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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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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

A forward-playing version of the Swedish bookstore scene can be found on the DVD as an Easter egg. See more »

Goofs

The darts thrown at the airplane target change positions from the first scene to when Hilary and Nick arrive and Hilary hugs her father. See more »

Quotes

Nigel: It was a Russian ship. They taught me all about you imperialist swine. I was exposed to the works of great thinkers - Karl Marx, Lenin, L. Ron Hubbard, Freddie Laker.
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Crazy Credits

Halfway into the credits, Val Kilmer & the background singers literally stand up into the frame to continue singing the song playing to the credits. See more »

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References M*A*S*H (1972) See more »

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THEME FROM JAWS
By John Williams
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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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