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Top Secret! (1984)

 -  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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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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Don't tell anyone. See more »

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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 songs that Val Kilmer sings in the film are actually performed by Kilmer himself and were featured on the film's soundtrack released in 1984 under Kilmer's character's name Nick Rivers. See more »

Goofs

In the first shot of the prison cell, a food processor and its parts can be seen on the shelves. These are gone in subsequent shots. See more »

Quotes

[Introducing his men]
Du Quois: This is Chevalier, Montage, Detente, Avant Garde, and Deja Vu.
Deja Vu: Haven't we met before monsieur ?
Nick Rivers: I don't think so.
Du Quois: Over there, Croissant, Souffle, Escargot, and Chocolate Mousse.
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Hey Diddle Diddle The Cat And The Fiddle See more »

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Referenced in Summer Rental (1985) 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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Very funny and also very stupid...
11 July 2005 | by (Germany) – See all my reviews

This movie is unbelievable funny and makes no sense.

Why are there Nazis in East-Germany capturing Scientists and why do they want to let a Rock'n'Roll singer play his music!? For me one of the funniest part is the "german language cassette" Rivers' is listening to in the train (!) to Germany. This words make absolutely no sense! :) The whole train sequence is funny. The train station and the guy with the tree also rock!

Val Kilmer did a great performance, acting, dancing and singing!

The title sequence "skeet surfing" is also a great parody for the American way of life!


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