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Top Secret! (1984)

PG | | Comedy | 8 June 1984 (USA)
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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Nigel
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Harry Ditson ...
Du Quois
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Déjà Vu
Eddie Tagoe ...
Chocolate Mousse
Nancy Abrahams ...
Pregnant Woman
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Tristram Jellinek ...
Billy J. Mitchell ...
Major Wiley ...
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This time Zucker and Abrahams 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 Anonymous

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$9,000,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

Jim Abrahams, David Zucker, Jerry Zucker: as the German soldiers who show up at the door of the prop room to arrest Nick. See more »

Goofs

When Gen. Streck goes over to read the message attached to the carrier pigeon, he doesn't have his cap on. In the next shot, he does. See more »

Quotes

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 The Projectionist Project: Top Secret! (2015) See more »

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STRAIGHTEN OUT THE RUG
By Paul Hudson
Produced by Mike Moran
Performed by Val Kilmer
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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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