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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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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 <>

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In the restaurant scene, when Hillary places an order with the waiter in apparent German, she's actually speaking in Yiddish. A rough translation of her line is, "Go bash your head in." See more »


When the magnet picks up the car in the junk yard, the driver's window is halfway open. In the following shot of the car being placed into the crusher, the window is completely closed. See more »


Nick Rivers: Is this the potato farm?
Albert Potato, Resistance Member: Yes, I'm Albert Potato.
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This Space For Rent [ this is in the middle of an otherwise blank screen ] See more »


Spoofs Goldfinger (1964) See more »


By Jay Livingston and Ray Evans
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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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