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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

In the shot of the newspaper headlines, announcing that "Rivers To Play East German Festival" two other headlines appear: "Scientists Prolong Orgasm To Double Figures" and "Meteorite Lands Near Baby". See more »

Goofs

When Nick enters the first vent in his jail cell, the crowbar he used to open the vent is swinging in its rack. In the next shot, the crowbar is perfectly still. See more »

Quotes

[last lines]
Hillary Flammond: And I'll miss you most of all scarecrow.
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References M*A*S*H (1972) See more »

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NUTCRACKER
By Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Courtesy of Everest Records
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Sheet Shootin' is a catchy tune
17 August 2000 | by (Toronto, Ontario) – See all my reviews

The opening song which combines Beach Boys music with the subject of Skeet Shooting is worth the price of the movie and prepares you for the joyful insanity that will follow. Kilmer is at his second best, after The Doors, with an Elvis Presley and Spy-Movie spoof. This range of subject matter may account for the relatively low box office. But when I hear the over-used title TOP SECRET this is the only thing that springs to mind. There is a great BLUE LAGOON parody, which may be out of date, but with Survivor as the latest fad it may pass.


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