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Top Secret! (1984)

PG | | Comedy | 8 June 1984 (USA)
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 Abrahams 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 Anonymous

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Don't tell anyone. See more »

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Comedy

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8 June 1984 (USA)  »

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Budget:

$9,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$20,500,000
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The waiter who asks if Nick is ready to order, ostensibly in German, is actually using the Yiddish curse "go take a s**t in the ocean". See more »

Goofs

Nick puts the 20th tally on the jail cell wall representing his 20th minute in jail. In the next shot the wall doesn't show any tally marks. See more »

Quotes

Nick Rivers: Martin, I've been practicing. How this?
Nick Rivers: Ist Ihr Tochter achtzehn, bitte?
Martin: What does that mean?
Nick Rivers: Is your daughter eighteen?
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Hey Diddle Diddle The Cat And The Fiddle See more »

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Spoofs The Skull (1965) See more »

Soundtracks

ARE YOU LONESOME TONIGHT?
Parody based on "ARE YOU LONESOME TONIGHT?"
By Roy Turk and Lou Handman
Produced by Mike Moran
Performed by Val Kilmer
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"What funny duck poop?"
26 August 2003 | by 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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