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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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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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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Adventure | Comedy

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Release Date:

8 June 1984 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Top Secret!  »

Box Office

Gross:

SEK 3,076,942 (Sweden)
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

A cut-scene when Nick first arrives in Berlin shows a map with only the places "Paris", "Berlin" and "Pinewood". The movie was shot at Pinewood studios, UK. See more »

Goofs

When Nick enters the first vent in his jail cell, the crowbar he used to open the vent is swinging in its rack. In the next shot, the crowbar is perfectly still. See more »

Quotes

Latrine, Resistance Member: [throws dead carrier pigeon on table]
Latrine, Resistance Member: We have a traitor in our midst.
Deja Vu: Well done, Latrine. I see that you have taken care of him appropriately.
Du Quois: [looks at Deja Vu] Not the bird, you fool! This is a carrier pigeon on its way to the German Headquarters.
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Worst Boy - Adolph Hitler See more »

Connections

Spoofs The Conspirators (1944) See more »

Soundtracks

SKEET SURFING
Parody medley based on "SURFIN' USA"
By Brian Wilson and Chuck Berry
Parody medley based on "FUN FUN FUN"
By Brian Wilson and Mike Love
Parody medley based on "LITTLE HONDA"
By Brian Wilson and Mike Love
Parody medley based on "CALIFORNIA GIRLS"
By Brian Wilson
Parody medley based on "HAWAII"
By Brian Wilson
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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