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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Lucy Gutteridge ...
Harry Ditson ...
Du Quois
Déjà Vu
Eddie Tagoe ...
Chocolate Mousse
Nancy Abrahams ...
Pregnant Woman
Tristram Jellinek ...
Billy J. Mitchell ...
Major Wiley ...


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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Release Date:

8 June 1984 (USA)  »

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SEK 3,076,942 (Sweden)

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Did You Know?


After receiving an order, one of the German officers replies with, "Ich liebe Dich, mein Schatz," which translates to "I love you, honey." See more »


When Dr. Flammond tells Nick that the weapon has to be completed by September 24, Nick replies "That's Simchat Torah!" Simchat Torah is a festive Jewish holiday in which the liturgy includes reading the last portion of Deuterotomy, final book of Moses, and then beginning the cycle again with the book of Genesis. In 1984 Simchat Torah fell on October 18. See more »


General Streck, German High Command: Stamp from the East German Headquarters: 'Find Him And Kill Him'
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The Third Man ....... Guido Reidy See more »


Referenced in City of Heroes (2004) See more »


By John Williams
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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.

"Wish they all could be double barrel, wish they all could be double barrel guuuuuuuns."

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