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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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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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From the makers of the original "Airplane!" (not the Wright brothers) See more »

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Comedy

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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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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The sight gag of Peter Cushing and the magnifying glass is a parody of a similar shot of Cushing from Terence Fisher's The Curse of Frankenstein (1957). See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Hillary Flammond: [in German] What do you recommend?
Waiter: [in German] I recommend the pork bellies marinated in diced pig entrails or the roast swine knuckles poached with flaming hog balls.
Nick Rivers: Anything's fine.
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Crazy Credits

The end credits include all manner of silliness, including jokes, gags, and a music video. See more »

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Referenced in The Cinema Snob: Nukie (2011) See more »

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HOW SILLY CAN YOU GET
By Phil Pickett
Produced by Mike Moran
Performed by Val Kilmer
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Comparable to great comedies like Airplane! and The Naked Gun.
18 February 2007 | by (Deep in Hell) – See all my reviews

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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