you've seen this, your life will be worth less than a truckload of dead rats in a tampon factory.
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Spoofs Jaws (1975) See more »

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EAST GERMAN NATIONAL ANTHEM
Parody based on "THE SHOREWOOD WISCONSIN HIGH SCHOOL HYMN"
By Sandy S. Smith
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Batman meets Alfred!
14 April 2004 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

In his first leading role, Val Kilmer plays Nick Rivers, an Elvis like pop star sent to Germany on a good will tour as a fill in for Leonard Bernstein. Once there he gets caught up in all sorts of misadventures that lead to him being a part of the French under ground resistance. Lucy Gutteridge is his German lover.

An often overlooked - maybe even misunderstood - film from the Zucker/Abrams/Zucker team (who gave us "Airplane!") the film takes pot shots at "The Man Who Knew Too Much", pintos, rock 'n roll, Nazis, and other various spy movies with more gags than you can shake a stick at. A hilarious romp of madness.

Val himself is pretty funny here, managing to both wink and not wink at the camera as he is placed in a number of absurd situations. Also interesting of note is that this one features Michael Gough, who would later play Alfred in the Batman series, and Val himself would later play Batman.


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