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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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Nancy Abrahams ...
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Blind Souvenir Vendor
John Sharp ...
Maitre D'
Lucy Gutteridge ...
Michael Burlington ...
Waiter
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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 »

Genres:

Comedy

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Release Date:

8 June 1984 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Top Secret  »

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SEK 3,076,942 (Sweden)
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The scene where Hillary and Nick go into the Swedish bookstore was staged, shot and then run backwards to make the dialog sound "unique." If you record the scene and play it backwards, you will find all of the dialogue to be exactly what is shown in the subtitles except for the title of the book Hillary asks for. The title she actually asks for is "Europe On 5 Quaaludes A Day." 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

Nick Rivers: Do you mind if I have a swig of this?
[picks up bottle]
Chocolate Mousse, Resistance Member: Go right ahead.
Nick Rivers: [takes a mouthful, spits in disgust] What the hell is this stuff?
Chocolate Mousse, Resistance Member: Gasoline.
[laughs and takes a swig himself]
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Referenced in The Cinema Snob: Nukie (2011) See more »

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THEME FROM JAWS
By John Williams
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The best spoofs...
23 April 2003 | by See all my reviews

are usually the ones with plots of their own. This one is such a spoof and it is very funny. You don't have to see any movies to find this funny either. You just have to have seen parts of an Elvis movie over the years or saw a scene or two from an old espionage flick. You don't have to watch an entire movie to get the jokes. Val Kilmer is very funny here as is all the cast. The jokes are great even with some of them being a bit dated. The resistance group is great, the escape, everything in here is really funny. After "Airplane" this one ranks right up there with the best spoof movies made.


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