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
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 »
When Nick enters Dr. Flammond's cell and Dr. Flammond is seen emptying spoonfuls of dirt from under his cot, you can clearly see him scoop dirt from a different pile underneath the cot rather than the tunnel he was nearly completing. See more »
[a wounded Latrine stumbles into the Resistance hideout]
What did you find out, Latrine?
Where are the others?
Latrine, Resistance Member:
Oh, we never had a chance. It was a slaughter.
We must put a stop to these afternoon football games.
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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 »
Comparable to great comedies like Airplane! and The Naked Gun.
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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