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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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SEK 3,076,942 (Sweden)
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Trivia

The "German" that Nick learns in the train is not a language at all. Words like "Vlichtmitten", "Blitzen" or "Flachmatuche" are great fun for German listeners, but have no proper meaning. In the German-dubbed version, Val Kilmer learns a German dialect mainly spoken in the former GDR. The word blitzen is German for lightning. In the group of Santa's reindeer, donner and blitzen are German for thunder and lightning. See more »

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Nick puts the 20th tally on the jail cell wall representing his 20th minute in jail. In the next shot the wall doesn't show any tally marks. See more »

Quotes

Nick Rivers: Are you in some kind of trouble with the police?
Hillary Flammond: Some things are much better left unsaid.
Nick Rivers: Like what?
Hillary Flammond: Well, you know... sometimes when you blow your nose into a tissue and you put it in your purse, then a little while later you have to reach in there for your lipstick or something, and your hand gushes into it, and it goes all over...
Nick Rivers: Okay, okay, you're right, you're right. Some things are better left unsaid.
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The end credits include all manner of silliness, including jokes, gags, and a music video. See more »

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References Mary Tyler Moore (1970) See more »

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NUTCRACKER
By Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Courtesy of Everest Records
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"What funny duck poop?"
26 August 2003 | by (Kentucky) – See all my reviews

Top Secret is one of the funniest, most off-the-wall movies ever filmed. Featuring a young Val Kilmer, I think Top Secret is the best of all spoof films (Spaceballs is a close second). This thing spoofs everything, Beach Boy's songs, spy pictures, war movies, westerns, and even Elvis is not safe. It's ridiculous, outrageous, hilarious, and all in the name of good fun. The spit gag has to be my favorite bit. You've seen it in countless movies: the hero is being verbally accosted by the villain and he spits in his face. This time, however, the hero is on the other side of the room. Other memorable jokes include the skeet songs, the anal intruder, the "cow" scenes, and the backwards bit with Peter Cushing. There are countless little things like that which make Top Secret a definite cult classic and a certifiable must-see.

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